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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! There are no print minimums or hidden fees - just order exactly what you need.

Bright & Natural Senior Pictures

Let's have some fun!

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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my associates

Malorie

Jaylene

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Malorie is originally from Mankato, Minnesota and recently got married in July 2021 to her husband, Carter. They have a spoiled goldendoodle named Lulu. When I she’s not photographing seniors and couples, you'll find her watching Real Housewives on repeat or spending time with family and friends!

Jaylene is a creative who is one part Starbucks, one part B-Dubs, and two parts your hype woman. She loves the color pink and playing with her sweet daughter Karissa. Photography is her passion, because it allows her the honor of capturing you in your prime and creating a tangible memory.

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

"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...

Click Get Booked Now under the Pricing section below.

Decide whether you want to work with an associate or Rachel. Then, complete the corresponding booking form, including selecting your package (Basic or Premium).

Sign the contract. A copy will be emailed to you for your record.

An online scheduler will be emailed to you after the contract is signed to book your date and time. 

After you select a date and time, choose your location. Then, you’ll be prompted to pay your session deposit (50% of the package price) online to officially hold your date. 

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!

You will receive your full gallery within 2 weeks of your session date. 

Order prints and albums! You are not required to order any products from me, but you can place an order for prints or other products directly through your gallery any time. 

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Senior pictures packages & pricing

Basic

● 60-minute session with Rachel
● 2-3 outfits
● Online gallery of at least 75 high-resolution digital images
● Print release to print photos at your discretion
● Advanced retouching of up to 10 images of your choice

full

$575 with Rachel

includes:

Premium

● 90-minute session with one of Rachel’s associates (photos are still edited by Rachel)
● 4 outfits
● Online gallery of at least 75 high-resolution digital images
● Print release to print photos at your discretion
● Advanced retouching of up to 10 images of your choice


FULL

$725 with Rachel

includes:

$450 with associates

$600 with associates

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?

I take a modern approach to senior photos where I deliver high-resolution digital images to you through an online gallery. There is no in-person sales meeting, no push to purchase additional products, just simple email delivery with print and download options to use your images how you want! I will email you your final gallery about 2-3 weeks after our session. 

Do I have to purchase a print package or are there other hidden fees?

No! In today's digital world with social media, I know we don't print images like we used to. Therefore, I offer two senior packages with simple prices which cover your session time, editing, and delivery of your files in a digital online gallery. You have the option to order prints and products through that gallery for affordable prices, but there is no obligation. You can print or order exactly what you want, or simply download the digital files to share with family & friends on social media!

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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