Where should I photograph my Senior Portraits?
First and foremost, ask your soon-to-be senior what they want out of their session. Do they like the more rustic and nature based settings? Or are they looking for something more urban with lots of architecture? The best place to take senior portraits is a spot where we can get a good amount of natural light. That means either a spot outside with some shade or a spot inside that has a lot of nice sized windows. A few spots I love to take graduation portraits are:
What's the process like to book a senior portrait session?
The process of booking with me is very simple. Once you send me an initial email stating your interest, we will figure what size package you would like to go with. Then I will send you my availability and we will find a time and date that works best for both of us. My available dates fill up quickly, so it's best to be the early bird and get your session date set as soon as possible.
Senior portraits sessions are available in 2019 from June 18th through October 31st.
To officially book the session, a 50% retainer fee and signed contract are due to secure your spot. The remaining balance is due the day of the session.
If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to ask! I have been photographing seniors for ten years and no question is too silly.
Send me a message through the contact form below to get started!
So what does the final product look like?
With every package you will receive all the digital photos from the session via Google Drive. If you have never used Google Drive, this online hub is a great way to share high resolution files from one email address to another completely for free. Plus you get to download all the files from our session right to your home computer- no clunky DVDs or CDs to have lying around!
Another special aspect about booking with me is you receive a License for Personal Use to all the digital photos. This means that you get to keep all the original digital photos and retouched digital photos.
On top of receiving all the digital files, YOU get to choose your favorites to be retouched, not me. I know a lot of photographers choose favorites for you and I don't think that's fair. These pictures are yours, so you should be the one to decide what is going in your yearbook and photo albums.
Right off that bat, I like tell all my parents that I personally do not submit to the high school yearbook. I have found that high schools make it extremely easy for parents and seniors to go through the submission process themselves. The Milwaukee area high schools all offer digital submission currently, via an online portal or by sending in an email attachment, so the process is very user-friendly and my clients thus far have had no issues. Rest assured, I will provide you with a yearbook-approved digital file that you can then send in yourself.
From there you get to share the digital photos on Facebook, email out to loved ones, and make as many prints and albums as you like. All I ask is if you share on social media then you tag my business at Kelsey Jorissen Photography.
One final important detail to add is I save a copy of all my sessions to an external hard drive and keep them for up to five years.
We were in need of a photographer for our son's senior pictures, and found Kelsey while scrolling through Facebook. Her response was almost immediate, answered all of our questions, and offered a very comprehensive and affordable package. We were invited out to see her property before the photo session and it was absolutely perfect, and just what our son envisioned. My son's session was great! Kelsey is so personable, and my son absolutely enjoyed smiling and posing for her. His favorite part was posing with her chickens, and eating an apple from one of her trees! As if her beautiful property was not enough, she also took my son to a local park with beautiful historic structures. Anyone in need of a photographer for any occasion I would highly recommend Kelsey! The photos turned out incredible, and we are planning a family portrait session on her beautiful property next summer.
Kelsey Jorissen was recommended to me when I was looking for someone to take my daughter's senior pictures. I was beyond impressed. She did an incredible job on the pictures! She helped with location ideas, had a flexible schedule, charged a very reasonable price, and finished editing the pictures almost immediately. She is reliable and extremely talented. My daughter has never looked more beautiful! She is also very personable and got my daughter to smile sincerely- a huge bonus! I highly recommend her to anyone needing photos for any occasion.
Heather ~ Franklin, WI
Kelsey Jorissen is a very professional and responsive photographer! We booked her to handle my son's senior photos and we could not have been happier. Her pricing is reasonable and the time and effort she put into the photos was awesome. She is open to what you want as well as looking at what works for the day and timing of the light, etc. She made the session so comfortable and easy. Kelsey has an incredible skill that creates wonderful memories! I will be planning to use Kelsey going forward for my other two kids as well as recommending her to anyone else looking for professional photos.
Ann ~ Mukwonago, WI
Kelsey did a fantastic job with my daughter's senior pictures. The pictures turned out absolutely amazing. Kelsey knew exactly what poses and backgrounds to use to make stunning photographs. Kelsey's personable and outgoing personality made the photo session fun and easy for my daughter.
Amy ~ West Allis, WI
Kelsey did an amazing job on my son's senior photos. She is an extremely talented photographer and made the experience super fun and relaxed for my son. He had a blast with her! All his friends are jealous of his photos and our family raves about how beautiful they are!
Monica ~ Muskego, WI
Kelsey was great to work with and the photos she took were beautiful! I would hire her again in the future and also recommend her to others.