I provide a custom senior experience and lasting art!
Your senior year has finally arrived and soon you will begin another important chapter in your life. What better way to celebrate your achievements so far than with a portrait session with Gina Chandler Photography.
I know just how important it is to show all the things that have been part of your life. Play sports? Have a cool car? Love horses? Seriously into fashion? Dance? I can help you get images that are not only unique but will show who you are.
I plan each session around you. If you want city life, to revel in Virginia's natural beauty, or anything in between, that's my specialty. Each session is 2 to 2.5 hours where I showcase all that has brought you to this amazing time in your life. When you book with me, I create art that will last a life time and not something that goes in a drawer at the end of your senior year.
I am mid-range in pricing for the Yorktown market and I give my clients a lot more for their investment than other studios. I have worked with top designers to make my collections integrate into your home decor and bring joy to both the senior and parents. My print collections include wall art and specialty products that appeal to everyone. Your senior year will go by quickly and the art on display will become even more meaningful to your parents and family while you are miles away at college.
Most popular for the entire family: 8x8 or 10x10 Custom Designed Signature Album
Capturing Memories since 2004
I would be thrilled to be your photographer and will do everything I can to make your portrait session special. I believe we are all special in a variety of meaningful ways and I will instill your portraits with those qualities that make you shine.
When I was a kid, I started out documenting my family with a film camera, more of a photojournalistic style, than portraiture. I loved to show the story around the person rather than have them just sitting & posing. My grandparents live on in those portraits. I carry that desire of chronicling your story into the portraits I do for each senior.
Contact me today to start a conversation and find out more about how I can help you capture your senior status and first steps on your journey to college or full time career. To reiterate my driving goal, I want you to enjoy your portraits today and for future generations.
Answers to your FAQs
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At Gina Chandler Photography, I don't charge for post processing your portraits like some other studios. My philosophy is if you don't look good, I don't look good. I also don't give you that fake, plastic looking skin. I touch up your minor blemishes while keeping you looking real. My professional level of processing turns your portraits into great portraits.
Book your session
When you book your session, I'll schedule a pre-session consultation call/video chat - that's when we customize your session, picking a location and time to shoot. I'll give you an app with helpful tips about makeup, clothing, and what to expect.
We'll schedule a date and time for your actual session.
We also schedule a Viewing appointment date and time so you can watch a slideshow with the fantastic results of our session together and pick your senior collection. I'll assist you with selecting the perfect items to commemorate your senior year. Once you pick your collection, payment is expected at this appointment so all of the decision makers need to be present. Your collection will be ready in 3 to 5 weeks.
How many outfit changes do I bring?
I suggest you bring a minimum of six outfits but keep in mind, we most likely will only use about 3 or 4. We'll go through your outfits at the start of your session and plan out what outfit will look best for each phase of your session. I also ask that you bring a variety, starting with something you would wear every day all the way to your prom or formal wear. Don't forget winter styles as well as those accessories and props.
I'm not sure how to pose, how does that work?
No worries! I will guide and direct you. Years of working with a variety of body shapes has given me the knowledge of what angles look best. You'll also be coached on some things to do that give you that free spirited, non-posed look so your portraits look more natural.
What will my session be like?
It will be a blast! I combine professionalism and humor to keep you at ease and make your session seem effortless and fun. Most people can't believe the session has gone two hours when it is time to wrap up.
I want to shoot later in the summer. Why should I book now?
I am not a high-volume photographer, I prefer a more unique & personal experience. Therefore, my session calendar fills up quickly and I only have a limited number since I custom tailor each session to each senior. Booking early guarantees your place with me and I've found a lot of seniors look forward with anticipation to their date. I always feel bad turning seniors away who wait to call, but with a limited number of sessions available, don't wait too long! I always recommend booking 6-8 weeks in advance.
Should I bring my parents with me?
Most certainly! I suggest bringing at least one parent or your best friend, especially for the ladies. They help you with your outfit changes, hair and makeup. They also can help you feel more at ease during your time in front of the camera.