New to the custom photography experience?

Here is what you can expect:

Step #1 - The Portrait Design Consultation

This is a complimentary informational meeting at my studio where I can hear your ideas. Your soon-to-be senior will be able to look at lots of examples of past sessions so they can point out to me what they like, or what they don’t like. This will help me advise you on locations and clothing to get the look and feel they envision.

If you do not have any clue what to do, do not worry!  I have great ideas waiting for you!  Here is a peek inside my studio:

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We are going to sit together in this space and make your dream photo shoot a reality!

Step #2 - The Booking

graphic reminder to save the date for your senior pictures

If you like my ideas and want to move forward, you will book (or reserve) your preferred date. Your $690 retainer fee will hold your date so that nobody else can take it. I do not hold dates without payment.

Once you have confirmed a session with your paid booking fee,  I will begin guiding you in every detail: locations, clothing, shoes, accessories, hair, makeup, etc. I will make sure you are choosing flattering pieces to wear at each of your chosen locations. Professional hair and makeup is included in senior portrait sessions for those that want to get pampered. Finally, I will reserve an appointment for you at the
stylist’s salon located in Newport, Kentucky. 

Now, all you have to do is go shopping and find the amazing outfits we discussed!!

#3 - The Dream Photo Shoot

Notice that I said “DREAM” photo shoot!  That’s right.  This is not your average, everyday photography session.  I am not a standard photographer. I deal in the extraordinary.  That means I’m going to go above and beyond to make you feel like the most special person on this planet! This day is all about celebrating YOU! 

You will begin at the stylist’s salon in Newport at a pre-determined time.  She will get your hair & makeup camera-ready.  This is a very important part of my process.  If you are feeling special and love the experience, it will show in your portraits. I’ve never had anyone dislike their makeup– so be at ease. I only work with true professionals.


Once you are done being glammed up, we will head to our first location.

There is a huge difference in everyday makeup and "camera ready" makeup. Trust the professional with this important step.

#4 - The Big Reveal

This is the day you get to see your pictures! We will schedule this appointment 7-10 days from the date of your photo shoot. This meeting is where you will make final selections and build your album so bring all decision-makers with you. At my studio, I will put your best images on my big screen television and take you through them one by one to choose favorites.  

We will also decide which portrait is the showstopper that will hang in your home.


Step #5 - Delivery and Installation

Most items arrive within 3 weeks. I will contact you to schedule delivery of your album and installation of your wall art.

professional installer sizing up the wall for artwork.
My husband is my installation helper. As a former general contractor, he is an expert at arranging your wall gallery.

As you've probably already guessed, I am not the photographer that plans basic or traditional style senior pictures. If you want an incredible experience for your senior, I am the one for you!

Submit the form below to start the process. I'll be in touch to set up your consultation.

Portrait Experiences start at $2,000. My average client spends $4500-6000. Luxury clients spend over $10,000.