I LOVE it when seniors have a unique spot picked out- someplace they love and want to incorporate into their session. Custom sessions are pretty much my favorites because they always showcase the seniors personality and style- and hey thats why I actively pursue (or just nag) seniors to choose their location adventure! Added bonus: when the locations rock and are happy to serve as a beautiful backdrop- huge thank you to Restoration Hardware for being so open and inviting to us! Fantastic location choice Shelby!!! Isn’t she stunning???
I have had the pleasure of knowing her a few years now as she has lead my daughters band, and can I just say this kid is so dang cool! Lauren is a leader, a musician, and a haircut trendsetter- but she’s also the kindest, coolest, and funniest person! Loved out session down on roosevelt Row in Phoenix- we visited all the murals and lite them up with Lauren’s smile and some smoke bombs! Can’t wait to read all about her future adventures!!!
I am excited to be photographing 2 WGI Regionals in 2018!
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I was planning a session with a senior and her mom recently when a somewhat touchy subject came up. The portrait company your "school 'forces' you to use". Not my words, but I think that's how it feels to a lot of seniors. "We have to use that company" and to get your formal, traditional tux & drape or cap & gown image in the yearbook you may have to! The portrait company is not a grim and malicious entity, however. I offer a solution- do both! Get the formal and yearbook image secured- then get the styled session you WANT.
What happens is the company approaches the school, and both the school and the company profit from your purchases. Yep, its a good old fashion school spirit fundraiser so go ahead and participate! They publish the yearbooks so they get to say what goes in it. It's a great deal for simple economical images for everyone. That's really ok, its a business like any other, and as a photographer who worked for such a company for years I get it and have no ill will towards the 'competition'. Because I think you should get both, and I do not think it IS competition. I think all of our collective images are valuable memories for you. To me though, your modern senior shoot out os so much more than JUST a business...
So, maybe just those few formal photos are enough for some seniors. But if you have been pouring over magazines, eagerly going through your friends Instagram, and Snapchatting with filters maybe you want more.
Heck if you are on my website reading THIS, you def want MORE, right?
So, no I am not against the school's portrait company in the least.
For one thing, the formal images are classic. Your grandmother got them, your older sister got them. Some schools have composites of high school senior portraits lining the walls from the early 1920's. That's a wow from me! It's pretty amazing to go look at those hallways which literally have entire family generations represented. These are amazing heirloom photographs everyone should have.
When you visit the school's portrait company, or sometimes when they come to you, there is an option to also get a few extra poses in casual wear. These can be fun and enough for those who do not enjoy taking photos. For those who want more, the school's photographers just do not have the time to spend creating a portfolio of incredible, unique, kick-ass photos.
Why not have both?
Not being salty, its just true. I DO think you should enjoy and get prints of those classic cap & gown images but beyond that they have a limited number of minutes with you on the SAME basic backdrops as everybody else. Why stop with that when you can ALSO have a fun-filled, FIRE of a session. It's like a modeling shoot that is ALL ABOUT YOU!
Well you, mom, BF, your dog & guitar- who ever and whatever you want to bring along! There are classic photos for mom and the family- and you will love them more the older you get but they are just not NOW. So do you want more?
Ultimately, they are using the same cookie cutter backdrop EVERYONE at your school is getting (SNS)
Do you want a full fashion session that is completely tailored to YOU? Multiple outfits, an array of handpicked locations, stunning fashion or urban looks, expressing your personality with more than just one prop, fluid hot posing and movement, smiles and fun plus serious slay expressions. So much more than stand here, look here, and fake smiles.
Every Anjeanette Photography session has all of that and more!
And just to prove that both sessions are vital- here are my senior portraits! I did not have the option to have my own session all about me. Heck yeah I regret it! And I DEF did not want the white background with the big 3d numbers- it wasn't even cool way back in the 90s either. That hair tho ;) The school's contracted photographer only had less than 15 mins to spend on my whole senior session :/
Hilarious! We did not have a fast fun way to share images with friends- we had exchange wallets printed! We signed them for each other too :) I mean I can still have these made for you...but of course, your sneak peek images are IG ready!
Best Nine is back! The IG tool that evaluates and creates a new image from your most liked feed photos of last year. Go to 2017bestnine.com, a website that sets up & collages your most responded to images of last year. If your a crazy IG fan like me with more than 5 feeds you can have mashing them all into one image as I did myself last year (you will have to use Layout IG own collager or your own editing software)
This year I loved the images but wanted to see some of them better, so I used my iphone app Layout to highlight my top nine in thirds for my senior brand- check out my #bestnine2017 Phoenix, Peoria, & Glendale Arizona high school Senior photography business Instagram!
See you on Instagram! @PhoenixSeniorPhotography
Hannah's senior session captured a third of my top nine all on her own! This gorgeous session at golden hour was a definite hit with a poised color guard spinner as posh and prepared as Hannah!
Proms took another section of the Senior Best Nine- individual sessions like Mason's epic pose (middle) Or Station Camp Senior Prom mini sessions where one of the party goers I met up with was stylish Natalie (top) or the second mini session for Beech's senior prom with Kendall, Savanah, and Sarah (bottom).
My girl, my muse took the last third with images from our Phoenix Mural adventure in formal gown, as well as images from her sweet sixteen birthday in New York at New Years time!
Taran had a mini split senior session the day after Homecoming! Whats a mini split? I just made that up- Taran is planning half of his senior portrait session for the Winter in Arizona, but wanted to get some senior portraits with the fall colours- so we split up his session in two parts!
Ask about Guys mini sessions!
Anjeanette Photography Senior Welcome book- ALL THE INFO IS HERE
Arizona Senior Grad Portrait Session
Grabbed a few more senior portraits when Taran came to visit a few weeks ago!
Filmedquick video clips between portraits with my favorite model while on location at a shoot!
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I like to meet virtually or in person get to know them, personalities, favorite photography styles, their vision for the portrait session! If we find we are the right match for each other- a deposit and contract are required to seal the date. I offer a 24 hours sneak peek & reasonable proof turn around. Affordable sessions, very affordable prints, and many ala carte options available. Flexible locations and outfit changes.
I am trained and educated as both a photographer and fine art painter.
BFA Illustration 1999 honors
2008-2013 Portrait photographer
Various Professional Photographers of America classes and workshops
David Bean Lighting workshop
2012-14 worked as a lead and second photographer for other photographers weddings
2014-current 100% Focus on Seniors and Family!
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Full information on affordable cost and FAC on website.
Seniors start at $300 for 2 hours contract and minimum print order required, Purchase the Full gallery of digital downloads sold separately.
Headshots start at $150 for 30 minutes contract required-3 digital images included
Families start at $150 per hour contract and minimum print order required,
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FOR ALL SESSIONS:
Rescheduling fee without 48 hours notice. Total cancellation fee of $50 after date has been held and scheduled applies after 24 hours.
For safety Parent or adult legal guardian required at all sessions :)
I fall in love with every project I am a part of- I am become emotional and professionally invested in capturing the memories of every client! Most family and senior sessions have full session galleries up and ready to view in less than 3 weeks. I always offer a 24 hour social media sneak peek to share with anyone you wish!
To look through portfolios and really consider what you want your family or senior images to look like- a photographers website or printed materials should show you what level of work to expect from them!
What you see is what you get so find the style that perfectly matches what you want!
Budget so that you do not have to hire one whose photos you do not LOVE. Why? Few couples hang the graduation cake or cap and gown above the mantle, fewer still hand those items down to children and grandchildren.
Photos memorizing your priceless moments are what you get to share and remember by as the years go by- they are treasures!
Ask yourself: Is it worth it to get a bargain on photos if one is unhappy with the photos? Does the photographer have real client testimonials on view on their website & trusted sites like Google? How many sessions will that person photograph that day- is my session a priority? Is getting "free" photos worth it if I am unhappy with them or they are poor quality- or worse they are never delivered? Are prints available on my online gallery or do I have to go to a poor quality pharmacy to print them?
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