No parent ever said "I wish I hadn't taken these amazing photos of my kid"

I believe that your senior year is not only special – it’s monumental. And it’s gonna be gone in the blink of an eye. All the football games, the lunch hangs, the coaches and teachers you hate (and love), the nights at Dutch Bros with friends – will be over really soon. How do you want to remember this time?

As a high school senior photographer, my goal is to create a meaningful, fun & memorable experience for your senior portraits. We work together to make sure your session is unique - just like you.


Celebrate YOU!

I’ve had so many people tell me that they wish they had taken the time to book a senior session. 

Which is why I believe in making the entire portrait session experience easy, simple, and most importantly  

So that you leave feeling confident that you have amazing images you’ll want to share.

You might be worried that you won’t know what to do, or how to “pose” during a session, but I can promise you, that’s what I specialize in! I’ll have you move CONSTANTLY, and never let you realize you’re nervous! Constant feedback and continuous movement are my JAM, so you will feel comfortable and we’ll make amazing images together

YoU deserve to feel amazing!

We'll Have so MUCH fun

Let's Go!

what they're saying:

She is always so positive and encouraging, which makes being photographed an adventure, not an uncomfortable event. Love her energy and her product is over the top amazing! I couldn’t be more happy with her and for my daughters senior pictures session, they are absolutely gorgeous! We look forward to working with her again in a couple years.”

— Sheri, Faith's mom

"Gretchen is so much fun to work with, be around and be silly with.

I had so much fun today. Thank you for making it so special Gretchen 💕 “You are so awesome and I love how I feel comfortable to be my true self around u :)"

— Julia

"Oh my gosh all these make me so happy! 


What makes you the person you are? 

What do you love? 

Why do you do what you do?

How do you express it?

I prefer to take photos in natural light, rather than an artificially lit studio environment. Natural light illuminates skin tones with a soft radiance and makes you look stunning. I have some favorite locations that I like to use, but I will work with you one-on-one to choose a location that’s both meaningful and flattering. 

My style is capturing your authentic style. Creating an experience with you that’s uniquely yours. 

What I do is way more than just snapping pics ...

"You could get your friend to do that with your iPhone! "

 I want you to feel absolutely amazing when we shoot. I want you to LOVE the photos forever -and when you look back on them, actually feel how incredible you felt that day .... I know how important looking good is for you! But more importantly, I want you to feel good - and that only happens when you trust me - that’s why this experience is tailored to you. This is YOUR session -- I‘m just here to make it the best one possible.

Book your session!

What to expect:


Images you love



Click this link and contact me. I’ll send you all the details you need to know including investment. Then you’ll choose a session type and preferred date 

How does the process work?



Once you’re booked, we’ll schedule a zoom call to get to know each other and collaborate on all the details of your session from locations to outfits and the vibe you might want. I’ll send you lots of info on how to prep for your session too! You will be 100% guided throughout the process so you feel super prepared!


About two weeks after your freaking amazing senior session, we will all get together at my office for an in-person ordering session where you’ll choose the images you’d love to order. Most clients love the Albums and Wall Collages for their homes (and images to share online, of course), but I’ll show you lots of options and help you decide what’s best!

Okay, I'm in!

We talked and laughed the entire time and got to know Gretchen while she got to know us. Gretchen does a fabulous job of listening to the model and parent and finding a way to meet both sets of desires to create images that capture your senior in print!! It was so hard for me to narrow down my favorites, and we ended up with amazing images that I truly love. If you are looking for a photographer who will listen to you and your senior, learn about who he or she is, incorporate elements of their style and personality into the photos to be taken and is willing to try new things/think outside the box, I can’t recommend Gretchen enough. She’s fabulous!!"

— Amanda, mom of Raina

“The Senior Photo session was amazing.

What you get:

About two weeks after your senior portrait session, we will meet at my studio to go over all the beautiful images we created together. That's when you get to choose which images you would like to print and archive; albums are the BEST and most popular way of doing just that - I have tons of samples to show you!

”The book and wall art exceeds every expectation. These photos and the quality of your work are incredible!"

- Vanessa, mom of ava

“Thank you so much for the album! It’s so amazing!!!! I waited until she got home from work to look at it with her! We just could not imagine how beautiful!!!!"

- Melissa, mom of Kenna

Choice Session

Image Session

Experience Session

2 “looks”, 1 location, local to Carson Valley/Carson
One hour session $$

3 “looks”, 2 locations, Pro Hair & Makeup, Styling 
2 hour session $$$

Unlimited “looks”, unlimited locations, Pro Hair & Makeup, Styling, Family mini session in Spring, can bring bff or sibling for photos together
3 hour session $$$$

Investment options

Request Full Pricing

Let's Make Something

Beautiful Together

Life moves fast ... and you will always be happy you did this - I promise.
Contact me - lets do this!

life moves fast ... and you will always be happy you did this - I promise.
Contact me - lets do this!

- Nicole, mom of isabel

"😮 🤯 🥹 😫 😭 😍 😍 💗 💗 💗 The journey of my feelings looking at her photos in the form of emojis. Wow. Just wow. So stunning!!"

- Amanda, mom of Raina

"The picture quality that Gretchen produces is outstanding. She gives so much time and individual attention to really make sure your child feels special, confident, beautiful, and bold. Gretchen goes above and beyond what you pay for. I highly highly highly recommend Gretchen Leigh Photography!"

- Angila, mom of hannah

"These pictures are so beautiful and capture so much about my daughter! Her sassy side, her beautiful soul, her kind heart. Some of them remind me of her as the little girl of days gone by and others show me the woman she is becoming. I am in love with these photos. "

- Kirsten, mom of megan and sara

"I’m not sure I can say enough wonderful things about Gretchen. She is extremely professional but down to earth and easy-going at the same time. There were so many great pictures, it was hard to narrow them down. We bought a package and in looking at what you get for the price, it’s a steal. I look forward to using her in the future when my younger daughter hits her senior year."

More kind words

I'd Love to work with you!!

Are you ready to start planning your Epic Senior Photo Session?!?

The entire experience is completely customized to YOU and what you want to include, so once you're booked, we'll collaborate on location and vibe of the shoot. Even if you've never taken professional images, this is going to be FUN I promise!

Let's create YOUR unique photoshoot