Welcome, Seniors! It's All About You...
Who you are right now - your personality, interests, accomplishments - this is what we capture in your Senior Portraits. Whatever your style, I'll create images that express you. Senior year is full of special moments; your Senior Portraits will tell your story, so that you and your family will have wonderful memories of this important year.
Some Senior FAQs and concerns...
I'm not really comfortable having photos taken of me...
Almost no one is! Your Senior Portrait Session will be relaxed and fun - really! I'll help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, so we can create the beautiful images that reflect your personality. I'm all about flexibility; I don't have set locations, poses, time limits, or number of outfits you can have. Your Senior Portraits should reflect you and your sense of style, and I'll customize your session to make that happen.
I'm not sure what I want, or where to go...
Before your Portrait Session, we'll talk about all of the details, and figure out what will work best for you. Is there a place that's special to you? SLO County is full of great places to choose from for your Portrait Session. The setting itself can express your personality - there is the charm of AG Village, surprisingly urban settings in SLO, the beach, ranches and vineyards; everything from vintage looks to modern backgrounds. Often a Senior will choose a location that has personal significance to them, like a grandparent's house, or a favorite surf spot.
What should I wear, and should I bring anything?
You can incorporate just about any interest into your photo session - from musical instruments to athletic equipment; from your surfboard to your car; from your pets and horses to even your friends - pretty much anything you can think of! As we're planning your Portrait Session, we'll talk about your ideas, and I'll offer suggestions, regarding your choices of settings, outfits, style, props, and for girls, makeup and hair - to really personalize your portraits.
I never know what to do with my hands...
Our goal is to create portraits that look like you, not like school photos! I'll give you general directions, like 'walk over there', or 'lean on that fence'. I watch all the little details, like how your hands are placed, so you don't have to worry about it. I'll never make you pose in a way that's not natural, or is uncomfortable. I don't have set 'poses' that I use; I'm much more interested in how you really look (on a really good day, of course!).
What if my Mom wants something traditional, and I want something different?
Not a problem! I'll create a wide variety of images for you. Often the images you'll choose for yearbook, a memory book, your announcements, and the ones your parents choose to display at home are very different in style. You'll see all of your best images, including editing options we can do, at a slide show when we have your Viewing and Ordering Session.
Can't I just take my senior photo with my iPhone?
Well, you can, and you could even edit it a little bit, but you won't get the same results. What I can do is make you look your absolute best, from the angles I shoot from to the final portrait editing, where I can fix every little detail. My background in action sports photography means I can capture expressions and movement quickly, so you'll look natural and great, definitely not stiffly posed or like a selfie!
To Find More Information About Our Senior Portrait Sessions...
I would love to talk with you about creating your perfect Portrait Session. Our Seniors Gallery is arranged to give you an idea of the variety of looks possible within a Portrait Session. Please see our Senior Portraits and For Parents pages for more information. For even more ideas for your Senior Portraits, view the Pets, Horses, and Families Galleries!
Thank you for considering J Ferber Photography for your Senior Portraits!
"I felt totally prepared. Jennifer helped me find the perfect outfits and locations to make my pictures personalized and memorable. Her experience allowed her to help me understand what looks good on camera so my pictures turned out perfect. Before my session, I was scared my photos would look stiff and dead but Jennifer helped me relax and learn how to pose. Overall, having my photos taken by Jennifer was an exciting yet relaxing way to celebrate my academic journey. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!" Carina
"Thank you so much for how wonderful you have been in helping with my senior photos! You are so sweet and generous and I had so much fun throughout the process! Thank you so much!" Sarah
"It was a blast to have my pictures taken with you! Everyone loved the announcements and were impressed with the photography. Thank you very much for everything!" Jessica
"It was great to work with Jennifer. It was a relaxed session that felt natural. It was an amazing and wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone looking to have senior portraits done." Christopher
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