Senior Session 411

Senior Session  $200

Session fee includes photographic time, private online gallery, ordering session, 24 custom announcements, $100 credit.

Over the years of shooting high school senior photos, I’ve been asked a lot of questions.  This may help you in planning your session.  As always, email me if you don’t find what you are looking for here.

I want you to shoot my senior portraits, now what?

Great!  Let’s pick a date and time that works for you. As for the day, I take Senior Sessions Monday – Friday.  Some weekends are available as well upon request. I have a teenager, I know how busy you are. Next, call me at 765.477.2153 to pay for your session fee. All session fees are due BEFORE we start photographing.

I have a studio and 5 acres or we can do them at your home. Give me a call and we’ll plan our strategy. It’s fun to see how you decorate your room, the space you live in, the space your picture will be displayed in. All these things help in choosing locations and getting a feel for you. Plus, I like to raid your closet for cool accessories and shoes. SHOES are so fun!

What should I bring?

The clothing choice is up to you, but to help with the decision, keep in mind that your grandchildren will find these images someday and make fun of you. You hope to impress and inspire with your attire, rather than cause endless fits of laughter. So, a wise decision would be to keep it simple. Choose something comfortable, yet nice to look at. Most seniors bring something dressy, something casual and then something trendy as well.

Also, bring all jewelry and accessories. Cute shoes, belts, scarves, anything with texture! And bring MORE than you think you’ll need. Many times, after I see the items you’ve brought, I get inspired and immediately think of a location it would be perfect for.

Stay away from bold stripes or busy patterns that may take away from YOU. That’s not the goal here. And also think about bra straps, panty lines, hairy legs, and unibrows. Good grooming is important as you will photographed up close and personal! Give me your best and I’ll give you the best portraits you’ve ever taken!

How long does the session take?

Seriously, I could shoot all day. Anytime there’s beautiful natural light, I’m all over it. But typically, for 3 outfit changes, it takes about 1 1/2 – 2 hours. I look for moments that are REAL and natural to you and this involves making you comfortable in front of the camera. Some people warm up quickly and enjoy the heck out of it and ROCK IT. Others? It may take a bit longer. This is why I do not time the photographic coverage of anything I shoot.

What if I want to shoot at my school?’

No problem. If your school is in the Lafayette area, we can swing by and grab a few. Also, think about your interests and what BEST represents YOU at this time in your life. If you are athletic, we should probably take a few shots at the gym or field where you play. If you are a musician, let’s incorporate your favorite instrument. If you are ALL of the above, BRING IT!

I have the CUTEST puppy, can I bring her?

If something’s important in your life, BRING IT. That means a guy, a girl, your dog, your fish. Just make sure we have extra hands to help. They won’t be featured in EVERY shot, but we can make sure they get shot.

What about the HUGE zit on my nose?

Any blemish or spot or crazy growth that isn’t supposed to be there? I’ll take care of it. All images are color corrected and edited before you see them. I like my pictures looking AMAZING so you know you are AMAZING. Keep in mind that we don’t retouch beauty marks or moles unless you’ve indicated that is what you want.

What about braces?

For a small retouching fee we can have your braces removed from any prints or enlargements you order.

I really need a new profile picture for my facebook page. Can you help?

Ha! After your session, I’ll have a sneak peek up in 48 hours. It will be posted on my blog, blog.mcgreevymarksphoto.com. I also post my work on my facebook page, www.facebook.com/mcgreevymarksphoto. Are we even friends? Make sure, so I can tag you.

I have to get my graduation announcements out like, yesterday. How long does this take?

After that “sneak peek” mentioned above, the rest of your images edited and on your online gallery in about a week. You’ll need to choose 5 favorites for your Grad Announcement. Email me your graduation details and any other information you need on your announcement. Your announcement will be designed and emailed back to you for approval before printing. Once approved, it takes just 10 days for shipping.

What is a “sneak peek”?

A Sneak Peek are my absolute favorites from your photo session. It gives you a good general feel for things. Sneak peeks typically have 5-10 images. Your full gallery will have more.

What else?

The most important thing to remember, this is fun. It’s not rocket science. I won’t make you look like a fool or do anything you do not want to do. Just remember to breathe, enjoy life, and most of all, BE YOU.

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