YOUR SENIOR PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE WHAT IS IT LIKE?

Magical Memories by Michelle stands out from the crowd. I pride myself on being professionally fun and up to date with all the latest professional techniques (as well as fashion trends). Beginning with your initial consultation, we’ll get right down to the business of…you guessed it…FUN! From getting to know you to learning about your ultimate dream photo session, when we finish our consultation, I’ll have lots of creative ideas and suggestions for you to consider.

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PRE-SESSION PREP

I’ll make sure you’re prepped and ready before your session even begins! You’ll get expert tips and advice for choosing the best outfits and accessories,  I’ll help you coordinate your favorite outfits with different locations. Plus, you’ll have access to the exclusive Style Closet that’s filled to the brim with mix-and-match possibilities.

There’s no reason to panic wondering what to bring or what to wear.

IT'S SESSION DAY!

My expertise with teenagers allows me to help pull you out of your shell, show that personality, and get lots of different expressions. “But I’m not a model” I hear this so often! I promise you, NONE of my clients are models! They are all regular (albeit amazing!) teens just like yourself! The difference? With my guidance and eye for posing and movement, you’ll walk away with a boost in confidence that will show on camera too! 

With just a little guidance, the nerves will fade away.

POST-SESSION

I enhance your natural beauty so you’ll have effortlessly beautiful portraits! Retouching brings out your best qualities without overdoing it. You’ll always look like your amazing self in your senior portraits, and only the tiniest things like stray strings, lines, and occasional blemishes are corrected to bring out your natural beauty.

No stressing over that pesky session day pimple.

A SNEAK PEEK.... BEHIND the SCENES

You’ve probably noticed all the gorgeous hair and makeup in the client photos I’m sharing, right?! And there’s no doubt you’re taking notes on their meticulous brows and nails, too!

Plus, their outfits are spot-on, their accessories perfectly picked, and their props completely coordinated with their looks and locations.

They all look gorgeous!

BUT HOW DID THEY DO IT? THERE'S A SECRET...

I have an entire team of talented and trusted professionals standing by to help you look and feel your very best on the day of your photo session!

It’s true. My clients are gorgeous on the inside and out…but not ALL of them are makeup and hair artists, and I don’t know ANY who are professional manicurists. That’s where the pros come in, and that’s where you get to say good-bye to the getting-ready stress and let the artists work their magic.

 

When we meet, I’ll give you tons of recommendations you can choose to use for your big day! Everything is up to you, so mix and match the services you want to make you feel your very best and most confident when it’s time to strike a pose.

No Stress, Just Smiles

- HERE'S WHAT MY CLIENTS KNOW -

You Get To Be Yourself

There’s a time for serious photos, but there’s also a time to play. You are celebrating a HUGE accomplishment, and that means you get to let loose and have a little (ok, a LOT) of fun when we’re on a shoot! I want to capture the funny, goofy, elated, silly, and unexpected moments that make you the amazing person YOU ARE! All your quirky expressions and one-of-a-kind poses…those are the things that will make people look at your photos, smile, and say, “Yep, that’s my girl!” or “Yeah, that’s the guy I know!” So let the fun shine in…you’ll be glad you did.

You Get to Move & Play

The more you move and twirl and turn, the more chances I get to capture perfectly nuanced moments that are unique to you. Just a slight shift in how you’re standing or the direction you’re looking can make a huge difference! It can mean the difference between a great photo and a phenomenal photo that shows not only your beauty and style, but also your spirit, personality, and spunk. So shake off those nerves, laugh, be silly, get out there and move–because that’s the YOU everyone loves and wants to see in your senior portraits.

You'll Look Your Best

Of course you look amazing, but you’ll never have to worry if a last-minute blemish rears its ugly head or if stray straps or strings make unwanted appearances. That’s how I use professional retouching! Things that can be disastrous in other photo sessions are nothing to worry about at Magical Memories. I’ve been known to repair last-minute tears and broken straps with the magic of retouching…all to make sure clients get the look they originally intended. I’ll make sure all of those pesky unwanted things don’t show up in your photos, but I’ll also make sure you ALWAYS look like your natural, best self without overdoing it. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t worry if you still have questions. I know it’s a lot to take in, but I’m here to help! I’ve gathered some of the most common questions and answered them here. Check them out below:

faq #1 Where do I change while out on location?

Things could get a bit prickly during a wardrobe change, especially out in the desert, and that’s why I always travel with a portable changing room that makes things super easy and convenient for you! That way, no matter the location, you can do a quick change in no time and look like you just walked out of your own personal dressing room. 

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faq #2 Do you offer professional hair & makeup?

Does Cinderella have glass slippers?! Of course I offer hair and makeup services for anyone who’s interested. Deb is my go-to professional and she’s a hair and makeup wizard, so whatever look you’re going for, she’s got you covered. You’ll be beautifully camera-ready in time for your photo shoot.

faq #3 Can I just get all the digital images?

Magical Memories by Michelle is known for its full line of heirloom-quality portrait products. While I do offer digital files in our collections, our collections are a combination of both digital files and displayable products. You’ll love the gorgeous prints, metals, storyboards, image boxes, and albums—and when you get to your in-person reveal, you’ll be able to put together the perfect package for your family. And I haven’t forgotten that you’ll want to share your pics online, so I’ll have a personalized mobile app will all your images sized and ready to share!

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faq #4 How do I know what locations to use for my photo shoot?

We’ll get to know each other during your in-person consultation and ask about some of your favorite hangouts. In addition, our team of professionals has the inside scoop on hundreds of locations throughout the East Valley that are great for senior pictures. I’m happy to make suggestions that fit your style and personality. From funky downtown areas to serene waterside venues to desert vistas, I know just where to go to get the very best shots! I’m never in a hurry, and I’m all about getting the most beautiful shots of you. I’ve got this!

faq #5 How do I know what what to wear?

This is your day, and it’s all about your style. But I’m here to help. Every one of my clients gets access to my constantly updated Style Closet that’s packed with dresses, tops, rompers, hats, and accessories to give you even more variety. Mix and match with your own wardrobe as much as you want to create unique looks for your big day! Feeling floral and romantic? Go for it. Feeling edgy? That’s awesome. Mix and match your looks, have fun, and be uniquely you! I also have What to Wear guides for every client to help get your creative juices flowing.
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Investment

Graduation is a huge milestone and many families want to go all out and have an incredible experience, lots of options, gorgeous images, and designer artwork and keepsakes. 

Session fees begin at $200 and include an in-person consultation, your on-location senior photo shoot lasting approximately 1-3 hours, multiple outfits and locations, professional retouching, and an in-person Image Premiere and Ordering session. 

You’ll be able to choose from several collections that include a variety of heirloom quality photo products and high resolution digital images20

SESSION RETAINER FEE \ $200-$375
STARTING COLLECTIONS \ $895
AVERAGE INVESTMENT \ $1800-$3000

Welcome! I’m your bestie behind the camera! Lots of great info, so hang out for awhile!

Michelle

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