Our senior packages are very versatile and were created to meet every senior's needs. Our senior sessions revolve around you of course, as it should be. We will visit 1, 2, or 3 locations of your choosing depending on the package chosen. I always find it interesting to see where my senior will choose. I always learn a little bit about my senior based on their location. Some choose a country setting, some a floral setting and some like the city look with the downtown area as their backdrop.
If you like the glamorous look we include professional make-up application with a couple of our packages. If you want the ultimate pampered experience and want a polished look for your portraits we definitely recommend choosing a package with make-up application. We work with some of the most amazing make-up artist and you will not be disappointed. They can provide an over the top or a more natural look, whatever your heart desires.
We will showcase your personality and any talents you may have as well. If you are a singer feel free to bring a microphone and a stand or if you play a sport we can incorporate that into your session as well. Our goal is to make sure you have fun during your session and to capture every aspect of who you are.
All Sessions include:
- On-Location session
- 30-50 Edited and retouched images to choose from for ordering
- $100 Print Credit to use towards A La Carte Menu ($450 minimum order requirement)
- Web-Size Files for archiving and web/social media sharing only, please note that digital images are not released until $450 minimum purchase order is made
- Number of digital file upgrades depends on the amount of the purchase order, see below for details
- Processing and editing of images, custom product design, order fulfillment
- A La Carte Menu ($450 minimum order required)
- Ordering/reveal session will take place within 4-6 weeks of session
- $150 non-refundable retainer fee required to book session time and date
- In-Studio Ordering/Reveal Session Required (no online galleries)
- Payment plans are also available if needed
- Complimentary meeting/phone consultation to discuss session, expectations and pricing/product information
The Sweet Life Collection......$350+tax
| 1.5 Hour Session Time | 10 Web-Size Digital Images | 1 Location | $100 Print Credit | Product & Order Fulfillment |
The Glamorous Life Collection......$500+tax
| 1.5 Hour Session Time | 10 Web-Size Digital Images | 1 Location | $100 Print Credit | Product & Order Fulfillment | Professional Make-up Application |
The Famous Life Collection......$675+tax
| 2 Hour Session Time | 10 Web-Size Digital Images | 2 Locations (20 minutes of travel time) | $100 Print Credit | Product & Order Fulfillment | Professional Make-up Application | 25 Senior Announcements |
The Global Life Collection......$900+tax
| 3 Hour Session Time | 15 Web-Size Digital Images | 3 Locations (30 Minutes of travel time) | $100 Print Credit | Product & Order Fulfillment | Professional Make-up Application | 50 Graduation Announcements | 16x20 Collage |
The BFF Life Collection......$1,000+tax
| 3.5 Hour Session Time | 3 Locations (30 Minutes of travel time) | Up to 4 Friends | 15 Web-Sized Digital Images Each | $100 Print Credit Each | Product & Order Fulfillment | Professional Make-up Application | 25 Graduation Announcements | 16x20 BFF Collage Each | $450 Minimum Purchase Each |
| digital images are not released until $450 minimum purchase is made |
Digital Image Upgrade Tier
The table below details how to earn digital image upgrades for your web-sized images. The more you purchase the more digital images included in your collection are eligible for an upgrade. You can also receive additional perks based on the total purchase amount after the print credit is applied as well. All 8x12 digital images come with an 8x10 print release and high resolution digital images come with an unrestricted print release. Also, 10 or more digital images come on a USB inside a custom usb box, anything less is delivered via a download link. The upgrade tier is determined by the purchase amount after the print credit is applied.
||Earned Digital Upgrades
|$500.00 - $750.99
||2 8x12 Digital Image Upgrades
|$751.00 - $1,150.99
||5 8x12 Digital Image Upgrades
||11x14 Mounted Collage
|$1,151.00 - $1,550.99
||3 High Resolution Digital Image Upgrades w/ unrestricted print release
||16x20 Mounted Collage + 2 11x14 Matted Prints
|$1,551.00 - 1,999.99
||5 High-Resolution Digital Image Upgrades w/ unrestricted print release
||16x24 Mounted Collage + 5 11x14 Matted Prints
||All Edited Digital Images Upgraded to High-Resolution w/ unrestricted print release
||16x24 Mounted Collage + 8 11x14 Matted Prints
| 11x14 Matt has 8x12 print opening |
Senior Portrait FAQs
My friends and I want to do the BFF session, can we split the cost?
Of course you can, the session fee can be split however you like.
We have more than 4 friends in our circle; can we do more than 4 people for the BFF session?
Yes. There is a $25 fee for each additional individual. However, we recommend adding an additional hour if you have more than 6 individuals. The hourly rate is $150 an hour.
Does each person in the BFF Life Collection have to meet the $450 minimum order requirement?
Yes, each person will be responsible for meeting the $450 minimum purchase each.
Are digital files included with our session?
Yes, web-sized digital images are included with the session fee of the edited images and released after minimum order requirement is met.
Do we have to purchase $550 minus the $100 print credit to meet the $450 minimum order requirement?
No. You can purchase $450 and then the $100 print credit is applied for a balance of $350+tax remaining. The $100 print credit is a part of the $450 minimum order requirement
Can we purchase single or multiple images in an upgraded size?
Yes, you can purchase the upgraded digital file of any image. Digital files are sold in an 8x12 digital image file size and as a full size high resolution file. An 8x10 print release, which allows printing up to size 8x10, is included for 8x12 digital images and an unrestricted print release, which allows printing up to any size, is included with high-resolution digital images.
What happens after my session?
The same day that we hold your session we will begin to process your images. Within 36 hours we will post a sneak peek to Facebook for you to view. Then about 4-6 weeks after your session your images will be complete and we can schedule the in-studio reveal/ordering session.
What is the best time of day to photograph?
Early morning (7:00am-9:00am) or late afternoon about 2 and a half hours before sunset is the optimal time to photograph. The lighting at these times is usually the best depending on whether there is overcast. Midday sessions are an option but if the sun is extremely bright a location with several shaded areas would be best. If you are looking for somewhere open, like a field, then sunset or sunrise is highly recommended. We are always open to suggest locations for the best possible lighting.
How do I schedule an appointment?
If we are the right fit for you please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone 919.995.5515, so we can discuss your session. Email is always the best way to contact me. Once a date is agreed upon the online portrait photography contract and model release will be emailed to you to fill out and pay the non-refundable retainer fee. Each session requires a $150 non-refundable retainer fee to book your date. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the session date. Once a date and time is agreed upon, the non-refundable retainer fee, signed contract and model release is due within 36 hours.
What happens in the case of rain, snow or inclement weather?
We hope that Mother Nature cooperates with our schedule but unfortunately this is not always the case. If the weather is not favorable we will cancel and reschedule for a future date. Inclement weather also includes extreme heat or cold as well. If we are unable to reschedule the appointment, non-refundable retainers are usable for up to 6 months from the original scheduled session date.