ARE YOU READY FOR A SENIOR PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE?
Hi! I'm Desiree, and I'm a nationally recognized portrait photographer based just outside of Baltimore, MD. I specialize in photographing high school seniors, and I am passionate about helping girls and boys feel confident in front of the camera. My ultimate goal in every session is to create images that are a true reflection of you - your vibe, your style, your personality. A session with me is truly an experience from beginning to end - they are effortless and fun, and you'll leave with an added boost of confidence that you didn't even know you needed.
A NOTE FOR PARENTS...
Hey parents! Let's get real for a second... your time at home with your senior is coming to an end. In less than a year, they are going to start their next chapter - whether that be college, a trade or even entering the workforce - and you won't be spending nearly as much quality time with them. I'm going to bet that most of your "quality" time these days is spent assisting with college applications or studying for SAT's - not really my idea of quality time.
I know your list of senior "to-dos" is endless, so what if I took some of the heavy lifting off of your plate? What if instead of just checking "senior portraits" off your list, you treat your senior to a real senior portrait experience - one that celebrates this huge milestone!
My goal as your senior photographer is to create a memorable experience from beginning to end, one that's not only one of a kind, but FUN, too. I design sessions that are 100% unique to every senior. I scout locations to match every senior's vibe. I assist with selecting outfits that showcase their style, and I help with posing that looks authentic and natural. These sessions aren't just fun for the senior, they're fun for you, the parent, too! It's your chance to really marvel at this person you've raised for the last 18 years. It's truly an experience you'll both cherish long past graduation.
Desiree Ortman Photography has been featured on multiple
national sites including:
more than just photos.
it's an experience.
My daughter loved Desiree's style of photography, but she is typically camera shy and was stressed about finding the perfect outfits to wear for her senior photos. She saw how beautiful other girls looked in their outfits, but those were not her style. She is athletic, and is most comfortable in sporty attire. She didn't want her session to be a typical athlete photoshoot. Desiree was so kind and helpful throughout the whole planning process. She worked to incorporate my daughter's informal stye and made suggestions for what would photograph well. Her suggestions were perfect and she captured photos that look effortless and causal. Desiree's perspective and artistic talent resulted in beautiful photos that we will treasure for a lifetime!
Working with Des was such a gift. The way she empowers you through each photo is truly something special. She makes you feel like you are on top of the world. She captures your personality beautifully in each shot. She is one of the most talented women I know, and I am so thankful for her.
My experience with Desiree was amazing! The way she directed my poses made the process so effortless and fun, plus I look so natural in all of my photos. As a dancer, I struggle liking most photos taken of me. I tend to find something wrong with every photo, but after seeing my gallery, I love every single image. I feel like I didn’t take one bad photo!
and I'm a little bit more than
just your photographer.
So what exactly do I mean by that. Well, put simple, I'm your own personal hype-(wo)-man. I'm not just excited about taking your photos, but I'm dying to show you just how gorgeous you are!
I can usually be found laying on the ground or climbing on things (I'm only 5' 2") to get the perfect angle for the shot. And when we get THE shot, I'm usually screaming behind the camera while running to show you just how incredible you look. And when you see what's on the back of the camera... well 9 times out of 10, the response is usually something like, "OMG! That's really me??" Uh, yes girl, it 100% is YOU... and
YOU. ARE. FIRE!