The Ahnvee Senior Photography Experience
From day one of my photography business journey, I decided that I would specialize in Senior Photography and provide an exceptional and enjoyable experience for graduates. Just as the senior year of high school or college is a unique, fun, and memorable experience, I believe that the senior photography session should be too! Welcome to The Ahnvee Senior Photography Experience, where we redefine senior photography in Louisiana with personalized sessions tailored to showcase your unique personality and style.
Let’s rewind to 2006 Tiffany. My mom chose a photography studio for my senior portraits based on recommendations of other mothers. This being my first experience in front of a professional camera, I had absolutely no idea how to prepare or what to expect, and the studio did not provide any guidance prior to arriving. Cue the anxiety. The staff was not warm or personable; I felt like I was a burden and was rushed the entire time. I won’t get into all of the details, but the whole experience was a nightmare and left me with a bad taste in my mouth about professional senior photography. You can see the discomfort and uneasiness in my eyes in the photos. Speaking of, are you prepared to see the result?
Can you say G L A M O U R ? Everything down to the pose, outfit, and background was the same as every other senior girl in the last 20 years. Looking back on them now, I wish there was some distinguishing factor to show even a bit of my personality. I wish I had photos of me dancing, painting, or laughing. Or even a photo in MY clothes to show my personal style.
Senior Photography: The How
Step 1 – Preparation. Say goodbye to pre-session jitters.
GUIDANCE: From the moment the contract is signed and the deposit is paid, you will receive comprehensive guidance on all aspects of the experience. We provide a pdf guide that explains what to expect before, during, and after the session, as well as tips for choosing outfits, props, locations, and poses.
QUESTIONNAIRE: Our tailored questionnaire helps us understand your personality, hobbies, and style preferences, ensuring a session that’s uniquely you.
CONSULTATION: Seniors will receive a one-on-one consultation where we get to know each other & work together to plan out every aspect of the session – from outfits to location & everything in between. The consultation helps to foster trust and comfort before the photoshoot, and provides an opportunity to discuss ideas and desired photos and answer all questions.
Step 2 – Customized Session tailored to you
We won’t give away all of our secrets here – if you want a taste of the full experience you’ll have to book with us! Our team works tirelessly to capture your essence, making every moment comfortable, relaxed, and utterly flawless. From unique angles to artistic techniques, we ensure your photos reflect your true self.
Step 3 – Choose Your Own Photos
You’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to choosing your photos. You will select the images from an online proofing gallery for expert retouching and digital download—paying only for what you love, which is the ultimate customization!
Senior Photography: The Where
We provide senior photography in Louisiana, traveling up to 20 miles of our Lafayette studio at no extra cost. Explore our favorite diverse backdrops in Avery Island, Alexandria, Lafayette, and New Iberia, or opt for different locations—we’re here to make your vision a reality. Not sure where you want to go? Our questionnaire will help us get an idea of what you’re looking for. We will discuss options and details during the consultation and help you choose the perfect spot.
Senior Photography: The When
The time is now! We typically book out months in advance, especially on the highly demanded weekend days. Some seniors book in the fall, while others prefer the spring. We also have a package that includes a session in both fall and spring, which we highly recommend! Turnaround time is up to 4 weeks from the time you send us your choices, so be sure to keep that in mind.