The Experience


There are 100 different photographers to choose from, so what makes Sandi Shipley Photography a good choice for your Senior Portraits?

First off all, we will go beyond just taking pretty pictures. I want your time with me to be an experience you will remember. Your pictures are all about YOU. Your style. Your favorite things. Your favorite places. I believe playing dress up isn’t just for little kids! Would you like to wear your favorite prom dress or your favorite outfit and some killer accessories? I am all over it! Like to dance or are you an athlete and want to incorporate those elements into your session? We can do that. No stuffy studio with outdated cheesy props. No fake smiles and plastic sets. We will plan locations together based on styles you love.  Our session time is fun, relaxed and all centered around making sure your Senior Portrait Experience is as unique as you are!

As you look through the details you will notice that I offer sessions that include professional hair and make-up application. I offer these because I really, truly believe that having your makeup and hair done helps you relax before your session. The Makeup artists I work with are very good at working with you to determine the look your desire, be it all out glamorous or natural.  Most girls consider it a fun spa day and all part of the Senior Portrait Experience! You have the option of starting at my home studio where we listen to music, select your wardrobe and accessories and snack on some treats. Once you are done with hair and make- up, you get dressed in your first outfit, then away we go to the location of our choosing.

So, where will we shoot your session? I’m a natural light, on-location photographer, which means you have plenty of options. I shoot on location which gives us virtually endless possibilities! Unique locations selected for your style and a backdrop for your unique story.  Our time together will be fun and include lots of talking, laughing and hamming it up! And when we are done you will have a selection of gorgeous images to share with friends and family.

After your session, I’ll get to work on selecting the best of the best images to show in your portrait gallery. Each image gets the star treatment – it’s carefully selected, custom edited, flawlessly re-touched, and beautifully finished for you to view. When your images are ready for their debut, we’ll schedule some time for you and your parents to come into the studio for your Image Premier and Ordering Appointment. We’ll watch your slideshow, and go through all the images together. You can show me what you love and what you like, and pick your favorites. I’ll be there to help answer your questions if you have them, show you what different sizes look like and help you figure out how to get the images you want, the way you want them.