when should you take senior photos?

The Senior Experience

Senior portraits are such a rite of passage and I want to change the standard. Expressing who you are is most important and of course, looking great helps too! I want you to feel like you belong on the cover of a magazine, to look and even more importantly, feel beautiful. You are worth it.

Most of my on location sessions run through sunset so I can capture stunning skies and gorgeous light. The Seacoast of NH has many hidden gems that work great for session locations that offer a wide variety of varying backgrounds. My full sessions always run at least 90 minutes so that we are able to get many different looks all in one session.  Add an outfit change or two and it will look like we spent weeks photographing your senior session! When it comes to picking a location, all you need to do is decide what kind of look you want. Pick a spot that will fit your personality and style so it all meshes well. 



The Process


We can chat over the phone or in person at my studio to choose which session works best for you and I will suggest a few locations for you to choose from, explaining all the different spots it has to offer. Once your location is decided, it’s time to start planning your outfits!  We will also start looking at different product options to display your senior portraits.


Simple sessions are done at my Exeter, NH studio and the park across the street.  These sessions are 20 minutes long and we focus on getting the headshot for the yearbook.  In the full senior experience we choose up to 2 locations to get a variety of shots with multiple wardrobe changes.  These sessions are 60-90 minutes long and we explore parks, beaches and/or the city.


Following your session, we arrange a date for your reveal and ordering appointment!  At this time, I will invite you into the studio for a private viewing of your final edited images.  During that appointment you will choose how to display your gorgeous images; though we have a variety of options we find that most of our clients choose to display their images in an album and a custom piece of wall art.




Jennie’s personal touch from the start and dedication to your shoot and reveal is priceless. Thank you for taking such perfect photos and capturing every moment beyond our expectations!



The Investment

The Senior Experience

Where should you take senior portraits? Consider Great Island Common
  • Pre-consultation to discuss wardrobe and location options
  • 60-90 minute session
  • Up to 2 locations or your choice on the NH Seacoast
  • Unlimited wardrobe changes
  • Prints & Digital files sold separately and are available at your private viewing and ordering appointment at the White Wave Photography Studio


The Simple Session

Where should you take senior portraits? Consider Great Island Common
  • Perfect for the simple senior just wanting a yearbook photo and a few prints.
  • 20 minute session and one outfit outside the White Wave Photography Studio located in Exeter, NH
  • $100 product credit to be used at the ordering appointment 
  • Prints & Digital files sold separately and are available at your private viewing and ordering appointment 



Senior Gallery



Senior Signature Art

White Wave Photography offers a start-to-finish experience unlike any other. Together, we will turn your beautiful images into gorgeous art for your home. We will work with you every step of the way. Our mission is to help you create something not only tangible for your home, but also deeply moving for you and for your children to love and adore as the years pass.

There is little value in your portraiture investment unless you have something tangible at its conclusion to enjoy. A printed piece that lives permanently in your home will be cherished for generations to come.

Framed Art

Decorate your home with beautiful fine art prints. Mounted on matte board and professionally framed, these prints are meant to be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Mix and match sizes to make a beautiful wall gallery.

Gallery Wraps

Our gallery wrapped canvases are a luxurious and contemporary way to display your favorite images. Canvases arrive ready to hang, no framing required. Custom wall gallery design is included in your session.

Heirloom Albums

Our heirloom albums are the perfect way to preserve your images and enjoy them for generations. Choose from a variety of sizes and cover materials to create the perfect keepsake for your family.

Heritage Wood

Beautiful Heritage Wood Clusters are the perfect unique way to display your images in a complete gallery.  Each cluster allows you to build a custom art piece for your walls.

Gift & Collages

Gift Prints are perfect for sharing with family and friends. Printed on the finest archival paper and mounted on matte board, these prints will withstand the test of time and are sure to be treasured.

Digital Negatives

Digital Negatives provide a backup of your portraits. Presented on a USB in a keepsake box with matching 5×7 prints of your selected images.



Planning a photography session can be overwhelming and as your photographer it is my job to help you plan your session from start to finish.  Below are some frequently asked questions and answers. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, GET IN TOUCH today.


I usually book out at least one month in advance of the yearbook deadline for your school in the summer months between junior and senior year. This time period is subject to change depending on the time of year though. Fall and summer tend to be the busiest time for photographing seniors.


Once we decide on a style, I will choose a location that will best fit you and your dream vision; though if you have a special spot in mind already, I am always open to new spots!

Can other people be included in my session?

Yes, you can definitely add in your BFF or your boyfriend. I actually highly recommend they come along to help give you guidance, support and to help you feel a bit more relaxed! I don’t even mind if you want to grab a shot of the two of you together! However, if you are wanting more than just 1 or 2 with them, there is a $99 add-on fee for each additional person photographed during your session.


When we book your session, we will put a tentative rain date on the calendar as well.  I check the weather often and we will work together to decide on if the session needs to be rescheduled.  We will reschedule hours before the session time, so you all don’t get ready for nothing.  Remember, I’m the one worrying about all the details.  I wish I could control the weather, but I will do my best to ensure you have beautiful portraits of your family.


Session Fees vary based on the type of session that you are booking.  The session fee is due at the time of your booking.  This fee holds your date/time on my calendar and includes a pre-session planning meeting (consultation) to design the details of your portrait session, the session itself, editing time, and an in-person selection/ordering appointment.  The session fee does not include any products and/or digital negatives.


My studio specializes in creating wall art and beautiful albums.  I assist you with every step of the portrait process to create beautiful heirloom art to display in your home.  I do understand that we live in a digital world and it’s important for many to be able to share their images online, and be able to print them at a later time.  For this reason, I do offer digital negatives as part of my collections in addition to your heirloom artwork.  However, I want to encourage you to think of digital negatives as a backup of your images.  Remember, a digital file’s life span is an average of 10 years at most, where a print can last around 100 years or more.  What legacy will you choose to leave for your generations?


About one or two days after our session I will post an image on social media for you to share with your family and friends.  Then, about 2 weeks after your session we will get together for your selection/ordering appointment, where you will choose your images for your heirloom artwork pieces.



We would love to hear from you, and if you do have any questions at all before booking, please do feel free to give us a call.