Some parents ask what the advantages are of having Senior portraits taken by a professional photographer. Quality cameras are becoming more and more available to everyone these days, and it may be appealing to save money by “just trying to DIY it” or have dad take portraits.

Here are a few reasons why it’s so important to hire a professional photographer (rather than an amateur with a nice camera) to capture this very unique time in a High School Senior’s life. Keep in mind that all my portrait collections include a professional stylist during the shoot.

better photos

Even experienced amateurs struggle with more nuanced parts of portrait photography. Mastery of lighting, hiding undesirable features, and creating radiant skin tones are among the most difficult and most important parts of producing an perfect portrait. When you hire me, I put my years of experience to work to create images that flatter and look fantastic even when printed in very large format. Additionally, I work with a top professional stylist to ensure my subjects not only look their best, but look their best for the camera. My stylist is highly experienced with hair and makeup for portraiture, and knows how to get the very best results. Working with a professional photographer creates a team effort to produce the very finest images as an end result. Everything is custom tailored to my individual seniors.

art for life

Photographs aren’t meant to lurk eternally on a hard drive. They’re meant to be printed, displayed, touched, and shared. I’ve designed my program and packages to make sure you will end up with stunning, last-a-lifetime physical pieces that become family treasures. All my print products are sourced from professional photo labs and made with museum grade materials. I lovingly hand retouch each image with huge amounts of care before it goes to a digital gallery or print, sometimes spending hours on perfecting the crop, color quality, and removing any blemishes that might become apparent when the photograph is printed in large format. Your end result is not just a gallery of perfectly edited digital images; it’s an album, a canvas, a print - real, tactile artwork for your home or dorm room.

Invest In You


My collections are an exciting combination of unique photography and heirloom quality printed products. Choose what’s best for you or reach out to me for a custom package if there’s something you need but don’t see here.  


DIGITALS —> We have you covered.  We feel it’s a huge disservice to our clients if we just give you a USB or DVD of the most memorable time of your life.  Not only that, it’s truly not in your best interest.


Let me explain why….10-25 years from now, where is the iPad or tablet going to be? Where is that CD going to be?  That USB cord or CD drive?  What about 150 years from now or longer?

With the constant changes in technology, I don’t need to tell you that, the CD you’ve purchased may not look super amazing on technology years later. There’s a huge possibility it won’t be viewable at all.


Prints & albums are our only true future proof medium.

At TBP ~ we offers the highest quality in prints, card art, canvas wraps, gallery wraps, and book art /albums.  Once you see your artwork in person, you’ll be so glad that you’ve made the right choice.


{{Don’t get us wrong, we do offer digital images….and the coolest phone app and crystal USB to store them on.}}