Graduation & Senior Sessions
 

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There's no denying, the Class of '24 has experienced a couple of crazy years like no other. 

Seniors, I believe you deserve to experience the same milestones and traditions as the classes that came before you. That's why I'm so enthusiastic about my graduation and senior sessions.

Bring your cap and gown, sports uniform, outfit changes, and props. Grab a few friends for a group session, or even your dog! It's all about capturing you, your achievements, and passions at this pivotal moment in time. 

What Makes Me Different: 

* I will have most shoots edited and back to you for download within 7 days (at the very longest, 9 days during peak season).

* If it rains on your booked day, your full deposit can be applied to a different day. 

* I got my start as a landscape photographer and I firmly believe that the background in any photo is just as important as the subject. I take great care in finding magical backgrounds. 

* You get to be part of the editing process! I send a sneak peek album within 48 hours for you to choose which of my two edited styles you prefer for the rest of your album. More on my two styles here: light and bright or moody and modern

* Scared to pose? I will help make you comfortable! Seniors, even boys, always leave with a smile on their face saying, "that was actually FUN!"  Do you want to recreate a pose you saw on Instagram or Pinterest? Screen shot me the photo and I can coach you!

* Have body insecurity? No problem! I know all the tricks. Don't feel bad about letting me know before hand and I can work some posing magic!

* I pride myself on exceptional customer service, before during, and after our session. Want to text me photos of your outfits and ask my opinion? Worried about two of your kids bickering? Have a creative idea you want to spam me with? I'm here for it!

* I can remove acne on your favorite photos at no additional cost, depending on the package. See packages at the bottom of this page.

* I LOVE meeting our local seniors!! We have soooo much fun. Getting to know them at their session makes my day. I leave every senior shoot feeling better about our future. 

Scroll down for senior packages

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Senior Photo Packages
 

Package 1 

30 minutes session with 10 artfully edited photos for digital download, chosen from a fully edited gallery: $275. Additional images can be purchased for $10 each or the entire gallery for a discounted price.

One outfit. Weeknights and weekend mornings only at the following locations: Skansie Park (AM), Bella Bella Beach Sandspit on Fox Island (AM weekends and PM weeknights), Kopachuck Park (10am-noon weekends, and we would have time for the woods only), Sehmel Homestead Park (weeknights only, 90 minutes before sunset). For examples from each location, click my blog tab above; it highlights each location with pro and cons and examples taken at each park. Click "older posts" to see them all. 

This package includes style choice: within 48 hours, I will create and send side by side looks of a few photos so you can choose what style you prefer your photos to have. More on this here: Light or Bright or Muted Modern?.

Skin retouching: add $10 per photo. 

 

Package 2 

60 minute session, unlimited outfit changes, with 20 artfully edited images for digital download, chosen from a fully edited gallery: $475 plus tax, Additional images can be purchased for $10 each or the entire gallery for a discounted price. Valid at one location within 25 minute drive of Gig Harbor. An hour at the super cool Tacoma Tideflats is $500 due to the driving and wide variety of locations and extra editing involved (example album here)

This package includes style choice: within 48 hours, I will create and send side by side looks of a few photos so you can choose what style you prefer your photos to have. More on this here: Light or Bright or Muted Modern?.

Skin retouching: included at no additional cost for 7 photos. See details below. 

 

Package 3 

30 minutes at 2 different locations, within 15 mins drive, i.e. Skansie and The DeMolay Sandspit, unlimited outfit changes, 25 artfully edited images for digital download, chosen from a fully edited gallery: $525 plus tax. Additional images can be purchased for $10 each or the entire gallery for a discounted price.

This package includes style choice: within 48 hours, I will create and send side by side looks of a few photos so you can choose what style you prefer your photos to have. More on this here: Light or Bright or Muted Modern?.

Skin retouching: included at no additional cost for 12 photos. See details below. 

 


Package 4

Have it all! This package allows us for a full photo safari! 2 hours, unlimited outfit changes, multiple locations within a 30 min drive (like the Rose Garden or Wright Park in Tacoma and golden hour/sunset at Bella Bella beach), 35 artfully edited photos for digital download, chosen from a fully edited gallery: $625 plus tax. Additional images can be purchased for $10 each or the entire gallery for a discounted price. 

This package includes style choice: within 48 hours, I will create and send side by side looks of a few photos so you can choose what style you prefer your photos to have. More on this here: Light or Bright or Muted Modern?.

Skin retouching: included at no additional cost for 15 photos. See details below. 

 

Package 5: Besties Share! 

Grab your best friend and share a 60 minute package!  15 individual edited digital photos per friend, chosen from a fully edited gallery. Unlimited outfit changes: $525 plus tax. Additional images can be purchased for $10 each or the entire gallery for a discounted price.

Sharing packages can also be applied to any of the other the individual packages above, as well as adding more friends; contact me for price quote. 

This package includes style choice: within 48 hours, I will create and send side by side looks of a few photos so you can choose what style you prefer your photos to have. More on this here: Light or Bright or Muted Modern?.

Skin retouching: included at no additional cost for 4 photos per friend. See details below. 

 

Package 6: Gig Harbor Sandspit and Lighthouse 

(AS OF AUG 14 2021, the Sandspit Package is only available by donation only due to Coast Guard requirements; contact me for details) I will take you to the Gig Harbor sandpit for iconic Gig Harbor beach shots in my 23 foot SeaRay boat, which is moored in a slip right next to Skansie park. One hour: $550. Add 25-30 mins at Skansie Park before-hand (morning only) for only $125 extra and 10 more images. 

 

Video Reel Add-on: I recently got a mount for my camera to hold my iPhone14 Pro, because if a photo is worth a thousand words, a video is priceless! I will have a video going the whole time of your session, and I will edit the video footage in a reel with music, capturing all the joyful smiles. Because when else will you have video footage of your teen looking confident and happy without prodding? My guess is never! If you have a favorite song, send me the youtube link and I can extract the music to use in the video, otherwise I will use my discretion. You choose vertical or horizontal. 1-minute edited video of your 30 minute session: $75. 2-minute edited video of a 60 minute session: $125. Example of a reel from a 30 minute family session here

 

Location:

We can shoot anywhere you choose! Want classic Gig Harbor maritime looks? Skansie Park is amazing in the morning. Want rolling golden fields and woodsy looks? Sehmel park 2 hours before sunset is my favorite. Kopachuck Park is my fav for ferns, forest, beach and driftwood. I created my blog  just to help clients choose a spot. Each entry highlights a different location with examples taken there, and when it works best for light. Be sure to click on "older posts" to see them all

 

Turnaround time:

Each hour I shoot typically takes me 4-5 hours of editing time. You will receive your photos in an online gallery with download instructions for you to print wherever you please. If you choose, there are also print options right from your gallery on my website. You should receive your gallery no more than 7 days after our session. 

Retouching:

I can clean up acne and stray hairs above your senior's head. Just let me know the file numbers after you download your album and I will add them to the end of your album once done. If you want me to touch up acne on every photo, let me know beforehand. I can give you a quote to retouch them all. For 30 minute sessions, touch ups are $10 each. All prices subject to sales tax.

I do not offer face-swapping services (i.e. swapping heads from one photo to another). 

 

FAQs:

Wondering what to wear? How to pose? My FAQ page has all your answers!

 

How to Book:

I can’t wait to work with you! Please send me a message using the Contact tab above and include the following info:

1. The location you want to use. If you don't know, click on my Blog tab; I created it just to help clients choose a spot. Each entry spotlights a different location with pros and cons and examples if photos I have taken there. Be sure to click on "older posts" to see them all!

2. What package you would like. All my package prices are located under the "Sessions" tab above. Prices are at the bottom of each page. 

3. How many family members and their ages. It helps me to start thinking up poses and groupings! 

4. Optional: your session goals, if any. 

Once we decide on a date and time, I will send you a booking page to fill out a questionnaire and sign a contract. A $50 retainer is due upon booking to reserve your date. You can pay both the retainer and the remainder (due the day of the session) from that page via Venmo or Paypal. And don't worry if you don't have either; you can use Paypal as a guest and use a credit or debit card. 
 

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