Why I Am a Senior Photographer

Someone recently asked me why I wanted to work with teens and it’s a pretty simple answer.

I wanted to create a space and a business that is what I WOULD HAVE LOVED when I was a teenager. So I created an experience that would have solved all of my anxieties related to having my photo taken and given me more confidence.

I don’t think I ever showed anyone my senior photos really? I didn’t like them. But of course I didn’t, because it was totally left up to me to do everything but click the shutter.

I did my hair and makeup. I picked my clothes. I picked out the location. With no input except from my mom and maybe a friend? And guess what, I HAD NO BUSINESS DOING ALL OF THAT BECAUSE WHAT DID I KNOW?

So if you’re working with my for your senior session then you will have access to professional hair and makeup. Because you shouldn’t have to freak out about doing your eyeliner perfectly or knowing how to do makeup for camera or getting your bangs to lay flat on your own.

And I’ll help you pick out your outfits. Because I know what looks good on camera because I’ve done it a thousand times. I know how to make your outfits pop.

I will take you to the best locations with the best light based on your preferences. I have driven all over this city. If they mowed a field, don’t worry, I know 8 more.

& BONUS: I will scream compliments at you, tell you what to do with your hands, be your hype man, help you zip your dress, fix your hat, make sure you don’t have lipstick on your teeth, and TAKE THE BEST PHOTOS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN OF YOURSELF.

Cause that’s what I wish I had.

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olivia renee is located in portland, or & available to travel.

Olivia Renee Seniors

Images copyright Olivia Renee Photography 2023