Class of ‘21: This is their moment.
You’ve made it to their final year of high school. All the long projects, late-night homework help, and hours of driving them to practice are coming to an end. Your senior has worked so hard for this special moment in their life.
How are you going to remember it?
Senior pictures that are so much more than traditional yearbook photos.
I don’t believe in posed photos. They look awkward and create an uncomfortable experience for both myself and the senior. Their high school experience is unique to them – their photos should be too! My goal with each senior session is that they enjoy a fun experience tailored to their ideas that will celebrate all they’ve accomplished this year.
In a year where so much has been taken away, your senior deserves to be celebrated.
So much has been put on hold this year. You…
- Have been disappointed again and again by canceled senior events
- Want to provide your senior with a positive memory of their senior year
- Don’t want their senior photos to look awkward or forced
- Want professional pictures of them in their prom dress or tux
- Want to lift their spirits and boost their confidence in a year they’ve been struggling
Senior sessions are the solution.
With stunning senior photos that match their one-of-a-kind personality, you will be able to...
- Announce their graduation to family and friends
- Proudly display their senior photos in print or on social media
- Show off their accomplishments during this milestone
- Look back fondly on their photography session as a fun memory
- Save $ on prom and cap and gown sessions
- Create an album that you can look at years from now
- Give them photos they can use to decorate their dorm room in college
- Use the photos for their college applications, auditions, and job interviews
Kind words from the class of 2020
Gina L. – High School Senior, Class of 2020
Sandrien is the sweetest lady you will ever meet and makes you feel warm and comfortable. I highly encourage you to get your photos done by Sandrien for the most natural, fantastic, and creative-looking photos! She showed me some of her work on her camera afterward and I was beyond impressed at the results! Seeing yourself naturally smile on camera is a whole different kind of beautiful. Her work is incredible and I was so ecstatic to see the results, (you could not tell that it was freezing cold) :) She is the best photographer in the Tri-state area!
Andre M. – College Senior, Class of 2020
After having worked with Sandrien on multiple other projects both personally and professionally, she was first in my mind for my senior session when I graduated college. I knew what location I had in mind for the shoot but did not have any idea where at that location I wanted pictures taken. But after one quick look around Sandrien was able to pick out a handful of amazing spots that made for both beautiful and exciting senior photos. She truly has an eye for capturing amazing moments!
Emily B. – High School Senior, Class of 2020
For my senior portraits, Sandrien made me feel very safe while socially distancing and also getting some of my favorite portraits done ever. Sandrien's work has always been very useful as I have used them for professional headshots and they are great to show off to family and friends. I have always liked how fun the sessions turn out to be and how excited I am to see the results afterward.
Emily D. – College Senior, Class of 2020
Sandrien is always a pleasure to work with. During my senior session, she made me feel so comfortable! Her direction made me feel confident and now I have so many beautiful photos. Sandrien’s work is incredible. Her energy is infectious and she makes the experience memorable every time! I will never hire any other photographer.
The best time to book Senior Sessions is now!
So much has been taken away from our seniors already. Don’t wait to schedule this one-of-a-kind experience! Most senior sessions are completed in April and May, so the best time to book is right now! Spots will fill quickly.
Class of ‘21 Senior Session Packages
The perfect package to capture
their senior memories – their way.
After working with many seniors in the class of 2020, I knew I wanted to create a special package just for seniors who have had their long-awaited senior year experiences taken away. Each senior session package has been curated for the class of 2021, including add-ons that have never been offered before!
When you book a senior session, I encourage you to think out of the box. Multiple outfits, showcasing different extracurriculars, or new and fun locations are no problem! I’m dedicated to providing you and your senior with a fun and memorable experience that’s unique to them.
It’s okay if you’re not sure what package is right for you! I prefer to consult with you before you commit to a package so we can make sure you’re getting exactly what you need. I’d love to discuss your options and help you pick the package that will fit you and your senior best.
Get to know your photographer
Hi, I’m Sandrien!
As a portrait photographer, I have plenty of experience working with seniors. I shoot editorial-style photos that capture real emotions and body language, so you get photos that look natural. My goal as your photographer is to make your senior feel comfortable and confident. I have plenty of creative ideas for senior pictures that will create a fun and unique experience! Together, we’ll create stunning photos that capture their true personality. And, of course, we’ll make sure you as a parent are happy too! I can’t wait to work with you both!
How it Works
You can submit an inquiry form on the contact page of my website.
Meeting & Senior Questionnaire
I'll reach out to you in your preferred way and schedule a virtual meeting. In this meeting, I’ll explain the entire process and find out what you have in mind for your session.
We’ll go over details like tips for hair and makeup, outfits, and location. I’m happy to share my honest recommendations and do's and don'ts. If you’re interested, we’ll talk about incorporating cap and gown, prom attire, and/or sports attire in your photos. We will then schedule a date and rain date for your session.
We will also talk about what you want or need to do with your photos so I can begin planning the best photos for you. Your senior will also receive a questionnaire to fill out so I can learn what they’re interested in and what they want to get out of their senior session.
Before we begin our session we will once again go over your ideas. I’ll talk to your senior about their high school experience, what they want to do in and after college, life goals, sports, and ambitions so we can incorporate that into the photos. Then we’ll begin! It will take up to 2.5 hours to get the photos we need. Every session is different, and we will work until both you and your senior are happy.
After your session, I will cull and light correct the photos. It takes anywhere from 2-8 weeks to receive your online gallery link. I will keep you updated as to when your photos will be ready to view.
I will meet once again with both you and your senior so you can see a sample virtual album of the best 20 photos, look at all the photos of the session, and select the photos for the products you would like to buy. I will show you samples for wall art and graduation announcements as well. Together, we’ll decide which images are best for what you want and I will retouch each purchased image and order your products.
Digital files will be delivered shortly after you purchase them. Any prints or products you purchase will be personally delivered or shipped to you in gift packaging. You will also receive some social media files to share with friends and family!
Senior Sessions seem nice, but...
My senior isn’t a fan of getting their picture taken.
Each Senior Portrait Package includes an initial consultation with me. We’ll sit down prior to your session to decide exactly what will make your senior comfortable and confident. Together we’ll put together a plan that will give you photos both you and your senior will cherish.
We’re in the middle of a pandemic. Can we get senior photos taken right now?
Yes! I have a Covid-19 checklist and follow all CDC guidelines during your session. Seniors do not wear masks during their session, but anyone else present will be masked and practicing social distancing. I have plenty of outdoor locations that are safe for photography sessions, and I am happy to discuss any other modifications you may need.
We already had senior photos taken at school.
My senior sessions are much different from the senior portraits they’ll take for the yearbook. In a yearbook photo, they don’t get to show off their personality or their passions. Senior sessions allow them to express themselves freely in an environment that is meaningful to them.
I’m not sure what I want my senior photos to look like.
I have a ton of experience with both senior sessions and styled sessions. I’ve worked with many different styles, lighting settings, and locations. There are so many unique senior photo ideas to choose from! I scout locations that are out of the box often and use my skills as an event and dance photographer to create unique senior photos that aren’t offered by your average photographer.
This is a big investment. Can’t I get the same results with my iPhone?
In short, no. You can’t get the same results with your phone. The quality of the images is not what’s most important, though. As your photographer, it’s my job to make you feel beautiful. I believe that gaining confidence in a world that is full of filters and perfection is most important. When you book a senior session, you’re getting a personalized, one-on-one experience with someone who knows how to make you look and feel your best.
My senior didn’t have any special events to celebrate this year.
Graduation is a special senior event to celebrate! Senior sessions aren’t only about capturing your senior activities. They provide a huge confidence boost for seniors at an important shift in their lives. Senior sessions empower you to bring your passion and creativity to the world. I also provide prom portraits and cap and gown sessions if you want photos in those outfits as well.
More kind words
Leah G. – High School Senior, Class of 2021
I always love working with Mrs. Sandrien! She is not only a great photographer but a wonderful person as well. Working with her brings out the best in my personality, which she does a great job of capturing in the pictures that she takes. While shooting during the pandemic, she took proper precautions and did everything she could to ensure my safety as well as her own!
Maddie D. – High School Senior, Class of 2020
During my senior photoshoot for Padua Dance Team, Sandrien made me feel comfortable, confident, and special during a time when I had lost many of the special moments of my senior year. I felt completely safe due to the care Sandrien took with social distancing, and her creativity with incorporating social distancing produced amazing and memorable photos.
Samantha B. – High School Student
On multiple occasions, I have had the privilege of shooting with Ms Sandrien and it never has been anything short of amazing. As a professional model in the dance industry, it's easy to expect the photographer to have a lack of compassion when it comes to understanding what your model can and cannot do. Not with Ms Sandrien, she always goes the extra mile to make me feel comfortable, confident, and fierce in front of the lens. Before shoots, she takes the time to research and understand the exact vision of her clients which allows for sessions to run smoothly and efficiently. Ms Sandrien is also not afraid to get a little dirty in order to snap the perfect shot, and get ALL the right angles. She has been a pleasure to work with and makes every photo session fun, memorable, and filled with joy.
Angeleah A. – High School Senior, Class of 2021
Every photo shoot I’ve had with Ms. Sandrien has always been the best and most professional. I had my very first session when I was about 14 or 15 and I had absolutely zero confidence, as well as trust in myself. Having her talk with me and figure out what fit best for me absolutely changed the way I viewed myself, not only as a dancer but as a person, and I am forever grateful for her support, patience, and guidance. I’m so thankful to have met her sweet soul and with every photo comes a memorable moment with her.
Capture their senior year in a way no one else will.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do senior sessions usually take?
There is no set amount of time for each senior session. I understand that some seniors enjoy having their pictures taken more than others. We will work until we get photos you are both happy with.
Why the emphasis on printed products?
Prints are forever! Your computer or phone can get damaged, stolen or lost and you will lose all your photos. Printed photos last 5-10 times longer than digital files! Printing your photos ensures you can keep them at their best quality for years to come.
What print products do you offer?
You have the option to print your images and order products alongside digital photos. All of the products I offer can be found in the product pricing guide on my website. You can use your senior session photos for graduation-related products such as announcements or prints for your home. Your options are practically endless! I can help you select the best products for your images.
I’m looking for movement shots. Can you do that?
Yes, absolutely! As a dance photographer, I have much experience with movement photos and I would be happy to discuss your ideas and how we can create beautiful senior portraits that showcase movement.
Can we book these after graduation?
Absolutely! If you and your senior are too busy with school, college visits or you are hesitant because of Covid, we can absolutely schedule sessions like these at any time that works best for you! However, If you are looking for senior photos that you’d like to use before or during graduation, the best time to book is April and May.
How are senior sessions different from cap and gown sessions?
Senior sessions are more about the experience. We will have multiple outfit changes, can visit different locations and you will have many photos to select from. Cap and gown sessions are more formally posed. We’ll take photos of your senior in their cap and gown and with their family. These are the photos that you will send to relatives that do not live close by and maybe share 30 years from now in your throwback social media posts!
Can I create a custom senior session package?
The senior sessions packages are available as is. If you have something special in mind, please contact me and we can discuss to see if a custom package would be a better fit for you.
Have other questions?
Contact me today to see if the Class of ‘21 Senior Session Packages are right for you.