High School Seniors

vacaville photographer, senior portraits

Why Seniors Choose Portraits by Valerie

More choices. At Portraits by Valerie, you choose the photography style you want. I work with you to bring out your personality and show off YOUR style.

More variety. The real focus is on having a great time during your session. As your high school senior photographer, I know how to make you feel completely at ease in front of the camera. When you feel comfortable, you will look terrific.

Don’t Trust Just Anyone

Just because your friend bought a nice pair of scissors would it make sense to let her cut your hair? HECK NO! 
I’ve heard people say, “My friend has a nice camera, I’ll just get them to do my pictures”. Well, here’s something to consider… Can you trust your once-in-a-lifetime high school senior portrait to a once-in-a-while (or hardly ever) photographer? Anyone with a camera can point it at you and take your picture. But there’s a big difference between a snapshot and a professional portrait.

Ten years from now, you probably won’t remember your high school senior photographer’s name, or even how much you paid for your high school photos. But you will still have your senior portraits to look at, as a daily reminder of some of the best days of your life. The choice you make for your photographer today will determine whether you smile or cringe when you look at your portraits for the rest of your life.

Questions H.S. Seniors Ask.

What makes a great portrait?
In one word – FUN!  If you are having fun, you are relaxed and when you are relaxed having a great time, your photos will reflect that.

What will my session be like?
Your session should be fun. You should feel comfortable and relaxed. You should never be rushed. And you should have a great time. At Portraits by Valerie, you get all this and more. Valerie has been making seniors look and feel awesome for over 5 years. Behind the camera, she’s one of the best.

How will I look in my pictures?
During your session, you will be amazed as Valerie works her magic. She knows how to make you look your very best. Sometimes just a slight tilt of the head, a change in the shoulder direction or shift of the weight to the other foot can help turn a snapshot into a masterpiece.

You’ll also be pleased that Valerie can gently direct you into comfortable positions without grabbing you or sticking you into awkward poses. Most importantly, when your session is finished you won’t believe how easy it was, and how fast the time seemed to go.

What if I don’t like my portraits? 
You are never stuck with pictures you don’t like at Portraits by Valerie. I have never had a disappointed client.   If you’re not happy with them for any reason, we’ll remake them, no hassles ever, no fine print. This 100% guarantee is peace of mind for both you and your parents.

I wear glasses, will there be glare?
I have two suggestions for you if you wear glasses. The first is to go to your optician and see if you can borrow an identical pair without the lenses. If you can’t get a pair of frames then ask your optician to remove the lenses in your glasses. The absence of your lenses will greatly enhance your portrait, and we won’t have to worry about reflections or glare.

Can I bring my best friend and can they be in some photos with me?
If you have a bestie that you can’t live with out, you can have her/him in 3 poses.  If they need senior photos too, we can do them together and you each will get a 15% discount!  Check out the rates here.

Ugh, I just woke up with a big zit on my face, can you remove it?
Yes I can.  I will remove the normal things that are not a part of you, for example, zits or a scratch that will go away. Things I do not photo shop out, birth marks or scars that will be with you for years to come unless you specifically ask.  I cannot give you a tan so be careful not to sunburn prior to your appointment.

How much will it cost?
What you pay for your portraits is important. But what you get for what you pay is even more important. That’s what value is, and why you always get more than your money’s worth at Portraits by Valerie. Click HERE to read about what the cost is and what is included.

Getting exactly want you want is important to PbV. What you ultimately select for your finished images is entirely dependent on you. We recognize that everyone has different portrait needs based on personal desires, family, friends, and budget. If you want one photo for yourself, a different one for Grandma and some wallets for your friends, you can get just that. If you need lots of wallet photographs to give away then that’s what you can get.