How do we book you?
After a phone call conversation or email, I will send you an email to confirm and will send you a contract to sign. The contact allows you to pay your sitting, and your session is booked!
What's your turn around time?
I usually have a one week turnaround time from the day of the session to when you receive the online proofs. Once you order the images you love, It takes another 2 weeks till you get the images in hand.
How many photos do I get?
You usually will have on average 100 images to choose from, but you only walk away with the images you love. Our portrait sessions come with one photograph of your choosing that will go to your school's yearbook, otherwise all other images are purchased separately depending on the package you choose.
How do I get my photos?
That's the easiest part. I will send you via email a link with password to your gallery, so that you can carefully look through your photos in the privacy of your home. Once photographs are printed, I typically hand deliver them myself.
Where Will It Be?
I usually like to discuss this over email or phone before session. It’s extremely important to me that your photoshoot location matches who you are. I can offer up suggestions for locations based on your personality and style. But I always tell seniors to pick a location that has a special meaning for you.
How long have you been doing this?
I've been photographing for over 20 years but I started doing senior photographs more seriously about 4 years ago.
How far out do you book?
I typically book out a couple weeks in advance.
When Is the best time Of Year To Schedule My Session?
You may schedule at anytime. I have seniors asking for pictures in the snow, with spring flowers, and fall leaves. I take senior portrait sessions all year long, but summer and fall are generally my busiest season.
What should I wear?
Choosing the appropriate attire will help you to stand out and show your personality in a unique way.
1. SOLIDS AND LARGE PATTERNS
Solid colors paired with large patterns, textures or stripes will look spectacular. If you prefer a dreamy look, choose pastel colors, off-whites, and soft prints. If you are wanting to achieve a dramatic look, choose colors that are bright and bold. Don’t be shy about mixing colors/patterns. Be creative.
2. AVOID SMALL, TIGHT PRINTS
Small prints and stripes do not photograph well. The camera reads them and creates it’s own unique pattern called “moire” and it isn’t desirable. Staying away from small, tight stripes and prints.
3. MINIMIZE ACCESSORIES
If you want to be the focus of your photos, keep accessories to a minimum. Too many will take away the spotlight from your outfit. If you have an accessory that makes a statement, minimizing your other accessories, as well as keeping your clothing patterns simple, will allow it to stand out.
4. BUILD YOUR OUTFIT
I recommend finding clothing with a lot of visual interest. Look for clothing tops with lots of texture, layers, and ruffles. Pair these textures and layers with something simple on the bottom. Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident!
Do You Offer Professional Retouching (E.G. Acne Removal)?
Every senior portrait is professionally retouched unless requested otherwise. I keep retouching to a minimum because I want you to look like yourself. Anything impermanent is subject to retouching, but we can have a conversation about braces, scars, and anything you are concerned about.
How Will I Know How To Pose?
You don’t need to know a thing. This is my forte! I pose every bit of you for the most flattering angles and portraits. You will be coached every step of the way, and can relax knowing that I have your posing covered.
What Time Of Day Is Best For A Portrait Session?
Depends on location, but I usually like to shoot seniors early in the morning on weekends and late afternoons for weekdays. When shooting outside, it is best to schedule time closer to sunrise or sunset for the most flattering lighting.
What happens if it rains on the day of the shoot?
No worries, it has happened many times. We can just schedule an alternative day and time.