Karen (Mikols) Bonar
During my senior year of high school, I was obsessed with the "Got Milk" advertising campaign. Come to think of it, obsessed isn't a strong enough word, but it'll have to do. I combed through the photographers in my area, trying to find one who would take my senior portraits with a milk mustache. Eventually, I found one, and the portraits were fun, but the customer service (or lack thereof) has stayed with me for the 10 years since my high school graduation.
As a Salina and Wichita senior portrait photographer, I understand the fun, spontaneous, and often craziness of your senior year. I strive to offer the highest level of customer service, so you can spend your senior year enjoying each moment, not trying to chase down your photographer so you can get wallets to hand out to your friends.
No two seniors are alike, and as a photographer for a dozen years, I fully appreciate what makes us each different (hey, I wore mismatched socks in high school and am still doing so!).
We know technology is light-years ahead of where it was when we were seniors, so we offer all sorts of goodies I never would have imagined a decade ago, including slideshows for your Facebook page, web-sized photos to go on Facebook or to be e-mailed to your friends and prints ON METAL (they're uber cool).
Spontaneous ... is how I describe my approach to photography. I spent nearly a decade in the field of journalism and was published in most newspapers in the state of Kansas. During that time, I was published in four books (including "America 24/7" and "Kansas 24/7"). I also had the honor of being one of the participants in the elite Eddie Adams workshop in 2002. During that workshop, the students produced a book called "We love NY" to visually chronicle the vibrancy of New Yorkers on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy.