The 411 on a senior portrait session with Ellen Hansen. How it works + pricing below!

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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

plan + prep

 Booking takes place online where you easily pick your date and pay the session retainer. After you receive your welcome email from me, we are good to go! The fun part starts 6 weeks before your shoot, when you will receive a questionnaire so I can get to know you. You may also schedule a complimentary in-person consultation if you would like to plan in person. We will work together to choose locations that fit your personality and I will plan out the timing for you. 3 weeks before your shoot, you will receive a welcome packet in the mail that has everything you need to know about what to wear and how to prepare!  

the process


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, and scheduling taken care of by me! Whether you want it natural or 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. The shoot will already be planned out, so we will be ready to have tons of fun adventuring, laughing, and creating unique photos! No experience necessary–you can leave all of the posing and guidance to me. I’m here to make it easy!

the process

premier ordering session

2 weeks after your shoot, I will come to you for an in-home premier 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, and I will help you choose which collection and a la carte items you want to order for your self. Within 2 week of your ordering session, all of your finished custom art will be in your hands and ready to display. 


of a lifetime 

Your experience doesn’t end at the shoot. At your premier gallery reveal and ordering session you will order your images as heirloom prints, wall art, an album, digital files, and grad announcements. I have lots of beautiful product options that are handcrafted with the highest quality materials to (literally) last your lfiestime. 

Sitting fees, which include your consultation,  professional makeup application, ordering session and an order credit. start at $450Sitting fees do not include digital images.  

Clients then typically  invest $1,500-$3,000 on their digital and print collection. All orders are placed at the premier gallery reveal and ordering session.

Contact for sitting fee options and product pricing.


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