Barbara Neely Designs
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[Featured Session] Emma at the Ranch

{Featured Session} Emma at the Ranch

Emma, her mom and I had a great time at her first senior photo session. We shot at her family ranch near Purdy, splashed around in 2 waterfalls, danced around the beautiful park like setting and played with her dog, Winter.

In addition to being involved in FFA and serving as cheer captain she also finds value in volunteering.

"The organization Catch a Dream is what I'm involved with and love the most. I work with terminally ill kids throughout the whole month of September, which is important to me because I get to be a part of these kids lives and make what their last few day, months, or even years better." - Emma

Emma is such a kind hearted beauty. You'll definitely be seeing more of her on the blog as we shoot more MOD Squad sessions together. In the mean time I wanted to share her session to highlight just a few key things to consider when searching for the right senior photographer. The first thing most consider is price, whether the photographer's pricing fits in the family budget. While that's very important there are definitely other things to be mindful of. 

1. Consistency.

It's important to note whether the photographer you're considering is able to produce consistently good photos throughout a session. You don't want to hire someone who just gets that lucky shot once in a while. 

2. Location.

Does the photographer you're considering produce the same style, background and poses in all their sessions? Shooting your senior session at your family's property, like we did for Emma, is a wonderful way of making the images unique and personal to the senior. If you don't have a property to shoot at, ask your photographer if they can suggest a location that will bring out your individuality.


3. Style

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Seniors these days love edgy, unposed and candid shots. These are often referred to as editorial or fashion inspired. While that's fun and exciting for the senior chances are you'll be gifting some prints to grandma and other family members. It may be worth your while to be sure your photographer can produce a variety of styles so Grandma has something timeless for her wall and the senior has something she's proud to share as well. 


That's just a few things to consider. Not every photographer is right for every senior. Finding the right fit is key to a successful senior portrait experience.

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