Chattanooga Senior Photographer

Senior Session Information

high school senior in jeans and black top leans against barn doors with greenery over top and sides

What a Senior Session is like with me as your photographer!

Congratulations on your accomplishments! Graduating is a huge deal and one of life’s greatest milestones. You’ve changed so much since you first started on your education journey and there is no better way to showcase all you’ve accomplished than with a photo session. I plan your senior session with you in mind through a session planning questionnaire specific for seniors! You are encouraged to incorporate into your session your hobbies, awards, extracurricular activities, and whatever else you’re into! I'll help you choose the locations and outfits that best represent you and who you are and we will have fun photographing the serious and the silly so that you have a variety of images to choose from in your gallery. It would be my honor to help you tell your story as you close this chapter of your life and start a new one!

Chattanooga Senior Photographer Portfolio

A small collection of some of my favorite senior portrait images.

Chattanooga high school senior smiles next to willow tree at sunset in blue dress and cowboy boots
Ooltewah high school senior smiles in her jersey at the goal post for sunset photos on campus
high school senior shows off her vollyball skills in gym for chattanooga senior session
high school senior poses at the Gray Dove event venue for chattanooga senior photo
Ooltewah high school senior poses with basketball in uniform in th gym for senior photo
beautiful senior girl leans against football goal post for senior photos at high school
close up of beautiful senior girl in blue dress next to a willow tree for senior photos in Chattanooga
senior girl with long blonde curly hair looks over her shoulder dressed in blue at the Gray Dove in Ooltewah
Chattanooga senior girl leans against barn doors covered in greenery for senior photo shoot
senior girl poses in causal outfit with epic sunset behind her at Chattanooga venue for senior photos
high school senior girl leans against old outdoor fireplace and hearth in casual outfit for senior portrait session
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Why you should get senior photos!

There's no shame in making this milestone all about you! Like many parts of senior year, your senior photos are a rite of passage! Senior year is a time of personal growth and self-discovery. Senior photos provide an opportunity to reflect on how far you've come and celebrate the person you've become throughout your high school or college years. I offer senior sessions for both high school seniors and college seniors. Senior sessions weren’t popular when I was in college and I really feel like I missed out. Learn from my mistakes and plan to get a senior session for both!

Another benefit to getting your senior portraits taken is that the photos can provide you with a more polished and sophisticated representation of yourself, which might be useful for job applications, college applications, or social media profiles. Whatever your reasons, I’d love to be your Chattanooga senior photographer!

Client Testimonials

Allyson Dunbar

“Christian took beautiful photos of my daughter for her Senior Portrait session and of our family all together. I could not be happier with her attention to detail. She took her time and made sure to capture our personalities. I highly recommend for any occassion!”

How a senior session works.

We start by discussing what elements are important to you. Do you have a sport or hobby you want to highlight? Do you play any musical instruments or create art? Do you have any awards or accomplishments you want to celebrate? We can focus on the school you've called home the last 4 years or the new chapter you'll be starting! A senior portrait session is all about you so I will use your ideas and style to create senior photos you'll look back on and love as they represent you exactly as you are at this time in your life.


All my senior sessions include a FREE cap and gown mini session before graduation! I know a lot of Seniors don't get their cap and gown until closer to graduation but still want professional photos. You'll get to choose one image from your cap and gown mini to download for free or have the option to purchase additional images!

Have you considered a best friend's senior session?

It’s like a regular senior session but for you and your best friends! You can each get individual senior photos as well as photos together! You can even include friends who aren’t seniors yet. I offer discounts when friends book their sessions together so let me know if you and your besties are in!

What does it cost?

The senior session fee is $250 and image collections start at $750. You don't select your image collection until after you see all of the fully edited images in an online gallery. This way you only pay for the ones you love! My clients plan to spend a minimum of $1000+ on their session after the final images are selected. Don't forget that the FREE cap and gown mini is included in this price!

“Christian took beautiful photos of my daughter for her Senior session...I could not be happier with her attention to detail.”

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Senior Session FAQ

When should we schedule senior photos?

Anytime the summer before up to the spring of graduation. Fall and Spring are popular times. What season do you like best? Plan your photos around what you love!

Do senior sessions include siblings or family?

Generally, no. However, if you would like to include a family photo or sibling photos as part of the senior session, let me know and we can plan to include whatever you need!

How many outfits can I bring?

More outfits mean more photos to choose from in your gallery. If you are only planning to purchase a few photos, then you will want to keep it to one outfit but if you know you will want lots of photos, then you’re welcome to bring 2-3 outfits. If you have questions about which outfits to choose, I’m happy to help!

Do we need to get professional hair and makeup done?

That's up to you! If that is something you like, then yes! This is the perfect excuse to pamper yourself. Even if you prefer a natural look, a professional can help make you look and feel your best for your photos. You should do whatever makes you feel the most comfortable!

How long does it take to get the edited photos back?

It depends on your session and how many locations and outfits you want to incorporate. Larger galleries will take more time but I would let you know if that were going to be the case. My typical turnaround time is 2-3 weeks.

I’m insecure about (acne, my hair, my size/shape, my teeth, etc.)

I get it. I’m the same way and I still struggle with those things! Let me know what your concerns are and we can work up a plan that makes you comfortable. That might include professional hair and makeup or the timing of your session. I also use or don’t use certain poses or prompts so as to minimize your insecurities and emphasize all your best qualities! I genuinely believe everyone is beautiful and it’s my job to help you see the beauty in yourself too.

Can I incorporate props like an instrument, car, balloons, confetti, or a champagne spray?

Yes, yes, and yes!! I’ve done photos with all of those and more! Whatever makes you, YOU, and shows off how you like to celebrate should definitely be included. Some locations have rules as to what is allowed and we will discuss the best way to get exactly what you want in our planning call.

How does a best friends senior session work?

Each senior will get individual photos as well as several group shots. We will plan your session to include plenty of time to capture you and your friends in your elements and interacting naturally with each other. Including a friend in your session helps both of you to relax and look and feel more natural in photos!

I still have questions.

No worries! Message me your question and I’ll get right back to you.

Ready to get started?

Our entire lives are made up of many milestones! The older I get, the more important I believe these milestones are because they give us a moment to look back on afterward and remember more clearly. Would you like a free consultation to discuss a senior photo session? Message me now to get started!

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Chattanooga Senior Photographer