Getting ready for your senior session

Thank you for choosing Kara Garrity Photography for your senior photos! This is your year, and we want to celebrate how hard you've worked to get to this point. From location, to clothing, to any props you want to bring, let's make this session uniquely and categorically all about YOU. It can be anything you want... silly, serious, formal, casual. It's up to you, and I'm here to help. Below is some information about me, as well as a little bit about what you can expect from your senior session.

What to expect...

Your senior photo session is all about YOU. Your personality. Your style. We will choose the location together based on your vision for your images. During your session, we will stop and capture shots in a few different spots to get variety of images for your gallery. You will have time to change outfits if desired, and of course feel free to bring accessories (sports equipment, letterman jacket, hat, sunglasses, etc.). I will suggest some poses, but we'll keep it natural, casual and fun!

Where to go...

There are so many great spots on the South Shore to take your senior portraits! Some are well known, others are hidden gems. When you book your session we'll talk about what type of setting works best for you, whether it involves the beach, rustic buildings, fields, or something more urban and edgy. If you have a specific location in mind that's great, or I'm happy to suggest some of my favorites!

What to wear...

YOUR STYLE should dictate your session. whether you go formal or casual (or a little of both), your photos will look fabulous. Most importantly, wear something you're comfortable in. If you feel good, it will show in your photos! Feel free to bring multiple outfits, it makes for a better and more varied senior gallery. Want to pay tribute to the sports you played and loved? Pack your jersey, bring that lacrosse stick, we'll work it in!

What to bring...

Bring a bag with a few things that you might need while during our session: Any outfit changes you want to make, a hairbrush/comb, makeup for quick touchups, hairspray for flyaway hair, and any accessories you want to feature in your images. When in doubt, bring it! You are welcome to bring a family member or friend to help you feel comfortable. We'll grab a shot of you together at the end of the session!

After Your Session...

After your session, your images will be sorted, edited, and posted to a private gallery for you to view online within 1-2 weeks of your session. You'll get some sneak peeks along the way! Once your gallery is complete, you can mark which images you'd like for digital downloads, prints, and of course which is your choice for the yearbook.



1 hour on-location photo session

Multiple outfit changes

Prop shots (sports equipment/musical instruments) if desired

Online gallery of professionally edited images

3 digital images of your choice

Additional digital images & prints available for purchase


When should I book my senior session?

Senior sessions are typically held the summer or fall before your senior year. Most schools have yearbook submission deadlines mid-fall, (local school are usually the first week in November).

Where will my photo session be held?

I hold my senior portrait sessions at a variety of locations on the South Shore. There are so many beautiful local spots to choose from, we'll find one that's perfect for your session!

Do I need to bring a parent or guardian with me?

I prefer if you bring a parent or guardian to the session with you, but it's not mandatory. Having someone familiar there with you can help make you feel more comfortable, and it may help to have a little assistance with wardrobe or hair, but if you don't have someone to bring along that's ok!

What does the senior portrait fee include?

Your session fee includes your on-location portrait session, a digital gallery of professionally edited images, choice of three digitals to download, and a print release. Additional digital images and prints are available for purchase separately.