The 411 on an EHS senior portrait session
Our process + investment info below!
we are based in Boise, ID + Los Angeles with select dates in Portland!
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. Every Ellen Hansen Seniors session is customized to the locations and styling that speak to you. The possibilities are endless! I will guide you through planning so it’s fun and easy. At your session, there is no pressure to model or pose – all you have to do is be yourself!
I believe in real, printed photographs.
Of course we want digital copies on our phones and share for #seniorsunday, but ultimately we are creating art that deserves to be enjoyed every day and last for generations! Your ordering gallery gives you the chance to order beautiful, heirloom quality print products, from sleek metal prints and custom graduation announcements, to a beautiful album to showcase your favorite 30 images. It brings me such joy to be able to print our images with the quality they deserve!
First, you will contact me and I will send you a link to pick your date ! After I receive your nonrefundable retainer, signed contract, and approve your session date, you are good to go! Now the fun begins.
You will receive a questionnaire the gathers all of the information I need to know before we meet on the day of the session!
I will also send you some instructions to create a pinterest board so I can see what you were thinking visually before we meet! Then, you will receive our meeting time & place after I review your questionnaire and board. I will also send you an outfit guide and any other tips you need to prepare as well as a reminder email before your shoot!
Lastly, 3 days before your session, the remaining 50% of your session fee is due online.
don’t foreget to click the arrows for steps 2 & 3!
First, we will meet for a coffee date! before we get started on execution, it’s important to spend some time getting to know each other in person and go over our photoshoot plan, locations, and your outfits. I will also show you samples of the fine art products you will be able to order from.
If you are a high school senior, a parent is required to come to the beginning of our session! They do not have to stay for makeup or the photoshoot unless the senior would like them to.
If your session includes makeup application, we will head to the salon or studio to meet with our makeup artist.
Then, we go to our first location and make magic! If you book the Adventure session, we will also carpool to our other locations, and possibly stop spontaneously along the way, depending on what we find.
As for posing, don’t worry about a thing – all you have to do is relax, dance, hang out, and just be yourself – and I will work my magic with light and angles and guide you in the direction I need if necessary. I have experience working with all types of personalities, body types, and faces. I truly believe everyone is beautiful and has an inner light that shines bright when they let their guard down and believe in themselves and it is my goal to capture that.
ordering gallery + delivery
10 days after your session you will receive an online gallery with our best images! From there, you will pick your favorite images to download and place your order for any additional downloads or prints.
(Depending on my availability, I may be able to come to your home with my samples to reveal your gallery and do an in person sales session. Since I am now based in Los Angeles, this is no longer a part of my normal process. Please let me know if this is something you’d prefer!)
Your digital download orders will be able to be downloaded directly from the website after you complete your order. Then, you will be able to share + enjoy those without the watermark!
Your print orders will be shipped directly to you unless otherwise noted. Fulfillment and delivery times can vary depending on the product.
*Graduation announcements will be put on hold until January 2020 when the time & date is available for your ceremony.*
Our session fees range from $900-$1,900 and include an order credit. Average total client investment is $1,200-$3,500.
Ellen Hansen is also a commercial, editorial, and portrait photographer! We are now keeping portrait pricing all on one web page:
Click here for current sitting fees