I am a firm believer in celebrating pretty much every small victory in life. But senior year is not that! It’s a HUGE victory! It’s the cap to a lifetime of education and the transition into a new phase of life… So it should be celebrated!
Once you inquire with me, the fun (and endless amount of chit chat) begins! I’ll take this time to answer any of your questions and possibly some you didn’t even know you had! We will talk about your vision for your session, what’s most important to you and I’ll help to provide advice anywhere I see fit to make it the best senior year experience yet!
I’m sure you are use to endless amounts of homework and managing your time! So let me worry about the studying this time! After you are officially booked with me (hellooooooo #brookemichelleseniors) I will send you a questionnaire to learn all about you! Whether you are investing in a simple senior session or going for the full ultimate experience of one of my sessions, I want to know YOU! Each and every senior is so different from the next, which is one of the reasons I fell in love so fast for photographing seniors. I always struggled with where I “fit in,” so this time I am encouraging you to do the opposite! Let me help you STAND OUT! I’ll learn all about your quirks and passions and we will chat what the perfect location would be for you and any add on’s you or I may seem fit! Maybe you’ll be that goddess rocking a greenery crown in a field of golden light OR maybe that trendy hipster queen strutting the cobblestone streets of b-more! Whatever it is you envision for your session, this is where I want to help you bring that to life!
I may be slightly biased, but this is my favorite part of the entire experience! After your hair and makeup is complete we will head to a session location that we chose together and begin shooting! I will guide and direct you the entire time telling you where to put your hands and maybe making you dance a little! If you feel completely ridiculous, you are doing it right! For the next two hours I’ll be your biggest cheerleader to help allow your personality to shine through in these images! We will laugh and dance and most likely I’ll make you frolic through a field of golden light!
Once the sun has set and the shoot has come to a wrap, then all your hard work is done! Let me set the scene, it’s probably 8pm and I am just driving home jamming to Spotify and fangirling over you and the images we just captured! This is usually how senior shoot days end for me, which is why within 24 hours you’ll have your very first preview! Now is my time to show you and all of your quirks off online! I post your very first preview to Facebook or Instagram so you can get excited for the rest to come!
YASSSSS! The wait is finally over! Within two weeks from your session date you’ll receive an email from me letting you know that your senior session images are ready to be loved on! Your online gallery will appear in your inbox and flood you with all that nostalgia! This is where you (as well as family and friends) can go through and relive every moment of this beautiful day and the meaning it holds to your senior year!
I have known Cloey probably the longest of any of the reps! She has always been a huge supporter and follower of my business since day one! I was so excited when she applied to be a rep, not only for the further support, but also because the balance of her kindness and sass is like the best personality equation. If you look through the session or shoot that goes live tomorrow you’ll quickly realize she is best known for always being the tan friend (JEALOUS)!
Cloey is passionate about making the world a more creative and artistic place for everyone (yet again another reason I love her) and that shows in almost everything she does. We did the usual “where can people find you most days” question when we were all together and she literally said “if Im not working Im spending my paycheck.” Which makes sense because she always has the cutest clothes, best style and most of her friends come to her for fashion advice.
If you know anything about her than you probably already know that she is addicted to BuzzFeed quizzes and hand written cards. After high school she will be heading west to live out in Cali and she wants to eventually visit every continent. The small things that make her day always better are morning hugs from her mom (literally cutest thing ever)! I can’t wait to go through this year with her by my side and me by hers!
Audrey is my fellow Cancer senior rep. She is sweet and funny and REALLY, I mean really knows what to do in front of a camera. I blame her Insta famous friends. After high school she wants to go to college for public policy. She is best known for her obsession with any and all dogs and her goal is to raise a service dog one day!
Her favorite quote is “Be a voice, not an echo,” which I think alone tells you a lot about who she is as a person! Besides being a huge part of Run Kids for Cancer she is also a dancer… which is what makes her the happiest! She is passionate about serving cancer patients and helping any way she can to help find a cure.
Her single favorite day of the calendar is the fourth of july… I think this also may have something to do with why we get along so well 😉 And although she works a lot, if money didn’t matter she would travel the world (hi, i’m coming with). her day can be made with a good morning text or homemade donuts. I’m so excited to learn more about her as the year goes on and proud to call her a rep!
Ahhhhh Jensen! This girl is literally like my little hippy, dream best friend. Her view of the world is so unique and when I asked her what her goal was in life she said to go to college and then join the Peace Corps (#goals)! Jensen is someone who embodies equality and is passionate about acceptance for all types of people.
Whenever I think of Jensen I think of my senior rep who is usually rocking a headband and looking super good while doing so! To her friends she is known as the embarrassing one in public (not sure how) and lacrosse is what makes her the happiest! Her favorite season is summer and most days she can be found on the beach. A really interesting fact about Jensen is her whole family has the initials JES, starting all the way back to her grandparents. And her weird fact is she actually doesn’t sleep on hotel room beds, but thats a whole other story. Her favorite day of the year is new years day since it symbolizes a new beginning and clean slate. This girl is going to move mountains one day and I am so stoked to have her by my side this year while she begins doing so!
Ahh where to even begin with this one! When I met Avery it was as if we had been friends for years! It was so easy to laugh and joke alongside one another. It may just have to do with our shared love for the color yellow. Happiness to her comes in the form of flowers, and if money didn’t matter she would be halfway around the world by now, starting with Amsterdam!
Avery’s heart and passion is driven towards her family and after high school she wants to dive straight into the wedding industry (hollaaaa). If she was to become famous it would most likely be for a modeling career, like last week when she worked with South Moon Under! She is known for being the mom of the group and easing everyones worries which may have something to do with her being a Gemini!
Her favorite season (which perfectly matchers her personality) is early summer. Most days you can find her on Pinterest (no really go see how many pins she has) or playing lacrosse. She has three rings that never leave her fingers and hold significant value to who she is. One of which is her favorite bible verse, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, give plans to you hope and a future.” Her light is the most welcoming and I so am happy she chose to represent Brooke Michelle Photography for her senior year!
Calli may be one of the more soft spoken of my reps, but she is so so nice and literally had me cracking up. Her weird fact is she loves the smell of Clorox wipes so she will use any excuse to clean with them. I guess this will come in use since her goal is to one day have a huge family. After high school she is headed to college to turn her love for math into an accounting career.
Maybe this is just around those she isn’t close friends with, but during the shoot she would be more on the quiet side and then just randomly say the funniest things. I literally laughed so hard over a simple comment she made about a spider. Other than being a fellow lover of the color yellow, Calli is also best known for her dimples (see below) and for always keeping others entertained. She is huge in the young life community and spends most days with her friends. Things that make her day so much brighter are random genuine conversations with strangers or friends. Dogs make her the happiest and she is passionate about equality for all. She has such a huge heart and is the best addition to this years 2018 senior rep team!
So Casey was very close to being the rep I had known the longest. Apparently we both grew up as neighbors, but were too young to remember before one of us moved away! Casey is the adventurous one of the reps. She is known for always staying up at all hours of the night and is happiest surrounded by her friends. After high school Casey plans to begin studying to become an oncology nurse.
She is huge in young life, and also practices figuring skating and plays volleyball. Most days she is with her friends and loves to help the less fortunate. Her fun fact was the only thing she wished or asked for on her 17th birthday was a pet fish (and I am sure you can guess that she got one). Her favorite day on the calendar is Halloween (another reason to love her) and her go to look is flannels. Which is why we were all confused when she said her favorite season was spring. She is a huge believer in everything happens for a reason and loves to be surrounded by optimistic people! She’s the perfect addition to make this team even more perfect!
As soon as possible! Dates are not guaranteed and once I am booked solid for the year that’s it! Spring, Summer, and Fall dates go the fastest, so I always recommend booking as soon as you know you want to be a Brooke Michelle Senior!
Unfortunately, no. I keep my Saturday’s reserved for wedding clients and Sunday’s are for spending time with family and friends! Like most other jobs I do most of my work during weekdays and have sessions in the evening!
HAPPILY! Nothing makes me happier than photographing pretty places with even prettier faces!
No! I am strictly a lifestyle senior photographer and love to capture you or your seniors personality! Cap and gown photos are best done through your school!
Absolutely, I love seeing the way my seniors use their images!
If it is starting to look like the forecast is not in our favor then I usually suggest rescheduling. I prefer to wait until the day before so we can watch the weather and be sure we need to reschedule, but if so then we find the soonest possible date that works for all parties involved! If you cannot reschedule and must shoot on that date, then we can look into indoor alternative locations. We could also shoot outside with cute umbrellas, rain boots and other fun dreary weather day looks! It’s been done before!
Absolutely! I love including friends, family or a significant other in your photos with you! All I ask is that they meet us at our final location during the last 30 minutes so that we can be sure to get as many photos of you solo first!
UM, DUH! Dogs are the cutest and adorable humans with dogs are even better! I love including furry friends into the senior portrait experience! I just advise that you bring a family member or friend to look after the pet once we are done taking pictures with him or her!
Either or! I send all of my seniors a questionnaire after booking to learn more about you and establish a vision for your session. In this questionnaire I ask what your preference on location type is (such as tall grass, cityscape, etc.) and then I give suggestions based off of past experiences. I always love shooting somewhere I’ve never shot before so if any specific places hold a special meaning to you, or have always caught your eye let me know!
I have had seniors wear one outfit the entire session and then I have had sessions with four outfits total. My recommendation is somewhere in the two to three outfits range, although most seniors tend to love having three outfits for variety! Any more than that and we spend more time changing then shooting and that’s just not as fun ;).
As soon as a senior reserves their session I immediately send out a questionnaire to get to know the senior and their style better! Taylor, the boutique’s owner then takes your answers into account and styles 4-5 perfectly curated outfits to match your vision and personality! I bring the outfit choices directly to you before the session where you will try them on and choose your three favorites to have for your session!
Yes! I ask that all of my seniors bring bra and shoes options to each session as The Boutique will not provide these! Please also wear nude undergarments to be sure there are no clothing conflicts!
Brooke Michelle Seniors can usually expect an average final count of about 40 images in their final online gallery!
Yes! Your online gallery has a print shop option! Just select your images and add them to the cart in whatever size you desire and as many times as you desire! I am a big believer in printing memories so I encourage it!
I am a firm believer in celebrating pretty much every small victory in life. But senior year is not that! It’s a HUGE victory! It’s the cap to a lifetime of education and the transition into a new phase of life… So it should be celebrated! Whether you are planning your next four years and going off to college or you are diving straight into the adulting world, you have already accomplished something huge! Senior sessions are my favorite way to celebrate a milestone and document you exactly where you are at this stage of your life! Each session is filled with laughs, and designed to reflect who you are personally!
"Having my senior portraits done by Brooke has been an absolutely amazing experience! Shooting with her is so comfortable and authentic. She has a gift that makes every person feel like a supermodel and see the beauty in their everyday lives! For me, Brooke is more than the lovely girl who shot my senior portraits. She is a friend, role model, and all around incredible human being! She simply radiates happiness, you will never leave her side without a smile on your face and feeling better than when you first came!"
“My unique, urban style senior session with Brooke Jackson was everything I had hoped it would be, and more! Her business is flawless and she and her makeup/hair/wardrobe helper (Caitlyn) make sure your session is exactly how you envisioned it. I was extremely nervous going into my session because I had never posed in front of a photographer, but Brooke made it feel so natural and comfortable. Working with her was an absolute BLAST! I already miss her “Brooke-isms” such as “OMG dead” and “It’s fine. I’m fine.””