With Erica Johanna Photography


The last year of anything, whether it is high school or college, is such an amazing time! It's time to celebrate all of the hard work, the accomplishments, and to commemorate new beginnings and adventures! Your graduation photos are a wonderful part of this time and you can make your photos an awesome celebration that is most true to you! With your senior session, you can explore new climbs and killer views, on campus, or even grab photos in front of your favorite hang out place! However you envision your session unfolding, I'll make sure I capture your true self.

Why I love working with seniors


My Photography Coverage Locations

Twin Cities Metro Area (Minneapolis, St. Paul)
Rochester, MN
La Crosse, WI area

Outside of those areas? I may be traveling through your area! Just ask!


The Senior Experience

After you submit a contact form, I'll set up a free consultation to get to know you, talk over your visions, and make sure we're a great match to shoot your senior portraits! We'll talk over what you'd like to have in the background of your photos, optimal locations to make that happen, and other details for the session!

step one:
the consultation

You've decided you want to work with me - Whoohoo!! You'll choose which type of session is best for you, sign a contract, and pay your retainer fee to officially book with me and schedule your session! I love to shoot during the golden hour, which is the 2 hours prior to the sun setting, to get beautiful dreamy light! Quick tip: My weekends fill up fast! If only weekends work for you, I recommend you schedule a couple months ahead of the date or time of year you are looking for.

step TWO:
Scheduling your session

Oh, but what do I wear? Don't worry! I've got you covered! You'll receive a guide from me for what to wear, what to bring with, and much more! I'll help you along with every stage in planning for your session.

step THREE:
Preparing for your session

For your session, the most important thing to bring with you is your amazing smile and make sure you're ready to have some fun! I love to do active posing so you feel natural and love the way you look! I direct you through the whole process, tell you where to put your feet, hands, and head so you don't have to worry about a thing!

step FOUR:
your session

After your session, I'll put together a blog post of my favorite images to commemorate this amazing time in your life! Then within two weeks of your session, you'll receive all of your fully edited images in your online gallery with unlimited downloads and the ability to purchase prints.

step FIVE:

To officially book with me, you will sign a contract and pay a retainer fee of $100 with the remaining balance due the date of your session. Payments can be made via credit card, secure bank transfer, PayPal, or check by mail. After your session, you will receive the fully edited digital images in an online gallery with unlimited downloads and the ability order various sizes of prints of cards, canvas, metal, or framed prints. The print credit listed in the sessions below is to be used to order prints through the online gallery.


Ideal for 1 location and one outfit change
At least 30 images delivered 
$75 print credit

1 hr Session  $415

Ideal for 2 locations and a few outfit changes
At least 45 images delivered
$125 print credit

2 HR Session  $675 



Together, we'll capture the relationship between you and your favorite person, whether it's your partner or your best friend, as well as individual shots!

1 hour session
Ideal for 1 location and one outfit change
$50 print credit for each person

You and your person  $550

The Small Group Experience  $850 

For groups of 4 or less, we'll focus on capturing the entire group, but each person will walk away with at least 10 individual shots

1.5 hour session
Ideal for 1 location and a few outfit changes
$40 print credit for each person

The big Group Experience  $1250 

For groups of 5 - 10, we'll focus on capturing the entire group, but each person will walk away with at least 5 individual shots

2 hour session
Ideal for 2 locations and a few outfit changes
$30 print credit for each person


First, think about what type of season you love, whether it's spring with early flower and tree blooms, summer with greenery and flower blooms, fall with trees turning color, or in the wintry snow. Next, think about whether you need a photo for your yearbook and when that is due. Be sure to schedule your session at least 3 weeks prior to that deadline. Most do their senior sessions in the spring or summer leading up to their senior year. 

When Should I do my senior session?

I recommend you contact me as soon as possible to check my availability. My weekends fill up fast, so if only weekends work for you, I recommend booking us at least 2 months prior to your ideal date. If weekdays work, I recommend booking at least a month in advance.

When Should you book with me?

 Approximately a week after your session, your highlights of my favorite images will be posted on our blog, and your full online gallery will be available within 2 weeks.


You will receive your fully edited digital images in an online gallery. From the online gallery, you have unlimited downloads, and you can also choose to order various sizes of prints including graduation cards, framed prints, and canvas and metal wall art.


The print credit included in our packages is for you to order prints through your personalized online gallery. You will receive a code to use when ordering prints through your online gallery for the amount included in your package. This allows you to have the flexibility to order exactly what you want, and then the products are shipped directly you! 


Got questions? I've got answers!


"My pictures are fantastic and I am so impressed! They are so amazing and I am so glad that I chose Erica for my senior portraits! I am so happy!"


"Erica made Lauren feel so comfortable and confident. Erica made the session fun and was able to bring out the joy and capture Lauren’s true personality!"

Lauren's Mom

"I absolutely love my photos! Erica is so wonderful and I would recommend them to anyone!"


"Erica was so nice and easy to talk to! I was nervous my senior portraits may be awkward, but it didn't happen because she was so kind and made me feel so comfortable! My pictures are amazing!"


"I had such a great experience! Leading up to the shoot, I was a bit nervous about posing and being in front of the camera, but Erica did a great job directing and encouraging me. I never felt uncomfortable during the session. All of my photos turned out great! I would highly recommend Erica Johanna Photography!"