Hello, Senior! Congrats on this big milestone year ahead of you!
You are about to make some of your most amazing memories this year, and I am so excited that you are interested in working with me for your senior photography!
If you are like most seniors (I’m talking to you here, girls!) you have been thinking about and preparing for your senior portraits for quite awhile now. Me too, because I specialize in seniors! As a senior portrait photographer, I am continually growing in my craft and looking for the greatest ways to pose and photograph you! I promise to guide you through your senior picture process every step of the way with locations, posing, clothing and accessories. Flattering posing, light and styling will add an important element to your naturally gorgeous self! We will work together to come up with an awesome, unique plan for your session! We’ll likely laugh A LOT, make some fun memories together and most likely feel like friends before your senior portrait process is over!
This is all about you. You are about to head out into the world on your own. I want to capture the best version of you at this memorable time in your life. My most important goal is to bring out the beauty that’s already within you and have you beaming with confidence….all while being totally comfortable and having fun!
Please Check out my senior FAQs below to learn more about setting up your senior pictures.
We will discuss wardrobe, location, and posing, as well as your vision and ideas for your session.
All sessions are photographed outdoors, on location. Shoots will take place in the late afternoon or early evening and will last between 2-3 hours.
I will custom-edit the best images from your session that truly capture your personality and what makes you you.
You will get to see a slideshow of your images during your Viewing & Ordering Appointment approximately 2-3 weeks after your session.
***Please note that session fees include Karissa’s time and talent and do not include prints, products or digital files***
We will choose a time to schedule your in-person ordering appointment within 2 weeks of your session. The ordering appointment will take place at Karissa Zimmer Photography Studio.
Pre-session consultation to customize your experience
2-3 hour outdoor on-location session
1-3 locations, multiple change of outfits
Reveal and ordering session 2 weeks after your session
*This fee does not include any printed products or digital images
Session fee will be requested as a non-refundable retainer to reserve a date especially for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! I love variety! It is best to choose locations within close proximity to one another to allow for plenty of shooting time. Together, we will come up with the best possible locations for your senior session. We want your senior pictures to “fit” you and your style.
My style is fun, relaxed and always focused around they style and interests of the Senior. I love to focus on the natural personality of my client. Every senior is different, and my goal is to capture you and your individual style.
During your consultation, we will talk about your expectations for your senior pictures. I want to hear all about your vision and what type of senior portraits you’ve been dreaming of! I will share with you all of my ideas and guide you through the entire process, helping to create just what you are looking for.
Absolutely! I love when seniors include props that illustrate their interests and passions! Many seniors bring their musical instruments, sports props or even their favorite books. Anything that represents who you are at this moment of your life—we want to tell your story.
It is always best to book your session as far in advance as possible. I take a limited number of senior sessions each month. I put a tremendous amount of care and perfectionism into providing an exceptional service and the highest quality products.
Karissa Zimmer Photography is not a high-volume studio that photographs hundreds of seniors. I get to know each and every one of my seniors, and taking a limited amount of clients allows me to maintain my standard of service. I want each client to feel like my only client!
Your first step is to fill out my contact form HERE or give me a call. If sending a message, you can expect a phone call from me, so please make sure to fill out the best time of day to reach you by phone! I’ll answer any questions you have for me, and we’ll set up a time for you to come to my studio for an in-person consultation.
The purpose of an in-person consultation is to plan all the details of your session to ensure we create the images you will love most. We’ll preview keepsakes and art products to gain a better understanding of your personal style and preferences.
Only the best! I specialize in photographic art for your home and life. I know it’s hard to imagine now, but you’ll want to be able to show your senior pictures to your children and grandchildren one day! It is my job to make sure your images will withstand the test of time so that you are able to do that. I offer gorgeous tangible keepsakes and wall art such as genuine leather albums, fine art framed prints, folio display boxes and luxury Italian canvas and acrylic printed products.
I understand that we live in the “digital age” and most seniors want to have their pictures on their phones to share with friends. I allow my clients to purchase high-resolution digital files of their complete session when pairing with a tangible product. Matching low-res social media sharing files of purchased print products will be provided at no cost upon your request.
We know that any great product or service should not be cheap. Anything of high quality is an investment—including great portrait photography. I pride myself on offering top-quality heirloom photographic art and only the best products available to professional photographers.
Your senior photos will represent one of the most memorable times in your whole life. I want to provide you with images and products that you will have to look at and remember this time for the rest of your life.
Custom portrait photography is one of very few investments you can make in something that will truly be around forever—and quite possibly the only one that will allow you to remember something so special, forever. Clients can expect to invest any amount north of $999 on a collection of luxury products such as Italian (acrylic and canvas) wall art, custom fine-art framed prints, heirloom quality albums, keepsake folio boxes and mounted prints.
When you book your session with me, we will also be scheduling your Viewing and Ordering appointment. You will get to see a slideshow of your images from your senior portrait session during your Viewing & Ordering Appointment approximately 2 weeks after your session. I will have you come to my studio where you will see your images for the first time. Your portraits will be viewed on a large TV screen in a slideshow.
Once we have viewed your images, I will help you with all of your final decisions on images and products that I have custom designed just for you. I can even show you what your images will look like right on your own wall! I will take all the stress out of deciding where you’ll display your new wall art by using specialized computer software to show you exactly how your images will look and fit on your walls. Whether you have small spaces or larger ones, every home will have a space to fit your most favorite images on your walls.
This is the most exciting part, so please bring all decision-makers (like your parents) to this appointment!
Because quality is very important to me, expect 4–6 weeks before I deliver your order to you. I promise the wait is worth it! Upon delivery, I will help you hang your art in your specially chosen wall spaces if you wish!
High School Senior sessions BOOK IN ADVANCE (up to 3 months in advance during summer and fall, especially if a weekend date is desired), so if you are considering a session with me, contact me for a consultation now!
PRODUCTS: WALL ART AND HEIRLOOM KEEPSAKES
I promise that you will never regret having your images printed in the form of professional, tangible artwork. Whether they’re displayed on your walls in the form of beautiful framed prints or Italian wall art where you see and enjoy them every single day or in an album that safely preserves each and every special image from your session. I believe the memories of the people you love most are meant to be seen, displayed, and relived-not tucked away on a USB to only be viewed on a computer screen. As your photographer, it is not only my job to help you capture your memories, but help you display them in your home and preserve them forever.
Farmhouse Framed prints are my personal favorite and most popular wall art item amongst my clients. I am so honored to be among a small, select group of photographers in the US who offer these beautiful frames. Each frame is hand crafted with love and no two frames are exactly alike. They come in a variety of over 30 different styles, including my favorite – round framed prints! Each frame is unique and crafted from authentic, re-claimed barnwood. Farmhouse Frames hold your memories printed on a fine art linen surface and complete any image as a truly beautiful work of art.
Albums are the most perfect keepsake for preserving your memories. Often popular with those who are tight on wall space, but great for anyone who truly wants to enjoy all of their images, forever. My flushmount Heirloom Albums are hand-crafted with archival materials which means they’re meant to withstand the test of time. Albums are something your children will have to pass down to future generations as a way to share their lives and legacy. These classic heirlooms are made in the US and feature thick, layflat pages printed on archival grade photographic paper. You are free to choose from a variety of gorgeous, genuine Italian luxe leathers, European linens and hand crafted Japanese fabrics.
Keepsake Folio Display Case
A Keepsake Folio Display case is perfect for the client who desires a versatile portrait product. Handmade in Italy, these beautiful boxes house 15, 20, 25 or 30 fine art matted prints. Display upright on a shelf as an interchangeable framed print or flat on a coffee table as a loose leaf album. Unlike traditional bound albums, a keepsake folio box allows you to split up your images to share amongst loved ones or your children when they’re grown and have families of their own. The versatility of the Keepsake Folio Display Case makes it a very popular selection amongst my clients!
Italian Wall Art
Canvas and Acrylic Pro
A superior quality canvas unlike any other you’ve seen! These stunning pieces of wall art are hand crafted in Italy and feature vibrant colors on a cotton canvas that looks and feels like a soft leather. Mounted on a thick, solid, wood grain backing, the Italian Canvas will never collapse or loosen over time like many traditional gallery wrapped canvas products. The incredible print quality and build of the Italian Canvas Pro is designed with a 300 + year archival time!
Amalfi Panels are a unique and elegant piece of gallery wall art. Hand made in Italy with great attention to detail. One of the most amazing presentations of a portrait. It’s a fine art handmade print, matted in a cotton, hand torn Amalfi paper and assembled on your color choice of coordinating fabric panel. Amalfi Panels have an archival time of 300 + years and come ready to hang or can be custom framed for a more finished look.
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About Karissa Zimmer Photography
Karissa Zimmer Photography is a professional photography studio based in Mechanicsburg, PA and serving Central Pennsylvania. I specialize in photographing expecting parents, newborns, families, and seniors.
I love chasing toddlers, dancing around like a fool for smiles, cuddling brand new babies, bonding with families, and feeling youthful again with high school seniors! I love to capture true smiles. I want to create a lasting relationship with you and visual memories that you and your family can look back on for years to come.