Senior Photography FAQ’s
What should I wear?
For a senior portrait session, we normally suggest 3 changes of clothing — one formal, like a prom dress or evening gown; one semi-formal, similar to what you would wear on a special occasion or to an event where you needed to dress up a bit; and one casual, like jeans, casual shirt, etc. We want you to look great, so clothing that is flattering and fits well is preferable. Solid, neutral colors are generally better than patterns or big prints. It is a good idea to avoid clothing with big logos, lettering, or photographs as they tend to be distracting from the most important part of the image, which is you. Most importantly, wear clothing that is comfortable.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, by all means feel free to bring a friend along. While our session is primarily meant to focus on you, if you have a special friend you might like to include in some of your images, we would be happy to accommodate that. For our Senior clients, we also host an annual Bring a Friend photo shoot day. Ask about that at your consultation and booking and we’ll be happy to provide you more information.
I have specific poses in mind.
If you have a specific pose or poses in mind, we will try to accommodate that during our photography session, and you are welcome to bring images you see in magazines or online for us to try to recreate. However, we cannot guarantee that there will be time to do all of the poses you have in mind. Our goal is to work with you to create a unique set of photographs that reflects your personality, and our photographer has a unique vision of how to do this. We want you to look your best in your images, and our photographer uses his training and creativity to create poses that make you look your very best.
Do you have a Senior Rep Program?
Yes we do. Our Senior Reps have the opportunity to participate in special themed shoots throughout the year, as well as the chance to win a destination shoot at a fantastic location. Please ask about the program at the time of your booking, and we will provide you with the details.
What’s your travel cost?
Our service area includes anything within an hour’s drive of our location, and we do not charge for travel within this area. For locations outside of our area, we charge additional fees based on the mileage or actual travel expenses incurred in providing our photography services.
What if it rains?
As many of our clients prefer to have their photography done outdoors on location, weather is sometimes an issue. We always schedule a backup date as an alternative in case of inclement weather when we book an outdoor shoot. That way we have the best chance of capturing great images without worrying about rain.
We work with our clients on a contract basis. As such, we normally require a non-refundable retainer fee at the time of booking your session. This fee varies depending on the type of session we are doing (senior, quinceañera), but typically runs between $75 – $125.