At Michelle Kirnan Photography, we specialize in providing the ultimate senior portrait experience as we create your story through senior pictures!
CONVENIENT LOCATION FOR SOUTHSIDE HAMPTON ROADS VIRGINIA AND NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Our studio is located in Moyock, NC, and we work with high school seniors throughout Northeastern NC, such as Currituck, Elizabeth City, Camden, and the Outer Banks. We are just south of Chesapeake, VA and are worth the drive from Southside Hampton Roads Virginia, including Va. Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk.
In addition to our photography studio in Moyock, some of our favorite locations for sessions include downtown Norfolk and the Neon District, the Pagoda Garden also in Norfolk, the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Munden Point Park in Va. Beach, various areas throughout Elizabeth City including the waterfront and downtown area, Coquina Beach and Bodie Island Lighthouse in Nags Head on the Outer Banks, and waterfront areas and open fields in Currituck.
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION!
The location you choose is very important in setting the theme of your portraits. We will discuss your style and location at length during your consultation and design appointment. Start gathering ideas on Pinterest! We want to hear all about your ideas, and we will tailor your session and locations to YOU and your personality!
Urban is a very popular session type, particularly for the guys. You can get funky and fun with your wardrobe, and the colors are usually rich and vibrant. Natural sessions, such as in a field, are our most popular, offering a timeless, classic look - a favorite with parents! Studio sessions are fun because we listen to music and turn on the fan to get the fashion look. They have that clean magazine feel to them. If casual is your style, beach sessions are for you. These are very popular as well!
We're the photographer.
YOU'RE THE SUPERSTAR!
We've been making senior portraits since 2011 and love every minute of it. Our job is to bring out the celebrity, the artist, the athlete, the genius, the fashionista, the skater, the singer inside of you, so you can share it with everyone else.
This is an amazing time for you! Let’s capture it.
You're about to check into the real world, relying on your talents to make it big. We want to capture you just as you are, right now, so you can look back on yourself in later years and remember who you were right before one of the biggest transitions of your life. You're fabulous; you're courageous and eager to fly the nest. It's the perfect time to have fun and be bold!
We hope you enjoy checking out our site, full of images and, hopefully, inspiration.
CAPTURED IN YOUR ELEMENT
Our style is capturing your style. Creating an experience with you, that's uniquely yours.
What makes you the person you are?
What do you love?
Why do you do what you do?
How do you express it?
Each portrait session aims to answer these questions while making you look absolutely fabulous. Many of the young adults we work with enjoy multiple outfit changes to represent the different facets of their life and interests. One moment you're the star of your soccer team, grass stained from head to toe, and the next you're off to a glamorous night out in your favorite designer outfit. This is how you live your life. This is what your portrait session should ultimately reflect.
Michelle Kirnan Photography is especially known for our deep love of capturing you doing what you do best. We love seeing you in your element - whether it's hanging at the beach, riding your horse, dancing, singing, playing an instrument, painting, or enjoying the outdoors. Whatever you are passionate about, we love to photograph you doing it!
If you have a special talent or pastime you enjoy sharing with the world, please let us know and we will work with you to create a session around it. These special sessions produce beautiful images which inspire and impress.
We schedule your design consultation to discuss your wishes and design your portrait art for your space. We also help you to complete a portrait information form providing all the details most important to you so we can create the best images possible for you.
STEP 2: 1-2 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SESSION
We give you a quick check-in call or send an email to confirm all the details from our design consultation.
STEP 3: THE DAY OF YOUR SESSION
Prepare for a wonderful time during our photography session! Have fun. Be fabulous. Be YOU!
STEP 4: 2-3 WEEKS AFTER YOUR SESSION
We organize a selection and ordering appointment at our studio in Moyock, NC and meet to pick out your favorite images for your portrait art. We ask that all decision makers be present as your order and payment are made at this time. It’s super fun to go through your pictures one by one and choose your favorites!
STEP 5: 5-6 WEEKS AFTER YOUR SESSION
Your artwork and albums are ready for pickup! At this time we also provide a client care packet which will ensure a long life for your precious heirlooms.
In Her Words...
“My daughter had her senior pictures taken by Michelle. She made us feel at home and was very easy to work with. We had multiple sessions in different locations. The pictures turned out amazing and will be treasured forever.” ~ Shylena B.
How far in advance should I book my session?
We're normally booked a month in advance, subject to change depending on the time of year. Fall tends to be the busiest time. Please keep in mind yearbook deadlines! **We are currently booked through 2018 and accepting a limited number of clients in 2019 so please plan and contact us early!**
What time will my session start?
We schedule our sessions so that we can ensure the best lighting for the outdoors portion of our sessions. We schedule so that we begin (1) about 15 minutes prior to sunrise (gasp - yes, we schedule sunrise sessions!) or (2) about 2 hours prior to sunset. The exact time varies depending on the type of session you choose as well as the time of year.
How long will my session last?
Your session time will be based upon the session type.
Who will be at my session?
You and at least one of your parents or guardians. I will be there (of course!) as well as possibly my assistant. A parent is required at each session, and should travel be involved, you two will ride together, and I will meet you at our destination. And please remember, this is a very special time for your parents, too!
What if the weather is bad on the date of my session?
If the session needs to be rescheduled due to inclement weather, we will try for the first available session date. We can sometimes continue in the rain, although this would be a joint decision by all parties involved!
What type of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.