It's your senior year. A year filled with exciting events and big decisions! You've worked hard to get here and you deserve to be the center of attention.
Thank you so much for being here. That means it's time to capture one of your most important life events! This gives me a chance to tell you how this works and why becoming a Courtney Bradley Senior would be a great decision.
If you're looking for a photographer that just points a camera at you and demand smiles, I am not the one for you. If you're looking for a hype girl to give you confidence and make your session the amazing experience your deserve, You found her! I give fun prompts to get your smile to happen naturally. I want the focus to be on you! Having a great time during your session is important, but making sure you feel comfortable and confident first ensures everything will fall in to place naturally to guarantee you will have the best pictures possible.
I offer sessions Monday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's. If those days don't work due to extracurricular, I may be able to accommodate another day. I begin sessions 1-2 hours before sunset or an hour after sunrise. This allows for the best lighting which gives the look you see in my work. Unless at a location where outside lighting does not apply.
If an outdoor photo is accepted to your school yearbook, I will compose a pose you are able to use, size and label it correctly for you to send to your school. Please double check your schools dress code for the yearbook photo and plan accordingly.
Choose can choose your location from my favorites below or a different location(s) of your choice (Price based on consultation). Each location price reflects the session fee, traveling, an hour of shooting, 40 beautifully retouched high resolution digital images for download from your personal online gallery with printing rights. Your gallery will also have a professional lab attached you can order professional prints from the same professional lab I use. Or you can print from a lab of your choice.
You may choose additional locations. Each location with add 30 minutes of shooting and 10 more images added to your gallery. $200 with in St Johns | $250 for locations with in 140 minutes of St Johns. For locations further out, please contact me for a quote.
I do not limit outfits! I do recommend keeping it to 3-4 for an hour session.
One of the most asked questions I get is "Where is the best locations for my photos?" So I have put together the best of the best location choices from my experience of shooting senior sessions the last few years. I have a variety of options catered to different personalities and styles and each location provide plenty of variety for your gallery. If your are in sports or extracurriculars, you can easily bring your props/jerseys with you to use in your photos at your location.
Our adorable town of St Johns provides so many great spots for photos that it take at least an hour to get through and not even get to all them! It's so easy to make your photos still unique without looking the same as all your class mates. And if you're from another school, even better, right! This location is great for guys and girls alike with a lot of textures, colors and beautiful store fronts...and backs. Stair cases, brick walls, flowers (season permitting) and this would even include the train station and silos!
This is one of my most popular locations with 2 lakes, a beach, a trail leading between the lakes with tall grass and (wild flowers season permitting) This location will need to be booked about an hour before sunset as that is when the lighting is best.
The gardens are perfect for the senior who desires a natural vibrant look to their photos with beautiful flowers, ponds, fountain, green ivy, structures and more!
The village provides many awesome back drops for the senior who would like a natural and or farm inspired look. It has everything from a big red barn and white picket fence to a a wooden bridge in to the woods. It also has the the tall grass a lake the sun sets behind. The also have a variety of old fashioned buildings, many landscaped with beautiful flowers.
We can hit downtown, with the senior who prefer an urban vibe. Curwood Castle Park for the senior who desire natural elements and a bridge over water. Or McCurdy Park with natural elements also and a little village style with adorable old fashioned buildings.
Grand Ledge is perfect for the senior who would like to mix edgy urban downtown vibes with nature elements. We begin down town and head towards the Island by the river where the sunsets.
Now you'll fill out my Senior Questionnaire Don't worry, it will only take a couple minutes and will provides me with the info I need to get the party started and make your experience original to you!
Step 2: We will choose your location(s) and dates. I will then send you the contract and retainer invoice of $150 to hold your date.
Step 3: you will receive my Senior Experience Guide full of so many deets that you probably wont have any questions. But if you do, you will have my personal number so you can easily send me a text pertaining to your session!
Step 4: It's Picture day! I will send you an email or text this morning with any last minute info, when we will meet etc. And you will see sneak peeks with in 24 hours of your session!!
Step 5: With in 3-4 weeks, you receive a full gallery of full resolution and social side images to show off and share with your friends and family!
We were amazed at the quality of candid and professional shots Courtney captured of our son for his senior pictures. Like any teenager, he doesn’t like his picture taken. Courtney was patient and made our son feel comfortable. There were a few times that he said his position didn’t feel natural. Courtney was quick to allow him to get into a comfortable position and followed his natural body language and expressions. I was most impressed with the variety of locations, facial expressions and angles she took. It was really hot out and Courtney was moving all around as she took the pictures to get the best shots. I think the most impressive part, was when she sent me the pictures and I saw my son’s face. I could tell he liked them as much as we did! We highly recommend Courtney as her work exceeded our expectations! Thank you Courtney for giving us the gift of these memories. Our gratitude can’t be expressed in words.
Courtney is amazing! We have had a blast doing my daughters senior pictures with her. She takes the time to get to know her clients and to understand what they want, and you can feel that when you see her pictures. She will guide you every step of the way from choosing a location or two, to picking the right outfits. She is flexible, accommodating, and attentive to her clients, with the weather and to the timing. She knows exactly what she needs to produce the best pictures. We couldn’t have had a better experience and our only problem is trying to decide which pictures to print.