It's your Senior Year...

Are you ready to capture your best year yet?

Senior Portrait Sessions

Senior year is one full of joy, celebration, and, yes, quite a few tears along the way. My goal with every Senior experience is to find out who they are, what makes them unique, and what they love about life and incorporate that into their session.

We will carefully craft a vision for your session together in order to create a one-of-a-kind session that is all about you! Sessions typically last about an hour to an hour and a half and can include a wardrobe change if preferred. We will also work together to find the perfect location that reflects your personality, whether that is somewhere natural and outdoors or more urban in a downtown setting; it’s up to you!

Keep reading below to learn more about every step of our Senior Client Experience, from your planning an epic one-of-a-kind session, location inspiration, what your Senior Session will look like, to picking out all of your favorite portraits at your Big Reveal, as well as more details about what you can plan to invest for your session.

“Amber worked with our son and shot his high school senior photos-now that's a challenge! She knew exactly how to capture his spirit in a moment in time that we will always cherish!” - Jill W.

Investment

Senior Portraits have a session fee of $350, which includes a consult and planning meeting, a wardrobe consultation, and your session at the location of your choice. I take pride in capturing your memories and turning them into beautiful works of art for your family to enjoy for generations through framed wall art and our Signature Heirloom Albums. Product offerings start at $250, and wall art collections start at $500. What you choose is entirely up to you; there is no minimum purchase. Simply purchase what you love and what brings you joy. All prints and products are available for purchase, separate from your portrait session fee.

Amber Foster Smith Photography | Holly Springs, NC Senior Photographer

Are you ready to start planning your very own epic Senior session?
Contact us now at hello@AmberFosterSmithPhotography.com. I can't wait to meet you!

Pre-Session Planning

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Every session is carefully planned as a team to create a vision perfect for your one-of-a-kind experience. Before your session, I strive to find out as much as I can about you. Whether that means us all getting together for a cup of coffee at the studio, meeting at my favorite local ice cream shop for a scoop, or even a quick phone call, I know your schedules are busy! I'll also send you a short questionnaire to help me to get to know you better as well.

If you could sum up your high school experience in one sentence what would it be? How would your friends describe you? Is it your love of sports or your passion for the arts? This is how I will help create the feel and the vision for your session.

Where do you like to go on the weekends and after school? Do you love going to the park to play ball with your friends? Or what about heading downtown to shop at your favorite boutique? Finding out more about what places are important to you can help us choose the right location for your session.

Once we have found the perfect location it is time to start planning your wardrobe. Trust me I know the thought of it can be very overwhelming but I promise it doesn't have to be. I will work with you to either coordinate your favorite pieces already in your closet or help guide you in selecting a few new pieces for your session. By the way, with my clients, it is totally normal and totally acceptable to call me from the dressing room for a second opinion or send me a dozen ideas you found while you were out shopping. It's okay, you've got this and I'm here for you!

Your Epic Senior Session + Location Inspiration

Sessions typically last about an hour to an hour and a half and can include a wardrobe change if preferred. We will also work together to find the perfect location that reflects your personality, whether that is somewhere natural and outdoors or more urban in a downtown setting; it’s up to you!

Take a look at some of our favorite locations to capture seniors at...

Downtown and Urban Locations

AFSP Signature Outdoors Locations

AFSP Studio + Your Senior's High School

All new for the Class of 2024 are INSPIRE add-on sessions!
An entire session, devoted to your senior's passion.
Perfect for showcasing dramatic portraits in our studio, or even at their high school!

The Big Reveal

You had an amazing time at your portrait session and by now you have already seen at least a sneak peek…or two and you can’t wait to see all of the images from your session!

So, what’s next?

About two weeks after your session, once your images are ready, you and your entire family are invited to join us at the studio for your Reveal and Ordering Session. We will start out sharing all of the moments we captured through a beautiful slideshow, and this is the point where moms (and me!) usually get a little teary-eyed.  It’s okay; I have tissues, just in case!

From there, we journey over to the Reveal Wall, where you can see and hold matted print proofs of all of your portraits. Having these prints allows you to pick up and see while comparing your favorites side by side. Once you have selected your favorites, I will assist you in picking out the best prints and products for your family, depending on your needs and your budget.

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For senior portrait sessions, I offer a variety of collections that include everything from gift-size prints to framed prints, as well as options for digital and print collections. Most commonly, our Senior clients invest in a combination of Framed Wall Art, Signature Albums, Graduation Announcements, and Gift Prints for their families as well as a collection of digital portraits. There is no minimum purchase. Simply purchase what you love and what brings you joy.

I know the idea of viewing and ordering all of your favorites in one sitting may sound a bit overwhelming, but if you put your trust in me, I promise I will make the process not only easy but a lot of fun as well!  With all of my clients, we start off your session with a focus on what is most important to you, so by this time, I already know exactly what you love and how we can turn that into something you will enjoy every day!

Check out some of our most popular products for Seniors!

Amber Foster Smith Photography | Holly Springs, NC Senior Photographer

Graduation Announcements

Our press-printed Graduation Announcements include double side printing and are sold in sets of 25. They are fully customizable and include your choice of paper and envelope options. This is a great way to announce your Senior’s accomplishments or even invite friends and family to a party in their honor. Take a look at some of the custom graduation announcement design templates that we offer which are fully customizable and can be changed to suit your taste.

Amber Foster Smith Photography | Holly Springs, NC Senior Photographer

Signature Heirloom Album

Our Signature Heirloom Albums are handcrafted and beautifully simple from start to finish. These top-of-the-line albums boast a luxurious, heirloom-quality finish with a standard archival value of 100 years in-home display and 200 years in dark storage. This means that these priceless memories will still be just as beautiful today as they will when your grandchildren carefully turn each page many years from now to relive each moment.  Our clients love albums because you never have to narrow down all of your favorites, and they can all fit in an album!  Want to learn more about the different options and features? Take a look at this Signature Heirloom Album post on our blog!

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Custom Signature Book

A unique product we offer is a Custom Signature Book, which is a great surprise gift for your grad! We can incorporate letters from friends and family directly into the album alongside your favorite images from their session or simply leave it blank to allow for handwritten notes. Similar to our Interactive Wedding Guest Book, we can customize unique questions for all of the guests at your Senior’s graduation party!

Amber Foster Smith Photography | Holly Springs, NC Senior Photographer

Framed Gallery Wall Art

Many clients love the idea of creating a gallery art wall within their home incorporating images from both their senior sessions as well as images from an upcoming family session or current favorites already in their home. Our collections come in groupings as small as three framed prints up to nine or more.

Using our custom software program, we can place a gallery collection on any wall in your home to scale with your favorite images on display!  If you have a particular place in your home that you would love to personalize with a wall art gallery, please take measurements and send a quick photo to share during our appointment. Want to see some examples of layouts our clients love? Check out this Wall Art Gallery Inspiration Guide.

“Amber took the time to capture the backgrounds and the perfect lighting for my photos. She made sure that each shot was captured the way I wanted it to look. Amber is very professional in her work, and the pictures turned out great! We will definitely use her again for our portrait needs.” - Mikayla

Ready for us to capture your best year yet? 

Reach out to me at hello@AmberFosterSmithPhotography.com to talk more!

 

Amber Foster Smith Photography is a full-service boutique photography studio located in the heart of downtown Holly Springs, NC specializing in High School Senior Portrait Photography. Servicing the Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, and Fuquay Varina area. We offer portraits both on-location and in our professional photography studio by appointment.

 

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