Senior Portraits: Create the Ultimate Experience


Lesson Info

Wardrobe Consultation with HS Senior

High school seniors are energized, creative, and fun – and the best photographers know how to take portraits that capture that spark. Join Leslie Kerrigan for a guide to designing, marketing, shooting and sustaining a senior portrait business.

In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to create senior portrait sessions that aren’t just a photo shoot, but are memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Leslie will share her unique approach to creating a style closet, providing wardrobe consultations and keeping up with the of-the-moment social networking tools teens use. You’ll learn about connecting with seniors’ personalities, interests, and sense of style to ensure their portraits are every bit as unique as they are. You’ll hear from the teens, themselves as Leslie hosts a roundtable discussion with a group of teenagers who will talk honestly about what they want out of their senior portraits and how to reach them. You will also explore ways to leverage that personal connection into more sessions, sales, and referrals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to become the dynamic, must-have senior photographer for every teen in your area!



  • <p>I love Leslie&#39;s energy and enthusiasm! She had a ton of great knowledge to share. However, I have to say that I was EXTREMELY disappointed in the &quot;live ordering session&quot; because I feel like it was completely staged. This was the exact same girl and her mom that Sal Cincotta had a year or two ago when he was on creative live doing a senior class. I feel like I purchased a reality t.v. series, thinking it was going to be &quot;real&quot; only to find that it was staged. I have really enjoyed all the knowledge that Creative Live has been able to provide me with in the past, but this was a really big let down knowing that it wasn&#39;t real. This was the part that I was most looking forward to learning from. In person sales can be a bit intimidating and tricky with trying to find out what clients will really want and benefit from, as well as dealing with pushback or uncertainty that many clients have. It is fun and interesting to learn how each person does it differently but again, I just feel like it wasn&#39;t real and am very disappointed to not see a true sales session. </p>
  • <p>I can&#39;t say enough great things about this course! I went into it thinking I gain a little bit of info on posing and social media ideas... boy was I wrong! Leslie covers topics that I didn&#39;t even know where apart of Senior Photography. I highly recommend purchasing this course, if for no other reason then for the awesome senior panel that lets you know really want seniors want, are looking for, and actually care about in regards to their photos/social media/etc... I hope to meet Leslie one day and thank you personally! :)</p>
  • I learned a lot from this course. I watched all day when CL replayed Sal Cincotta's senior course and I wanted a second perspective, so I bought Leslie's course. I'm really glad I purchased Leslie's course because it was a great complement to Sal's course. Leslie covered different things like using a style closet that I especially found useful. She also did a beach shoot with a male and female model, which I found very useful and different from Sal's style. Leslie is so excited about "her girls" that she photographs - it's very engaging. I highly recommend this course.