September 12, 2017

Senior Portrait Review From a Real Mom's Perspective

I just got this amazing review from one of my high school senior portrait clients that sums up the experience that I try to give everyone of my customers. We honestly couldn't have written our own marketing any better. It is one thing to get people we know to say these amazing things, but to have someone completely new to our studio say what we hope every customer feels is an absolute WIN for us!

Atascadero High School Senior Portraits - Studio 101 West Photography
 "I want to start by saying I had written an even longer masterpiece regarding our Senior Photo experience here on yelp and lost it. This is a condensed version, unfortunately, as I can't say enough.... so I will summarize.
This studio is an amazing place to visit in the heart of rustic Atascadero's downtown district. As you walk in the first thing that strikes you is the amazing photos hung all over the place. From people to places and things, pets and families, weddings it is just a wonderful display of Dennis work. In addition, you will marvel at the amazing collection of vintage camera equipment that line the shelves, it's like visiting a camera museum. Then to the portrait studio. . . soft light, nice music and chocolate. . . where Dennis invites you in as a guest, where you sit on the big comfy sofa and talk about your ideas for a Senior Portrait. Dennis has a large, very large screen where he shows you some ideas and past work. He then goes over the clothing choices, determines if you want to use a prop or not..either from items he has in the studio to personal items academics, sports achievements and even hobbies can be what helps define your photos. As my daughter is a dancer we were thrilled to have the opportunity to shoot a few in the adjacent dance studio. . .and they are beautiful capturing my baby at the ballet bar, on the floor, and gazing out of the awesome windows this building has plus the large mirrors can help create a unique photo.  Then for the indoor, traditional Senior. . .lights..camera. . .action. . .with the backdrops and all of the lightening and equipment... anyone would feel nothing less than famous for that moment. I was able to enjoy each shot pop up on Dennis computer as he was taking them and they took my breath away. From there we used the amazing opportunities right outside in the downtown Atascadero area with rustic buildings, hidden stairwells, brick work and the Sunken Garden within a 2 minute walk where a variety of shots can be taken and we took them. Dennis will go anywhere to do the outside shoot but we were happy with the options right outside the door. We had a wonderful time and felt as if Dennis was a friend of ours at the end. He is easygoing and fun to work with. Upon returning to view the proofs, Dennis puts them up on that big big larger than life screen and helps you to narrow it down. This was hard. . .for us anyway because every photo is worthy of the wall. . . and if your one of the lucky ones. . .this studio can get you there. . .on the wall outside where Dennis displays several of his favorite, larger than real life Seniors displayed on an 8ft. print for advertising (great advertising) but more importantly for the towns own enjoyment. This is 2017. . .give Dennis a call. . .the prices are competitive, the location is amazing, the studio is worth stopping by to visit. Call Studio 101 West if you get the chance and book early for upcoming Seniors of San Luis Obispo County. Thank you."
Paula Raught, Atascadero, CA.


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See this review and others on our Yelp page. You might have to look in the non recommended reviews, at the bottom of the page, to see this one right now. It's 100% real though.

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