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GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHY

You’ve made it to one of the most exciting events in your life: Your Graduation! This is such a thrilling time in life. Graduation is the end of an era, and the beginning of the rest of your life. It’s an important day to capture on camera, and not just with an iPhone or your parent’s old Nikon.

Can you believe it? Your entire life has led to this moment and now it’s time to Graduate. This huge part of your life that was undeniably meaningful, is now coming to an end, and that’s worth celebrating!

 

Focusing on capturing the excitement you feel, the real you in this moment of your life, and how amazing you look, is how I create jaw-dropping photos for you to look back on forever. 

These images allow you to feel a rush of emotion that reconnects you to this vital part of your life: The laughter, the excitement, how proud everyone is, how epic you look in your grad clothes, and the way you interact with your loved ones

Let’s Do Something Fun! Water Balloon fight after your photos? Sounds wicked. Champagne pop with your friends to celebrate? Absolutely! Real moments between you and your family at their grad party? I bet we’d get some great candid shots. Visiting your old Elementary school where it all started to reenact some old photos? What a great idea.

 

During these sessions, you will be guided you through certain poses and prompts which will allow for some beautiful images that represent you as it will keep things natural. There is no pressure here! These graduation photography sessions are always a ton of fun because each one is unique. I’d love to help you plan the perfect session and help you keep your memories forever.





Graduation Photos with recent highschool graduates popping open some champagne

” Simply put, Hayley is amazing. I got my gallery back and the photos genuinely took my breath away (and I may have shed some, okay a lot of tears). Hayley is so professional all while making sure that you feel comfortable having your photos taken, she guided us where we needed it (so appreciative of this) but still made sure that the authenticity and love of our family was the highlight of every photo. I will cherish these photos for the rest of my days and I sincerely look forward to having Hayley take more photos of us for years to come. “



You Might Be Wondering..

What Is Your Style Like?
When it comes to Graduation photography, I love to utilize natural light to create vibrant, positive, bold images. My photos embody your personality and represent you and your friends or family the way you really are. I love organic, candid moments. As a Graduation Photographer I am very comfortable giving lots of direction for those graduates or families who need guidance!

What Are Your Package Like?
I offer graduation photography sessions for whatever you are looking for! I have mini sessions for those who only need a few images, along with longer sessions that can last up to an hour. These bigger packages are great because we are not rushed for time and there is time to get comfortable in front of the camera. It all depends on what you are looking for. Here is a rough estimate of what your photoshoot could look like:
Mini Photoshoot Package:
20 minutes of photography
15 high-res edited images
Regular Photography Package:
20-50 minutes of photography
35 professionally edited images
Up to 8 people
Slideshow Included
Black & White Images
Extended Photography Package: 
Up to 75 minutes of photography
60 professional edited images
1 Outfit/location change if wanted
Option to have up to 12 people
Slideshow Included
Black & White Images
What Do We Wear?
This is the ultimate question I receive before a photoshoot. What on earth do we wear? Well, for graduates you can wear a ‘prom dress,’ suit, regular dress, and/or bring your cap and gown. In the past I have had Grads bring their Prom Outfit, an additional nice outfit, and their cap and gown to wear over it for a few images.
A few quick tips for the friends or family with you: Dress for the weather, choose complementary colours, layer your outfits, and potentially match the colour to the photoshoot location. Try to avoid matching your outfits completely, and wearing clothing with lots of patterns and bold colours.
When Do We Receive The Photos?
You will receive your graduation photos roughly 6 weeks after the session takes place, but often times it can be much sooner. Usually I will send a few sneak peeks so that you can share these to announce your graduation! But it takes time to finish the entire gallery (depending on which package you choose).
With every gallery, it takes time to sort through every image and pick out the best ones, edit them, and upload them to your digital album! I also create a slideshow with the two larger packages so that you and your family can relax on the couch, and watch your photos come to life on the TV!
What Is The Cost?
It depends if you are looking for a mini session or a larger graduation photography session, whether you only want a few images, or the entire gallery! Families typically spend between $850 – $450 on their session and oftentimes buy prints for their walls afterward.
What Are People Saying About Their Graduation Photos?
“Hayley did the grad pictures for my boyfriend’s family and they were gorgeous. I couldn’t pick out anything in those pictures I didn’t like. She is fun but still professional. The pictures were high-quality and my favorite part was how they were delivered! It gave ease of access for the whole family to have some of her gorgeous shots. 10/10 would recommend and will be using her again.”

 

– Aurora, M.

 

“Hayley was an awesome photographer. She has great energy and could make any feel good in front of a camera. She is professional, very reasonably priced, and responds to inquiries very quickly. As far as the photos themselves Hayley is certainly talented as I am extremely happy with the quality and look of every single photo she took. Thank you, Hayley! It was such a fun time working with you.”

 

– Sara

 

“We arrived on location and Hayley was there already and cheerful and bubbly. She was very talkative and asked a lot of questions to really get to know my daughter while she took the photos. I was super impressed on how Hayley decided to donate her time to graduates in the CR area for prom photos. They turned out absolutely stunning and an extremely quick turn around. I would highly recommend Hayley as a photographer. She was very personable, reliable and took stunning high-quality photos. Thank you Hayley.”

 

– Courtney, P
We Are Interested! What Are The Next Steps?
First Step:  Let’s Chat! Send me a message and let’s discuss what you want out of your graduation photography session. We can hop on a zoom call to make sure I am the perfect fit for you as well!
I can send you my different Graduation Photography Packages based on your needs. From there, if we are the right fit, I require a $100 deposit to book the date. If the weather is bad on that day, I am very flexible to reschedule! Send me a message if you have any questions!

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