What an exciting time in your life and I'm so glad you've chosen me to capture it! I have a special place in my heart for this group and absolutely love photographing them. My goal is to make you feel comfortable, at ease, and enjoy this session as much as possible. Even if you've never been one to have your photos taken, been one to be in front of the camera, or even like having your picture taken; I still want you to feel comfortable, at ease, and feel like your best self. But don't you worry, I'll be sure to throw in a few awkward jokes...anything for a laugh. My goal is to show you how awesome and unique you really are!
Go ahead and book through the Contact page, this way I can grab all your necessary details for keeping in touch. Once you decide on a date, I'll send you a confirmation e-mail and a questionnaire for your senior to fill out. This questionnaire is important for me to get to know a little more about your senior's likes and prepare for the session.
Time to start thinking about what you want to wear, what to incorporate into your session (props, people, animals....etc.), hair, makeup, and location (if you haven't already nailed one down). Don't stress out too much over this part. I'll be sending you my Senior Guide to help plan all this out.
Before your session.
Take this time to ask me any questions you need to and get those final details in order. I suggest haircuts at least a week before and test out any hairstyles to make sure they work and hold up.
THE BIG DAY.
Here we go! The day of your session. My goal is to make it easy, fun, and help you feel like the best version of you. Don't worry about figuring out posing or practicing smiles; that's what I'm here for. If you DO have some ideas, I am open to anything. So just come to your session open to my guidance and ready to just look cool, like you are.
After your session, I’ll be sharing your same-day sneak peeks. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see them like everyone else when I post them. You can expect 8-10 sneak peeks to be shared the night of your session and you are welcome to share them anywhere you’d like.
Editing your final gallery typically takes about 14 days. It takes me a while to narrow down the images to offer you a great variety and then edit them. I will send you the link to your final gallery in an e-mail. This gallery is where you can easily download, share, and print all your high-resolution final digital images.
Senior Session Investment
So what does this exactly cover?
Up to 2-hour photo session
Up to 2 locations within Lompoc*
Unlimited outfit changes and props
Password protected gallery
25-30 Edited high-resolution images for downloading
Digital delivery of yearbook photo
Face retouching $50
Extra locations $25 per location
Lompoc/Vandenberg Village/VSFB: FREE
Orcutt/Santa Maria: +$15
Nipomo/Arroyo Grande/San Luis Obispo: +$50
Goleta/Santa Barbara: +$50
Please inquire about distances further than those listed above.
What seniors are saying...
“I highly recommend Elm Photography! We are so incredibly happy with my daughter’s Senior Portraits. The session was such a positive and empowering experience for her. Erin made her feel so relaxed and confident. She took her time and suggested many creative poses and backgrounds which all turned out to be INCREDIBLE photos! I am so grateful that my daughter’s essence was so perfectly captured, to remind me for years to come of who she is today.”