Maybe you felt like this day would never come, but it’s finally here.

I love working with my seniors – whether you’re graduating from high school or college – to capture the excitement of this major milestone. 

Your senior photos should be a unique reflection and celebration of your personality, not some boring, staged portrait. Every senior session is customized to show off your favorite hobbies, outfits, and personal style. 

And because I want senior photos to be accessible (everyone deserves to remember this moment in life!), I include all digital images in your gallery.

You’re graduating!

Let’s Pop Some Confetti
(And Maybe Some Champagne)

Book Your Senior Session

The Senior Experience Is 400

Helping seniors feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera is my superpower. I can promise we’ll chat, laugh, and feel like friends by the end of our session. I’m also skilled at highlighting your best angles and capturing your beautiful personality and excitement. To make sure you’re feeling your best self, I gift all seniors a guide for prepping for your photo shoot, so you’ll look and feel like a natural.

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

Yes! You’re more than welcome to bring someone along to your photo shoot. Just make sure I know who is coming ahead of time!

Can I bring a friend?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

You can make 1-2 outfit changes during our session. Just make sure you plan ahead and know what each outfit includes so you don’t waste time trying to put different pieces together at the shoot. I’ve also got a guide I give you to help you pick items that photograph well.

How many outfit changes do I get?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

Sure! I have a secret spot you’ll probably love (everyone is obsessed with it!), but if there’s a specific location you’d like to use we can make it happen. And I’m always down to travel if you’re not local to Hartford! 

Can I choose my own location?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

It’s not part of the services I offer, but I do give you some trusted recommendations for hair and makeup in your prepping guide. (I know all the best people!)

Do you provide hair and makeup?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

Graduation season fills up quickly! If you know you want me to capture your senior memories, I recommend booking at least 6 months in advance. 

How far in advance do I need to book?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

Delivering galleries to clients is one of the best parts of my job! You can expect your fully edited gallery two weeks after your shoot.

When will I get my photos back?

Frequently Asked Questions

Lily

He has an incredible eye. The photos came out better than I could have ever imagined. He knows exactly where the sunlight is going to hit your face and achieves the perfect look. He knows how to angle and position his clients in a way that makes them look and feel beautiful. I felt so comfortable and relaxed with Justin. During the photo shoot he was a joy to be around and was incredibly professional. I would recommend Schwalbs Photography for any occasion!

Justin did my senior portraits and I was BLOWN AWAY!

Gabi

Justin is extremely professional to work with. He is very accommodating to your needs and how you would like to be photographed. He is extremely open to all ideas. Even if you are not comfortable in front of the camera he will make sure that you are. He truly is an amazing photographer to work with and I am so glad to have worked with him twice! Definitely will be using him again in the future!

I am so glad to have worked with Justin twice!

Ugo

Justin is a phenomenal photographer! I recently had a session with him for my college graduation pictures. I remember going into the session I cautioned him that I am really awkward in front of a camera. He immediately calmed my nerves and told me not to worry, that everything will come out perfectly and he was right! We had such a fun session and I will definitely be coming back to him for more photo shoots!!

such a fun session and I will definitely be coming back to him for more photo shoots!