S E N I O R E X P E R I E N C E
A Guide for Ana Leigh Photography Seniors
“I’m beginning to recognize that real happiness isn’t something large and looming on the horizon ahead but something small, numerous and already here. The smile of someone you love. A decent breakfast. The warm sunset. Your little everyday joys all lined up in a row.” - Beau Taplin
H E L L O
T H E R E !
I’m so happy you are here. I’m Ana! A 24-year-old photographer with a big heart for capturing timeless photos infused with personality and joy. I am currently based out of a farmhouse outside of Des Moines and spend most of my time shooting , editing, blogging, gardening, and drinking way too much coffee. In November I will be marrying my high-school sweetheart, Mitchell, and can’t wait to start our lives together as husband and wife. Want to know more? Below are three fun facts!
We l l n e s s + H e a l t h
I’m a Des Moines native that grew up in
I’m obsessed with creating a cozy home.
I’m a wannabe wellness junkie. Green
the suburbs. My childhood was spent
You’ll usually find me in fuzzy socks
smoothies, workout classes, running,
nose deep in books and I dreamt of
with a mug of coffee in hand surrounded
yoga....I’m totally obsessed. The catch?
moving out to the country to live a
by Anthro candles, soft music, and a
I have a major sweet tooth. This year I
life straight out of Little House on the
stack of books. Movie nights, coffee shop
hope to start sharing more recipes from
Prairie. Last April my dream came true!
dates, and family dinners are my jam.
the garden as well as wellness inspiration
I love being out in nature, growing my
Some would call me an elderly woman
for everyday girls like me. But don’t let
own veggies, and planning all sorts of
in a 24 year old body but I just think I
me fool you...I’m a sucker for chocolate
projects. New this year? Hopefully a
have my priorities straight.
chip cookies and can eat a whole batch
chicken coop because farm fresh eggs just sound magical.
“I‘m speechless right now. For the first time I saw a beautiful girl looking back at me. That is something that brings tears to my eyes. I needed that. Soooo sooo badly. You not only took beautiful pictures but you made me feel pretty... You believed in me. And that’s why I see myself this way in these photos. You have given me a gift that I can never repay you fairly for! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” - Livvie
SIMPLE Five wonderful years as a photographer and hundreds of shoots under my belt. This is what I know for sure: your senior photo experience should be sweet, simple, and a fun way of celebrating this beautiful time in your life. Highschool is weird, right? Its fun, complicated, amazing, and hard all at the same time but when you step in front of my camera I want that to fade away. In fact, I just want you to see your irreplaceable and unique beauty and that’s why I do this in the first place.
From booking to delivery of your final collection, I aim to provide you with a customized experience. We’ll meet up for lattes and chat details, spend two hours hanging out and shooting at beautiful locations, and you’ll end up with a gallery filled to the brim with photos that FEEL like you. No awkwardness. No weird poses. No edits that make you look like a plastic doll.
Which leads me to this...the most common reason people book me is because my photos “are candid and look natural”. And friend, I get the biggest smile on my face when I hear that because that is why I keep picking up the camera. Photos that are infused with natural beauty, personality, joy, and young women who feel comfortable in their skin.
I might be the photographer for you if. . .
You fin d j oy i n t he si mple thi ng s .
Yo u va lu e k i n d n e ss .
Are you the kind of girl who feels immense joy from just cozying up with a book or having a deep conversation with your girlfriends? Do you light a candle when doing your homework or make cupcakes on a Tuesday night just because life is good even when its mundane? Yep, I think we might just be soul sisters.
I love capturing beauty. Pretty dresses, lovely hair and make-up, stunning settings. But y’all...beautiful souls are even better. You know that quote from Cinderella? “Have courage and be kind...”. Yeah, that’s my mantra. I LOVE people that invest more into their souls than their appearance.
You hav e bi g dreams .
Whether its to be the best barista to walk the earth or to go to med school...I’m so inspired by young women who shoot for the moon. Got a dream? Tell me about it! As a young entreprenuer myself, I might have some advice or words of encouragement for you.
“Thank you for the amazing experience!” “You are so professional, inviting and artistic in the way you photograph your clients. It’s no wonder your business has done so well. You did an amazing job of capturing Lauren’s personality in photographs. How do we ever choose? They are stunning!!!” - Libby
THE EXPERIENCE C ON SU LT
S H O OT
coffee + details
the best part!
Weâ€™ll start with chatting details over lattes at a coffee shop or the studio. This where I can help you with styling advice and answer any questions you may have!
Your shoot will be two hours and we will start around three hours before sunset. Basically we will hang out, adventure, and take photos in the process.
D ELIV ER
O RD E R
download + share
Four weeks after your session you will receive an online gallery filled with 150+ edited images. You can immediately download, share, and print these photos directly from your galllery. .
Get your photos off the computer and into your life! I offer two product options to keep things simple: prints and albums. If you order within two weeks you get a discount!
LOGISTICS WHEN WILL WE SHOOT? I photograph senior sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings as my weekends are dedicated to photographing weddings! WHERE WILL WE GO? I love shooting at gorgeous locations and recommend two locations max for your session. A general rule of thumb is the more locations and outfits, the less images, but the more variety youâ€™ll have! WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Three is the magic number! Bring three outfits you absolutely love and feel beautiful in. Donâ€™t stress- at your consultation I will help you with all the styling advice you need!
The Senior Collection Every year I take on a limited number of senior sessions so that I can provide YOU with a completely customized experience. Senior photography is a personal art and I am all about creating real relationships with my clients. Ultimately, I want your final collection to be filled with photos that make you feel beautiful. To book, I require a non-refundable $475 deposit and signed contract. No worries- this process is streamlined and easy through my online booking website. Your package DOES include all edited digital files and a full print release. This mean that you donâ€™t have to purchase additional products through me- it is all included in the one package. I do offer beautiful prints and albums that I highly recommend. If you order within two weeks of receiving your edited gallery you receive $25 off your print purchase and $100 off your album purchase. Why? Because I want to encourage you to get those photos off your computer and into your life. There is nothing quite so sweet as actually holding keepsakes in your hands.
THANK YOU! Last, but certainly not least, THANK YOU for your interest in my work! I would be so honored to capture this beautiful time in your life and canâ€™t wait to meet you! Enjoy this season of dreaming and making plans for the future and make some awesome memories with your friends and family in the process. If you would like to move forward, YAY! Shoot me an email and I can get a contract written up and sent your way as soon as possible. From there we will chat over coffee and start dreaming up your shoot. All my love, Ana