Hello future graduate!!! I know you're so busy making the most of your "lasts" and celebrating the rest of this season...whether it's your last home game or your last exam. 

Senior photos are about more than just having something pretty for your senior page in the yearbook or for your announcements...though that’s a plus! They are about preserving this special chapter of life before life gets even crazier (yes, it gets crazier!).

I’m here to help you remember all of that and to make you feel your most beautiful self while doing it.


Dakota Hersey Photography

what to expect

My goal as a senior photographer is to deliver more than just beautiful, bright photos. I want each of my seniors to walk away with an experience that makes them feel as confident and natural as the rest of the world sees them.

That is why I make sure to walk you through each step of the process – from deciding on your outfits, to picking out the locations, to posing and guiding you through your entire session. 

1. Book your Session

The first step is to reach out and make sure we will be a good fit for each other! I want to make sure that this experience will be once-in-a-lifetime, so that means making sure you have your questions answered and you are excited to work together. Once your session date is locked in, we move on to the fun stuff!

2. Locations, Outfits, and More

When you choose your session date, you will fill out a questionnaire that lets me learn all about you and what you want your session to look like! I will send over location suggestions and we can talk all about your outfits, hair and makeup, and anything else you want to include in your photos.

I'm here to make this perfect, so no question is off limits!

3. The Big Day!

Now it's time for what you've been waiting for...your session day!

We will meet up at your first location, make final outfit and accessory decisions, and spend the next two hours capturing your laughs, beauty, and excitement!! Don't worry if you've never modeled before... I will teach you everything I know to make you look and feel natural in front of the camera! 

4. Gallery Delivery - YAY!

This is one of my favorite parts of the process! I will select the best photos from your session, edit them, and deliver them to you in a beautiful, easy-to-use online gallery. From there you can download, share, and order prints. Simple as that!

Now you can share with everyone you love and save this gallery to enjoy for years to come!

Cate Eagles

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Wayne Country Day School

Lauren butler

East Carolina University

Autumn Montague

Coastal Christian High School

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington

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The senior experience includes a custom, personalized experience with Dakota Hersey including 2 hours of shooting at 1-2 select locations, 3-4 outfit changes and an online gallery where you can easily download, share and print all of your fully edited, high-resolution digital images. 

The Dakota Hersey Photography Senior Experience begins at $550.

For more information about senior collections, please inquire below.

let's do this!

I can't wait to hear from you.

I am so looking forward to hearing from you and capturing some incredible memories for your senior year!

Because I only accept a limited number of senior sessions each season, dates fill very quickly. I highly recommend booking your senior session at least 2-3 months in advance.

Fill out the contact form to inquire about a session, or contact me directly at dakota@dakotaherseyphotography.com. 

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Become a Dakota Hersey Senior VIP

Senior VIPs will be the top level of Dakota Hersey Seniors. Not only will we work together for your individual senior photos, but you will also have the opportunity to meet other senior ladies from across eastern NC, attend exclusive events where you’ll create fun memories together, and end the year with our traditional group graduation photoshoot.