Session Prep

Our formula for the PERFECT senior picture session

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an industry leading senior photographer and expert when it comes to senior session fashion & getting portrait perfect ready.
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Are you a high school junior or senior with an upcoming senior portrait session and want it to go as perfect as possible?!? Of course you are! No worries! We are here to help!

Believe it or not, a lot of your session actually depends on the photographer you decide to hire. You want to choose a photographer who can help you every step of the way throughout not only your entire session, but before and after that session too!

Here’s our very own formula for the perfect senior session:

+ pre-session prep info: What should I wear? What color nail polish do I pick? How can I have smooth skin for makeup application?!? These questions are answered in our downloadable resources when you book your session! We will help you prepare for your session with easy checklists and will never leave you to figure it out yourself! You will know exactly what colors are best for your skin tone, how to prep your skin for your session, where to shop for awesome session outfits, what accessories to bring and so much more!

+ wardrobe help: Worried about how to put outfits together for your session? That’s why we offer fashion consults! This is the time to showcase all of the outfits you’re considering wearing for the session! We will look at all of your outfits and start deciding on what to keep and what to consider adding to outfits to polish them off. By the end of your fashion consult you’ll know exactly what you’re wearing, where you’re wearing it, and how your makeup and hair will match each outfit change!

+ stress free session prep: Who wants a senior portrait experience where you just have to wake up and show up without having to do your own makeup and worry about not doing it right, or nervous session day jitters taking over? Yes please! This is one of the main reasons we require pre-session makeup application and hair styling – so you don’t have to worry about doing your own makeup and getting it portrait perfect! Leave that to the pros! No need to worry about your hair falling flat, sweat ruining your makeup, or forgetting to re-apply your makeup! We even offer on-location makeup and hair styling to keep you looking fresh throughout your session from beginning to end!

+ poses & locations that reflect the real you: Did you know that we decide the locations of your session based on your outfits and a pre-session consult before we leave the salon? If you don’t want urban, we won’t shoot at those spots! If you want all urban, we can do that too! We’ll also make sure that your poses are natural and show off your personality all the way down to your natural mannerisms! 

+ natural & organic edits: Worried about having plastic skin or alien eyes in your senior pics? At AHP, I refuse to edit away your pores, freckles and beauty marks. I won’t “size you down” or throw filters at your images that represent false colors. You won’t have crazy white teeth or eye colors that are different than what you actually have. You are perfect just the way you are… let me help you realize that with stunning skin texture and tone, your true shape and the real tones & colors from your session day. We strive to edit with an organic retouching process that is unmatched in our area.

+ senior picture products (not just the digitals): Our luxe and elite session options actually include a stunning regal fusion senior album! You get to pick all your fave images from your senior gallery and I will lay them out and print your album with my professional lab! Our clients have been known to gasp when they see their gorgeous album! 

If you are ready for this kind of attention to detail for your senior picture session, let’s do it! Connect with us through our contact form and we’ll get your booking process started!

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The AHP Portfolio

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Amanda Holloway Photography is famous for our senior client experience because we go above and beyond when it comes to our clients. We are even considered the most sought after studio in the area.



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Regal Fusion Album

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