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Grand Rapids Senior Photographer

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Strong Confident Stunning Unique

                            Your Senior Experience with Megan VanDort Photography, Grand Rapids Senior Photographer                              Capture Your Confidence and Beauty

I specialize in Women's Portraiture.  What is that you ask?  Well it is my way of saying, I photograph women to make them feel amazing!  With each session my goal is to help you feel Strong, Confident, Stunning and Unique.  In a society where we hear beauty is measured by a number, whether it be dress size, height or age, I want to show you that you are beautiful, no matter your number!  Every woman deserves to see the beauty in them self and I want to help you find it. already know your stunning?  Wonderful!  Then your session will show off everything you love about yourself.  And if you haven't truly seen how amazing you are yet, then just wait for our session!  You can't leave a Senior Portrait Session with me without feeling absolutely beautiful!

Read below to find out more about what your Senior Session will be like with Megan VanDort Photography.  To see some examples of recent Senior Sessions take a look at my Senior Portfolio and some featured Senior blog posts


What an amazing personality this Senior had! Add her stunning good looks and this girl has it all.  Take a look at more of her session here on this blog post.


Before Your Senior Session Begins

I offer a complete and customized experience from start to finish and deliver high quality, archival and fine art pieces.  Wow that is a mouthful!  Basically, you will be pampered throughout the whole experience and only receive the finest products. 

During our initial phone chat, we will get to know each other and what specifically you are looking for in your session.  These questions really help me understand you and what you want to achieve from your Senior Session.  You will also be able to get to know me and my personality.  I have also complied a list of Frequently Asked Questions, to help you prepare for our session.

One of the many ways I personalize your Senior Session Experience is with stylized wardrobe coaching...helping you choose the perfect clothing for YOU!   Let's be honest, this plays a huge part in rocking your shoot!  Proper fitting clothes that accents the your best assets, and shows your personality, are key.  I will work closely with you to find the best outfits for your body type. I get to know your personality,  and anything you might want to highlight or hide.  Then I either go on a shopping trip with you, create a Pinterest board with the perfect style for you (and where you can buy it) or give you helpful hints and tips while you are shopping. 


Grace wanted her session to take place in a beautiful field and by the beach.  She asked for an ornate chair and wasn't disappointment when I showed up with the red chair.    To see more of her session, read her blog post here.


During Your Session

Hair and makeup can be a very personal choice and for that reason I don't require you to see my Grand Rapids artists, however I HIGHLY recommend using them!  They are the best of the best and are known throughout Grand Rapids for their skill.  They will help transform you into the most amazing YOU you have ever seen!  Take a minute and meet my makeup artist, Allison.  If you would like to see even more examples of her work, please visit Allison Bower's site here. To learn more some of the products she loves, take a look at this blog post Makeup For Your Photo Session.

Our session will take place in the perfect location that fits you.  I have a ton of amazing spots to shoot.  Tell me the type of session you are going for and I will give you some great places to choose from!

Once you arrive at our session all glammed up, we will look through your clothing choices and talk about specific props, poses and accessories for each item. 

Most Seniors are terrified of posing.  Don't worry, you are NOT expected to know what to do!  That is what I am for!  I will help pose and guide you throughout the session.  If you are a little unsure of your body and have some insecurities, don't worry!  I myself am plus size and know how hard it can be to get in front of the camera.  But I know how to create amazing images that flatter your body type!  There are three key aspects that go into making you look amazing!  The first is your clothing.  Luckily we had worked closely before the session, so you have the best outfits for your body!  The second is lighting.  Lighting can bring out all the bumps, lumps and uneven skin...or it can hide it all!  I manipulate the lighting to make sure you look beautiful.  Third, and most importantly, is posing!  Just slight adjustment in posing can make all the difference from a flattering image to one you don't care for.  Each client has something about themselves that they do not like.  I work with you to make sure these areas are diminished, while playing up your best features.  All three of these aspects are what make a Senior Session and the images amazing, empowering and beautiful! 

During the session we will have a blast and before you know it it will be done and you will be wondering where the time went.  It is actually a little sad when it is over with!


We had so much fun at this beach session!   Check out this blog post to see more of her Senior images. 


After Your Senior Session

After the session and getting those beautiful pictures you are after...I'm sure you will be dying to view them!  So I will work as fast as I can to edit the portraits so you won't have to wait long!  I cater the amount of editing toward the specific wants and needs of each client!  Some Seniors prefer to have no altering or retouching, while others want the full gamut...teeth whitening, acne removal, blotchy skin evened out, lumps and bumps soothed out, a little nip/tuck...etc.  I am happy to do either and will edit the images to your level of liking.  Now this does not mean I can make a size 18 women and size 2!  And why would I want to... you are awesome!  But I totally understand wanting to take away those little "quirks" of yourself that you don't care for.  

After the images are edited, we will set up a time for your Viewing/Ordering session.  During this meeting you will be get to view your images and see all of the thought and time you put into that day .  After you view the portraits, you choose which images you love and can't live with out.  Then you can see, touch and feel the luxury items I provide my clients, like albums, keepsake boxes, Image Folios, prints and canvases.  We will find the perfect products for you and your famiy!  Click here to see Pricing information

And that is it!  Easy as can be! 



Hear Past Client's Testimonials

Still a little nervous about your session?  Don't be, we will have a blast and you will love your images!  But don't take my word for it...hear what past clients have said!  To read more Testimonials, click here.



Contact Me

Now that there is nothing holding you back from booking your Senior Session, contact me now to start planning your session so we can capture your strength, confidence, stunning looks, and uniqueness! 

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