How to Choose a Senior Portrait Photographer...



Hey Seniors! It's that time! Time to start planning and researching photographers for your 

Not everyone chooses to get “Senior Portraits” taken, but those who do, get them taken anytime between spring of their Junior year, all the way up until a few months before graduation. There is no wrong or right time to have them taken and it's never too early to book – just a preference on your schedule, season, yearbook deadline, or any number of reasons. However, there are BETTER times to book, and certain times of the year that you can get a great deal on them too!

When is the right time for YOU?
Well, think about your yearbook deadline and other needs for the images, as well as the look you want. If you want to include one of your images in the yearbook, you will want to book your session for at LEAST a full month prior to your yearbook deadline!
Weather is also a big part of scheduling here along the Washington coast.
Want it at the beach, along a river or a lake? I suggest a July-September time-frame
Want it outside in the fall, you are likely going to be dodging the rain predictions. Spring is the hardest time in the Pacific Northwest for an outdoor session. So if you really want those spring flowers, I recommend booking in March, and no later than Spring Break. In Spring, I also recommend reserving TWO days in order to have a planned backup date... in case of poor weather.
But keep in mind that Bonell Photography also offers a great studio experience!




There are a number of things you can look for in Senior Portrait Photography that may (or may not) determine which photographer or studio you choose,
      • Quality of the images,
      • Location and Studio options,
      • Outfit changes,
      • Product choices (prints, digital images, etc.),
      • All around experience,
      • Cost, etc.

For those just starting the search, I’d love to explain a few things about what makes Bonell Photography UNIQUE and what types of clients enjoy our sessions. We include a few things that no other photographer or studio offers;


 #ONE.... 
I create sessions that are catered to YOUR INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITY... [Yeh, they all say that don't they?] But I really take the time to get to know what you like, your style, your favorite things to do and places to just hang out, and I use them whenever possible, to totally give you a custom session. Most importantly we have loads of fun at our sessions, and always aim to help you feel great in your own skin. (I also tend to be a goofball while shooting, so don't be surprised if I start acting a bit cray-cray! LOL!)


 #TWO...
My Senior Sessions are "All Inclusive Custom Packages." While I do not require you to purchase prints or digital images following your session, I know you'll not be able to pass them up. So you are able to customize your Senior Package by selecting either of our Studio or On Location Sessions, or even a one-of-a-kind Signature Session. And then customizing how you want to receive your images after that.

While every session includes an Private Online Gallery, each session also includes options to choose either a full, Hi-Res Digital Gallery Download (at a reduced rate for pre-orders only) or a Sale on your initial print order, with a complimentary digital image of each individual print purchased!

Just want a Yearbook Headshot? Email me! Each August-October, I schedule a couple days either in the Studio or at a location, for Senior Mini Sessions at a great deal! This is perfect for that quick but amazing Yearbook Headshot!

Getting Senior portraits taken truly is an INVESTMENT in your future and your self confidence as you start your final year of High School and begin the rest of your life. You can have a friend or family member take your pictures anytime. But this moment is special... This moment is one of those amazing milestone moments in your life, when you truly deserve the best in quality and experience. You deserve every opportunity to have amazing Senior Photos. So if you are questioning whether you can afford it? DON'T. Because Bonell Photography even offers ZERO Interest Payment Plans on our Sessions, Collections or Print Packages ordered through me personally, so you don't have to sacrifice quality over a budget. Simply ask for our Payment Scheduling Agreement and I will set you up with all the details!


 #THREE... 
We have teens of our own and know how brutal and skewed high school and the media can be at times. EVERYONE deserves to have AMAZING photos of themselves to commemorate such an important time in their life. And we pull no stops to make you feel and look great and bring out the absolute best in you so that you shine!



Beyond all else, I know that my clients like to have FUN and they come to us for the unique and personalized style and outstanding quality and service.

If you have ANY questions about what to expect at a session with us, have any questions or would like to book your session, please feel free to contact me at info@bonellphotography.com anytime!
THANKS! I can't wait to hear from you! 

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