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On Location | The Perfect Backdrop for Senior Portraits

Urban grunge. Gardens and grassy fields. Bridges. Old barns. Small, quaint towns with cobbled streets. Historic buildings and vintage architecture.

There’s no shortage of amazing locations to hold your Senior Portrait Session, and I know just the right places. I’ve spent countless hours scouting, detouring and investigating locations at every time of day during every season to make sure that the spots we visit for your session are absolutely perfect, and will give you the room to explore and showcase your style and personality.

As we prepare for your session day, I’ll invite you to share your preferences with me, and I’ll ask some key questions that will guide me to the right spots for you. It’s likely we’ll visit at least two locations, preferably those that contrast, like modern cityscapes and grassy fields.

As we travel, we’ll change your outfits to pair with each locale. Most times, we’ll only travel a short distance to maximize our time together. The result? Senior Portraits that you’ll love forever, because they’re just as unique as you are.

For more details on how I craft the Senior Portrait Experience for each of my Seniors, be sure to grab a copy of the brand new Studio Magazine… Best news? There’s now a version for girls and a version for guys, available right here.  

Why Professional Hair and Makeup?

Did you know that you have the option to add on hair and makeup by my team of professional hair and makeup artists for your Senior Portrait Session? My incredibly talented team is outgoing and generous with their creativity and experience. They’ll be here at the studio when you arrive, and we will all work together to make sure your hair, makeup and outfits complement each other. It’s a part of the custom, feel-good experience that’s designed to make you feel at your best.

After countless photo shoots, here are my top 5 reasons for why I believe professional hair and makeup styling is a must for your Senior Portraits.

  1. Having your hair done professionally for your pictures will ensure that your hair looks excellent from all angles, and that your style holds from beginning to end.
  2. Your hair and makeup artist will be sure to coordinate your style with the style of your outfits, too. It’s an incredible collaboration that always results in a cohesive, polished look.
  3. I’m a big fan of versatility, and professional stylist will know how just a few small tweaks can change up your look in minutes. This is so important, since we’re usually traveling to multiple locations and changing your look up along the way.
  4. Makeup is applied for photography differently than for every day. The products that are used, how it’s blended, contoured and color-balanced all play into crafting a flawless on-camera look.
  5. There’s nothing more relaxing than being pampered and treated like a queen… Whether you’ve opted for an all natural look, or a glamorous makeover, as soon as you step off the makeup chair, you’ll be in the zone to rock your Senior Portrait Session and let your fabulous personality shine through.

Blue Pear Photography specializes in creative Senior portraits and graduation pictures in the Philadelphia metro area, Main Line and Chester County. We believe in timeless artwork that lasts forever. For more information about the Senior Portrait Experience, receive a copy of our Studio Magazine Twelve here. We offer Chester County Senior Photography for graduating seniors from area high schools such as Bishop Shanahan, Downingtown East, Downingtown West, Henderson High School, and other area high schools. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Style Collection | West Chester Senior Photography

You’ll be photographed in three outfits of your choosing for your Senior Portrait Session, and we’ll spend time on your session day putting the finishing touches on the wardrobe you’ve brought with you. You’ll also have access to The Style Collection where I’ve curated some must-have fashion that you are more than welcome to borrow for your session. I’d say that just about every one of my Seniors has found something perfect to complete their ideal look in the collection. Layering pieces, boots, jewelry and accessories… there’s a little bit of everything. Feel free to ask if I have something on hand before you head out shopping, or you can shop the closet to borrow that perfect thing on your session day!

West Chester Senior Photography

Blue Pear Photography specializes in creative Senior portraits and graduation pictures in the Philadelphia metro area, Main Line and Chester County including West Chester, PA. We believe in timeless artwork that lasts forever. When you’re looking for Downingtown Graduation Pictures and high school senior portraits, learn more about our Senior Portrait Experience here. We would love to welcome you to the Blue Pear family.

Product Spotlight | Folio Collection

A new addition for Spring, we’ve upgraded our Matted Folios to this gorgeous boxed set. This set of matted prints in a bamboo box is like an album, unbound. With a clear view cover, it’s a gorgeous display piece on its own. It also gives you the freedom to easily change the images adorning your home throughout the year, while others stay tucked away for safe keeping. My favorite detail is the curved brushed brass hinge that looks like an antique juxtaposed with the clean modern lines of the bamboo. Matted Folios are available in two sizes – 11×14 and 8×10 – and contain ten prints matted in acid-free, archival textured cotton.

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What Drives You? | West Chester Senior Pictures

Fashion design, writing, sports, horses, playing music, daydreaming… All of these things can be incorporated into your Senior Pictures. I’ll always ask during your consultation to share a little bit about what drives you so that we can creatively incorporate the things you love to do into your Senior Portrait sessions. That’s simply something the Yearbook photo just doesn’t do. I love to plan the perfect, artistic way to show the world what you’re passionate about. Check out some of my favorite rockstars, chefs, athletes and equestrians!

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West Chester Senior Pictures

Blue Pear Photography specializes High School Senior pictures in the Philadelphia metro area, Main Line and Chester County, PA, including West Chester Senior Pictures. We believe in timeless artwork that lasts forever. Our Senior Portrait Experience is designed to highlight your natural beauty and instill confidence. We offer the option to incorporate your talents, hobbies and achievements as part of our Senior Portrait experience. We would love to welcome you to the Blue Pear family. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook, or contact us here.