The 411 on a senior portrait session with Ellen Hansen.
Our process + investment info below!



I approach every senior portrait session as an adventure…

…Whether that be a hike in the mountains or a stroll downtown, let’s capture what makes your heart sing.I believe in individuality, real smiles, and all of the candid moments in between. We will take photos in a relaxed and positive environment so that you can be yourself. In the end, I want you to seethe final prints and think, “that is SO me.”  I will be by your side every step of the way to make senior portraits a smooth and memorable experience.

the process

pre-session consultation


First, you will contact me and then I will get back to you with additional information and available dates. Then, you will pick your session + date and sign a contract + pay the retainer, and you are officially booked! 

About 10 days before your shoot date, you will come to the Studio for an in person consultation. At this time we (both the senior and the parent) will get to know each other, discuss your vision for your portraits, plan the shoot, review sample products and pre-plan your collection investment. 

the process

your session

The day of the shoot we will meet at the makeup studio so you can get your makeup done by one of my select professional makeup artists–included in your shoot. Whether you want it super natural or a little glam, we will make sure you are camera ready. You also have the option of adding on professional hair styling. Before we start shooting, I will go over all of your outfits with you and help you choose how to style them with your locations. The shoot will already be planned out, so we will be ready to head out on an adventure and find amazing light! No experience necessary–you can leave all of the posing and guidance to me. I strive for my photo sessions to be a laid back environment where you can be yourself.

the process

premier ordering session

Within 10 days of your session, we will meet again at the Studio for your gallery reveal and ordering session. You and your family will see all of your images for the first time, you will be able to see + feel all of my sample products.  I will help you choose which collection and a la carte items meet your needs, taste, and budget. You will place your full order at this time. Digital orders are then delivered within 5 days and wall art + albums will be ready in 3-6 weeks. You now have beautiful, heirloom quality art to hang on your walls and enjoy every day, keepsakes to look back on, gifts to show family and friends how much you meet to them, and, of course, digital images to post on #seniorsunday. 


of a lifetime 

Your experience doesn’t end at the shoot! I offer carefully curated product options that are handcrafted with museum quality materials to (literally) last beyond our lifetime and look beautiful + bring you joy every day. 

Sitting fee – $350

Includes professional makeup application + 2 hours of shooting 3 outfits at up to 3 locations. You may also add on hair styling, studio location rental, extra outfits, travel to a destination location, or a best friend session! The session fee does NOT include any files, images, or prints. All photos are ordered separately. 

The average Ellen Hansen Senior client invests $1,800-$3,500 on their final print and digital collection. All orders are placed at the premier gallery reveal and ordering session.


Contact for more detailed information and to book your session.


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