Senior Pictures for Minnesota Grads

I love creating an unforgettable experience and images your family will cherish for years to come

As an RGP senior client, I aim to make the process fun, make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and make sharing your images with friends and family easy and affordable. You just bring your favorite outfits, and I’ll do the rest!



At a senior session with Rachel Graff Photography, graduates can expect a fun and energetic atmosphere filled with plenty of smiles. Besides understanding the technical aspects of photography, I have spent years learning how to instruct and pose clients to create photos that are flattering, fun, and varied. I will tell you exactly what to do and how to pose, so you can just focus on having fun! I love getting to know my seniors on a personal level throughout our time together so I can create pictures I know you will be sharing on Instagram all year long (and even beyond)!

RGP senior pictures clients receive their final images as high-resolution digital files through an online gallery. From this gallery, you can easily download and share your images or order as many or as few prints as you would like!

Bright & Natural Senior Pictures

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The RGP Senior Pictures Team

Your senior pictures should be a fun, positive experience that captures your natural self. Rachel and her team of photographers are ready to give you the best senior pictures experience in the state of Minnesota!

Rachel takes on a large number of senior clients each year, but she also has a team of associate photographers who shoot senior sessions under the Rachel Graff Photography brand. My associates will photograph your senior session, but I do the communication, planning, and photo editing so you still get the Rachel Graff look and experience along the way.

My associate photographers are trained directly by me on my posing techniques and process, location scouting and lighting, and shooting techniques, so you are getting the same great quality photos and experience. I also hire associates with the same positive and upbeat personalities and I require my team to shoot on the exact same photography gear. Therefore, If you book with an RGP associate, you can rest assured that you are going to get not only similar images, but also a comparable experience along the way.

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Ali

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Ali grew up in the western Twin Cities suburbs. She got married to her husband in June of 2021 and welcomed her son, Ethan, on NYE of 2023. The three of them live in, Plymouth with their 70 lb "mini" bernedoodle named Arnie. For fun, Ali likes to read, hike, ski, travel, and is a big foodie. 

Rachel is the owner and lead photographer of Rachel Graff Photography. She’s been capturing senior pictures around the Twin Cities since 2014 and is passionate about working with high school students. Rachel loves theater, Harry Potter, and traveling the world with her husband.

Rachel

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I have associates who shoot senior sessions and weddings on my behalf when I am booked or unavailable. It's also a great way to get the RGP experience on a smaller budget. 

Meet the Team

Hilary

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Hilary is a Minnesota native with an adventurous spirit. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs in Roseville. She's a proud science geek and ocean lover, and some of her favorite activities include scuba diving, ultimate frisbee, Crossfit, playing music, and reading thriller/ mystery novels.

"We had a great experience working with Rachel Graff photography. Her associate was wonderful! We love the photographs and would highly recommend them for capturing any special moments."

Heather, senior moM

Rachel's team was amazing to work with. Such a fun, easy-going, professional experience for my daughter's senior pictures. From the location options, to the guide for FAQ's and tips for day of, communication before and after and the actual photo session; I was so happy we chose Rachel Graff Photography for such special pictures. And we were all shocked at the turnaround time! Her pictures are beautiful!

randi, senior mom

what my clients are saying...

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Complete the corresponding booking form, sign the contract, and pay your session fee. This is also where you will choose your location & provide your availability.

Scheduling! Rachel will reach out with available dates/times based on your booking form. 

Prepare for your session! I’ll send you a senior guide packed with information about how to choose outfits and other advice.

The session day! We’ll meet on location and have some fun!

Rachel will send your gallery preview within 2 weeks of the session. You have 48 hours from first viewing it to select your photo collection.

Download your images and order products using your credits!

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Choose your photo collection based on how many images you want to keep. (See more on this below). 

Senior Pictures Pricing

Part One: Session Fee

● Up to 90-minute photo session
● 3-4 outfits
● Online gallery of at least 100 high-resolution digital images
● Basic photo editing by Rachel
● Print release to print photos at your discretion

$300 with Rachel

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Part Two: Photo Collection

● 15 high-resolution digital downloads
● Advanced retouching on up to 10 photos


$300

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$200 with associates

Collection A

Collection B

Collection c

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● 30 high-resolution digital downloads
● Advanced retouching on up to 10 photos
● $100 product credit


● Unlimited high-resolution digital downloads (all photos)
● Advanced retouching on up to 10 photos
● $200 product credit


$450

$650

You will be able to preview your photos for 48 hours before selecting a collection

Frequently Asked Questions

What locations do you offer for senior pictures?

I offer a specific list of senior photo location options around the Twin Cities metro from which my senior clients choose for their sessions. As a seasoned Minnesota senior photographer, I have spent years shooting around the Minneapolis metro and have narrowed down the best locations that offer great variety in backdrops and are convenient for outfit changes. These are tried-and-true locations that I know deliver amazing results, so you don't have to spend time doing your own location scouting!

How do I get my images?

After your shoot, I will deliver all the best images via an online gallery that you'll receive via email. You will be able to preview all the images with a watermark. 48 hours after you view them, you will choose between 1 of 3 collections that include various amounts of high-resolution digital downloads and product credit to use towards prints. You can always upgrade your collection later if you decide you want access to more photos!

Can I reschedule my session if the weather isn't nice?

Yes! I will reschedule my senior photo sessions if there is rain or storms in the forecast. I always reach out a few days ahead of time as we can see an accurate forecast and we can make a decision. Keep in mind that overcast days can actually be great for photos, so I only reschedule if we are expecting rain or very strong winds. If you need to reschedule your session for non-weather related reasons, I just require a 24-hour notice.

Do you submit my photo to the yearbook for me?

No. Every school has different requirements and processes for yearbook submission, so I do not offer submitting for you. However, I offer enhanced photo retouching on a handful of images in each of my packages, so I am happy to retouch your yearbook image before you submit. Additionally, I make it easy to download the high-resolution digital file from your gallery so you can directly upload it to your school when you're ready to submit.

Can I use my photos for graduation invites or slideshows?

Absolutely! I provide a print release in my contracts, allowing you to use your senior pictures for any personal use, such as prints to frame in your home or use in school slideshows, yearbooks, graduation announcements, grad party invitations, etc. Because I maintain the copyright to the images, you will need to contact me if you plan to publish your senior photo in any other professional publication, like a magazine or billboard, but these are very rare instances.

Can I bring props for my senior pictures?

Yes! I love working with props to make my seniors' photos more unique and personalized. You can bring equipment from a sport you play, an instrument, a hat or fun accessory, a flag from your college you'll be attending, or even your pet! I'm down for anything. 

Who can I bring with me to my senior session?

I recommend coming to your senior session with one parent/guest or alone. Others are welcome, but it can become cumbersome to walk to all the various locations with a full posse in tow. It can also be intimidating to be in front of the camera with an audience watching at the same time. I trust your judgment though, so bring whoever will be the most helpful and your biggest cheerleader. 

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