Congratulations, almost-graduate! This page is just for you. Your senior year is important for so many reasons, and as a professional photographer, I know what a big deal it is to capture every single detail and all your favorite memories. At Magical Memories by Michelle, I specialize in taking the stress off of you! You’ll have a personalized photo shoot that’s tailored to your personality and interests, and I’ll guide you along the way so you’ll look your camera-ready best.
Look, there are tons of senior photographers in the East Valley. Even your friends and relatives could take your senior pictures, right? So let me show you why I’m one of the best senior portrait photographers in Arizona. Let’s start from the beginning…
I believe in creating magazine-worthy senior pictures.
Before you set foot in front of the camera, we’ll have a plan! We’ll chat a few times before your photo shoot because I want to know what you love, what you hate, and what inspires you. This is how I figure out the best locations that will reflect your unique personality and beauty. I’ll also want to chat about what you want to wear. I want to be prepared if you decide to show up in a pink tutu and orange heels. (Don’t worry…I wouldn’t let you do that!)
Believe it or not, outfits and backgrounds can clash and take the focus right off of you—and that’s exactly what we DO NOT want. Once I know what outfits you love and what types of flair you want to flaunt, then I can start to wrap my head around coordinating venues and locations that will highlight your awesome look! PLUS, there’s a bonus in it for you. You get immediate access to my exclusive Style Closet, which means you can borrow as much as you want to enhance your already-existing wardrobe. It’s filled with hats, sunglasses, accessories, dresses, and rompers. Pick through and find 1, 2, or 10 to bring for your photo shoot!
What to Wear
I believe in preparing you so you’re confident on the day of your photo shoot.
You have questions, I have answers. I have created variety of materials that will give you ideas and make sure you know what to expect and how to prepare for your senior pictures! We have a Welcome Guide to get you started, then the What to Wear Guide for Girls, What to Wear Guide for Guys, and a Style Closet Magazine will make sure you’re prepared for the big day. As if that isn’t enough, you’ll have my cell number so you can text me outfit options and we can plan your ultimate senior portrait session!
I believe in enhancing your natural beauty.
Every image I create is individually retouched by hand to bring out your best features. I bring my signature look to every image which includes enhancing colors, brightening whites, and making sure you look your very best! I promise to take care of that that nasty blemish that popped up the day of your photo shoot too! I want every person that sees your images to say “WOW, you look absolutely amazing!!!”
I believe in creating heirlom quality keepsakes for your family to enjoy.
Every senior loves having gorgeous keepsakes from their photo shoot. I offer heirloom quality photo products including custom designed images boxes with double sided prints. leather bound silk albums, gorgeous USB flash drives with your digital images and premiere slideshow and teen favorite, your own personalized mobile app. At your deluxe ordering session, we’ll design your custom photo products together so view options to see exactly how your final artwork will look. With this unique product line you’ll be able to share your favorite images as well as have lasting artwork you’ll loving seeing in your home.
Every senior wants pictures that are different from their friends.
Listen, the business side of photography is boring to me. I thrive on creativity and love to show off my artistic side with my seniors! So along with the beautiful movement and gorgeous headshots, I’d love to do something special with you! If you love sports or have been dreaming of adding a fun theme to your senior portraits, let’s collaborate and bring it to life!
What do my seniors say about their experience?
“Michelle is absolutely AMAZING!!!”
Desert Ridge High School, Class of 2020
“I was pretty nervous but she made my experience nothing but fun. I couldn’t have asked for better photos!”
Florence High School, Class of 2020
“Had the most fun shooting and absolutely stunning results!!!
Williams Field High School, Class of 2020
“She made me feel comfortable being in front of the camera, and my pictures were amazing!”
Desert Ridge High School, Class of 2019
“It was such an awesome experience to take pictures with Michelle. I could not express how much I love the pictures!”
Mesquite High School, Class of 2019
“I loved her fun personality! It can be a bit awkward to have pictures taken of you, and to really be yourself. Michelle helped capture my true personality and made things so fun and easy! She won't let you look bad!!”
Red Mountain High School, Class of 2017
Creative fees begin at $175 and include an in-person consultation, your on-location senior photo shoot lasting 2-3 hours, multiple outfits and locations, professional retouching, and an in-person Deluxe Ordering Session.
We offer several collections that include a variety of heirloom quality photo products and high resolution digital images. Collections begin at $895. Most families choose to invest $1500-$2500 on their senior portrait experience.
For full collection pricing, please contact Magical Memories by Michelle.