Spokane Senior Portrait Photographer

The Senior Photo Experience

Award-winning photographer Mike Franklin strives to create a fun and relaxed, experience for each high school senior while capturing their unique personality.  Acknowledging the importance of senior photos to the high school experience, Franklin Photography creates the full senior photo experience.  Your experience starts by choosing the best location for your senior photos and finish by helping you select the best moments from your session and using them to create graduation cards and works of art to hang in the home.

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Senior Photo Photographer Mike Franklin


I'm Mike

Your senior portraits sessions should be fun and capture your personality.  Each senior I photograph is unique. Some have big bold personalities while others are stoic or quiet by nature. As your photographer, I'll create an experience that lends its self to your personality. 

Your senior photo session starts with a conversation!


As a senior portrait photographer, I love images that capture a genie expression and colors that are true to life.  If you look at most of my work the skin tones are natural and the images are relaxed and capture a bit of each senior's unique personality.

Most schools in Spokane require you to have your senior portrait turned into the yearbook by October.  I recommend having them taken between June and September to ensure there is enough turnaround time to deliver them to the school.

Ask yourself if you prefer a woodsy, watery location or something more urban or perhaps both. During our consultation, I'll ask you a bunch of questions, and based on your answers I'll help choose a location that fits what you are looking for.

Most senior portrait sessions last about 90 minutes.  I think it's the perfect amount of time to walk around allowing for several backdrops and wardrobe changes.

I usually schedule senior portraits during the last couple of hours of the day.  The sun is at its lowest point in the sky which makes for beautiful light on your skin.

Samples Senior Photo Galleries


My photographic style? It's natural and relaxed and involves a lot of laughing. I like to enhance what's naturally there rather than trying to create something that isn't you.  Most high school seniors are not professional models and need guidance when being photographed. Don't worried about how to the posse, I'll give you lots of directions so that you get photos that are fun, candid and natural-looking.


Let me help you create an experience that captures the best version of you.  Let's tell your story, let's create something fun, something unique.  Let's document this time in your life so family and friends can look back years from now and see where your adventure began.  

The senior portrait experience includes 3 steps.

The portrait consultation where we will talk about all the details of your senior photos and set the date, time and location.

The senior portrait session usually lasts about 90 minutes and involves lots of fun.

The reveal session is where we sit down and review the best images from your senior photo session.

During the sales meeting, we will select the yearbook image for delivery to your school.

Senior portrait studio located in Spokane WA Franklin Photography