San Luis Obispo senior portraits

Senior Portraits

Congratulations senior! You've worked long and hard and now it's your time to shine. I would love to be a part of this important milestone by creating senior portraits that are as one-of-a-kind as you are.

I currently serve the following schools in SLO County:

  • Arroyo Grande High School
  • San Luis Obispo High School
  • Nipomo High School
  • Mission College Prep
  • Central Coast New Tech High School
  • Coastal Christian School
  • Orcutt Academy High School

Don't see your school listed here? Contact me and I'll check with your school for their requirements.

Your Senior Portrait Session

Your senior portrait session will last 60-90 minutes. During your session, we'll have a great time creating an amazing set of images for you to choose from.

Your session fee is $245 which includes:

  • My senior portrait planning guide which includes tips and helpful information about choosing outfits, hair and makeup prep, and more.
  • Access to my Locations gallery so you can choose the perfect spot for your session.
  • 60-90 minutes of shooting at one location.
  • Up to three outfits.
  • 20-45 artistically-edited final image proofs in your online gallery.
  • $100 studio credit toward purchase of portraits.
  • Your choice of senior portrait submitted to your school's yearbook on time and worry-free.

​Purchasing Your Portraits

1-3 weeks after your session, I'll give you access to your private, online proofing gallery where you'll view your images and decide which portraits and products you'd like to purchase.

Your session fee includes a $100 credit which you can apply toward the purchase of any of the following Collections:

Custom Collection: $24 and Up

Select the items you want in an a la carte fashion. This is the perfect option for those who want a set of prints or a variety of different products. Prices are as follows:


5x7 print: $24.00
8x10 print: $30.00
8x12 print: $36.00
11x14 print: $46.00
12x18 print: $60.00
16x20 print: $90.00
Larger sizes available upon request

Individual Digital Images $50

Canvases $140 and Up

Photo Book $450

A beautiful, custom-designed 10x10 linen photo book with 18 thick pages of your favorite portraits. An amazing heirloom that you'll treasure for years.​

Digital Collection: $450

Can't decide which images you want? Purchasing your entire Digital Collection is the way to go. Purchase of your Digital Collection includes download of all images in your proofing gallery in high resolution JPG format, along with a print release. You'll also receive a free gift which is a set of 3 mini accordion books which make great keepsakes and gifts for friends and family. 

* Digital Collection pricing for extended or two-location shoots is $550.

The Ultimate Collection: $895​

The Ultimate Collection is my best value and saves you $120 off the regular purchase price of the included items. Here's what you'll get:

  • Download of all digital images from your gallery in high-resolution JPG format (including a print release).
  • ​One 12x18 canvas of your choice.
  • A beautiful, custom-designed 10x10 linen photo book with 18 thick pages of your favorite portraits.  
  • Set of 3 mini accordion books (they make great gifts!).
  • 15% discount on the purchase of any additional  prints, canvases, and photo books. 

* Ultimate Collection pricing for extended or two-location shoots is $995.

Pismo Beach senior portraits

​​​Wardrobe, Hair, and Makeup

The right clothing, hair, and makeup can make the difference between portraits that you like and portraits that you LOVE! I'll work with you on clothing selection, to make sure that your outfits are flattering and suit the location of your shoot. 

If you would like to have your hair and/or makeup professionally styled, just let me know and I'll refer you to my favorite hair and makeup artist (cost not included in session fee).

Where Will We Shoot?

We have so many amazing outdoor locations here on the central coast! I'll work with you to choose a great spot for your shoot whether you have a specific idea in mind or no clue about where to shoot. I have a special Locations gallery that I share with my senior clients with example images from some of my favorite spots. And I'm always up for trying a new location if you have an idea.

Want to shoot at two locations? I'm happy to add a second location and additional hour of shooting to your session for $125. 

Tracy Waitkus Photography

Avila Beach, California

805.264.2771 |

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​Optional In-Person Ordering

Want to meet in person to go over options and check out sample products? I'm happy to schedule an ordering session at no additional charge. Just get in touch and I'll find a convenient time for us to meet and complete your order together.

Editing and ​Retouching

Your session fee covers standard image editing and light retouching which includes: color correction, cropping, leveling, removal of most obvious blemishes, and light skin smoothing (girls only).

Additional retouching can be requested on a per-image basis to correct the following issues: tan line removal, fixing wrinkled clothing, fixing makeup or hair issues, and more extensive of acne/blemish removal. Contact me for pricing. 

Have Questions?

Have some ideas of your own that you'd like to incorporate into your session? Want to see a sample senior gallery? I'm more than happy to answer your questions or talk about your ideas! Just call, text, or email at your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you.