AND you're almost there to the finish line! You've created friendships and memories through senior year that you will remember forever. It's a time for bittersweet goodbyes and new beginnings. Knowing you do anything you set your mind to is something I live by and strive for everyday. My number one priority as your senior photographer is to capture you in your genuine joy, laughter, and the real you in this exciting and changing season of life. I want to capture you in bright, natural photos that reflect your happiness, hopes for the future, and give you memories to look back on when its 5 years down the road & you're chasing your dreams and checking travels off your bucket list. 

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THE MARENA CLAIRE PHOTOGRAPHY
SENIOR EXPEREINCE

If you're reading this I want you to know I have been where you have been. True everyones experiences are different. but I remember high school. The football games, the clubs, your favorite teachers, picking out a prom dress, finishing projects, and making big decisions about your life. 

WHAT MCL SENIORS ARE SAYING

"...the pictures came out amazing. She is super kind, she cares about your story, and incorporating what you want in your photos!..."

I was super nervous but once I got to the location I was super excited. Marena is super nice, honest, funny, and fun to be around! Don't be nervous Marena is an amazing person, and if you need help picking out clothes you can ask her for help. My favorite part was taking the pictures! The pictures came out amazing. She is super kind, she cares about your story, and incorporating what you want in your photos! 

KAYLEE

WHAT MCL SENIORS ARE SAYING

"...She really captured my style and who I was. Her personality and ability to connect with you is beyond words..."

Marena was AMAZING to work with. She really captured my style and who I was. She didn't change me and allowed me to be in control of the shoot as well.  I also appreciated the survey she had me fill out right before our shoot. It allowed her to understand my true style and items I wanted to shine during the photo shoot. Marena is fantastic and you would be absolutely crazy not to shoot with her. Her personality and ability to connect with you is beyond words. Please, please, please check out Marena's work & book fast.

OLIVIA

WHAT MCL SENIORS ARE SAYING

"...she remembered the details I mentioned at our first meeting so that nothing was overlooked or left out...she is awesome at engaging her subjects..."

The experience with Marena Claire Photography was great! She recommended perfect locations that worked well with my aesthetic. My favorite part was getting to know Marena and getting beautiful pictures to remember our time and senior year. Future #mclseniors will love the experience! It is one you cannot get anywhere else. Marena is great at making her clients feel comfortable, even if you are "camera-awkward" like me! The quality of work she produces is amazing! 

TESSA

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Style Guide

The Final Chat

The Big Day! 

Gallery Delivery

The first step is to reach out and see if we are a good fit for each other! This is a one in a life-time experience, so I want to make sure its exactly what is right for YOU! I will answer any questions you have, talk about the season you want your photos done in, and whats included in the MCL Senior Experience Package. Once your session date is locked in with a contract & payment we can go ahead to the fun stuff! I cant wait to chat with you and learn more about you! 

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THE MCL SENIOR EXPERIENCE

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Booking

Style Guide

The Final Chat

The Big Day! 

Gallery Delivery

All #mclseniors receive a style guide & a senior questionnaire upon booking! The style guide helps provide tips for picking out the perfect outfit choices that represent you & help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Send me all the photos of your closet! I'll send a questionnaire that will help me create an experience thats unique to you, talk locations, and to get to know you better that way nothing is forgotten! This makes it so the day of is a breeze and all you have to worry about is showing up and having fun! 

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Style Guide

The Final Chat

The Big Day! 

Gallery Delivery

Before your shoot you can email me any questions you have and send over all the outfit inspiration you have found in your closet or local boutique. I will be with you ever step of the way during this time! Once you have your appointments set and outfits chosen, I will send a last email about where to meet the day of, the time of day we will be shooting at, and any last minute thoughts on the session!

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Style Guide

The Final Chat

The Big Day! 

Gallery Delivery

Todays the day! Your senior session is here! We will meet at your first location and make final outfit and accessory decisions. I always say bring more in case you want those statement earrings in your photos! We will spend 2 hours capturing your laughs, beauty, excitement, and hard work! You've never modeled before? Me either! I will teach you everything you need to know to make you look and feel natural in front of the camera! This is my favorite part! 

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Booking

Style Guide

The Final Chat

The Big Day! 

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YAY! Your session is done and you will receive your easy-to-use online gallery of high resolution digital images in 2 weeks! I will select the best photos of you, put them in the gallery, and you can download, share, and print anywhere and with anyone! So simple! You can send the link to whoever you like and I don't watermark my photos because the memories are whats important. Plus the gallery stays up to enjoy for years to come! 

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Style Guide

The Final Chat

The Big Day! 

Gallery Delivery

You have chosen your favorites and now you would love to post them! You can use the #mclseniors or a popular one is #seniorsunday on instagram. I love seeing which ones are your favorites so if you post any, tag me, so I can see them! I have included some facts below about the senior experience! Some are answers from me about the session and others are from seniors themselves! 

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Have a few more questions before contacting me? Click down below to read the answers to common questions my seniors have! 

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Want to know what happens before we meet?  Read below all about my booking process! 

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Q:  I would love for you to be my senior photographer, what is our next steps? 

Q:  Where are you located and do you travel?

Q:  What is included in the Marena Claire Senior Package? 

A: YAY! Now you can send me an email with ALL the details on what season you want to shoot in, what school you attend, how you heard about me, and what you are looking for in your senior experience! 

A: A Senior Style Guide, 2 hours of continuous shooting, and high resolution files of edited images, a beautiful online gallery they come in, and endless emails of us talking back and forth about outfit choices! 

A: I am located in Blacksburg, VA and work with seniors all over the west side & surrounding states! I also am also a sucker for traveling and would love to shoot your destination senior session! 

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Want to know what happens before we meet? Read below all about my booking process! 

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Q:  What does the average MCL senior invest? 

Q:  What does it mean to be a MCL Senior? 

Q:  How do I officially reserve my date? 

A: The Marena Claire Senior Experience starts at $300. Most of my seniors pay via a secure storefront I use called Honeybook.

A: YAY! You are officially apart of the #mclseniors! I require a payment for the session up front and a signed contract to lock in your senior session day on my calendar! 

A: A Marena Claire senior is joyful, radiant, genuine, kind, and loves her close family and friends! She strives to be her best everyday and dreams of an amazing future! 

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Want to know all about my photography style and who I am as a photographer? Read below!  

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Q:  How do you define your editing style?

Q:  Do you shoot college seniors?

Q:  I have no idea how to pose in front of the camera! 

A: I live off of natural light from the sun! I love bright, colorful, and vibrant images. It's important to me that my couples photos look as natural and feel like like you! 

A: It's my job to be the expert in this area! You do not have to be a model to get amazing images! It's my job to tell you everything you need to know about being your natural and fun self! 

A: YES! I love photographing college senior portraits. This is such an amazing milestone in your life where you get to capture all your hard work and the woman you have become! I would love to hear from you! 

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Wondering about how I edit, nervous about planning your senior session, or have questions about it? Read below! 

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Q:  Why do you include a senior style guide?

Q:  How do I prepare for my senior session?

Q:  What can I expect from a senior session?

A: I think its so important to help you decide what kind of outfits/makeup you want to wear and that make you feel the most comfortable and represent you. The camera loves solid bright bold colors versus a checkered shirt! 

A: You can expect 90 min of shooting time in a location of your choosing. I will teach you all about posing and being comfortable in front of the camera! We get to know each other better & you are ready for your wedding day posing!

A: When you book with me I send you a Senior Guide that has tips on what to wear at your session, and making yourself feel your best! I also send a senior questionnaire to get to know you better and customize your session! 

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Want to know the amount of photos you will receive, what the galley is like, and when you will see your photos? Read below!  

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Q:  When will I see my photos? 

Q:  What is included with our online gallery?

Q:  How many photos can we expect to receive? 

A: I'm so happy you're excited to see your photos! I will post a sneak peek of your photos that night and you can expect to see your full gallery and blog within 2 weeks of the session date! 

A: Every senior session is completely different! For a 120 minute senior session you can expect a gallery of 80 images. 

A: I don't watermark my photos, you can read why on my blog, so you are able to download, share, and print anywhere you want! I welcome you to share your gallery with everyone you know! The memories are what's most important. 

THE MCL SENIOR EXPERIENCE

Want to know the amount of photos you will receive, what the galley is like, and when you will see your photos? Read below!  

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Q:  Will we have access to our RAW files?

Q:  Can we send our gallery to family, friends, or guests? 

Q:  How long will we have access to our online gallery?

A: No. Part of the MCL Experience is that you receive the images fully edited and able to share them on social media platforms or via email. RAW files usually can only be seen with certain softwares, and I want the best for my clients! 

A: I use a gallery system called CloudSpot and your images for seniors and wedding that will stay up on there for eternity! I do recommend you downloading all your images to a hard drive for safe keeping! 

A: I encourage you to send your gallery link to as many people as you would like! Parents and close family love that extra bonus that comes with choosing me because they can use a link to download or print images when they want! 

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Miscellaneous senior session questions that you may have! If you have anymore you can always email me at marenaclaire@gmail.com !

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Q:  Whats some advice you have for seniors planning their session?

Q:  Where else can we find more information on your services or see more senior photos?!

Q:  If I want prints how does that work?

A: Don't over think it and just be you! These images are going to represent your memories of senior year and its important to me that you be as true to yourself and style as you can be!

A: You can take your digital downloads to any store you would like to print off of! I suggest printing from a professional company like MPix OR you can use the company linked to your gallery store! 

A: I'm so happy you asked! You can find more tips and tricks on my BLOG, more images on my INSTAGRAM, and see all the seniors I have shot on FACEBOOK and the BLOG! Can't wait to see you there! 

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The MCL senior experience comes with a custom, and personalized experience with Marena, 2 hours of shooting time, 2-3 locations, 3-4 outfit changes, and an online gallery of edited high - resolution digital images you can download, share, and print anywhere and with anyone! 

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2019 senior packages start at $375

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