The Senior Experience

Loralei has been photographing H.S. Seniors and Models for almost a decade now. Working with her,  you are working with a true proffesional that is working to capture you! When you schedule your phone consultation with Loralei, you will work together to make sure your Senior portraits are unique and special to who you are as a Senior. She LOVES photographing Seniors just for the reason that every session is unique! We want to capture your interests, your style, your fashion and who you are!

We only take a certain amount of sessions per month to make sure you get the individual attention you should have for this special experience. Each Senior shoot usually goes from 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours depending on how many changes of clothes you want to do. The more variety, the better! We take breaks for make-up touch ups and hair styles. We move at your pace with the help of Loralei and her Assistant. This is your special day and we want it to be fun and a time you will remember for the rest of your lives!

After your shoot, we will post an online password protected gallery for you to view your portraits through. Your gallery will be availabe for 3 days with the luxury of making your choices on your own time in your home. If you are unable to finalize your choices then, Loralei will be available to come out to you and go through your portraits with her for an additional fee. Most opt this choice anyway so they have the opportunity to see their portraits with no watermarks and make the process more enjoyable!

We have Senior Portrait packages starting at $500 and go up to $2000.

Contact us today to start your Experience!



 One could say that Loraleiâs âheart for artâ took root early on in life. As a young girl, she spent countless hours in her motherâs darkroom, situated in the basement of their family Southside Chicago home, watching her mother develop photos of Loralei and her siblings. As Loralei grew, so did her love for art, and she was frequently painting, drawing and capturing her own images with her camera. Having a love, and a gift, for taking eye-catching photos ran in the family, as both Loraleiâs grandfather and mother were photographers.


When Loralei entered college, it was only natural that she followed her heart and continued to pursue what she seemed destined to do. She studied at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago and spent the next several years studying under several great photography professors both in Chicago, as well as Arizona.


Loraleiâs distinctive photographing styles took on a life of their own, and eventually garnered her several industry awards. Loralei opened her full-time photography business and studio, Loralei Photography, in 2006. Over the last nine years, hundreds of families, and timeless moments, have passed through the lens of her camera, each one as unique as the next. In addition to photographing children and families, Loraleiâs extensive portfolio also includes commercial print and product shoots. She is a published photographer and has received various write-ups and mentions in Valley publications; and even earned a non-paid TV segment on Channel 3âs âYour Life A to Zâ TV show.


In addition to running her full-time photography studio, Loralei also works with ImagesAZ Magazine, where she contributes various articles each month, as well as shoots the images for a large part of their cover stories.


"I remember being a child and just staring at all these beautiful black and white pictures my Grandpa had taken of his 11 children when they were growing up," she recalls. "They were a piece of my familyâs history and I have been in love with Portraiture ever since. It has been many years since then, and I have come to understand my style and what I hope to capture when working on a Portrait."


"I search for comfort, warmth and to find each family or personâs identity and story. When you are in front of my camera, it is my turn to tell your story. It is my job to capture that fleeting moment with beauty."


Hope to see you through my lens one day!





Senior Model Search

We are now accepting applications for our 2017 Senior Models/Reps! Do you think you have that outgoing personality that we're looking for to represent our studio? Are you ready for a fun photo shoot that will lead to your portraits being on our magazine advertisements, websites and social media sites? We're looking for students that show a gorgeous personality that can bring in your friends to our studio. With each referral you send our way, you earn studio credit along with the chance to win an IPod! We will only take a limited number or Senior Models from each school to represent Loralei Photography for 2017 Graduates! Each Applicant must be graduating in 2017 and must first like us on Facebook and Instagram before they can apply. They also cannot have their portraits taken with another studio besides the studio that is mandatory with their school.

For more information on how to apply and how the program works, please contact us at info@loraleiphotography.com or give us a shout at 602.795.0555!




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