Fun fact - I used to hate shooting graduation and senior portraits so much that I would turn seniors away! Now I absolutely adore working with high school and college seniors and I find them to be some of my most creative shoots:) You are right at the stage in life where you are figuring out what you are PASSIONATE about and learning what makes you YOU. I love telling stories and creating unique shots for each of my seniors to make you stand out, and reflect on who you actually are as a person.
The reason I did not love shooting senior sessions is because I myself did not love my experience as a senior. All of the poses were the same for everyone in my class. We all wore similar clothing. We all wanted to shoot at the same locations, and nothing was really unique to me.
I am here to tell you - you do NOT have to take boring senior pictures, and I am dedicated to making something that will make you feel good about yourself and reflect who you are as a person. Of course we will take some nice polished posed shots - you know, the one that grandma wants to frame;) But we will also talk about your vision for your shoots and make something unique!
"I did all of my senior pictures with Chantel and I loved not only the pictures but the experience! She creates such a fun and relaxed environment that makes you feel like you can totally be yourself. I absolutely loved and would totally recommend shooting with her!"
"I would highly recommend Chantel to anyone! I personally am not photogenic at all, and quite honestly, I feel very uncomfortable having pictures taken of me. Chantel did a great job of making me feel comfortable! She talked to me the whole time and hyped me up! By the end of my session, she literally made me feel like a pro model."
"When I was getting ready to take my pictures I was super nervous at first because I wanted everything to look and be perfect. Chantel came ready to shoot and made me feel like I was a model even though I had never modeled before. Her charismatic attitude and bubbly personality brought my personality out during the pictures and I loved shooting with her. She made me feel like I was special and her attitude inspired me to get creative. I would recommend Chantel to anyone because she truly has a giving spirit and wants you to look and feel confident."
I only accept a certain amount of seniors to work with each year in order to give each of them a whole *experience.* We will talk about and plan what creative aspects you want to include in each of your sessions and I will make sure your vision comes to life! Inquire today for a full pricing guide and the chance to get on my 2023 senior's roster!
Not a senior? We can still totally do a creative portrait session together! I am ALL for it. Shoot me a message to get your session booked!
Speaking of family - are any of your children graduating this year? I specialize in creative senior portraits and would love to combine a family and senior package for you! I only take a certain amount of seniors per year in order to give a unique experience in helping each senior plan their photo shoots. These shoots should showcase their passions and what they love about life!
Maybe you are just beginning the journey of starting your family. You do not have to wait to have kids to take family photos! Let's plan a fun date night with your significant other and capture your love!