Congratulations! It’s your time to shine and no doubt you are counting the days to walk across that stage!
I look forward to getting to know and working together to create imagery that expresses the things you love, your accomplishments, your beauty, personality and excitement for the future. Great experiences make you want to go back to that exact moment to breathe it all in again. They make you smile and want to tell others about it, long after the diploma and tassels are stored away.
With the many choices you have for photographers, it is imperative for me to provide not only impeccable and quality service, but make your experience stress-free and help you with everything from wardrobe ideas and your overall look translating well on camera, to locations and incorporating all that encompasses you. While you will definitely be styling and profiling, we will make sure to incorporate something classic for the parentals. I promise not to leave VIPs out of this collaborative process.
I truly value the relationship I build with each senior family and strive to create a bond that lasts beyond just portraits. Even after the click of the camera, my support extends to being a friend, mentor, and yet another cheerleader in your corner. Senior portraits are a big part of senior year and I want this to be THE ultimate senior portrait experience. After all, you only graduate high school once.
Yes..Bomb social media pictures and digital images are where it’s at, but when the likes and follows slow up, mama wants TANGIBLE memories to cherish the joy of this moment and what truly matters, forever.
No booking and ducking over here. No need to worry… We’re in this together and I’ll be by your side at every step, providing ease and calm through your varied emotions, and plenty of fun in the mix.
I care about serving you well. Mix in professionalism, exceptional service, your vision + my creativity-- it’s a ZZP celebration! I guarantee this experience and every single detail is all about YOU and your satisfaction.
Senior Sessions with Zest & Zeal are booked with a non-refundable session fee retainer. ZZP offers 2 experiences and your session fee retainer always includes:
-Time and talent of photographer
-Consultation to plan your exclusive session
-Wardrobe & Styling Assistance
-Multiple outfit and location changes
-Your all-the-way live portrait celebration
-Custom image processing and editing of your images
-Image Reveal & In-Person Ordering Session
-Image proofs for viewing
Prints, products, and/or digital files are not included with the session fee and are purchased separately at your in-person ordering session 2-3 weeks after your session date. A minimum order requirement must be fulfilled at that time.
Clients old and new, can’t stop raving about their ZZP Signature Album that highlights their favorite session images. Other popular takeaways include classic gift prints, storyboard collages, memory boxes, traditional and modern wall art, announcements, and custom keepsakes. While we emphasize printing your images, we recognize the love for sharing online and offer digital files on a custom luxe flash drive. ZZP takes pride in providing archival quality products to cherish in-hand forever.
gives you all the details from what to expect to a full pricing breakdown, and will help you decide if I am the right senior photographer for you!
Let’s Connect! Click the contact button and leave me a detailed message. While you may begin booking as early as spring of your junior year, I suggest booking no later than 4-8 weeks prior to your desired delivery date. Booking early ensures you get the exact date and season you desire and it gives us time to plan without rushing your portrait process. You are guaranteed on the ZZP calendar whenl session fee retainer and contract are both received.
I am based in Cedar Hill, Texas, a suburb in Dallas but I shoot anywhere in the metroplex. I absolutely love to travel, my passport stays ready, and can have my bags packed pretty quickly if you provide travel accommodations in addition to your session fee.
While I primarily capture high school seniors and graduates, I’m a sucker for all things love including engagements, elopements, intimate weddings and adventurous couple sessions. I also capture lifestyle portraiture celebrating life. Inquire within for your specific request.
ZZP accepts checks, cash, and credit/debit cards. Online invoicing is used for easy processing. A session fee retainer is required to book and secure your session. Your minimum order requirement is due by your In-Person Ordering Session appointment. After the minimum is paid, a payment plan option for the remaining balance of product order may be utilized if desired.
Absolutely! We'll figure that out together! During consults, we’ll discuss your vision and determine a location unique as you or you may request a specific location you have in mind. We will capture you in areas that match your personality and wardrobe choices. Multipurpose areas are ideal for multiple looks in one space.
After choosing only the best images captured, I digitally enhance every single image specifically to the ZZP style. I will make sure your images still reflect you. I fully retouch every single image that is delivered and I never deliver unedited/raw images. Standard edits include lighting and color corrections and fixing minor errors where artistically necessary. Extensive retouching requests are at an additional cost.
Standard turnaround time for portrait proof galleries is 2-3 weeks. At your image Reveal and In-Person Ordering Session, you will choose your favorite images and products. Your product order will be placed after your payment has been received in full. You can expect your final delivery within 2 - 4 weeks. This of course depends on the type of products ordered.
To ensure that we are both comfortable, especially in this Texas heat, I prefer to shoot is 1-2 hours before sunset or early sunrise. If you absolutely are unable to shoot during these times, I will make every effort to suit your needs.
Erika, you are an amazing photographer that is very hands on and will go to any extent to get the perfect shot!! I never dreamed my daughter’s photos would come out the way they did. I loved how you coordinated the locations to fit the different outfit changes. Your service is very worth the investment and you truly went the extra mile to ensure we were satisfied and her images were creative. Everything was perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing.
-Dechelle, Tiyah's Mom
I am so happy you kept in touch with Katie after middle school and were able to take her senior pictures. I saw your passion as a coach then and I still see it now. Though I loved the entire experience, planning the session was super helpful. You were very professional, accommodating and also fun to work with! Everything was amazing. Thank you Coach Edwards!
-Jan, Katie's Mom
My son's favorite part of the photography experience was the fact that Erika took the time to get to know him. Erika took the time to find out what clothing, props and locations were best for him. He loved that he got to have an input and his senior pictures done in a way that he enjoyed. My husband and I were very happy with the quality of the finished portraits. If you want a unique specialized session, contact ZZP. We truly appreciated making it a great time for Allen. We will definitely be getting in touch with ZZP for when our daughter is a high school senior.
-Maria, Allen's Mom
ZZP is a fantastic photography company focused on composing quality products, developing the vision of the customer, and creating lasting relationships built on the love for artistic expression. Erika is devoted to making sure clients both young and old have not just nice photos, but tangible memories that illustrate the beauty in both the artist and the art. I had multiple photo shoots with her and they were always filled with laughter and music to help ease, and establish a jovial mood for all to enjoy! Honestly, there's no one in the DFW area who does it like ZZP! My favorite part was the interaction and the fun environment created by the photographer. The music, the conversation, all created an intimate environment between me and Erika.