Senior Portrait Photo Sessions by Gateway PhotoArtistry™

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"I just reviewed (my daughter's) senior pictures and I could not be happier with the results!  

You did a wonderful job of  looking for the perfect locations, I loved your ideas.   Your eye for background and light were perfect.  I love how you asked what our ideas were and what we were looking for and found the perfect settings.

Thank you for being patient and fun to work with.  I knew you would help to put my daughter at ease and bring out her personality.   I love the shots of her giggling.  You captured her beauty inside and out.  

I have been telling everyone who will listen what a great time we had and how much I love the pictures."

Brenda M., wife, mother of two, Lawrenceville, GA


Capturing your high school senior (See "Senior Portrait Gallery" ) in pictures is such a great opportunity to feature the various facets of your teen's personality.   I love taking pictures of teens at this pivotal stage in their lives.  They are excited about what's ahead of them, but still a little bit apprehensive.  After years of working with teens, I'm able to help them relax, feel comfortable and enjoy their photo session.  The best way to see their personality is when they feel they can be themselves.  Part of my approach to help them relax is interviewing them a week or so before the photo shoot to find out who they are and what they want their photographs to reveal about themselves.  Their participation in the decision-making process gives them "buy-in" to the whole photo session, and they feel like it's their photo session, not their just a photo session their parents want. 


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I have places where I like to photograph portraits, but I'm always open to other photo session locations, if you or your teen has some ideas.  Whether your teen is looking for a park, rural, urban and historic location, I have a location in mind.  The best location is the location your teen loves the most!  The best time to photograph is very early morning or early evening before dusk, (specific time depends on time of year).  I have photo sessions available during most weekday evenings, Saturdays and an occasional Sunday afternoon.  


What To Wear? 

Your soon-to-be graduate should bring clothing that is comfortable and they feel confident wearing. Confidence is always attractive in portraits.  Colorful clothing in solids are best, but clothing with small prints or patterns that bring out your teen's personality are also good.  Avoid bright or neon colors that detract from the most important subject -- your son or daughter!  


Pricing, Promotions & Referrals

$275 for 1-hour session

$325 for 1-1/2 hour session

$35 non-refundable sitting fee reserves a 1- hour or 1-1/2-hour outdoor photo session with at least two (2) clothing changes, within a 30-mile radius of photographer's location in Lawrenceville, GA (includes locations into downtown Atlanta).*  Additional fee for locations outside 30-mile radius. Receive 6 - 10 edited images of your choice depending on which option you choose.   senior high school outdoor portraitHistoric locationCatching the sun as its sets along Sam's profile made a beautiful black and white photograph.


*If your teen is under 18, a parent or guardian over 18 must be present during your teen's photo session.  


Balance after $35 non-refundable sitting fee is due at time of photo session. 


Payments can be made in cash, check, PayPal or credit card (Visa, MasterCard Discover or American Express).  Any returned checks will incur a $35 processing fee and any photo session or product purchased will be canceled until proper payment can be made. 




After photo session:

1.  Your personal, private (password access) on-line gallery of 35 - 50 photo proofs available to view within 7 days of photo session.  

2.  Choose 10 images for a 1-1/2 hour session (6 images for 1-hour session) to be edited and delivered within 14 days of providing your selection to me, you will receive those images as 8"x12" print quality-resolution images on a media storage device or delivered via  You can have prints made at a lab of your choice or I can recommend a lab.  Prints larger than 8"x12" or other photographic products (gallery canvas wraps, photo books, iPhone covers, etc.) can be purchased from me through my website.


3.  On-line gallery will remain available for 2 weeks from date of photo session to make additional purchases of images, photos or merchandise. The entire gallery of edited photos can be purchased upon request. 

Optional: We provide SIX (6) different Portrait Packages or A La Carte Prints to fit your budget.  




Need graduation photo announcement cards or other type of photo cards?  Ask Gena about prices on graduation photo cards, canvas-wrapped prints, photo books, announcements, greeting cards and other merchandise available for purchase.



To schedule your photo session, call (404) 734-0941, e-mail me at:, or  go to my Contact page and leave me your name, phone number, your e-mail address and your teen's name or call (404) 734-0941 and provide the same information. 



$20.00 Cash Back for Referral:  Refer a customer who purchases a photo session or who makes a $75 minimum product purchase and you receive $20 cash back from Gateway PhotoArtistry(TM). Referred client must use your name at time of booking session.



Thank you for your interest and I look forward to working with you to create some fantastic portraits!



Gateway PhotoArtistry

Gena Buskirk-Ford, photographer/writer, Lawrenceville, Georgia

(404) 734-0941