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Highschool Senior Frequently Asked Questions
What if I want to use My own Professional Hair and Make up person
You can absolutely do this but its not encouraged. We use only professionals who know how to apply techniques for the camera. You will need to tell them to give you a lip sample for you to have on hand to refresh as the lipstick fades. You should also ask for any other samples that may be hopeful for the shoot. You would receive a $100 credit to your account that you can use towards the purchase of prints or products.
What should I bring to the photo session?
At least 2-3 outfits. One should be dressy, One casual an any outfit that displays your personality. You can bring accessories and jewelry. If you love flowers be sure to bring a bouquet of your favorites. I will be sure to incorporate them into your session. Bring any hats, scarves and shoes to coordinate with your outfits. And you may bring a parent or a friend to help and bring you comfort.
Does my session have to be either studio or location or can I have both?
Yes, you can have both. If they are photographed on the same day there is an additional $100 session fee. If the sessions can be photographed on separate days there will be the $100 session fee and an additional fee for hair and make up.
How much is it to book a Highschool Senior Portrait Session?
We understand that every client is unique. Our sessions start at $450
A $225 non-refundable retainer is required to secure your session, the remaining balance is due on the day of your shoot.
You will receive a $100 credit towards prints and products following your session. At the reveal session you only buy what you love and you will have a selection of 20 - 40 professionally retouched images choose from. We offer top of the line products for your incredible senior portraits and will accept special requests.
When should I book my session? Do you require a deposit to book a session?
We book out several months ahead, with June, July and August being favorable months. We recommend booking your session by spring of your junior year. Yes we do require a non-refundable fee in order to secure a date. The retainer will be due at the time of booking and will be applied to your session or collection. In the event you need to cancel your session the retainer is non-refundable.
How long does it take to get my products? Will they be shipped to us or do we pick them up?
Products typically take 3 weeks. We love to inspect all our products to make sure they meet our expectations before we hand them over to you. Once all your products are in you will be notified and a pickup time can be scheduled.
My session is over, what’s the next step.
You will need to set up an in person ordering session. Due to evening shoot sessions IPS (in person sales) are scheduled during the day. We recommend setting up your appointment the day of your session. IPS are scheduled 3 weeks after your shoot, this allows us time to get your images ready for viewing.
When will I get to see my images?
Our seniors get to see their images throughout their entire session on the back of the camera. At the end of their session they get 10 minutes on the clock to quickly star their favorites, I know it sounds terrifying to have to cut out images in 10 minutes, trust me it’s not as hard as you think and nothing gets deleted. Up to three sneak peeks will be posted on Instagram throughout the next two weeks. You’ll have to wait for the rest.
Do I drive myself to my session?
Yes, unfortunately we are not covered to have you ride with us. You will be responsible for your own transportation to your shoot and to each location.
Are parents or friends allowed at my session?
Absolutely, this is an important day for you, we want anyone special to you to experience it with you.
Can I have a pet, friend or family member in my some of my pictures?
Yes you can. There is a fee to add an additional person to part of your session.
What kind of sessions or packages do you offer and what do they include?
We understand that not one person is the same, so we have created multiple sessions and packages, ensuring there is something for everyone. For more detailed information on sessions and packages please request our pricing guide. Remember, you only buy what you love and we will never pressure a client into a sale.
Do you only shoot seniors?
We love working with teens! We still love other genres of photography and book them throughout the year. We photograph woman from 5 to 85, families, headshots, personal branding, children, families, couples, newborn, boudoir, dancers in motion, ballerinas and conceptual imagery.
Do you photograph boys?
Yes! Majority of our bookings are girls but we love working with boy seniors just as much!
Can I repost or share my images on social media?
Absolutely! We want you to share your experience and images with your friends and family. All we ask is that you tag us in your post.
I love your creative portraits but not very creative myself, can I still have a creative session?
YES YES YES! We love getting creative and bringing your vision to life. You just have to let us know and we will take it from there!
What if I only want the digitals?
We don't offer a shoot and burn package. However, every image you purchase also comes in digital format as well.
Do your sessions include makeup? I don’t wear makeup, do you require it to book a session with you?
Our COVID sessions do not include makeup however we highly recommend it. Our sessions outside this time of the Corona virus include professionally styled hair and make up. This is done at our studio prior to every session. Our biggest compliment over the years would be that our retouched images are not over edited. We owe that to professional, camera ready HD airbrush makeup. If you don’t wear makeup, no worries our barely-there look will be perfect for you, it’s light and sheer but does a great job evening out skin tones and blemishes, yes even guys add on professional airbrush makeup. You may be amazing at applying makeup, however camera makeup is different than your everyday look. A full understanding of the right camera-ready products and application is essential for beautiful straight out of camera results.
How many outfits do I bring? Will there be help with styling? Do you have a style-closet?
You know what looks you want but not sure how to achieve it. No worries we are here to help! Once your session is booked you will receive a questionnaire which allows us to get to know you better. That will be followed by a style board and our what to wear guide along with links to our favorite online shops. Yes we have a small style-closet. We are more than happy to pull pieces we have to complete your looks.
All the clients on your website look like models, I’m not a model can I still book a session with you?
Yes you can! We have zero models in our Highshchool Seniors Portfolio. We work with real clients with no modeling experience. We love making our client look and feel like they just walked off the cover of a magazine.
What time of the day do you shoot? Do you shoot on weekdays or weekends?
We love evening light and schedule 2-3 hours prior to sunset. Our clients are scheduled Monday-Friday. On occasion we do need to schedule sunrise shoot however they are not typically our first option.
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