About Senior Portraits


Your senior portrait marks a special milestone in your life. Your session will be designed to capture your unique personality and will be tailored to highlight your individuality. Senior portrait sessions created at Studio by the Pond are different than with other photographers in our area. WE ACTUALLY HAVE A “STATE OF THE ART PORTRAIT STUDIO!!! 

Most anyone with a DSLR camera can take an adequate photo outside "on location". At Studio by the Pond, we create a portion of your session in our studio. Your senior portraits will have much greater variety with the mixture of in studio and outside pictures. Creating a beautiful selection of studio images requires a true professional with an in depth understanding of lighting, composition, and posing. The bottom-line, we know how to create images that will simply have you look your best. 

In addition to our indoor studio, we offer a beautiful outdoor natural setting. This natural outdoor "studio" provides many options to create a unique portrait designed especially for you. If you wish, you can go on location as well. Your session can be created anywhere in the local area. For example: your home, the beach, at the lake, or at your favorite location. Also, we offer a few special on location "Friend Sessions". Bring all the props you want to include in your session. At no extra charge, have your photograph taken with a sibling, friend, or pet. 

Our goal is to create a collection of images that will be natural and timeless in their look. Our style is to mix traditional with a fun, edgy, creative look. Cheesy props and unnatural contrived setups may sound like a good idea but they just won't stand the test of time. In the years to come, you want to be able to look back at your senior portraits and not cringe! 

We provide a relaxed and creative atmosphere and encourage your unique style and ideas. Most importantly, we want your portrait session to be fun. We make certain you are given the time, attention, and personal service your senior portraits deserve. Most of our sessions include images created in our studio and outdoors, unlimited outfit changes and we impose no time limit. There are no rules or limitations on the creativity for your session, anything goes! We want to capture portraits that are you! 

We will schedule a consultation with you prior to your session. We want to talk about the look you desire, your interests, clothing options, and discuss the entire process. We want you to be completely prepared, feel confident, and just have fun with the whole experience.


Hair and Makeup


Why not add another amazing experience to your senior portrait process by having your hair and makeup done professionally. I work exclusively with an amazing hair and makeup artist named Kimberly Savage. You will share with her the look you desire and she does the rest!  Adding Kimberly's services will take your senior portraits to the next level and enhance the beauty and glow already in you!  

Check out more of Kimberly’s before & after pictures here:

Kimberly Savage Makeup Artist and Hairstylist



Parent’s Guide

High school senior photographs are a celebration of your son or daughter's senior year! We encourage all high school seniors to showcase who they are and allow us to tell their story in a photographic collection of images. 

At Studio by the Pond, we offer a wide variety of senior portrait sessions designed to meet your specific needs.  From our basic to our custom designed sessions and everything in between, we have you covered!  

Our sessions include unlimited clothes changes, so we encourage your senior to take advantage of that. We recommend they find a balance of clothing styles that are well suited for your purpose (sending to family and friends) and your senior's purpose (giving photographs to their friends). 

Most sessions include both in studio and outdoor poses and typically last 1 to 2 hours. On-location sessions vary in length based on location and travel time. 

Your images will be ready to view in 2 to 3 weeks after the session date. We normally take 2 to 3 week to complete your finished photographs. If you need them sooner, please ask us and we will try our best to speed up the process for you! Also, we deal directly with all the local high schools and deliver the yearbook photo directly to the school. 

We highly recommend that you and your senior schedule a Free Design Consultation at our studio. You will have the opportunity to see examples of our work and go over everything we just covered in great detail! 

Our business hours are Tuesday thru Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm by appointment ONLY.