let's make your senior year


Hello gorgeous! I'm here to help you rock. your. senior session! If you think you're "awkward" I can promise you that you're going to feel so dang confident during your session, that feeling awkward won't even cross your mind!

I want to prepare you for your senior experience before you even inquire. I want you to know exactly what to expect, what it's like to be a #sarahneeleysenior, and how much fun you'll have at your session! Spoiler alert: it's gonna be uh-mazing.

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The senior




I understand that there are a lot of things to think about when booking a senior photographer. I want all of my clients to know that my top priority before booking is to make sure we're a good fit! This helps make the experience so much more fun for you, and you will truly love the outcome of your portraits. We will chat via email, over the phone, or schedule a coffee date to go over the details!


In order to make things official and get your session reserved on my calendar, there are three simple steps you need to take.
1. Choose your package
2. Sign the session agreement
3. Pay the $200 retainer fee

All of these steps take minutes to do online! I guide you every step of the way and make sure all of your questions are answered before booking!

next we'll start planning your dream session! YAY!

We'll go over allll of the details of your session to make sure it is exactly what you've been dreaming of! I'll send you a welcome guide which includes a style guide, location ideas, and questions to customize your experience. No two seniors are alike, and no two sessions are alike. I want your experience to be all about YOU, and I want your photos to reflect your personality. We'll choose the perfect locations, go over your final outfit choices, and I'll be here to help with any additional questions you may have!

the day you've been waiting for - it's your session day! 

Your senior session day is here! Yay! If you are getting professional hair and makeup, we'll meet after you've been beautified.  My main goal for your session is for you to feel comfortable, confident, and absolutely beautiful the entire time. I don't jump right into taking photos as I know it's not every day that you dress up and frolic around a field, am I right? I promise that even if you tell me that you're "awkward" I'm going to make you look UH-mazing in your portraits. Your personality will shine through your photos naturally!

your photo delivery - what to expect, and what you'll receive 

After your session is over I will deliver your lightly edited online proofing gallery within ONE week of your session. Your proofs will include the best images from your session. After you choose your favorite images, I will make final adjustments on each  image to remove any distractions, as well as fine-tuning makeup and stray hairs. I want your images to be absolutely perfect. I don't do any crazy editing, as I want your natural beauty to shine through your portraits! After I make final adjustments you can expect an online gallery with your images in one to two more weeks.

your product delivery

I want to provide you with not only gorgeous images but heirloom products. I want you to walk away with your images not only available online, but in your hands! Ordering products is not a requirement when booking with me. I let you choose if they’d like them as an add-on option only. This way, your experience is truly customized for you!

If you choose to order products you can expect all products to be delivered three weeks after your order date.

I always strongly suggest my seniors getting their hair and makeup done professionally for their senior portraits. I have a handful of amazing hair and makeup artists I recommend for your senior session. They are pros at making you look flawless on camera, whether you're in the July heat or chilly October air. Not only is it fun to be pampered, but it is one less thing to stress about when prepping for your senior session. It boosts your confidence and makes you feel like a queen. In addition - my hair and makeup artists will make you look absolutely stunning for your senior portraits. Hair and makeup is an add-on option available for all portrait sessions, or you can book them directly.

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kennedy | 2019 senior

"Applying to join Sarah’s spokesmodel team is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Through this program I have been blessed with new friendships and have grown closer to girls that I have known my whole life. This program allows me to have a variety of senior pictures throughout my entire senior year, which is entirely different from a typical senior session. I’m so thankful for Sarah and how she is so relatable and makes me feel confident during our shoots. I am forever grateful for being a part of this spokesmodel team and the memories that I will have for the rest of my life." 

"she makes me feel confident"


"I joined the spokesmodel team because it was something I never really did before, and it was a new experience. You meet a lot of new people and make friendships. Sarah made it very easy to get the best pictures. She is very chill and kindhearted. Not only is she a fantastic photographer, she’s a wonderful role model. My favorite part of being a spokesmodel was the girls and Sarah! She made every experience very enjoyable for us girls! We were all full of conversations and giggles!"



"Sarah made my senior session experience a blast! As a spokesmodel, I met amazing girls my age, got treated like a queen every session (by our makeup artists and hairstylist), and got amazing senior photos. I would recommend Sarah to everyone because not only are her senior pictures amazing, but she does amazing engagement and family sessions."

"i would recommend sarah to everyone"

adeline | 2019 senior

"Joining Sarah’s spokesmodel team is something that I am so glad I did. Being able to capture my friends and I throughout my whole senior year is something that you just can’t get from a basic senior picture session. Sarah is a wonderful photographer and a relatable friend and I’m so happy that the spokesmodel team introduced me to her!"

"sarah is a wonderful photographer"










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