You did it! Congratulations on reaching your final year of high school! One of the highlights of the senior year is your Senior Portraits. I love getting to know what your dreams and goals are as we prepare for your session.
My goal is to fulfill your dream of having your Senior Portraits taken at such an exciting time in your life. It's a milestone worthy of celebration and worth documenting through portraiture.
Personal care and attention to YOU is important and it's just one of the things I'm known for. In addition to beautiful senior portraits of course.
Let's do this!
Q: What is a web-quality image?
A: This is an image sized for display on the web. It also has my logo/watermark in the corner. It's a version of the same image I use to print your Wall Portrait or other products, however it's optimized for displaying on the web. To translate, this means your web quality images are a smaller resolution which means they load online very quickly! They are not appropriate for printing.
Q: Do I get any digital pictures?
A: I know we live in a digital era and I want you to share your beautiful pictures online! I am a print-based studio which means your order will include prints such as Wall Portraits, smaller prints, Mini-Accordian books, and so much more. I will provide you with web-quality digital copies of all of the poses that are ordered as a Print Collection or other printed product. All images you choose that are part of your Print Collection will be fully retouched (blemish removal, skin smoothing, color enhanced etc.) and ready for the world to see.
Q: How do I view my pictures?
A: About 1-2 weeks following your session we will schedule your premier viewing and ordering session where we will present all of your proofs to you, and walk you through all of the collections and a la carte options to find out what best suits your needs. We will also show you all the beautiful heirloom products that are available for you so you can pick out what you love!
Q: How long does my session last?
A: Most sessions are usually 1.5-2 hours giving you plenty of time to fit in at least 3-4 outfits (depending on the session you choose.)
Q: How far in advance should I schedule my session?
A: The earlier the better since that will give us time to order all of your portraits, announcements, etc. Fall is a beautiful - and busy - time in my photography business so the sooner we can get you on my calendar, the better. Spring is also beautiful and a popular time of the year for senior pictures!
Q: If we're on location, where do I change my clothes?
A: Be prepared to turn your car into a dressing room! Most of the locations I use are private but feel free to bring a towel or blanket to cover up with between changes.
Q: Should I get my hair and makeup done?
A: I want you to not only look, but also feel your best which is why my answer to that is YES, if you so desire. There are some amazing professional makeup artists & hair stylists I can refer you to. Or, feel free to bring your own hair and makeup ideas. Either way we want to ensure you look oh so amazing!
Q: How many outfits can I have?
A: This will depend upon which session you choose. We'll discuss the options at your consultation and choose what's perfect for YOU.
Q: What if the weather is bad on the day of my session?
A: Living in the Eastern Sierras, we know how quickly the weather can change! I'll keep a good eye on the weather, especially on the wind speed, and will notify you asap if we do have to reschedule. Rain and wind are a photographer's worst enemy, however a cloud cover makes for marvelous lighting. If it's colder than 50 degrees out, we'll consider rescheduling since you (nor I) care to be shivering!
Q: What is a "pre-shoot consultation" appointment?
A: This is a short meeting where you'll come to my studio prior to your scheduled session so we can get to know each other a little bit and plan out your photo session. We'll discuss clothing choices, location choices, and I want to know what big plans you have once you graduate!
Q: What should I wear?
A: Your photos should reflect YOU so select some of your favorite (nice!) clothes and bring them to your session on hangers, wrinkle free. The only thing I do suggest is to avoid patterns as they can be distracting and also avoid trendy logos or sayings unless it’s your future college of course! I'm always here to give suggestions, and we can discuss clothing choices in more detail at your pre-shoot consultation appointment.