Senior Portrait Session Information

The most fun, fabulous senior experience you could ever imagine, with the photos to prove it!

Your senior photo shoot is a special memory you'll have forever, so let's step it up a notch and make it as incredible as you are! This photoshoot is for the senior who truly wants a once in a lifetime experience, and a parent who wants the photos they'll look at over and over again. 

We are here to give you the portraits you've always dreamed of.

You are a senior!!!

How does It work?

If you are doing one of our all inclusive sessions for the full senior experience, we will start with our optional Styling session with our fashion and style coach to make sure you love what you will be wearing. In this virtual session through skype, facetime, or zoom, we will also talk about the details of the day, from make up  to locations, timing, and everything else that you might have in mind. We normally like to have this prep session a week or two before the big day. On the day of the session, our fabulous photoshoot will last about 1.5 hour, but sometimes we get carried away and it goes over, so plan on 2 hours just to be safe. Then you can get super excited to receive your digitals two weeks later! If you are also getting one of our beautiful signature albums, you can expect your album proof as well. Once you approve your album proof for printing, you can expect to receive it in the mail 1-2 weeks later. you can expect a 2-3 week turnaround on all other printed products.

What should i wear?

We have a full section covering this topic, please scroll to the next section for a detailed suggestion. We will also cover this in the prep session prior to the day. The most important thing is to be yourself and this means wearing what you love, what feels comfortable, and accessories appropriately. I normally suggest 3 outfits, but it is totally your call. It is also important to incorporate your hobbies, sports, music, and other things that you would like to remember into your session. This means planning to bring your performance dress or favorite jersey to the session.

Can I choose my location?

Absolutely! We still have some of our favorite amazing locations to choose from, but yes, we should talk about your dream locations too. In the current time, we do suggest selecting locations that are safe and easy to avoid crowds. Another consideration is time of the day and accessibility. Also plan to have access to restrooms so that we don't have to scramble to find one if there is none on location. 

Other logistics?

School requirements:
It is usually no problem to create a studio backdrop outdoors! In fact, you will probably love the outcome from using natural light for your "studio" yearbook photo. Very important: make sure I have any yearbook photo guidelines before our session.

Weather:
We don't hold rain dates ahead of time for every client, but if the weather forecast is looking bad, we will touch base about 24 hours before our session to see if we need to reschedule.

Hair and makeup:
For right now, we are not offering hair and makeup for our sessions. We hope we can go back to this fun part of the experience soon! We do strongly recommend that you plan for having your hair and make up done for the session. It is a day to look your best!

Is it safe?
We will be following ALL safety guidelines and protocols. Yours and our safety is our priority. We will discuss these guidelines prior to the day.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS

1. Avoid the Neon colors, especially if you are using a natural or garden setting. If you are surrounded by a lush green forest or the perfect overgrown field and wearing bright red, everything will have a Christmas-time look that is hard to get away from. As for those neon colors, they are hard to blend and match to almost any surrounding. Natural, solid colors will photograph the best (blues, greens, grays, whites, solid red). One exception to this is if we are doing a studio shoot, if it is a sports/performance dress, cultural dress, or if it is your prom dress! 

2. Wear your glasses, but avoid these mistakes. If you wear glasses every day, you should wear them for your senior pictures. With that said, there are two things that are hard to photograph with glasses: glare and transition lenses. The easiest solution? Remove the lenses before your session. You'll still look like you but without the glare in the lens. Transition lenses are extremely difficult to photograph. If you can't remove the lenses and you don't have a pair that doesn't have progressive lenses, you can try keeping them in your pocket until right before the shutter clicks. This will give us the best chance to show off your eyes in your senior portraits before your glasses turn to shades.

3. Stick with clothes that  you already own, and love. We know picking out what to wear for your senior pictures can seem like a fun opportunity for a shopping trip but you run the risk of picking something too trendy or that you won't love as much the second or third time you see it. We all have that outfit that we wore only once or twice and never wore again. You don't want the clothes you are wearing in your senior portraits to distract you later. The perfect outfit, looks like you on your very best day. Now is not the time to be someone other than who you are. 

4. Bring all the gear. If you are going to wear a sports uniform, bring the whole thing, including the equipment. No one believes the football player with the perfect hair and jeans, holding a football in his jersey actually just got done playing football. Bring your full uniform for your senior portraits and whatever racket, bat, la crosse stick, or golf club goes with it...and don't forget the ball! If you like to go camping, bring your camping pack and make sure it is full of gear, there is nothing more obvious than an empty backpack. 

5. Get that underwear right y'all. From bras to boxers, what you are wearing under your clothes is as important as what you're wearing for your senior portraits. Make sure that bra has your boobs in the right place, the straps aren't visible, and the color isn't showing through. If you are wearing white, you should be wearing flesh-colored undergarments. Guys, you are not off the hook here either and while won't get into the mechanics, let's just say make sure that your boxers aren't peeking out from your shorts when you sit down, and nothing is bunching up under your clothes. When you are laying out your outfits, make sure you have pulled the undergarments you'll need too. You'll look and feel more comfortable when you are not fighting with your bra straps. 

6. Mix it up. Make sure there are different styles and levels of dressy in your outfits. In our senior portraits, we have time for multiple outfits. We encourage you to give a diversity of styles in those outfits. A more dressy outfit, a work-casual outfit, and a totally casual outfit is what most people bring. If you have a cultural dress or sport performance dress, bring those as well. If you love dresses and only want to wear dresses for your session, that is great, but make sure there is variety in lengths, textures, and features (like pockets!) to give us diverse posing options. You don't want your portraits for all three outfits to look the same and giving your photographer a variety of styles and looks will help. 

7. Still Overwhelmed? Use the "First Day of School" theory. We suggest thinking about the clothes you like to wear on the first day of school, when you have had months to prepare and are still trying to look extra cute. This is a great place to start for inspiration. If you'd wear it on the first day of school, it probably matches your personality and style and would be a great choice for your senior portraits. 

Want to bump it up a notch?

Photos are great, they are necessary and it's an opportunity to freeze the time and document your special year and accomplishments. But they are static, and there is a limit on what we can convey through a static set of photos. There are emotions, senior messages, advice from parents, coaches, other important people in our lives that can make your senior year even more special. Check our a senior year cinematography below and let us know if this is something that you would like to have added into your senior photo package. Enjoy!

How about bumping it up even more? Bestie Session!

Your senior year is going to be full with mixed emotions when it comes to best friends. Some of them might go to the same college as you, others might not. After years of being best friends, laugh and cry together, what can be better than locking a memory that will last your entire life time. Bestie sessions are everything you would get from your own session, but you get to share the experience with the person you love to laugh with most! 

How does it work?

You each pay your own session fee, and we decide on whether we want to do the bestie session on the same day/time or separately. If we choose to do it on the same day, we will bring several photographers and plan for a longer sessions to make sure that each individual senior portrait is given the full attention and time, while still documenting the beautiful friendship you have with your best friends. For a limited time, we are offering a FREE Bestie Session if we receive a 4 or more individual senior photo session contracts from you and your friends. So make sure that you let us know if your bestie is also scheduling their session with us. 

The best part?

You'll have unique once in a lifetime photos with your bestie to post all over social media or frame and place it on your college desk!

PACKAGES AND PRICING

OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE SENIOR EXPERIENCE OPTIONS ALWAYS INCLUDE ALL OF YOUR DIGITALS:

PLATINUM

Senior + Graduation Photo Sessions
Senior HD Cinematography
All digitals
Signature album
5x7 print box

$1850

gold

Senior OR Graduation Photo Session
Senior HD Cinematography
All digitals
Signature album
5x7 print box

$1600

my best year

Senior OR Graduation Photo Session
All digitals
Signature album
5x7 print box

$900

i am a senior

Senior OR Graduation Photo Session
All digitals

$450

cinematography

Senior HD Cinematography

$1050

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