Senior Photos My own senior photos were taken at a studio in a small town in the Midwest. They cost my parents a rather large sum of money and the photographer was reputable and professional. But I never really liked them, and today I would rather see almost any picture of myself than those. Unfortunately, I don't think my experiences are as uncommon as they should be.
Creating exceptional images of a person who is just discovering who he will be—who may still be a bit awkward or uncomfortable with that developing personality—is a challenge, and one that deserves a lot more personal attention than a templated pose plus sports or hobby item, or a traditional background with Sunday clothes.
In order to create senior photos with class that will last and a story that means something, make sure that seniors get a chance to do a couple things that I believe will help us to tell their best story.
First, I make sure the Senior can have an interview with me before any senior shoot. Both the subject and I should come to this meeting hoping to learn. I will learn what the subject is like and what he or she cares about; the subject will learn what looks good in a photograph and what kinds of things can be used to communicate in a still image. Expect this meeting to take up to fifteen minutes but not longer.
Second, we specifically look at this shoot from a creative perspective. I am the creative director of this project, the senior is the talent. That's why we need to talk about outfits, props, and location at the interview. Outfit, props, and location should all be used to tell a unified story or create a consistent mood in the photographs. We will work together to create the perfect combination to tell the best story.
And, if for some reason we get the first batch of proofs back and you are not totally satisfied with the photos, I will insist that we do a Re-Shoot.
Choose your Session:
Basic $60 for 40 minutes inside and outside the studio.
Expanded $100 for 60 minutes at the studio and one other location within 5 miles.
Deluxe $125 for 100 minutes at the studio and one other location within 20 miles.
All sessions include an online proof gallery with a minimum of 20 images.
A image development and retouching fee is also required and will normally range from $50-$150 depending on your specific needs and desires.
Add a CD with full resolution files to any session + development and retouching fee for an additional $50.