high school senior photography

Congratulations! You're made it this far, and now is the time to let your personality shine! Graduating high school is no small feat and it deserves to be celebrated. Let's capture the essence of who you are and time-stamp your hobbies, interests and who you are in this moment. These photography sessions capture these moments so that you can be transported back to this time and always remember these feelings of excitement and pride when you look at your images. 

the emily sommer senior photography experience

The magical process

Contact me for a date and a no-hassle way to schedule. You just look at my scheduler and find a date that works for your family!

Choose your date

Columbus Senior Photography


Our pre-session consultation—over the phone or email—will give us the opportunity to discuss the locations and outfits that best represent your personality. Don't worry, you'll have the option to include more than 2 locations if you need it!

get prepared


Show up and just have fun! I will do all the hard work once you're there.  We will visit up to 2 of your chosen locations and as many outfit changes as we can in the allotted time. The session will last about 2 hours, which will allow your senior to warm up in front of the camera and to capture lots of great images.  

let's have fun!


When your images are ready, I will upload at least 20 high-resolution images prepared for printing. These are displayed in a private, password-protected gallery on my website. You may download the images or print them directly from the professional lab connected to my website.

remember the feelings forever


2 hours (additional hours + $50/hour)
2 locations of your choice
Style Guide to help you prepare
Minimum of 20 high-resolution images in a private, online gallery
Option to buy professional
prints and albums 



1 hour
1 location
Style Guide to help you prepare
Minimum of 15 high-resolution images in a private, online gallery
Option to buy professional
prints and albums 


Having recently graduated a senior myself, I know what a big deal these photos are. I especially enjoy capturing each senior’s individuality and character because I know these images often represent the student in a yearbook and serve as cherished memorabilia for friends and family.


Since you have at least one family member all dressed up, why not add everyone else for a family mini session? We can add the entire family at the beginning or end of the session to take care of all your family's photo needs in one day. 

add on a family mini session!

senior portrait package options

If you are the parent of or the senior who is unsure about having your photo taken, please know I have worked with several seniors who were really hesitant before the session. It’s OK! One of the greatest compliments I’ve gotten from parents or other seniors is that they were so nervous before the session. But after meeting me, they immediately felt at ease and actually had fun during their session.

I can't wait to meet you!

ready to start planning your senior's session?

 Beautiful light is what makes a photo beautiful, not just location. I schedule sessions at the time of day when the light is most beautiful. Beautiful light can happen with a sunny morning and evening and also cloudy morning and evening. They both have their positives.

Why do you make such a big deal about good light?

 I know that choosing outfits can be tricky. I love it when clients send me photos of their outfits if they need extra help deciding. I also will send you a Style Guide with tips and tricks for how to prepare for your session, including what to wear.

What do we wear?

 If the weather is not looking ideal for a session we will reschedule. 

What if it rains?

In my experience, beautiful light is what makes a beautiful photo, even more than a beautiful location. My goal is for our session to take place at the time of day when the lighting is beautiful. And the location is second. With that in mind, I have a list of several locations to choose from. I love to accommodate special requests if you have one, as long as the lighting works at that time of day. A travel fee will be applied if outside of a 25-minute driving time radius from my home.

Do we get to choose the location?

 Please fill out the contact form on my website. I will send you my Scheduler to make scheduling easy-peasy.

How do I schedule a session?

 I will post a sneak peek within a week of your session to Instagram (instagram.com/emilysommerphotography) and to Facebook (Facebook.com/emilysommerphotography)

Will I get a sneak peek?

During my non-busy season (January through April), my typical turn-around time is 2 two weeks. During my busy season (May through December), my typical turn-around time is 4 weeks, although I will rush, rush, rush to get images for Christmas cards.

What is the turn-around time?

 I will address any issues that I believe need attention. I will choose 10 images to fully edit if a lot of re-touching is necessary. Please pick out your 5 favorite images you’d like addressed in addition to the ones I already edited. If you would like additional images re-touched, there is a fee of $10/image.

Do you address issues such as acne and stray hairs?

 Nope! No judgment from me. I am a mom of 4, and I know what it’s like to have kids that aren’t feeling it that day, don’t want to listen and make everything a little more challenging. I get it and have experienced those same things. I’ll do my best to help, but sometimes life is life. This is your family and documenting the crazy might be the best way to capture life right now. 

What if my kids act up and don’t cooperate? Are you going to judge me?

 Please contact me if you need to change your date. I am a human too, so I get that things happen.

What if I need to change my date?

 You will not get every single image from our time because sometimes I can tell the smile isn’t genuine or the background wasn’t working. I choose the best images from our session that represent the formal and candid images. 

Do I get every pose and background from our session?

 I do not give clients raw images from our session. 

Can I have the raw images from the session?

Your fee includes our session and a gallery full of beautiful, edited, high-resolution images. 

What is included in the fee?

I love to see your prints off your computer and on your walls and displayed throughout your home. Your gallery is connected to a store that makes beautiful, archival prints.

Do you offer prints?

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emily sommer photography is based
in columbus, oh