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Essence Latifah


About Us

Always be Xtrodinary

I’m Essence, the owner/photographer at Essence Latifah Photography. I am absolutely crazy about photography! I love capturing the genuine uniqueness that makes up each Senior. 


I love individualizing every session for each senior. These are your photos so let make sure you have fun and let your personality shine through. If you are into acting, let's shoot at a theater on stage. If you are the star football player lets shoot in your uniform on the field. If you love music, we'll shoot on a stage, making you a rock star.  


I want to be an Xtrodinary Senior

As we enter the new school year we are looking for all of you fashion-forward Seniors and Juniors out there. Essence Latifah Photography is a photographer that started out in fashion and has a strong passion and focus in fashion editorials. We shoot everything as if it will be in a magazine. That is the advantage of shooting with us, you get the model experience.

We have 3 options to work with us to capture some amazing photos to commemorate your senior year and all of your hard work. Check out the options below. 

Xtrodinary Senior Model

As a Xtrodinary Senior Model, you’re a spokesperson for Essence Latifah Photography. It requires you to show off your awesome photos to all your awesome friends!! Each Senior Model receives 2 free photoshoots. You get to be apart of the Senior Glitz Blitz that takes place in at the end of June each year. As a Senior Model, you are not required to refer a specific number of seniors to Essence Latifah Photography You will be required to sign an exclusive contract with us stating you will have no other photographer doing your senior portraits.  



**Valued at $695

Xtrodinary Senior

So you definitely know you want to shoot your senior portraits with us, but do not want to be a Senior Model or a Senior Partner? You can book a session with us for your senior portraits. 

we have 3 packages ranging from $395 to $995. We also offer flexible payment arrangements. 

Xtrodinary Senior Partner

Our Xtrodinary Senior Partners are spokespeople as well. Being a Partner is another opportunity to get a free shoot in case you were not chosen as an Xtrodinary Senior Model. As a partner, you will receive 1 Free session the summer before your senior year. As a partner, there is no exclusivity contract. However, you have to refer 3 seniors whose session must be completed by May.  


As a partner, we ask you to spread the word about Essence Latifah Photography Senior Portrait experience, in exchange for a free session, and access to many exclusive prizes – only available to our selected Xtrodinary Senior Partners 


Class of 2020

I had a blast. She helped me style my clothing and with my accessories. I was going for a rebel look and she helped me achieve it. I felt like she really took the time to get to know me and it shows in my photos. 


Class of 2019

I came up from Florida to get my Senior portraits done in NYC. I had a blast and Essence did a great job choosing the perfect locations. I was very pleased with my photos and experience with Essence Latifah Photography.


Class of 2019

Essence was very patient and helped me get comfortable in front of the camera. The poses really help compliment my shape. I would definitely do this again if I can.

"What I remember most about high school are the memories I created with my friends."


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