With DSLRs and iPhones everywhere, why pay for senior portraits? As one of the Top Senior Photographers in the US (awarded by Senior Style Guide and The Twelfth Year) located in Madison, Wisconsin I know how to make you look your absolute best, take the stress out of planning, and provide you with the highest quality prints that your family will love for years to come! But it's about more than the final products, it's really about the experience. I love working with high school seniors. Each one of you was created with a unique, special, and beautiful personality! Being able to capture that and show you how wonderful you really are through photography is what I'm most passionate about.

It's amazing what having beautiful images can do for your confidence!


one hour in front of the camera

one outfit change

15-20 edited digital images



professional makeup // $50

studio add on session // $200

heirloom albums, wall art, graduation announcements available a la carte


two + hours in front of the camera

unlimited outfit changes

40-50 edited digital images



Q: Should I include professional makeup? 

A: 100% YES! My talented team of local artists will be able to give you the exact look you're going for. From a fresh natural look to full out glam, they've got you covered. Professional makeup will leave you feeling confident and gorgeous, and looks best in photos! 

Q: What should I wear? 

A: As soon as you book your session you'll receive a 60+ page pdf full of clothing ideas and inspiration. It will give you helpful tips on how to put together the best outfits based on body shape, skin color, and style. When in doubt, wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident!

Q: How far in advance should I book a session?

A: It's best to book your senior session 1-3 months in advance, especially if you'd like a shoot July-October which are busiest. That doesn't mean we can't fit last minute seniors in though!

Q: Should we order prints from you or do you have another vendor you recommend?

A: You can use your digital images to print images at your preferred vendor. However! By choosing Sarah Monson Photography to print your images you are ensured the highest quality prints, and have access to unique products not available elsewhere. Most popular are the absolutely stunning heirloom albums.