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Senior Portraits: Create the Ultimate Experience

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Thanks + Credits

Leslie Kerrigan

Senior Portraits: Create the Ultimate Experience

Leslie Kerrigan

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36. Thanks + Credits


Class Trailer

Day 1

1 Bonus Video: Beach/Park Senior Shoots 30:35 2 Bonus Video: Concept Shoot 32:47 3 Segment 1 - Why Senior Photography 20:07 4 Segment 2 - Getting Started & Research Your Market 28:55 5 Segment 3 - How to Get Started Q&A 27:55 6 Segment 4 - Branding: Your Ideal Client 22:05 7 Segment 5 - Branding: Define It 26:16
8 Segment 6 - Visual Branding Tips for Websites & Blogs 31:29 9 Segment 7 - Educating Your Potential & Current Clients 25:22 10 Segment 8 - Get to Know Your Senior Client: Questionnaires 31:22 11 Segment 9 - Senior Portrait Experience: Plan the Shoot 14:11 12 Segment 10 - Senior Portrait Experience: What to Wear Guide 19:33 13 Segment 11 - Senior Portrait Experience: Building a Style Closet 16:44 14 Segment 12 - Interview with Senior Photographer: Jared Rey 22:52 15 Segment 13 - Wardrobe Consultation with HS Senior 23:19

Day 2

16 Segment 14 - Senior Session: Hair & Makeup 23:12 17 Segment 15 - Senior Session: Guy Wardrobe & Locations 25:25 18 Segment 16 - Senior Session: Posing Girls vs Guys 35:37 19 Segment 17 - Rooftop Shoot: Senior Girl Part 1 21:13 20 Segment 18 - Rooftop Shoot: Senior Girl Part 2 19:21 21 Segment 19 - Workflow & Post-Production Overview 18:38 22 Segment 20 - Leslie's Editing Process 34:18 23 Segment 21 - Senior Session Q&A 13:45 24 Segment 22 - Social Media & HS Seniors 15:11 25 Segment 23 - Interview With Teen Photographer Sara Cooney 21:01 26 Segment 24 - Senior Panel: Teens' Perspective 26:02 27 Segment 25 - Senior Panel Q&A 14:31

Day 3

28 Segment 26 - In-Person Ordering Session 42:28 29 Segment 27 - Ordering Session Q&A 29:38 30 Segment 28 - Pricing for Your Market 16:08 31 Segment 29 - How to Build Your Collections 37:42 32 Segment 30 - The Formula for Pricing and Q&A 24:37 33 Segment 31 - What is a Senior Model/Rep Program 17:45 34 Segment 32 - What Makes a Great Senior Rep & Rep Marketing 34:24 35 Segment 33 - Senior Rep Program Q&A 35:10 36 Thanks + Credits 06:26 37 Segment 34 - Marketing Tool: Concept Shoot Part 1 24:21 38 Segment 35 - Marketing Tool: Concept Shoot Part 2 39:52

Lesson Info

Thanks + Credits

come back. Everyone to Creativelive. I'm here with Leslie Kerrigan. This is our last and final segment of our workshop here. Three days. It's been who? Senior portrait. It's creating the ultimate experience here with Leslie Carry game. My name is Kevin Klosterman, and I have been your host, and I just want to take a little bit of time. Teoh, thank some people who helped make this possible. So we're gonna start with the folks that you work with and go through and thank them. So we've got pretty be I that provided the samples that you sell during the ordering session they provide. That's where I order mine from. So that was awesome that Caitlin's about Caitlyn. That gave us those in the next segment where we talk about concept shoots and we did a concept shoot at North Georgia Canopy tours. So that is a great place. If you guys are looking for somewhere to get away and you want to come all the way over to my side of the country, they have these awesome TV, so it's like a like a campgroun...

d, a glamping campground. So you get air conditioning, your TV, so it's awesome. and then modern collective who we talked about when we were talking about the rep cards. There's awesome templates for the tear off rep cards. They also have a ton of other templates and album templates and all kinds of stuff. Adam, there is awesome. So go check that out. Sticky albums, which we talked about, is the digital rep card. And then we also talked about it whenever we had the ordering session for a little bonus that you could give or you could sell for your products. It's a new, cool and different way. Teoh. Let your senior share their photos with music. You can even add video. You contract how many times people looked at it. It's a yearly subscription. Eso go find the one that fits for you. Sticky albums dot com and Nate Shout out Tonight he is the one that created it on then the video that we're about to see in the next segments from Chris. Chris and his wife have a company called the reason The reason I Love and they do wedding photography and videography. And, um, Christie even does some editing or outsourcing. So yeah, and Chris is awesome. Hey, Chris. Great. Well, thank you to all of those folks. We want to give a special thank you to limelight. Teoh makes us look good with a lot of our lights here at Creative Life Special. Thank you to add a rama who is our? You can find anything and everything related. Teoh photography and video at aroma dot com and two White House custom color who has printed the pieces that we have up here on the wall and always provides us with a beautiful prince. Really appreciate that. I want to thank all of you out there. That is the creative live audience. You're the reason we are here. And you are the reason that we keep going. Of course, we have an amazing crew. There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes here at Creativelive to put these productions on. So thank you to everybody that was part of this. Especially Lacey. Over there later today are one of our producers and Leela, our content producer. What big our in studio audience. You ladies have been amazing. Thank you for all of your participation as well as you're asking questions. It was really, really incredible to have you here. And you truly did represent everybody that was watching at home all round. So huge value for toe have you here. Thank you. Jarod was one of our Skype calls on the first day at home. Gave us great insights into being a male photographer and using your what? To wear guide and how that helped him. That seems like ages ago, right? Last week. You sure? Yesterday we met Sarah Cooney, who was an amazing 18 year old, Yeah, photographer, but also educated us a lot about what teams want and where they are on some very well spoken girl. Amazingly well spoken. And last but not least, you have just been such a pleasure to work with Leslie. Truly, you have poured out your heart and soul. Truly. You do that with seen urology. That is what you're all over out. And so, having you come here, we first talked, like, two years ago. That's right. I remember. It will time and we just love What you do is see neurology and so, so happy to have you here. You've been a pleasure to work with. I've heard that from everybody. Leela and Lacey and wait. Watch Any time I got to get in contact, right? You I gotta get back to some kids, even though I would love to stay. That's right. Thank you for everything on behalf of everybody out there.

Class Description

High school seniors are energized, creative, and fun – and the best photographers know how to take portraits that capture that spark. Join Leslie Kerrigan for a guide to designing, marketing, shooting and sustaining a senior portrait business.

In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to create senior portrait sessions that aren’t just a photo shoot, but are memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Leslie will share her unique approach to creating a style closet, providing wardrobe consultations and keeping up with the of-the-moment social networking tools teens use. You’ll learn about connecting with seniors’ personalities, interests, and sense of style to ensure their portraits are every bit as unique as they are. You’ll hear from the teens, themselves as Leslie hosts a roundtable discussion with a group of teenagers who will talk honestly about what they want out of their senior portraits and how to reach them. You will also explore ways to leverage that personal connection into more sessions, sales, and referrals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to become the dynamic, must-have senior photographer for every teen in your area!


Lightfoot Studio

I can't say enough great things about this course! I went into it thinking I gain a little bit of info on posing and social media ideas... boy was I wrong! Leslie covers topics that I didn't even know where apart of Senior Photography. I highly recommend purchasing this course, if for no other reason then for the awesome senior panel that lets you know really want seniors want, are looking for, and actually care about in regards to their photos/social media/etc... I hope to meet Leslie one day and thank you personally! :)

Lynn Powell Roberts

I learned a lot from this course. I watched all day when CL replayed Sal Cincotta's senior course and I wanted a second perspective, so I bought Leslie's course. I'm really glad I purchased Leslie's course because it was a great complement to Sal's course. Leslie covered different things like using a style closet that I especially found useful. She also did a beach shoot with a male and female model, which I found very useful and different from Sal's style. Leslie is so excited about "her girls" that she photographs - it's very engaging. I highly recommend this course.