Senior portraits by Jan Gratz Photography are a unique experience. We are a boutique style studio. That means that we are NOT a volume studio! We only accept a certain number of clients each month, so we can focus on you. From the time you inquire, through the consult and your session to viewing your images, we will walk you through every step of the process. We will help you pick the right location and look for what you envision for your senior portraits, that signify your high school years. It might be something urban in downtown Annapolis, open fields and rustic tobacco barns that signify Maryland, or sunset shots on the Chesapeake Bay which are some of the most beautiful in the world. It might even be a special place where you grew up. We help you plan out your wardrobe based on your locations. For our senior girls, we have partnered with a couple of local boutiques if you want a personalized fashion consult and purchase new pieces to complement your wardrobe. Also for the senior girls, the day of your shoot offers a professional makeup artist and celebrity hair stylist right here at the studio! Professional makeup is now required for senior girls because it makes all the difference in how much you love your senior portraits! And don’t worry … the makeup application has a very natural look that is appropriate for seniors, it enhances your eyes and creates a beautiful portrait of you. And what girl doesn’t love to be pampered and feel beautiful! See the following before and after images and you will know why professional makeup makes all the difference!
After we meet up at the studio and schedule your session, you will receive a Welcome Kit and What to Wear Guide to help you start planning for your special day! After your session, we will set an appointment for your own private showing, where we will assist you in selecting your products that will showcase your images. Our mission is to create art that takes your breath away, filling your home for years to come. Our favorite part is when our seniors see their portraits for the first time and squeal with delight… It makes our heart sing… it’s our favorite part. We can’t wait to photograph you!!!