kara hendricks

Gilbert, AZ High School & College Senior and Headshots Photographer



Senior Photo Sessions last 2-3 hours. It's important for me to take my time with my clients in order to create a natural, relaxed and fun senior portrait experience! We'll photograph images with multiple background, have multiple wardrobe changes and have time to touch up hair & make-up. I will ensure that you have tons of variety for your senior portraits that match your personality and style!



After we schedule your senior session, we will have a phone consultation to discuss all the details for your shoot. I have a list with a variety of locations including urban, nature, lakeside or a rustic/country look. We will choose multiple areas that are meaningful to you - do you and your friends hang out in a downtown location for fun? Then that may be one of your locations! I am also able to go beyond a 25 mile radius from Gilbert with a small travel fee.



My goal is to make my seniors feel completely at ease in front of the camera. I'll give your prompts to help you pose from your head down to your feet!  You're going to look and feel natural and by the end, you're going to be a total rock star in front of the camera. We always end up having a great time, laughing along the way at my goofy jokes!



Headshots can be done in my studio or outdoors in a location that best reflects your business needs. These sessions last 1 hour and can have 3 wardrobe changes. With Kara Hendricks Photogaphy, you will get expert coaching on wardrobe and location. 



Make up

I HIGHLY recommend getting your hair and make up professionally done! Professional make up artists have an understanding of which make up looks great in natural light or studio photos, and this will make a huge difference in how the final product looks.

Professional hair stylists will be able to help you choose a style that accentuates your natural beauty and apply product that will keep your hair looking great throughout the photo shoot.

I will recommend professionals to you in my Style Guide and the pricing ranges from $80 to $125.

I schedule shoots on most weekdays and a one or two weekend dates dates per month. Most of my sessions take place 2 to 3 hours before the scheduled sunset.

when do photo shoots take place?

I am here to help! I love to offer input as the what looks best on camera. I send every client a Style Guide and during our consultation, we will discuss all of the fun options for outfits and props

what do i wear?

The earlier the better! My calendar books up months in advance, especially for peak seasons such as Fall & Spring. For Fall sessions I recommend booking in the summer and for Spring sessions I recommend booking in the winter.

how far in advance should i book my session?

AZ gets a little rain, so I will watch the weather the day of your session, keep in contact with you and make the best decision for your shoot prior to meeting for hair and makeup. We may need to reschedule but we will get your shoot done!

what happens if the weather says rain on my session day?

An urban vibe, a flower field, the desert landscape....what is your vision for your senior portraits? During our consultation we will talk about the different options and decide together on the best location to best fit YOUR personality and style. We can often find a large variety of backgrounds in one location, or we can go to multiple locations that are close together. Taking some studio portrait is an option too!

how do we choose a location?

Typically we schedule your View and Order session within 2 weeks of your photo shoot.

when do i get to see my pictures?

The Session Retainer Fee includes the
2 -3 hour senior session experience and a private ordering session in my studio office. It does not include your images or products. All prints, products and digital images are purchased separately.

what does a session fee include?

This service is not included in my session fee, however I highly recommend it for the perfect camera ready face and hair! I will send you the information for the Hair & Make-up artists I recommend, who will ease the stress of the day by coming to your home! 

is hair and makeup included in the session fee?

I work with only the highest quality labs to ensure the color and quality of your products are heirloom quality and will stand the test of time. 


Absolutely! Friends, parents or siblings can come along to your session, they are invited to get some photos taken too! I will take about 15 minutes to get photos of you and guests.

Friends and parents are welcome and often can be a help like making you laugh or smile more easily. They will also serve as a big help to me in assisting me to get the best lighting on you!


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