Posts Tagged tacoma senior portraits
August 18, 2011

My parents paid loads for my senior portrait – I say portrait because I only recall seeing one image.  Every moment of my studio session was like torture.  The backdrop scene was a forest with a fake fence prop.  I really didn’t know what was happening.  The photographer was, well, sort of uninterested in his job and I just wanted to escape the cheese factor asap.  Sorry Dad and Mom.

At Firstlight Photography we want our seniors to have FUN.  You have a say – lots of it – in your shoot.  It is simple.  If you feel in control and are having fun it will show in your photos.  Senior portraits are meant to capture a very special moment in time.  We will talk to you about your interests, where you like to hang out, how you spend your time when not in school, if you play sports or are in a band etc.  We like to get to know you so we can create a lifestyle session that helps show who you are – not who your photographer wants you to be (ie that sad farm girl with the fake fence).

We will help prepare you for outfits to bring and will refer you to hair and make-up artists we recommend if you so desire.  We have a whole repertoire of locations we shoot.  We find many new ones based on our seniors’ input.  If you are going for a downtown, urban grunge, graffiti wall, waterfront, rustic barn, decomposing structures, nature vibe or even your high school – we can work it into your shoot.

We also offer a year in the life packages for the senior.  We basically stalk you on three to five shoots and capture you in your natural habitat.  These sessions are lots of fun.  By the end, our seniors are ready to assist any photographer – they really learn the ropes and get an amazing collection of photos.

Your shoot will be fun and you will get to provide input into the session.  We don’t want you to have those sad farm girl pictures too.

Our prices are very affordable and we will create custom packages for you.

October 04, 2008

Senior portraits are all about showing the individual personality of my clients.  Working together we pick the type of location that will work best.  Some of the more popular locations are urban backdrops and natural settings – the Puget Sound region offers an abundance to choose from.

Since some clients want the on location shots and studio shots I have found that it only takes a few minutes to set up my studio equipment at a client’s home.  If indoor space is at a premium, we can move the studio to a family garage.

We have clients come prepared with wardrobe changes and a make up kit.  We also love it when a friend joins us since it is such an ice-breaker.  And, having a parent there is always nice since we always make time for mom and/or dad to get into the action!

If you are interested in finding out more about Firstlight Photography, please click HERE.