5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Senior Portrait Photographer

It’s your high school senior year and you want to celebrate this special time in your life by documenting your senior year with a senior portrait session! But everyone has a phone that takes pretty good photos or maybe some of your friends are dabbling in photography so you might think they could just take your photo!  But the truth is not everyone with an iPhone or even a camera is a great photographer!  And you don’t want to entrust your senior photoshoot to just anyone with a nice camera….you want a professional senior portrait photographer!

As a professional senior portrait photographer, I have years of experience capturing this special time in a teenager’s life. I have perfected my craft by developing an experience that allows me to get to know each one of my clients and give them a photoshoot that tells their unique story.

There is more to capturing a senior and telling their story through a camera than simply clicking the shutter. Here are five reasons to book a pro for your senior photos:

1.  Experience + Equipment

I have the right equipment and the skills! To consistently capture beautiful senior photos, you need more than a fancy camera. I have heard it before, “your camera takes really great photos!” But the truth is the camera is only part of the equation. It takes skills to know what shutter speed, what angle, and what light works best for senior photos.

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2.  Professional Hair + Makeup

I work exclusively with Kali Rose Beauty for hair + makeup.  You may know lots of cool tricks for makeup after watching all those youtube tutorials  (I love them too!) but knowing exactly what and how much to apply for a photoshoot can be more difficult. It takes more than just applying more of your everyday makeup, and hiring a professional is an important part of making sure you look your best for your senior photos. The hair and makeup artist I work with knows exactly how to make sure the right amount and the right product is applied for the camera while keeping you looking like you. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love to feel pampered and not have to stress about hair and makeup for their photos?

3.  Full Service

You don’t have to worry about a thing!! When hiring me for your senior photos, I will take care of everything for you! As a senior, you are busy with school, sports, college applications and more so you don’t have time to worry about making appointments or stressing about any part of the process. I will walk you through every step, provide tons of information that will answer any and all questions you might have, and plan your session to fit your unique personality including picking the perfect location and helping you with what to wear.

4.  Products

Your images can be transformed into works of art! Digital images are great and most teens want to be able to share their senior photos on social media. But you also have the ability to create works of art from your photos and parents especially love this!

Photos are meant to be displayed, and with the different product options I offer, you and your parents can pick the products that best suit your needs.

5.  You DESERVE to be celebrated!

You are only a high school senior once! You deserve to be celebrated! You have worked hard over the past 12 years and while it may have seemed like it took an eternity to get here, this moment will not last forever. By hiring a professional you are giving yourself the gift of capturing this special time and all you have accomplished, documenting who you are at this moment and you will be able to look back and cherish every aspect of being a senior.

If you are ready to book your senior session, I would love to work with you! You can contact me HERE to find out more information and to book a session! I would love to be the professional that helps you capture your senior year!

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I’m Suzanne

Welcome to the SKP Blog!  I love telling senior stories through photos, and I would LOVE to help you make your senior year unforgettable!  Grab your favorite snack and dive into the articles, view past seniors, and learn a few tips & tricks for your senior photos.




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