Senior Photographs are a rite of passage. This is your moment to tell YOUR story. To tell the world who you are and where you’re coming from.
And that’s what we’re about. Telling your story with style and originality. Creating photographs that turn heads. Photographs that make your friends cry and everyone else jealous. Photographs that you’ll be proud to share with the world FOREVER; not something that you’ll want to stash in a closet.
We won’t make you strike a unnatural pose in front of a dorky background. And we’ll work with you to get natural and relaxed expressions.
The SENIOR FASHION EXPERIENCE is designed to mimic the experience of a photo session for a fashion catalog. It’s not a traditional portrait session. Your session will be a fabulous, high energy session that NO ONE in the area can replicate.
Your photographs will be awesome. WE PROMISE.
Here’s our session information and a peek at some of our really sweet products. Stop by the studio to see them in person!
Take a look at our website(s). Yep, that’s all our work.
We’re the photographers for the MISS MARYLAND USA, MISS ILLINOIS USA and photograph the MISS VIRGINIA USA pageant winners. Every year we photograph over 500 of the most beautiful women in the USA! We’re one of the few studios in the South that actually has experience in producing fashion photography for national clients.
We’ve photographed for CLIENTS in some of the world greatest fashion capitals. Milan, Rome, Chicago, New York, Miami and more. Been there, done that. We have a reputation for great work and believe “if you’re going to talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk first”.
Check out our galleries at www.studiomomenti.com, compare, and judge for yourself.
JOE: Grew up in East Tennessee, Attended Sullivan Central High School. Worked as a photojournalist for several newspapers including the Providence Journal, Baltimore Sunpapers, Kingsport Times, Daily Iberian, Beaumont Enterprise and Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Left photojournalism to concentrate on advertising lifestyle and fashion photography in Miami. Clients include, IBM, AT&T, McCann Erickson, J. Walter Thompson, Brown & Williamson, Lands’ End, Eddie Bauer, Orvis, Parisian, Mark Fore Strike and others. Relocated back to the Tri-Cities in the late 90′s to work on a documentary film. Founded Studio Momenti in 2001 to concentrate on photography for wedding, lifestyle and high impact portrait photography.
LISA: Lisa grew up in Nebraska, Philadelphia, and Idaho before moving to Virginia Beach. She worked as a director of a private school before moving to SW Virginia to concentrate on photography. She has exhibited fine art photography and her work is part of part of several private collections. Lisa co-founded Studio Momenti in 2001.
Some Common Questions
(Q) Can I use your photographs in my school’s yearbook.
(A) Maybe. Although we’re willing to provide a photograph to the school for inclusion in the yearbook, some schools don’t allow photography from outside studios.
This is strictly a policy decision. There isn’t any technical reason for prohibiting outside photography as printing specifications are widely understood. As an example, magazines, catalogs, and books contain photography from a wide variety of photographic sources without compromising quality.
Commonly this is a result of a business arrangement with a school and the contracted school photography company. Often, in an effort to increase sales, the studio with the school contract offers a larger percentage of profits from the school photo day to schools that prohibit outside photographs. This can provide a captive market for predicatively pedestrian photography. Some states have outlawed these “lock out” contracts because of the potential for kickbacks and corruption.
We don’t restrict outside photography at the schools we serve as we think it’s counterproductive to the American free market system.
Irrespective of your school’s policy, you’re not obligated to buy your senior photographs there. Come to Studio Momenti for THE SENIOR FASHION EXPERIENCE and photographs that Tell Your Story.