your senior portraits shouldn't be, either.
you're not like
Are you ready for the cover model experience? All of my session options include styling assistance, hours of shooting time, and multiple outfit changes so we can capture your individual style with photos that don’t look like everyone else’s.
Chances are you’ve been waiting a long time for your senior portraits, and you deserve an incredible experience!
The perfect photoshoot starts with planning. Regardless of the session you choose, we start with a planning, style and design consult prior to your actual session.
Before you ever step in front of my lens, we will work together to choose your locations, chat about your personal style, and design your dream photoshoot. We will talk about what you like (and what you don't!) so we can tailor your session perfectly for you.
It's my goal to give you the most amazing pictures possible. I love creating a fun photoshoot experience and capturing your personality through your images. No cookie cutter photoshoots here – you deserve portraits as unique as you are!
I wouldn't have wanted anybody else to take my senior photos!
"At first, I was a little bit nervous, but Susan was really helpful. She sent out a style guide a personality questionnaire and a how to prepare guideline that really helped me my mom set up for the big day. During my photo session in Philadelphia, I felt very relaxed and comfortable with Susan. She was so good at directing me figuring out what works best and knowing where some really cool locations were which amazingly complemented my outfits! The final images she put together are absolutely stunning—I couldn't believe how good I looked!"
WE WERE WITH OUR IMAGES — THEY WERE UTTERLY,
— GREY, 2020 Groom
who you are
not what others think you should be.
You get to be
Your senior photo session will be all about you! We will start with a session design appt over zoom and discuss all you ideas! I want to know who you are. If you are a happy smiley person then that's what we will capture! Is your personality a bit more serious? Do you like natural posing? We will work together to create the senior photo session you have been dreaming of!
Lots of planning goes into your senior session! I am here to help when you need it. Once you book with me I will send you a What To Wear Guide, a Skin and Nail Guide and we discuss who will help you with hair and makeup (if you don't have anyone I can recommend excellent stylists). My job is to take the stress out of the planning so that you can just focus on having the best senior portrait session!
this one's for you!
Did you know I danced for almost 40 years? I started dancing at age 4 and continued to dance until I was 42 yrs old. What does this mean for you? I will work with you to highlight your strengths during the photo session. When a photographer knows dance technique they can assist the dancer and suggest ways to improve upon the pose so that you can be sure you will love your dance portraits!
Here at SGP, I believe in offering a full range of archival photo products that you will want to show off! After your session I will help you select your images to display in a variety of products so that you don't have to worry about doing this alone. I offer heirloom products and, luxe crystal usb's loaded with your digital images. We will work together to select the perfect products that reflect your personal style.
Contact me through the contact form and Book your senior session & get on our calendar! We book 2-3 month in advance.
This Zoom meeting takes the stress out of the process. We plan everything. Get your welcome guide and resources that will help you prepare.
Get your hair and makeup done by your preferred stylist and show up to shoot! Enjoy your big day with no stress knowing that you're being taken care of by an experienced professional.
This final Zoom meeting is for you to select your images and products that reflect you and your home's style to remember this milestone in your life.
an experience you can
The session fee covers the time and the talent of the photographer and her assistants, as well as everything that is spelled out in the lists below. In addition to the session fee, you're required to purchase a minimum in our print and/or digital product offerings. Keep scrolling to explore your options!
What is a session fee?
this is so much more than just photos!
That's why my full-service experience helps you with wall art, albums and other products. At your online session reveal and order meeting, you'll get to select the images and products that reflect you and your home's style to properly represent this important milestone.
This milestone deserves more than ending up on a flash drive in the junk drawer.
Susan is so creative and fun to be around, I didn't want my session to end!
— ALEX BENYOLA
My session with Susan was the best ever! She listened to my vision and really made my whole idea come to life. At first, I was nervous because I never modeled for a photoshoot before, but Susan makes the whole experience as comfortable as possible. She does such amazing work and I cannot thank her enough for all the beautiful pictures!
My studio is located in Hammonton, New Jersey. Photo sessions can be held anywhere within one and a half hours from my home but feel free to contact me for destination photoshoots. I have done destination photo shoots in Palm Springs, San Diego, Austin Texas, and New Orleans. (Europe, anyone?)!
No worries - that’s my specialty! I have photographed hundreds of seniors and dancers and know exactly how to pose you to look your very best. Plus, I also worked as a dance instructor for many years, so posing dancers is second nature. I will direct you every step of the way, from helping you prepare for your photo shoot to posing you from head to toe. I got your back!
Great question! I definitely recommend having your makeup done professionally before your session. It feels great to be pampered and walk into your photoshoot feeling gorgeous. Even though we don’t do this in our studio, I have a list of stellar salons to recommend. If you fill out the contact form, I’m happy to pass over that list!
Absolutely! Senior portraits are certainly an investment, which is why I offer a variety of session options so you can get exactly what you want. I work one-on-one to design an experience customized to you (and your budget!), and I do also offer payment plans.
Not photogenic? Nonsense! It’s not your job to be “photogenic”. It's my job to help you feel comfortable and beautiful so you can let your walls down and let that gorgeous light shine.
After your session you will be sent an email approximately 2 days with an invitation to book your Session Reveal. During this reveal we will view all the images we created together and you will select your favorites to order. Once. you make your selections, I usually take two weeks to finish editing them and depending on the products you select, your products can be in your hands within 2 weeks! Albums take longer.
I can help you figure this out after our initial Zoom call! I ask lots of questions, like what is your favorite season, do you love nature (beach, flowers) or urban environments, do you prefer fall fashion or summer dresses? Getting to know you in this way will help me suggest locations as well as timing for your session.
I bring a changing tent on location—told you I've got everything covered! ;)
Relax, I got you...I will ask you to sit over there and talk you through everything! I love to capture who you are so I observe how you move. I ask you to walk, spin, laugh, keep moving and you will be having fun and not thinking about posing. Did I mention I was a dancer? I know how the body moves. By the end of the session you will be a pro and moving on your own!
Absolutely! At our Session Design zoom call we will discuss all the options. I will show you locations that I go to, talk about outfit choices for different locations and even send you guides, on how to prep your skin, nails and what to wear!
To secure your session with me, it's best to book early! Sessions tend to fill up quickly, often months in advance, and I often have to turn away seniors who wait until Spring of their graduating year. Once you reach out, I'll guide you through the process of submitting a session retainer fee and completing the SGP client contract. Click here to get started.