the experience

Get excited!! You are a high school senior.  You've waited a long time for this moment to finally arrive, and we want to share in this amazing experience with you.  A large part of our business specializes in senior portrait photography, so every part of everything we do is with you in mind.  When you reserve your senior portrait session with Carlson Photography, you can expect custom senior portraits that are authentic, fun and personalized to you. You are one-of-a-kind and your portraits will reflect that. Never settle for less because you're worth it.

Carlson Photography is for seniors who want portraits that will look like them.  Portraits that "pop" because of the attention we give to the details in posing, lighting and editing. Making you look and feel amazing is what we do best.  Carlson Photography is for parents who want their senior's personality captured at a milestone in their life with a timeless portrait that can be displayed in the home until their senior's children can see it some day.  Carlson Photography is for those who want more than the amazing portraits ... we are for those who also want an unforgettable experience.



THE SNEAK PEEK | You get pre-portrait planning at Carlson Photography. Once you have reserved your portrait session, you and a parent will visit the studio a week or two before that date for a Sneak Peek.  At the Sneak Peek, you will see an image show to get more ideas of what you want to do for your portraits. You'll get valuable information about clothing selection and tips on hair & makeup. You get a tour of the studio so you can see where you'll be photographed; both in our camera rooms and our outside locations. We'll just spend some time chatting to get to know you and what YOU want your portrait experience to be like, and also what kind of portrait art you want for your home and family.

THE PHOTO SESSION | This is where the fun really begins! Before we start with any photography, we'll help you relax by just reviewing your outfits and any special ideas you have for your photos. After that, all you have to do is just be yourself and have fun. It's our job to capture your natural expressions and poses. Expect talking, joking around and a lot of laughing! Before you leave, we'll schedule your next appointment when you'll view the amazing images we just captured.

THE PREMIER ORDERING SESSION | About 10 days after your photo session, your images will be ready for viewing. You and a parent(s) will return to the studio for your Premier Ordering Session. During this appointment, you will view an image show of YOU. Then we will help you go through the process of making your selections of favorite images and portrait products and place your order. We offer Portrait Collections that start at $609, or you can order Ala Carte. You will also get to choose from other unique portrait art options. At this time, a minimum of 1/2 the order is due, and then the final balance will be paid at your portrait delivery.  Due to the custom nature of your order, the finished portraits are ready in approximately six weeks.

THE PORTRAIT DELIVERY | When your finished portraits are ready, we will call you to reserve a short appointment for you to come and pick them up. All portraits you ordered frames for will be finished with a dust cover, framing hardware, bumper pads and be ready to display at home. All you will need is a hammer.

Most importantly, we're here to help every step of the way.  

If you have any questions at all, please call us so we can chat.  920-735-9445