I’m sure you’ve seen dozens and dozens of your friends senior pictures – can you remember what they look like? Of course not. It’s most likely a blur of same old backgrounds, same old poses, same lighting.
So how do you get memorable, out of the box senior pictures? – by letting me photograph you. Outdoors. No crazy props, uncomfortable poses, or weird expressions.
How I shoot:
I prefer to shoot outdoors in natural light. I will also bring off-camera lighting for some dramatic images. Need a plain background image for school? No problemo! (just so you know, I don’t like those, either) I LOVE shooting in a modern, fashion magazine style! I want us to have fun during your session, and to get some memorable images you will be proud to show your friends, but ones that your parents will approve of, as well.
Where I shoot:
Since I decided to ditch the studio (and save you some money), I use outdoor areas with nature, plants, walls, and color as a background. We can go anywhere you like in Orlando, within reasonable distance (20 miles from zip 32836, to be exact, is where I’m most comfortable). I am based in Lake Buena Vista, and can get into Disney or Universal for pictures if desired, depending on FL resident blockout dates. Check out some of my recent portraits at downtown Orlando and Disney’s Boardwalk.
Props and Stuff:
Do you play guitar? Drive a cool car? Have a dog? Collect stuffed animals? Play sports? Bring your precious and beloved stuff! This session is about YOU and what makes you look and feel good. (you probably shouldn’t bring a cat or a tarantula – I’m just sayin’)
What to wear for a senior session:
First of all, be comfortable. If you’re not comfy in your own clothes, your pictures will reflect stiffness and awkwardness. I encourage you to have at least two looks for your shoot – a casual look and a glamorous look. You are probably more comfortable in the casual outfit, which can be as simple as jeans and a t-shirt. We’d start out with that. But I also want you to dress up, so a suit or a dress should be on the list of stuff to bring. We have lots of fun with dressy clothes! If I were a senior, here’s what I’d bring:
* button shirt or polo, or both
* dressy pants
* dressy shirt
* prom dress (yes, that’s how I roll)
* black shoes
* high heels
For girls I also strongly suggest that you get professional hair and makeup done for your photo session – you will feel so much more confident and beautiful, and your photos will look great.
Yes please. If you don’t know anyone in your school who’s had their senior pictures taken by me, then we need to talk. I give my senior models all kinds of goodies to show off at home and to their friends. Spaces are limited to 6 models per school, so tell your friends and let’s arrange a photoshoot!
$179 includes: 1 hour outdoor session; up to 30 proofs in an online gallery for 3 months; 5 full resolution/full edit files which you can use in whichever way you want
$249 includes: 2 hour outdoor session; up to 60 proofs in an online gallery for 6 months: 20 full rez/full edit image files; one 11×14 matted print
Session fee includes pre-session consultation (email and/or Skype), shooting time with unlimited clothing/makeup changes, and post processing/general edit of selected proofs. All prints and products are extra, and will have additional editing applied (blemishes, skin smoothing, eye enhancement) At this time studio sessions are not being offered.
Bring a friend:
There must be a minimum of 2 participants for the whole session. Each person pays a discounted fee of $149 at the time of booking. Participants get a 2-hour group portrait session with unlimited style changes. Each participant will receive a gallery of ~40 images presented online for 3 months. Besides the discounted session fee, each friend will receive 10 full rez/full edit image files and 20% off all prints and products.
Print Package: You may order from the a la carte menu and build your own package with a minimum order of $150 (prepaid).
Digital Package: up to 60 images on disc as full-resolution, full edit files, with rights to print. $199
A la carte menu:
– Individual Print Prices –
Small prints receive no extra treatment apart from the overall editing done to the proof or final full edit file. 8×10 and bigger get edited for spots, blemishes, eye enhancement, etc.
* 4×6 – $5.00
* Set of 4 wallets: $5.00
* 5×7 – $10
* 8×10 – $15
* 11×14 $45
* 16×20 – $95
* 20×30 – $125
* Senior’s Little Black Book $99. 5×7 leatherette cover with 20 pages.
* Memory Book $225. Hardcover 8×8 inch album custom designed with 30 images; including a signature page for friends to write on. Additional images, collage pages, or signature pages are $25 each.
* Volume discounted Wallet Packages: (come in sets of 16 per pose)
– 48 wallets $50 (3 poses)
– 64 wallets $65 (4 poses)
– 96 wallets $90 (6 poses)
* Entire set of branded proofs perfect for social media sites: $30
These files must remain AS-IS (i.e. no cropping, recoloring, removing of my logo, etc.) or full digital file price will be billed to you.
Keep reading: Check out some recent Senior pictures