Make the most of your senior portraits.

At Pattie Locke Photography, our process begins well before your actual session, with plenty of advice on how to prepare. In your pre-session meeting with Pattie, you’ll discuss vision, style, locations, weather, products, ordering details, what purchase package might be right for you, and even where you might display the images in your home.

Pattie will also help you nail down your look, working with you to assemble and fine-tune your outfits (if you choose a longer session, we recommend bringing several). For initial ideas, her client-exclusive What To Where Guide (Preview it here). provides a great starting point. Ultimately you’ll choose what to wear, but with lots of support and all the advice you need!

With everything planned in advance, you can go into your session with confidence, and spend the entire time having fun creating amazing images.

 

Recommended Timeline

1. BOOK EARLY

The tricky thing about scheduling your senior portraits is that summer in Maine is super short! Many families wait until midsummer before they even think about senior photos. Big mistake! If you wait to contact me you’ll be left with a handful of choices in late August or early September… which means you’re likely to already have conflicts.

My advice? Aim to secure a your July appointment in May of your junior year . I do my best work when I can focus my efforts on one project, so I only work with one client at a time. That means my summer schedule fills up quickly.

Booking far in advance will guarantee yourself a spot in my calendar, and you’ll have a wider variety of dates to choose from. You’ll also have the chance to do your photoshoot earlier in the summer, when it’s not humid, hot, and sticky.

Class of 2018... late summer and fall dates are limited.

Class of 2019 is booking now.

All sessions include your pre-session planning (HUGHLY important), 2 hours of photography and your Custom Design Consultation, where we help you figure out what YOU want to take home. All of your products will be custom-designed to your specifications!

2. WHAT TO WEAR

For initial ideas, be sure to check out Pattie’s client-exclusive What to Wear Guide (Preview it here). The guide will help you plan your outfits and even help you dress for your body type so that you can look your absolute best for your senior portrait session. Ultimately you’ll choose what to wear, but with lots of support and all the advice you need! With your outfits planned in advance, you will go into your session with confidence, and spend the entire time having fun creating amazing images.

For a download of my What to Wear Guide for the class of 2018 go to this link: https://pattielockephotography.com/wtwguide/

3. PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP & HAIR

On the day of your photo shoot, you will be treated to professional hair and makeup, allowing you to roll into your session as gorgeous and confident as it gets! Our makeup artist and hair stylist, Elise will use camera-ready airbrushed makeup to give you bright eyes, perfectly pigmented skin, and a complete look you will love. Airbrushed makeup is the lightest and smoothest foundation application in the industry. It is so thin it looks completely natural. Regular makeup is hard to see through the camera’s len and lights. She can actually waterproof the airbrushed makeup to resist Maine’s heat and humdity. You will not want to sweat off your makeup. She can bring out your natural, healthy glow; or if you prefer, give you that glam look. It’s up to you! Either way, we have yet to see a client regret having their makeup professionally done. Just check out some before and after photos in our Senior Magazine