Calling All 2012 Seniors! | Santa Clarita Senior Photographer

Want your senior portraits for FREE?  I still have a few openings for 2012 graduating Senior Reps! Apply ASAP if you are interested.

What is a Senior Rep?

A Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Rep is a local high school student (Santa Clarita Valley & Castaic only) who is a graduating senior in 2012.  Senior Reps are responsible for representing Cristen Farrell Photography to friends, classmates, relatives, etc. through the use of Senior Rep Cards, a Brag Book, and anything else they can dream up. The goal is to refer as many people as possible, in order to earn great benefits in return.  Referred sessions can be any type of session, not just Senior Portrait Sessions – family, newborn, lifestyle, head shots, etc.

What are the benefits for being a Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Rep?

  1. A complimentary 1 – 2 hour natural light, on location Senior Portrait Session with Cristen Farrell Photography. Senior Portrait Session includes fashion and design consultation and up to 3 outfit changes. Reservation required. Makeup and hair services available through Sara K – please inquire.
  2. Accordian Mini Book (a.k.a. Brag Book) with images from your session
  3. 50 custom designed Senior Rep cards to share with your friends, family, etc. Additional cards available by request.
  4. Facebook Images – All images from your proofing gallery, watermarked
  5. $15 print credit for each referred photo session*
  6. Additional prizes: If you refer 10 people, you will receive a disk of all images from your gallery with print rights. If you refer 20 people, you will receive a full size, custom designed 10”x10” album of images from your proofing gallery. *

*Referral sessions must be completed and paid in full before credits and prizes are awarded

What does the referred person get?

Any referred person who completes a photo session with Cristen Farrell Photography will receive a complimentary 11”x14” e-Surface print upon presenting your Senior Rep Card.  Please note that the referred person is required to complete a model release.

What is Cristen Farrell Photography looking for in a Senior Rep?

  1. Self-confidence
  2. Positive Attitude
  3. Have a keen eye for fashion and pride yourself on your sense of personal style
  4. Be comfortable in front of the camera

We are ideally looking for one girl and one boy from each local high school, however this may be adjusted based on applications received.

Ready to be a Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Rep?
Follow this link to apply!
Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Rep Application
Accepting applications until December 31, 2011.

Canyon High | Saugus High | Hart High | Valencia High | Santa Clarita Christian | Mission View Public | Golden Valley High | West Ranch High |Academy of the Canyons | Bowman High | Learning Post | Castaic Area | SCVi

About Your SENIOR Portrait Session | Santa Clarita Senior Portrait Photographer

In line with last week’s blog post, I decided to also highlight the most frequently asked questions about senior portrait sessions.  2012 seniors…it’s your turn!!!  Here’s everything you need to know (and don’t forget to apply to be a Senior Rep and receive your senior portrait session for FREE!).

SCHEDULING
Please schedule your session as far in advance as possible.
Ideally, your Senior Portrait Session should be scheduled at
least 6 months prior to your date of graduation.
CONSULTATION

Your session includes an in-person consultation prior to
your session. During this consultation, we will discuss
the art direction for your session including clothing choices,
location, props you would like incorporated, editing options /
overall feel and/or style of the images.


LOCATION

All photography sessions are on-location using natural light.
Show your personality through the location you choose; from
the beach to the mountains to the desert. Sessions generally
take place in the Santa Clarita Valley, however I travel
anywhere within Los Angeles County or Ventura County 
locations requiring travel beyond 15 miles from my home zip
code of 91354 will require an additional $30 per 15 mile
increment).  I am happy to provide a list of great locations,
however I am open to client suggestions, whether it be a park,
urban area, or even the client's home. 


TIME

Sessions last between 1 - 2 hours and are generally
scheduled in the morning or early evening hours.


WHAT TO WEAR

Your clothing is another way to show your personality and
sense of personal style. In the case of Senior Portraits,
I highly recommend being creative and combining basic,
interchangeable clothing items with funky accessories such
as hats, jewelry, scarves, shoes, or belts. A splash of
color or pattern on an accessory (hat, scarf, etc.) will
help to show personaility and add interest, but not in an
overpowering way. It is best to avoid logos, decals, stripes,
and solid white clothing.

Feel free to bring up to two additional changes of clothes,
but please note that I cannot guarantee a changing facility,
so please plan accordingly.


HAIR AND MAKEUP SERVICES

Hair and makeup services are available through professional
stylist Sara K. Sara's specialties include hair, eyebrows,
makeup, threading, nails, and nail art.  If this option is
added to your Senior Portrait Session, both Sara and I will
arrive at your home prior to your session to work together
to create the perfect look for you.

Please inquire regarding specific pricing and availabiltiy.


AFTER THE SESSION

Each photograph, both in proof and final form, will be hand-
edited / retouched. I have a professional background in
graphic design, affording me the ability to use advanced
methods to retouch your photos. Scratches, rashes, blemishes,
and uneven skin are easily fixed. Minor adjustments can also
be made at the client's request (i.e. black and white, sepia,
etc.).

Within 2 - 3 weeks following your session, you will receive
a password to access your sharable online proof gallery via
the Client Proofing section of this website. Your online
proof gallery will contain 15 - 20 retouched images, as well
as both a la carte and package purchasing options. Your
online proof gallery will be accessible for 2 weeks from
the date your receive your password.  

Please note that I retain the copyright to each image.
Print and/or web publishing rights are granted when you
purchase your images on a CD.

Cristen Farrell Photography Website

NEW! Senior Graduation Cards | Santa Clarita Senior Portrait Photographer

So you’re graduating and now you are ready to shout it out to the world! You made it! What better way than with a custom graduation invitation or announcement?  We have 12 designs to choose from or the option to custom design one that fits your personality perfectly.

Available in:
4″x6″ Photo Paper
5″x7″ Photo Paper
4″x6″ Cardstock
5″x7″ Cardstock
All cards include white envelopes.

e-Surface Photo Paper: Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper (Traditional E-Surface Paper) is the most popular paper used by professional photographers. Accurate color, realistic saturation, excellent neutral flesh reproduction, and greater intensity are just a few of the benefits of E-Surface paper.

Smooth Cardstock: 120# Smooth cardstock is coated and offers an excellent white allowing for vibrant color rendition and a more formal presentation.

Available Templates:


Canyon HighSaugus HighHart HighValencia HighSanta Clarita ChristianMission View PublicGolden Valley HighWest Ranch High |Academy of the CanyonsBowman HighLearning PostCastaic AreaSCVi

Ready for Your Close-Up? | Santa Clarita Senior Portrait Photographer

Attention Santa Clarita-area high school seniors: have you scheduled your senior portraits yet?

Don’t miss your chance to document this amazing milestone in your life!  Senior portraits capture a time in your life full of fun times and new experiences.  They show off your personality, sense of style, and emphasize who you are and where you are going.

So what do you need to know?

SCHEDULING

Please schedule your session as far in advance as possible.  Ideally, your Senior Portrait Session should be scheduled at least 6 months prior to your date of graduation.

CONSULTATION

Your session includes an in-person consultation prior to your session. During this consultation, we will discuss the art direction for your session including clothing choices, location, props you would like incorporated, editing options / overall feel and/or style of the images.

LOCATION

All photography sessions are on-location using natural light.  Show your personality through the location you choose; from the beach to the mountains to the desert. Sessions generally take place in the Santa Clarita Valley, however I travel anywhere within Los Angeles County or Ventura County (locations requiring travel beyond 15 miles from my home zip code of 91354 will require an additional $30 per 15 mile increment).  I am happy to provide a list of great locations, however I am open to client suggestions, whether it be a park, urban area, or even the client’s home.

TIME

Sessions last between 1 – 2 hours and are generally scheduled in the morning or early evening hours.

WHAT TO WEAR

Your clothing is another way to show your personality and sense of personal style. In the case of Senior Portraits, I highly recommend being creative and combining basic, interchangable clothing items with funky accessories such as hats, jewelry, scarves, shoes, or belts. A splash of color or pattern on an accessory (hat, scarf, etc.) will help to show personaility and add interest, but not in an overpowering way. It is best to avoid logos, decals, stripes, and solid white clothing.
Feel free to bring up to two additional changes of clothes, but please note that I cannot guarantee a changing facility, so please plan accordingly.

HAIR AND MAKEUP SERVICES

Hair and makeup services are available through professional stylist Sara K. Sara’s specialties include hair, eyebrows, makeup, threading, nails, and nail art.  If this option is added to your Senior Portrait Session, both Sara and I will arrive at your home prior to your session to work together to create the perfect look for you.
Please inquire regarding specific pricing and availabiltiy.

AFTER THE SESSION

Each photograph, both in proof and final form, will be hand-edited / retouched. I have a professional background in graphic design, affording me the ability to use advanced methods to retouch your photos. Scratches, rashes, blemishes, and uneven skin are easily fixed. Minor adjustments can also be made at the client’s request (i.e. black and white, sepia, etc.).

Within 2 – 3 weeks following your session, you will receive a password to access your sharable online proof gallery via the Client Proofing section of this website. Your online proof gallery will contain 15 – 20 retouched images, as well as both a la carte and package purchasing options. Your online proof gallery will be accessible for 2 weeks from the date your receive your password.

Everything you need to know is also available on our website:
Senior Portrait Session Image Samples
Scheduling, Consultation, Location, What to Wear, Hair & Makeup, After the Session
Investment / Senior Rep Program (Get Your Session Free!)
Prints, Packages, Collages, & Products

Canyon HighSaugus HighHart HighValencia HighSanta Clarita ChristianMission View PublicGolden Valley HighWest Ranch High |Academy of the CanyonsBowman HighLearning PostCastaic AreaSCVi

Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Rep Program | Santa Clarita Photographer

CALLING ALL 2012 SENIORS LOCAL TO SANTA CLARITA!
Canyon High | Saugus High | Hart High | Valencia High | Santa Clarita Christian | Mission View Public | Golden Valley High | West Ranch High | Academy of the Canyons | Bowman High | Learning Post | Castaic Area | SCVi

We are pleased to introduce the 2012 Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Rep Program! Did you notice the new Senior Rep tab on the top of our blog? How about the new Senior Rep tab on our website?  This program is officially in full swing! Tell your friends!

What is a Senior Rep?

A Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Rep is a local high school student (Santa Clarita Valley & Castaic only) who is a graduating senior in 2012.  Senior Reps are responsible for representing Cristen Farrell Photography to friends, classmates, relatives, etc. through the use of Senior Rep Cards, a Brag Book, and anything else they can dream up. The goal is to refer as many people as possible, in order to earn great benefits in return.  Referred sessions can be any type of session, not just Senior Portrait Sessions – family, newborn, lifestyle, head shots, etc.

What are the benefits for being a Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Rep?

  1. A complimentary 1 – 2 hour natural light, on location Senior Portrait Session with Cristen Farrell Photography. Senior Portrait Session includes fashion and design consultation and up to 3 outfit changes. Reservation required. Makeup and hair services available through Sara K – please inquire.
  2. Accordian Mini Book (a.k.a. Brag Book) with images from your session
  3. 50 custom designed Senior Rep cards to share with your friends, family, etc. Additional cards available by request.
  4. Facebook Images – All images from your proofing gallery, watermarked
  5. $15 print credit for each referred photo session*
  6. Additional prizes: If you refer 10 people, you will receive a disk of all images from your gallery with print rights. If you refer 20 people, you will receive a full size, custom designed 10”x10” album of images from your proofing gallery. *

*Referral sessions must be completed and paid in full before credits and prizes are awarded

What does the referred person get?

Any referred person who completes a photo session with Cristen Farrell Photography will receive a complimentary 11”x14” e-Surface print upon presenting your Senior Rep Card.  Please note that the referred person is required to complete a model release.

What is Cristen Farrell Photography looking for in a Senior Rep?

  1. Self-confidence
  2. Positive Attitude
  3. Have a keen eye for fashion and pride yourself on your sense of personal style
  4. Be comfortable in front of the camera

We are ideally looking for one girl and one boy from each local high school, however this may be adjusted based on applications received.

Ready to be a Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Rep?
Follow this link to apply!
Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Rep Application
Accepting applications until December 31, 2011.

Elizabeth at the Lake | Santa Clarita Senior Photographer

Now these weren’t technically Elizabeth’s senior portraits, more like a trial run.  We met at Castaic Lake on a sunny afternoon. Elizabeth is an aspiring photographer herself and had the fantastic idea to use one of the bright blue lifeguard stands right on the beach. The result was striking images that totally set off her gorgeous coloring. Take a peek!

New! Senior Rep Cards | Santa Clarita Senior Photographer

Senior Rep cards are free to official Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Reps. Please inquire if you are interested in becoming an Official Senior Rep.

Even if you aren’t an official senior rep, you can still get these awesome cards to share with friends!

Designs vary.

Available in 1.375×3.5″
Cover Stock, Pearl and Linen paper
Sets of 25
Silver tin is included with the first set of 25

*Images shown were not taken by Cristen Farrell Photography and are for product sample purposes only.

 

High School Seniors: Brittany & Courtney | Santa Clarita Senior Portrait Photographer

Courtney booked a senior portrait session (check out her senior photos HERE) with Cristen Farrell Photography after seeing Brittany’s senior photos (check them out HERE and HERE). Brittany tagged along with Courtney for her senior session and the girls had me snap a few photos of them together. Look how cute they are!

Senior Session: Courtney | Santa Clarita Senior Portrait Photographer

This was such a fun senior session!  Check out Courtney’s eyes! A photographer’s dream! And huge thanks to Courtney for putting up with the zillions of bugs that seemed to want to attack us while we were shooting – you’re a trooper!