Taylor Hubbard Photography is a portrait studio located in Waconia, Minnesota. Our seniors come from all over the Twin Cities Minneapolis metro area and the local suburbs surrounding Waconia such as Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, and Shakopee areas. We specialize in creating a senior portrait experience. This starts with a custom session that is spent capturing unique images personalized to each high school senior and ends with the creation of high quality images that are displayed as personalized art inside of homes, gifted to family & friend and excitedly shared on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media.
This information page will provide some tips and hopefully showcase why Taylor Hubbard Photography is a top destination for your senior pictures.
At Taylor Hubbard Photography, we use real locations in and around the Waconia area along with our professional studio setting for unique senior portraits. We will help determine the best locations depending on the look and style our seniors would like to have for their senior pics. Some of the portrait settings we capture our seniors at are:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum ~ Lush gardens, waterfalls, beautiful brick work makes this a very popular choice for senior pictures.
Rustic - Vintage barns and sheds, beautiful flowers, tall grasses, wooden fences is perfect for a country chic look senior images.
Urban - brick buildings, grungy alleyways, hip city streetscapes provides various looks for cutting edge senior portraits.
Lakes - sandy beaches, docks, & pristine waters is the perfect place for senior pics since Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes!
Studio - Endless backdrops, scenes, & studio lighting, the studio is perfect to showcase sports, hobbies, or just your personality.
Have a special location in mind? Taylor Hubbard Photography can come to the location on your choice for the most personalized sessions.
When it comes to senior pictures, most all high school seniors want to look awesome and tell their story. Taylor Hubbard Photography is here to help from start to finish! Individualizing your senior portrait experience starts with the first phone call to the studio. We will ask some basic questions to get to know you and help guide you to want type of session location(s) that will match your style.
Clothing suggestions for Senior Pictures - We will also walk you through clothing suggestions that we have found make for successful pictures. While we do not limit the number of outfits you can wear in your session, we do suggest quick changes to fit in the most looks as our sessions are based on time. This is great because it can create many great looks and different options for your senior pictures. We also suggest more simple, solid color, form fitting clothing that will have you looking great! Layering clothing with jackets or vest and accessorizing outfits with scarves and jewelry can create numerous looks from one outfit! We want your clothing to reflect you and create a timeless look that you will love beyond that particular fashion season
Hair and Make for Senior Pictures - Professional hair & makeup is a something that our clients invest in before their senior portraits. We can certainly refer you to some great local salons that will have you looking picture perfect! If you choose to do your own hair and makeup, we suggest applying your makeup slightly heavier than normal, as it shows better for your portraits. We do not suggest doing anything that is drastically different from your regular look, as we want these pictures to reflect you and sometime that can be difficult with a completely different look. We also advise wearing foundation and powder that will help reduce the look of acne, even out facial skin tones, and cut down on shine in the summer heat. For hair, we suggest styling your hair as you normally wear it on a day-to-day basis. If you have naturally curly hair and wear it that way, rock those curls! If you have naturally straight hair, strut that gorgeous hair. If you do put a little curl in your hair or straighten it out, be sure to bring along some heavy hair spray & bring along quick heat straightener just in case you may need a touch up during the session. We also provide options for senior who want to do a split look to wear their hair both curly and straight.
Props to use for your Senior Session We love it when high school seniors bring props! These items can be sports uniforms & equipment, art drawings, pens/pencils, musical instruments, sheet music, microphones, chessboards, etc. There are no bad props and we want our seniors to bring along these items that enjoy to help personalize their session and create some awesomely unique senior pics.
Drawing from over 15 years of experience, Taylor Hubbard is a fun and friendly portrait artist who will help you look your very best for your senior portraits. Successful senior portraits are a mix of lighting and posing that helps everyone look their best.
We use numerous lighting techniques to create the specific look that matches each of our high school senior clients style. It could be the soft, airy look of natural light to showcase a more candid, photojournalist style or the hard sharp light of high-powered studio strobe lights to showcase a more dramatic look and feel.
Taylor utilizes her years of experience posing people to help them look and feel their best. Senior portraits should be fun and not stressful. We spend time getting to know you before and during the session to create simple, fresh poses that make you feel comfortable and best of all, look fantastic instead of awkward. The posing techniques she demonstrates and knowledge she posses typically has every senior feeling like a model and rock star after their session.
Being able to pose and light to create a look, style, and feeling from portraits is what truly sets portraits apart from the rest and photographers apart.
After the session, all of our clients schedule their individual time to come back to our studio in Waconia, MN to view and place their order during our in persons sales appointment. Instead of pre-set packages that limit options, Taylor Hubbard Photography offers clients the ability to select the products, sizes, and quantities that fit their individual needs either ordering ala carte or building their own portrait collection. Our portraits are not only retouched but also artistically enhanced to create the most beautiful portraits and finished with the top of the line portrait products for years of enjoyment.
The experience of having your senior pictures captured is an once-in-a-lifetime milestone. Your senior pictures are about who you are and not just what you look like. Taylor Hubbard Photography wants you to relax, have a great time and let us take care of the rest!
For more examples:
Check out our senior girls gallery or our senior guys gallery