This is a guest blog post from the amazing Miette Photographer, Jayme Okerblom!

Senior portraits are a rite of passage for most high school seniors. Some really look forward to the experience and spend months or even years contemplating, planning and pinning looks to social media sites they hope to emulate. Some dread the experience and are dragged, kicking and screaming by their parents, into it – and rightly so. Throughout their school years, they have been subjected to the annual school picture day. Which has recorded and preserved their awkward passage through puberty in a very public way. That has typically involved them wearing clothes they didn’t want to wear, sitting still and forcing a smile. All the while holding a pose that made them feel awkward or embarrassed. As a result, professional photography has likely not been the most amazing experience for them up to this point.


Senior portrait sessions with Miette are all about expression. They are about allowing the senior to show off their own unique personality and style and sometimes to re-invent themselves through images. I want the senior to be the creative director of the shoot. Which is why I work closely with them from the very beginning to help them create the photo session of their dreams. I will consult with you and your teen beforehand to get a feel for your overall vision and to make sure that we create something that your both will love.

During your consultation, I will offer suggestions for location, style and the overall mood of the session. From there we will work together to collect inspiration images, plan clothing, hair and makeup. We will also co-create the photoshoot that will make your teen feel confident and amazing.



Senior portrait looks have changed radically over the years. I know when I was seventeen I wanted to feel glamorous and grown-up but ended up with the same look that all of my classmates had – and that look was CHEESY!  We all had the wicker chair, the overdone lighting and the horrifying chin-in-hand pose. I cringe at the memory of how awkward I felt. At that time though, the options were pretty limited.

At Miette Photography I provide several options for creating the perfect senior portrait look for your teen. All options include a pre-session consultation, unlimited outfit changes, two hours of shoot time, all final, fully edited high-resolution digital files and a photographer’s release form. A hair and makeup artist and/or stylist can be added for an additional fee as well. Regardless of the shoot style you choose, the goal will be collaboration. I really want your teen to be a part of the planning process and to have input in their session every step of the way.


Call Jayme

If you are looking to schedule a session with Jayme, do not wait to reach out. Please call or text Jayme at 214.390.9524 or use the online contact form. She will get back to you quickly, usually within one day. For more information on Senior Portraits, check out our Senior Info Page, Senior Packages and the Senior Portraits Portfolio.



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