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kara hendricks

Gilbert, AZ High School & College Senior and Headshots Photographer

THE SENIOR EXPERIENCE 


You're only a senior once, so you deserve the best experience.
Kara takes care of you through every step so that you don't stress! We believe you should feel beautiful and confident on your session day, and the images should reflect your personality. We will work together to design a session that has your vision so that you love your final images and will cherish them for years to come!

You can even bring a friend to add some extra fun memories!

Do you have questions like, "What should I wear?", or "How should I apply my make up?" Read on to find out how all of these questions and more are answered.



BOLD, COLORFUL AND NATURAL SENIOR PICS THAT FOCUS ON THE AUTHENTIC YOU!

Kara has been recognized as one of the leading senior photographers throughout the nation, having been published in Senior Year Magazine & Senior Year - Guys Only!

Nationally Recognized Photographer

"I enjoyed just sitting back and playing Sherpa while watching Kara interact with my daughter to create natural expressions that brought out her personality" -Stacey, Senior Mom

BOLD, COLORFUL AND
one of a kind
 SENIOR PICS
THAT FOCUS ON THE AUTHENTIC YOU!

The client process

pre session prep

the session day

after the session

We plan together, in advance, your favorite outfits to wear, the locations that you like, and how you would like your hair and make up.

All you have to do is show up! Our professional team of make up and hair stylists will have you looking camera ready and natural so all you have to do is have fun!

You will see your beautifully hand-edited images about 2 weeks after your session! You will also get to choose which products to show your images like an album or a canvas. Kara does all of the ordering for you so you can relax.

There's not need to panic wondering what to bring or what to wear.

You don't have to schedule your hair & make up appointment - we've got you covered.

Just download your digitals with a click of a button! We will take care of ordering all of your products.

Hair & Make up

Outfits & Location

Professional hair and make up is included! You will be pampered by our professional hair and make up artists to make sure that you're looking polished with the perfect "no makeup" look. We work to make sure every senior looks exactly how they want to look during their session so that you feel beautiful and comfortable with your natural, camera-ready look.

I believe that your senior session should be a reflection of your personality and unique to you. My Style Guide will help you nail down your style and give you shopping options so that you can easily prepare for your dream photo session feeling comfortable and beautiful! Then I will find a location that fits with your style of outfits.



“Thank you for an amazing and positive experience! You put my daughter at ease and she left the gardens last night feeling beautiful!
                  - Barb, Senior Mom

SESSION RETAINER / starting at $650

DIGITALS, PRINTS & PRODUCTS START AT / $500

AVERAGE INVESTMENT / $2500

I believe in providing a customized experience to celebrate YOU! Your hobbies, your high school activities and your personality! When you book me as your photographer, we will have a consultation so I can get to know you, plus we will plan all of the fun details that will make your session one of a kind. You get my expert styling help and guide to help you shop. Your session can include up to 4 outfits, 1 - 2 locations, AND hair & make up. Finally a View & Order Session afterwards to order your favorite archival products and digitals!

Digital images and products are separate from the photo session retainer and I offer several collections that include beautiful & high quality products and digitals that you can download with a click of a button, in your private online gallery.

For full pricing, please contact Kara for the Welcome Guide.
 

Investment

contact me

This Senior Year is Special

don't let your images sit on your computer and collect digital dust!

I'm a Mom too!

Did you know the next time your child may be photographed is their wedding? Yes, it's true. This is one of the most important milestones in their life right now, they are approaching adulthood!
The best thing, MOM, is you get to be a part of the planning, go to the session and be involved in these memories!

YOUR SENIOR DESERVES TO TAKE UP SPACE ON A WALL!

Let's face it....

printing  out your own images
is a real bummer right?

How do we know if the print lab will print out the correct colors we see on our screen? Who do we trust to print these precious memories on quality papers?

That's why we take care of all the printing for you! We only use professional labs with the highest quality materials and all orders are quality checked.

When your senior has graduated and is busy conquering the world, you are going to love a stylish album on your coffee table and turning pages full of senior memories, or seeing a canvas hanging on your wall of your senior!

I schedule shoots on 2 weekdays and one or two weekend dates dates per month. Sessions start 1 to 2 hours before the scheduled sunset. Your make up and hair will take 1.5 hours and will be scheduled before your session time.

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 accessories.

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 by July and for Spring sessions I recommend booking in January.

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 two locations that are close together. Taking some studio portraits 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. You will choose your favorite images and order products at this meeting.

when do i get to see my pictures?

The Session Retainer Fee includes my time in planning & designing your dream session, the
1-2 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?

The "Mocha Latte" Session includes hair and make up which I highly recommend for the perfect camera ready face and hair! Your appointment will be made for you so you don't need to stress about taking care of this. Just show up and one of my amazing stylists with pamper and take care of you!

is hair and makeup included in the session fee?

I work with only the highest quality labs to ensure the color is correct and your products are heirloom quality which will stand the test of time. Plus I do all of the ordering for you so you don't have to worry!

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR PRINTS AND others that I CAN PURCHASE MYSELF?

Absolutely! A parent, sibling or friend can come along to your session, they are invited to get some photos taken with you too which makes for a great memory! 

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!

CAN I BRING MY FAMILY?

Frequently Asked Questions

The best tips for what to wear (and what to avoid) for your photoshoot! 

Download the Free What to Wear Guide!