Summer Senior Portrait Sessions

Are you in the Class of 2020 or 2021 and looking for senior portraits?! I’ve done a tonnn of amazing sessions so far this spring and summer, and I’d love to help you plan yours! Today I’m sharing not one, not two, but SIX of my recent senior sessions in Southern Indiana and the Louisville area for some inspiration for your senior portrait session with Frames and Letters Photography!

I photographed some of these seniors in the fall and we did a cap/gown session this spring, and others were having senior portraits done for the first time. I also did a fun giveaway because I wanted to celebrate such a great graduating class who really worked hard in the midst of a pandemic to reach their goals.

Here are a few highlights from each, they all have their own unique style and I had so much fun talking to these seniors between takes and learning about their plans for the future – so excited for each of them!

Each session is different, whether that’s with a new location or just new perspectives at a place I’ve been before. Read more about some of the fun ways we can plan your senior session on my Senior Portrait Experience page, or follow me on Pinterest for lots of Senior Portrait ideas!

PS – if you’re in the class of 2021, I’ve got a deal for you! Book your Senior Portrait Experience by August 31st and get a FREE cap and gown session in the spring! Fill out the contact form at the bottom of this post or click here to claim this special offer!


Jeanette was one of my senior brand ambassadors and we did her cap and gown session with her family that is so important to her! I did a “Senior flatlay” tutorial blog / IGTV video a while back, and Jeanette did SUCH an awesome design of her own to honor her parents.  The message on her cap translates to “For my parents who arrived with nothing and gave me everything. (This is) Because of and for you.” This future businesswoman is going to change the world!

I had two cap + gown sessions at the Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds and was so glad they brought me to this beautiful spot for photos! The red background was perfect for New Albany High School’s colors (red + black), and there were bright yellow wildflowers all around to add some spring vibes to their portraits.


This grad’s got MEDALS FOR DAYSSSS! Perion already wowed me when we did her Musical + Colorful Senior Portraits in Downtown Louisville in February, but then I saw all the awards and honors she earned and talked to her about her plans to major in Biochemistry and I was like DANG GIRL.


Another amazing grad, Alanna cares so much for the planet, humans and animals alike! She’ll be a great elementary teacher 🙂 She also adopted an adorable golden retriever recently and literally that’s the best graduation gift you can get!

One of the best parts of doing the fall/spring photos was seeing Alanna’s confidence grow – she definitely glows with someone who’s going on to do great things!

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We ventured into Cherokee Park for some magical woodland portraits, and I’m OBSESSED with Marie Claire’s magenta hair! It really popped with the scenery there.

For our second location, we headed to one of my favorite murals on Bardstown Road and then over to Nulu for some city street portraits and a more casual look. I love her style and fun personality!!!


Miah’s yellow dress and flowy hair were #seniorpicgoals on literally the most perfect day at the Parklands of Floyd’s Fork. She brought a ukulele and serenaded me and her family while posing. Miah has written and performed her own original songs and is going to be studying Music Therapy at UofL!

We also did some cap and gown photos and I love how sweet all the photos from this session turned out!


Kelly’s session started in Cherokee Park as well, but near golden hour for a totally different look! The wildflowers finally started to blossom there and OMG they were insanely beautiful.

Kelly told me some hilarious jokes and we had great conversations while walking from one spot in the park to the next – part of what I love about senior sessions (especially since the quarantine) is it’s just cool to hang out with clients in some of my favorite spots like Cherokee Park!

We visited another nearby mural that was colorful and fun for her second outfit! I LOVE how these turned out!!!

If you’re in the class of 2020 and you still want senior pics done, it’s not too late! And if you’re a rising senior who wants to get a head start, fill out the contact form below and I’ll be happy to start helping you plan your dream senior portrait session!

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