I specialize in timeless, fine art photography and my passion is combining traditional and lifestyle portraiture while photographing families, seniors, maternity and branding clients in Cle Elum, Washington and surrounding areas.
Senior portraits are about celebrating a life stage – for many of you, your entire senior year is filled with milestones. Each one worth noting and celebrating in many ways, including a senior photography session. Your senior year is about being on the cusp of something great – your future! But your senior picture session is about capturing who you are in this moment, and all the years leading up to now. It’s about documenting your hobbies and passions, your favorite places and spaces. It’s about giving yourself and your family a photo that allows them to look back and remember who you were at this time in your life.
I recommend bringing at least 3 to 5 outfits to really show the many facets of your personality. At least three of those should be “regular” clothing and then any uniforms you will want to bring like a jersey, marching band uniform etc. If you’re having trouble agreeing on what to wear I always recommend “one for you, one for mama.” We want to highlight who you are and what represents you but it’s important that you’re both happy with these photos. So bring one for you, one for mama and then agree on the rest!
When it comes to choosing your outfit, I think it’s always great to have one “dressed up” outfit. It’s also good to have a pair of jeans. A single pair of jeans can easily be paired with multiple tops and different shoes/accessories to create totally different looks. This goes for guys and girls!
Do’s and Dont’s For Your Senior Photos
It’s important that you come to your session camera ready. For girls, makeup and hair is always recommended. I can even arrange it for you for an additional fee, just ask for more details! That being said, here are a few tips to make sure your hair, skin and face are camera ready for your senior photo session.
Your senior photos should be a reflection of who you are and what makes you a unique individual. I want to know your passion. It might be playing an instrument, singing, sports, fashion design, riding horses, drama or hiking.
Whatever it is, your passions will help us craft a portion of your senior portrait session. So when it’s time to book your session make sure you leave us a note describing your favorite things to do, your hobbies, and your dreams. Let me know how you envision your senior photography. This will help us team up to create the ideal senior picture session for you and your family.
Mary Maletzke Photography
MARY MALETZKE PHOTOGRAPHY IS A LUXURY FAMILY & PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER SERVING CLE ELUM, Ellensburg, SUNCADIA, (AND BEYOND!)
We SPECIALIZE IN AN EXCLUSIVE FULL SERVICE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE beginning WITH SESSION PLANNING, STYLING AND LOCATIONS, AND CONCLUDES WITH THE CREATION OF HEIRLOOM QUALITY FINE ART FOR FAMILIES TO ENJOY IN THEIR HOME FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.