What our happy seniors say...
Valerie S. - Bellevue High School
"I am very pleased with the designer session that included complete makeup that “looked” like me. I also felt comfortable through the session, laughing and being able to relax while being photographed. The photographs say a lot about who I am and would recommend Vakker Portraits as a wonderful experience."
Garrett A. - Cedarcrest HS
“I thought my senior picture photo sessions were great fun! The photographer was super nice and very focused on getting great pictures in all settings. We did pictures for more formal, casual, sport, and with my Land Rover, inside the studio and outside for more natural surroundings. My sport is Olympic Fencing and she got great shots that captured how much I love that sport. She was so easy to work with and I look at my pictures and see my true self and how I want to be seen by others. The experience and the resulting photos are a 10 out of 10!” Garrett A. – Cedarcrest HS
“The sessions we had for Garrett were a lot of fun for Garrett. The attention to detail and creativity that the photographer gave to Garrett’s photos produced excellent pictures in each one of his looks to capture his personality and unique characteristics, formal to casual, with his favorite things like his car and his competitive sport of Olympic Fencing. The photos were so great and so expressively Garrett, we could hardly choose what we liked the best. With great care the pro at Vakker helped us make our selections and now we have the most gorgeous photos of our son that represent his 18 years of growing into the young man who is graduating as a Senior in high school and going off to college in the fall. These photos touch my heart, bring happy tears to my eyes as I look at them, and remind me of all the fun we had raising Garrett, and the pride we have in him and his future. Thank you Vakker!” Cheryl (the mom).
Celine L. - Bellevue Christian School
“I loved getting my Senior pictures done with Vakker! They let me be myself in my pictures so I felt like the results were really me shining through. The photographer made me laugh a lot so it made it easier for me to pose and I had so much fun!” Celine L., Bellevue Christian School
“I used Vakker for Celine’ two older sisters and have been so happy with the fun process and the beautiful results. They always seem to come up with new photo shoot ideas and the announcement choices are amazing!” Tracy L., Celine’s mom
Zach W. - Issaquah HS
“I would say that the whole experience from setting up the appointment through selecting the final photos was wonderful. Everyone made me feel comfortable and the pictures are amazing. I was glad there were photos taken outside and in his Mariners jersey because that captured his love of sports and the outdoors very well.
Zach said that the photographer made him feel comfortable during his session. He was a little nervous at the beginning of the session but once the photographer worked with him a bit he was able to relax. He also liked that he was able to take photos outside. He is very happy with how great the pictures came out as well.” Karolyn W., Zach’s mother
Jared E. - Woodinville HS
"When taking pictures with Vakker you get a sense of professionalism, comfortability, and satisfaction. They make the senior picture process a breeze! Their photographers are friendly and personable and do a great job of helping bring out your true personality. In addition, their facility has an endless supply of scenery combinations (both indoor and outdoor) and the photographers know just how to set up the perfect combo to suit you and your outfit. I am completely content with how my photos turned out. Vakker has exceeded my expectations!" Jared E.
Valerie A. - Liberty HS
“Getting my pictures taken at Vakker was such a great experience. Everyone there was so welcoming and made me feel very comfortable right away. They let me choose my own clothes and let me put in some of my own style into the pictures. I love how all the pictures turned out and I can't wait to show them off to friends and family!” Valerie A., Liberty HS
“My two older children had their senior portraits taken by Vakker and saw fabulous results. The entire process was fantastic and we were sure we wanted our daughter, Valerie, to have the Vakker experience too. She recently had her first outdoor photo session. The staff was attentive, professional and friendly, accommodating her comfort level, making the process easy and fun. We viewed the first set of photos and they were amazing! It was hard to narrow down our favorites. We'll back soon for some indoor shots and can't wait to see the final results!” Laura A., Valerie’s mother
Ben P. - Issaquah High School
“Having my senior picture taken with my car made this a fun experience. It's cool that my graduation announcements are unique! The photographer was great about getting shots with different angles of my car, so I had a lot to choose from.” Ben P. Issaquah HS
“Vakker helped turn what could have been a chore into something my son was excited about doing. They were interested in his personality coming through in the pictures and took time to get to know him. The fact that he could have his car included in the photo session made his day! He was relaxed and pleased with the experience, and we love the way his photos turned out.”
Diane W., Ben’s mother
Ahna W. - Liberty High School
“I felt very welcomed the minute I stepped in the doors at Vakker. I was confident that the photographer would help Ahna pick the best outfits for the different backgrounds. As it turned out, there were so many good poses and backgrounds and pictures, that I had a real hard time narrowing them down. I was very happy with Vakker! " Ruth W., Ahna’s mom
Christopher M. - Hazen HS
“Thank you for your friendly and professional staff, you made this a great photo session and all of my son's photos were fantastic!” Sheri R., Christopher’s mother
Max J. - Eastlake HS
"I enjoyed getting my photo taken in a casual, low pressure environment. It helped me to relax and as a result I got better pictures. The quality of the photos taken was tremendous. We tried a variety of different sets and poses which allowed us to have many different photos to choose from.” Max J., Eastlake HS
"We were in the middle of packing for a move and Senior picture time came around before we were ready. I did not have much time to prepare my son for his formal sitting. My son tends to be shy and has never enjoyed having formal photographs taken. I was worried, but everyone was super helpful and made the whole process easy. My son even enjoyed his session. He laughed and told me the photographer loved his smirk. The photographer got him to relax, and found his natural, soft smile. She captured his personality and took fantastic pictures. We couldn’t be happier." Tia J., Max’s mom
Maya F. - Skyline HS
"I've been going to Vakker Portraits for seven years now and I love each and every shoot! The photographers make it an easy and fun experience and the pictures always turn out great. Both of my siblings did their senior pictures with Vakker and I was excited that it was finally my turn! I loved getting my makeup done in the studio and how all my pictures turned out!" Maya F. - Skyline HS
"Vakker's have become a household name for our family. I have been a client since 2010. No matter how old they get, my children enjoy the sibling sessions. I was very pleased when Melissa offered to photograph Maya following her injury. It was a great day for my rising senior. It definitely put a smile on her face." Chala F., Maya's mother
Karissa S. - Redmond HS
"The individuals at Vakker strive to get that personal connection with their clients. They have given me the opportunity to have another look at my beauty and to express that in new ways, and I am so thankful for that." Karissa Stevens
Tali I. - Juanita HS
"At first I was nervous to be a senior rep because I wasn't sure how the photos would turn out. But once we started the shoot I felt so comfortable and the photos turned out great! Thank you Vakker Portraits!" -Tali I.
"Vakker portraits did such a great job with my daughter's senior photos, can't wait to go back for my youngest!" - Rita I., Tali's mother
Kate M. - Woodinville HS
"My family and I chose Vakker Portraits for my senior pictures because they sent us a flyer in the mail near the end of my junior year. We had been thinking about having my pictures taken over the summer, but we hadn't looked at any places to get them done when the flyer came. Another reason we chose Vakker was the Designer Session they offered, part of the designer session included having my make up professionally done which was perfect for me because I don't usually wear any make up and am not good at applying it.
My experience at Vakker was amazing! I had never been professionally photographed before and was terribly nervous, but everyone that I met there was extraordinarily kind. Jesse, who did my make up, talked me through what he was doing and he listened my opinions and requests about how I wanted to look. Danielle, who was my photographer, sat down with my family and I prior to photographing me and went over all kinds of poses that I was comfortable with and ones that I just didn't want to do. She also was a HUGE help in deciding what outfits I wore. Because I was so nervous, I overcompensated and brought like nine outfits when you are only photographed in four but Danielle was awesome in narrowing down what would look best and capture who I am. Our second visit, when we went to pick up the proofs, went really well also. Kara, who showed us all my pictures, walked us through all the different kinds of things we can buy like packages, collages and grad party invites in great and clear detail which was amazing because I am the first senior in my house and we were really in the dark.
I have actually already spoken to two of my friends about Vakker. I think that it is an awesome place to get your senior pictures done, the environment is very friendly and I remember laughing a lot while getting my pictures done. I tell them about my experience at Vakker and they seem to be interested in having their pictures taken at Vakker too!
For someone like me, who is usually very shy and reserved around people I don't know well, I was exceedingly nervous about having my picture taken. However, once I got to Vakker and talked with Jesse and Danielle (and later with Kara) my nervousness went away and I had a genuinely amazing experience because of the friendly people and the comfortable environment. I was able to let go and relax, and it shows in my pictures, which turned out so well that my family and I can't decide which one to use! " Kate M.
Viktorina W. - Inglemoor HS
“The minute you walk into Vakker you feel like top priority. You’re greeted with friendly smiles that make you feel welcomed. The relaxing environment contributes to ensuring that you are being taken care of. In the photo session, the photographer considers all the small details that result in quality photos. With Vakker, you know your photos are going to turn out wonderfully and you can’t wait to show them off. I loved how Vakker could capture my personality and my best qualities through their photos!” Viktorina W., Inglemoor HS
“I want to thank Vakker for all they do to ensure Viktorina is taken care of. They brought out her inner beauty through their amazing work. Selecting photos can be an overwhelming process but at Vakker you can take your time and admire each photo before having to make decisions. Communicating with Vakker from setting up appointments to asking questions is quick and easy, they are always accommodating to your needs. I’m so glad Viktorina has had this special opportunity and photos she can always look back on.” Lucia W., Viktorina’s mother
Trevor J. - Issaquah HS
"Trevor was the second child we had Vakker do senior portraits for. Both experiences were easy, fun, and good quality. I like being able to buy digital copies of several photos that we could use throughout his senior year as well. I recommend them for a great senior portrait experience!" Ann Marie J. (Trevor’s mom)
"I enjoyed my experience with Vakker Portraits. I liked how they let me bring my own props, such as instruments, and how I got pictures in both an outdoor and indoor setting." Trevor J. - Issaquah HS
Heather K. - Eastlake HS
"I have loved working with Vakker! I have been working with them since I was just a baby. Now I’m a senior in high school and am a senior representative for them and I couldn’t be happier with the results of the pictures. During shoots, Danielle always has me smiling and laughing. The pictures always come out looking flawless. If you’re looking for a place to get your senior pictures done, or even just a fun family shoot, Vakker is the place to go!!!" Heather K. - Eastlake HS
Allison R. - Cedarcrest HS
"Ever since the end of my freshman year, I was amazed and in awe of the senior pictures that were in the yearbook grad ads. I didn’t know what to expect, but Vakker went above and beyond to make sure that I was calm, comfortable, happy, and that I had a good time. I absolutely loved my makeup artist and photographer and all of the staff were extremely kind and patient when it came to being indecisive on which shots were my favorites. The quality of my photos are stellar and I have been showered with compliments since receiving my prints. I highly recommend Vakker for those of you who are in the Class of 2018 and are looking for a friendly and professional studio for your senior portraits." Allison R. Cedarcrest HS
“Vakker offered a complete array of services for the entire process, really relieving the stress on us. Each member of the staff was courteous and professional with no high pressure, just looking to deliver what we and our daughter wanted. We loved the way the pictures turned out and the photo packages available to choose from. Great job and great experiences!” Dean R., Allison's father
Michael L. - Mercer Island HS
“We used Vakker for our oldest daughter her senior year and had such a great experience, we came back for Michael! The staff is very friendly and accommodating and helped work our appointments into a complicated schedule. We are very happy with Vakker's photo quality and service.” Jenny and Steve L., Michael’s parents
Skylar H. - Woodinville HS
“Everyone at Vakker is very personable and cared about how my senior photos turned out. The people at Vakker are very flexible and easy to work with. The makeup artist was able to take what I said and give me the perfect look. During my photo session my photographer made me feel relaxed, comfortable, and I had fun. At the Vakker studio there were so many photo backgrounds to pick from, so I was able to get my athletic shots along with my other graduation pictures done all in one session!” Skylar H.
“We are so pleased with the senior photo session that our daughter had at Vakker. They were able to capture her personality by making her feel comfortable throughout her photo session. The outdoor studio at Vakker was incredible because of all the choices, allowing our daughter to express herself in so many different ways. We had the opportunity to select from a variety of photo packages allowing us to put together the perfect combinations of photos. Every step of the way from setting up appointments, explaining a makeup look, taking the photos, choosing photos and how we wanted them displayed was supported by someone at Vakker. We love looking at our daughters photos and we are so happy we chose Vakker.” Thanks, Carla & Jeff H., Skylar’s parents
Zach F. - International School
“We loved working with Vakker studios for my son’s senior portraits. The office was organized, the photo session was fun for my son, the prices were reasonable and the entire staff was helpful and friendly as we selected our favorite shots. The photographer captured the true personality of Zach and we are so pleased with our final photos. I would highly recommend Vakker to anyone looking for a professional and friendly photo experience. You will not be disappointed.” Lisa F., Zach’s mother
"My experience at Vakker was truly unique. The staff was so sincere and helpful in guiding me through my photoshoot. The photographer was efficient but focused; he was so friendly that I forgot I was even at a photoshoot! I was blown away when I saw my pictures. I had no idea I could look so good! I definitely recommend anyone who wants some simple high-quality pictures, to come to Vakker. " Zach F., International School
Deborah K. - Bellevue HS
I have seen a lot of my friends at Bellevue High take their senior pictures here at Vakker Portraits and when I received their July promotion, I immediately knew I had to take my mine here. My friends' pictures turned out amazing, and I received nothing less.
It was absolutely amazing! I have never taken pictures professionally, or rather at all, so I was kind of scared going into my session, but Danielle made me feel really comfortable and led me in all the right directions. She kept me talking and smiling which made my pictures that much greater.
Go here! You can't beat the service and the kind nature this place brings. It's a great and fun experience AND you get amazing senior pictures out of it.
Deborah K. - Bellevue HS
Eli G. - Tesla STEM School
"The staff at Vakker is very friendly, caring, and professional. They really wanted to make sure we got the end results that we wanted and did not push us to make a sale.
As a parent, I take a lot of photos myself (as do many of us nowadays) so I wanted my son’s senior portraits to stand out from the typical photos of him. The photographers at Vakker were able to capture the style and personality of my son through their recommendations on wardrobe and their studio backgrounds and lighting. I am extremely pleased with the results.
We had such a good experience we are thinking about a family portrait session before my son goes off to college!"
Anita G., Eli's mother
Veronica J. - Kings School
"Our experience was terrific! In fact, we had our older daughter come to Vakker's for her senior portraits and liked it so much that we came back with Veronica!
The entire team really takes the time to get to know your child's personality and preferences. They're accommodating and go the extra mile to ensure a positive experience. The quality of the portraits are very good."
Monica J., Veronica's mother
Brett T. - Bellevue HS
"We chose Vakker Portraits because we liked many of the portraits featured in the gallery and knew of several other students who had their portraits taken by Vakker.
We enjoyed working with Vakker very much. Scheduling the sitting, preview and ordering appointments was easy and convenient and our son had a pleasant and comfortable experience with the photographer.
If you're choosing - look for a studio/photographer that takes great portraits and is pleasant and convenient to work with in all three stages - as we did!"
Kamie T., Brett's mother
Kate C. - Eastside Catholic HS
"Vakker Portraits brought out the best in Kate. Their photographers have a keen ability to capture the spirit of the individual and their wide offering of backgrounds is amazing."
Kim C., Kate's mother
Abby T. - Interlake High School
"We have used Vakker Portraits for family portraits, holiday greeting cards and children’s photos since our children were babies.
Vakker Portraits is awesome! We love all of the photographers and staff, and the quality of the photos and the variety of backgrounds is always top notch. I love the variety of the products available – color, sepia, black and white, and besides the typical framed portraits, there is canvas, metal and numerous styles that can be ordered. I’ve also been able to go back to order additional prints and canvases of family portraits from previous sittings done years ago.
Vakker Portraits is the best place to go for senior pictures. They take the time to use many different backgrounds and align the theme of the photo shoot with the interests and attire of the individual. We love Vakkers!"
Laurie T., Abby’s mother
Matt M. - Liberty HS
"We were referred to you for our first son's senior pictures... And we had an amazing experience.
You captured the personality of each of the boys and at the same time gave us the most amazing pictures that we will cherish for ever. They truly were like a piece of art!
We couldn't have been any happier. I will tell everyone to use you. You take some of the stress out of a emotional time.
And on top of it your customer service was great! You worked hard to make our package work for us! Thank you so much!"
Shelley M., Matt's mother
Matthew W. - Skyline HS
"We chose Vakker because we were so happy with our oldest son's senior portrait session and photographs with Vakker. Both boys were not at all interested in getting portraits done. But both ended up having a great time at the session, which made our photos turn out fantastic!
We will be doing our last senior portrait session this summer, as our daughter is in the graduating class of 2017!"
Cindy W., Matthew's mother
Dariya B. - Interlake HS
"I was doing a bunch of research and looking through all the different companies photos and Vakker was my favorite. Vakker's photos were the least touched up and the most natural. I absolutely loved my session. The lady taking my photos was super sweet and knew exactly what angles I looked good in. And the photos turned out amazing! I've never had a photo shoot done and that was the best first experience.
If you want to look natural and have your photos turn out amazing? Vakker is the way to go. Turning seniors into models!"
Dariya B. – Interlake HS
Graeson C. - Newport HS
"We chose Vakker for the high quality & reasonable pricing. Working with them was a great experience. They were flexible with our schedule, getting our son in at a convenient time. The photographer was very professional & made my son feel at ease during the shoot. He actually had a good time and it shows in his pictures!
Another thing I appreciated with Vakker is they offer a lot of different options for ordering pictures. You can order as much or as little as you like. I would tell anyone looking to have senior portraits done, Vakker is the place to go!"
Adrianne C., Graeson's mom
Kat D. - Inglemoor HS
"Our experience at Vakker was awesome! We were a little nervous with how the process worked but became very comfortable the minute we walked in. We loved it! Kat said she didn’t feel awkward posing and felt very comfortable with the photographer.
Picking out the pictures was easy and we didn’t feel pressure to purchase every pose. Before choosing a photographer, we asked several friends about their senior photo experience. Vakker received several compliments on service as well as the final product. We are so happy we came here."
Kat D. and her mother Renee
Mitchell J. - Juanita High School
"Vakker was great! The photo session was comfortable and the photographer was very nice." Mitchell
"I used Vakker for both of my kid's senior pictures and have been very happy with the photos and the service that we've gotten from them. Beforehand, neither one of them was all that excited about doing the photo session but the photographers were very nice and they ended up enjoying it." Brenda, Mitchell's mother
Blake T. - Issaquah HS
"Thank you for making this such an easy experience! I was actually dreading the whole process, but it could not have gone smoother, and we are so happy with the pictures."
Leanne, Blake's mother
Preston N. - Eastside Catholic HS
" I liked how I was encouraged to let my individual personality come through in the photos, not just the usual poses that everyone else may have."
"I really appreciate the indoor and natural outdoor settings used for the photos as well as the variety of moods you were able to capture. It really showed the many sides of our son. And I loved that there were so many proofs to choose from, hard as that was!"
Merritt N., Preston's mother
Kayla W. - Eastlake HS
"Thank you for spending the time with us in the session and after when we were making the selections! So many great shots! It was so hard to choose! We will be back for our family portrait."
Susan W., Kayla's mother
Jenna R. - Olympia HS
"When it came to deciding on who to use for Jenna’s senior pictures, I always like to get a quality referral. My sister used Vakker Portraits for all of her three son’s senior pictures (her first son graduated 14 years ago) so I gave them a call! My situation was unique because I needed to get year book pictures in, but also wanted to take photos once my daughter had her braces off. They worked with everyone one of my needs and because I was coming from out of town adjusted schedules to make it easier for me.
The staff at Vakkers Portraits were warm, friendly, and always willing to help. When it came to the final viewing and the decisions on the pictures/packages, I could tell I was dealing with an expert which made me feel at ease. I couldn’t have been more impressed with every aspect of the process; I will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. Thanks Vakker Portraits!" Kathy R., Jenna's mother
Calvin H. - Bellevue Christian School
"This is our third experience with Vakker for senior portraits and we couldn’t be happier!" Marilyn H., Calvin's mother
Sami R. Holy Names
I loved my experience with Vakker. The makeup artist was so friendly and let me control the amount of make up so I felt comfortable. Then during my session the photographer was so great! In most of my photos shot with other companies I have this fake smile that my family hates but with Vakker that didn't happen! With the hip music in the background and the photographer getting to know me and my personality I was able to shine. Plus my photos were perfect! Not over edited but I looked amazing!