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nelsen's transformational senior portrait experience

what does a "senior experience" really mean?


For starters, it's more than your senior yearbook photo.  We believe that this time in your life is not only special- it's monumental.

And it's going be gone in the blink of an eye.  All the games, activities, teachers, Friday nights out with your friends- will be over really soon. How do you want to remember this time?

Michelle and I created our style of high-end Senior Portraits here in Silverdale years ago because there was literally nothing like it. We wanted to bring style and fun to the senior market. Over the years, we have photographed thousands of delighted seniors.  


To us, it's far more important to be artists than just photographers.  We are driven to create artful images that you will absolutely love and be proud to share with family and friends.

All of our senior experiences include having images created in our studio as well as outdoors around our secluded, 2 1/2 acres nestled in the woods just a few miles outside of Silverdale.  We have many looks that we can draw from such as; a country lane, water-feature, red barn, apple trees, an old-weathered shack, flowers, grass, a european-style set, open fields, woods and so much more.  We designed and built all of this with one thing in mind; to be a place where the creative mind could soar and wonderful images could be made for you.

We understand that every senior has their own distinct look, personality, and style.  And to that end, we are here to see that every senior has a great and memorable photo experience.  Your high school senior portraits should be about you - who you are right now; who you want the world to see; how you want to be remembered.

Michelle provides outstanding makeup services for the girls with all of our session options, at no extra charge.  We know that if you look great, you will feel great and thus photograph great. We are here to give you confidence and direction so that your time spent with us will show in the awesome portraits that we create, together,

Nelsen's Photographic Design takes pride in the fact that every portrait created includes image improvements and retouching at no additional cost.  We use the best possible tools to fully enhance the quality of our portraits and guarantee all of our work.

We offer many senior-orientated products for both the discriminating senior and family such as Neo-Classic coffee table albums, senior music videos, wall portraits, canvas wraps, folios and more.

Read the raves that seniors and their moms are saying about Nelsen's Photographic Design.

We aim to exceed your expectations.

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Nelsen's Photographic's Style Guides for Senior Boys and Girls!

If you are like most seniors, you don't know what to wear for your session. You are worried about if my outfits are in style?  What colors look best on me? What styles go well with my body type? For that matter, what is my body type? Well, we are here to answer your questions and concerns.  We have developed a SENIOR STYLE GUIDE that we will connect you with that will help you when deciding on which outfits to bring for your session. Get the guide today so you can look your absolute best on your big day at Nelsen's. 

Three Session Experiences To Choose From

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Senior Classic

*  In-studio and around our beautiful,       secluded acreage

*  Three clothing changes

*  2.5 hour senior photo experience

*  Interests/props you bring

*  Pro makeup by Michelle for the girls


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Senior Deluxe

*  In-studio and around our beautiful,       secluded acreage

*  Four clothing changes

*  3 hour senior photo experience

*  Interests/props you bring

*  Pro makeup by Michelle for the girls


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Ultimate Senior

*  Pre-session consultation available

*  In-studio and around our acreage

*  One additional location

*  Five clothing changes

*  4 hour senior photo experience

*  Pro makeup by Michelle for the girls


Your senior session is about more than just taking your picture, it should be an unforgettable experience