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If you’re looking to make your senior photo session truly epic, I’ve got a golden nugget of advice for you: schedule it 90 minutes before sunset. Trust me; it’s the perfect time to make your senior portraits shine! Why, you ask? Well, here are a few reasons that’ll make you fall in love with the […]

Golden Hour Glory: Why 90-Minutes to Sunset is Prime Time for Senior Session Photos

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When it comes to creating stunning senior fashion portraits in Southwest Wisconsin, outfit choices can make all the difference. You want your senior to stand out, be the center of attention, and capture their unique personality. While we often discuss what colors and styles to embrace, today, let’s talk about what colors to avoid to […]

5 Fashion Mistakes to Steer Clear of for Your Senior Portrait Shoot

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What you should know before you get on the 15-minute discovery to senior planning portraits? So your getting ready to senior planning your session with me on a phone call with me your senior photographer, and I know your thinking we have to get on the phone and actually talk to each other…. YES! I […]

Top Tips for High School Senior Planning Senior Portrait Sessions with Photographers

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Added Value: The Senior Portrait Experience The SMP senior portrait experience  is more than just a photo needed for the yearbook, or images to share on social.  It’s about creating a once in a lifetime experience where you get to design your dream photo shoot.  Let’s be honest you were born for this moment, you […]

Uncover the added value of Sarah Monson Photography for your senior portraits

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Why I ask to see your senior session outfits prior to your session So your wondering why your senior photographer wants to know what to know what senior outfits your wearing.  Not only am I invested in what your wearing but I also want to ensure your outfits compliment the location.  Do the colors of […]

Preparing for Your Senior Photo Shoot: Why Outfit Selection Matters to Your Photographer

High School senior standing next to his vintage car in Wisconsin

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Senior hair & makeup do’s and don’t Seniors hair style and makeup. Senior girls I know your excited to have your photos professionally taken, you have literally been dreaming & practicing for this this day since you were 9.  You want to have the perfect outfits, shoes, accessories, hair and make up. Let’s chat a […]

Senior Hair and Makeup Tips for Portrait Sessions: What to Do and What Not to Do

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When it comes to senior photography, there’s one thing that can truly make your photos stand out: connecting with your photographer’s editing style. It might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re prepping for your senior portrait session, but trust me, it can make a world of difference. What is an […]

Unlocking the Magic: The Importance of Connecting with your Photographer’s Editing Style

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Juniors it is not too early to start planning for your senior session! Here are a few things you can do to start preparing for it: 1. Start researching photographers and create a list of your favorites. Every photographer has a unique editing style and vibe and you want to ensure you connect with it. […]

3 Things you can do now to start planning your senior session

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One way that I support my senior clients (and their parents) is by guiding outfit selections for their session. This allows you to feel confident and photo-ready for your senior session. Not only am I invested in what your wearing but I also want to ensure your outfits compliment the location. Do the colors of […]

Senior Portraits: Why The Right Outfit Choice Matters

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