I saw a need for a new version of senior portraits. I wasn't interested in providing the shoot-and-share images that so many photographers provide. I was looking to invest in my clients as much as they invested in me, to provide them with real, tangible images they could look at as much as they wanted, not just digital files with no actual printed portraits. I was looking to have this rite of passage turn into a celebration of a journey, the embodiment of a story seventeen years in the making, and a day of self-love these young adults could look back on for the rest of their lives, and share with generations. If you've ever seen a really great portrait of an ancestor and been able to tell their sparkle, spirit, and passion, that's the feeling I've brought back. The JDP senior line is so much more than pictures. It's an experience to be treasured and anticipated and celebrated!
Allison Higley is one of my favorite clients from the Class of 2017. She's a star swimmer and student at Mercyhurst Prep, with a fantastic wit and laid-back personality. I love that her mom is 100% on board with everything JDP promotes- investment in an experience, taking time to celebrate, and being there for the journey. Allison even brought her grandma on her session to experience it with her- we love grandmas! Grandma had a blast taking over Snapchat and offering her opinion on everything- it was hilarious! Allison went home with our heirloom image box, mounted prints, app, and digital collection. Anytime we need a fiery redhead, we'll definitely have Allison back in the studio!
We love shooting at "the tree" at Frontier Park, only 5 minutes from our studio. Allison wore a beautiful romper that fit like it was made for her and borrowed some sparkly earrings from our JDP style closet. With soft, romantic makeup and her hair pulled back, Allison was the embodiment of boho elegance with just a touch of retro.
For Allison's in-studio look, we went dark with the background to focus on Allison's gorgeous hair and skin. Her Free People romper was borrowed from our JDP style closet. She was such a natural at posing, these images were some of our favorites of the session! To see more of our gorgeous studio, click the button below!
For Allison's final look, we went all out urban! Allison changed to a look featuring a cropped peacock top and destroyed jeans, and we headed to Erie's gritty underapass! Allison's attitude showed full-throttle as she rocked this location!
We absolutely love each of our clients, and we think it's fantastic that they love us back! Sometimes, you just need to pull a Reading Rainbow and say "but don't take my word for it!" Here are some words from past clients about their experience with Jennifer Dworek Photography!
When we looked at Jennifer's pictures online we loved the pictures she showcased and knew we wanted that for Olivia's sr. pictures. Our favorite part was the experience-it wasn't about a photo, this was an experience- from the hair, the makeup, and the little touches of jewelry added in to complete an outfit. We loved the finished products and the packaging- it was like Christmas! I think the pictures captured all the different sides of my daughter and will be treasured for a lifetime. Jennifer is an amazingly talented photographer with an equally talented team who creates a beautiful experience for your senior!
I saw Jennifer on Instagram, I always loved the beautiful pictures she was taking. My favorite part of my session was the fun, exciting aspect of feeling like a model in a photo shoot! My products are beautiful, they are everywhere in my house. Everyone who looks at them is amazed! My parents loved the quality of the pictures, they are very unique! It is a once in a lifetime experience, it will always be an amazing memory you will have forever. If you have this opportunity then take it!
My photoshoot was a once in a lifetime experience! Jennifer and her crew are unbelievably talented and made the photoshoot fun and exciting! I wish I could do it again. It was so much fun!!
It was so much fun exploring the city and getting pictures taken in the Big Apple. If anyone has the chance to go you absolutely have to. The pictures are amazing and the scenery is gorgeous!
Love the JDP senior look, and want to take it to the next level? We've got just the thing for you! Follow this link to take a peek at our senior destination experience!
Are you hooked yet? We hope so! We really, really want to provide the best experience possible for our clients! Now that you see the finished product, it's time to peek behind the scenes! Follow us on Instagram by clicking the insta-link at the bottom of this section. Then, sign up for our newsletter! It's how we tell everyone about our news, promotions, sales, and everything JDP! Don't worry, we hate spam as much as the next person, so we only send you an email about every other week, and they've always got great tips and sneak peeks at our latest sections!
So you took the leap into JDP land, scheduled your fantastic session, rocked it out, and now you have these fantastic finished images! Time to order your 8x10 print for the mantle and some wallets for friends, right?
No way! Senior portraits are a whole different world than the posed school pictures that came before. The JDP experience is about way more than getting some prints to possibly frame, but most likely be tossed in a shoebox with other photos. In our pre-session consultation, we go over all of our products, some of which are pictures above. A huge part of our goal with clients is to send them home with real products that showcase their images in a stylish, timeless way that can be passed down through generations. What a waste to have your entire senior story told with only a few small prints that could get lost, wrinkled, or destroyed! Our products include heirloom products such as image boxes with all session images mounted in a 5x7 size, silk albums, folios for your two favorite images, canvas gallery wraps, senior memory boxes, and much more.
The world of senior photography has definitely changed in the past few years, and with JDP you can be assured that we're only offering the highest quality, boutique products that will last for decades. We are one of Erie's only full-service studios that can custom-design products for our clients, and we love that! We feel that it is a disservice to our clients to have them walk out with only a usb-drive to show their investment, and pride ourselves in sending clients home with finished products you can display proudly.
We offer both a-la-carte and package options for our seniors. Our packages start at $1750 and include gift prints, our digital app, a wall portrait, and print credit to custom-design your package to your needs.
Congratulations! You're now a JDP Seniors professional! You know all the basics about our most popular photography line! The only thing left to do is experience it for yourself!
At your pre-session consultation, you get to meet Jenn and Megan, see our studio, and plan your custom session. We go over your style guide, outfits, locations, and your story to make sure your senior pictures are 100% unique to you. It's so important to us that you feel comfortable on your session date, and that includes having every one of your questions answered, being able to feel the products you'll be ordering, and get hyped for your session.
Woo-hoo! Your session is the day we've been planning! You get pampered with professional hair and makeup, fun music, and your very favorite outfits in the most gorgeous locations! We Snapchat every session so your friends can experience it with you, and make sure you look your best in the most important photography session of your life!
The anticipation is driving us crazy! We love showing our clients their final images in a grand reveal! We love seeing the seniors' faces as they see themselves on the big screen, and of course we have tissues available for the moms! We guide you through the process of creating a custom order to best fit your family! As soon as your products are in from our pro labs, we send them home with you to show off!
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