Below, you’ll find lots of info on pricing for different types of sessions, along with some helpful tips on makeup, wardrobe, and other pre-session stuff. Don’t hesitate to give me a ring if you have any questions!
GENERAL PHOTO SESSION - $200 (1 hour session) + $75 per additional 30 minutes
A general session includes; Family photos, engagement photos, maternity, babies, etc. You will receive a gallery of several unedited (not retouched) photo proofs. You choose up to 15 photos from your proofs to be edited at no charge ($15 per additional edit). The proofs that you choose for me to edit/retouch will be uploaded to your own private gallery, from which you can share + print. You order your photos directly from your gallery (color and/or black + white). You will also receive SMALL digital files (not printable) of your edited photos perfect for digital viewing and sharing.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOS - $300 (1.5 hours session) + $50 per additional 30 minutes
Up to 2 locations of your choice. I prefer to do senior portraits outdoors, in natural light. You will receive a gallery of unedited (not retouched) photo proofs. You choose up to 20 photos to be edited at no charge ($20 per additional edit). The proofs that you choose for me to edit/retouch will be uploaded to your own private gallery, from which you can share + print. You order your photos directly from your gallery (color and/or black + white). You will also receive SMALL digital files (not printable) of your edited photos for digital viewing and sharing.
Want to add extra curricular activities photos to your outdoor senior photo session? + $50 (30 minute session)
If extra curricular activities/sports photos are desired (ie; baseball uniform at the high school field) that's totally cool. Please keep in mind, it takes time to drive to a sports field, change into a uniform, and set up the shoot. It's essentially another "mini" session, which I charge an extra $50 per sports session.
If you decide to book your senior photos session with me, see below for tips + suggestions.
Makeup, Hair + Wardrobe:
Ladies, PLEASE have your hair + makeup done by a professional. Airbrush is great, simply because it stays on throughout the shoot, and creates even skin tones with no shine. Paige Poling (Divinity Salon in Jackson) is the bomb! 517-740-9122. But if lots of makeup isn’t your thing… that’s OK! Be yourself! Just remember, you only have your senior photos done once if your life --- you deserve to look your very best. Bring a hair tie, in case it's a breezy day, or just to change your look up a bit. Bring tissues for blotting perspiration, and a pocket mirror, lipstick, and anything else that will help to keep you looking fresh and vibrant throughout your session.
Gentlemen, if you get a haircut, get it 1 week before your shoot. This looks much better than a fresh cut, and you won’t have tan lines. Take your time shaving! And if you get razorbumps from shaving... shave the evening before your shoot. Trim those nose hairs! Check for boogers! Bring tissues for blotting perspiration.
Ladies + Gentlemen, Dress comfortably, hip, and CLASSIC. Avoid logos, "busy" patterns, and exceptionally bright colors. Avoid wearing stark white. Note: Gentlemen, if you have an old white, fitted undershirt that you want to rock "James Dean style"... go for it! But wear it the night before, for a more worn in look. Check out Pinterest, current magazines, and fashion ads (ie; J Crew) for fresh + hip clothing ideas. Research the colors that will best bring out your eye color. Your eyes are the focus of 95% of my photos. Wear a top that will make your eyes pop!
Weather: Don’t worry about clouds because they actually even out the light and make for ideal shooting conditions. But falling rain is an issue, and we will have to reschedule. I will try to contact you first, but please call or text me at 773-332-9516 if you have any doubts or concerns. There's a good chance it's gonna be hot if we are shooting in July, August, or September. This is why I strongly recommend ladies have airbrush makeup done by a professional!
Practice, practice, practice! Do you know why models + celebrities look so great in photos? It's not just because they're naturally easy on the eyes. It's because they know how to work the camera! They have that "alluring gaze", and look of confidence down to a science! Do some google searches of the top actors/actresses. You'll see what I'm talking about... the "alluring gaze". Practice their expressions in the mirror. It will give you a bit of an edge when coming into your shoot :)
TRADITIONAL SENIOR YEARBOOK PHOTOS - $75 (30 minute session).
Yearbook photos are done in my studio. These are simple, classic, head + shoulders shots, lit by studio lights. Clients will receive at least 15 photo proofs. These are unedited small files. Choose 3 photos to be edited/retouched at no charge. $20 per additional edited/retouched photo. The proof(s) that you you choose for me to do final edits/retouching, will be uploaded to your own private gallery. I will send a high resolution digital file of your choice to the high school yearbook editor. You will also receive SMALL digital files (not printable) of your edited photos perfect for digital viewing and sharing.
Want to add some "low key lighting" sports, or other extra curricular photos to this session? + $50 (30 minutes)
You will receive approximately 10+ proofs to choose from. You choose 3 for me to edit. $20 per additional edit. The proofs that you choose for me to edit/retouch will be uploaded to your own private gallery. You will also receive SMALL digital files (not printable) of your edited photos perfect for digital viewing and sharing.
SENIOR PHOTOS FORM:
CORPORATE HEADSHOTS (individual)
•Traditional Studio "Head + Shoulders" Headshot Session - $125 (30 minutes shooting) + $50 each additional 30 minutes
•Local Outdoor/Natural Light Portrait Session - $150 (30 minutes shooting) + $50 each additional 30 minutes
•Local Portrait Session WITH STUDIO LIGHTING - $250 (1 hour shooting) + $50 each additional 30 minutes
•Travel outside of Jackson MI (Contact me for gas + mileage costs)
Client will receive 1 edited/retouched photo + 10 unedited photo proofs. The proof(s) that the client chooses for me to do final edits/retouching, will be uploaded to a private gallery. From this gallery, 1 high resolution, edited photo may be downloaded at NO extra charge. $25 per additional download. A corporate headshot session may take place in my studio, or at another location.
What to wear for your headshot?
Women: Choose a professional suit or business-oriented outfit that has a classic look: you shouldn’t be able to tell what decade it is in the photo. Don’t choose anything with bold, distracting patterns or colors, unless you can layer a plain blazer or sweater over it so not much of the pattern is showing and you get just a pop of color. Have your hair + makeup professionally done!
Men: When choosing clothing for your professional headshot: think classic. Pick your favorite suit that fits you well and is preferably a classic dark color like navy blue or gray. Choose a suit that doesn't bunch up when you button it or if you sit down, and a shirt and tie that match each other and the suit. If you don't wear a tie, choose a non-white shirt if possible: white shirts without a jacket and tie to break them up can lose detail in the color and folds. And if you wear a button-down shirt, it's best to wear a jacket or sweater of some kind to layer the look.
GAME PHOTOS - $100 (1 hour)
Want some high resolution action shots of your kid in action? At least 15 action shots will be uploaded to your private gallery. They're yours to download at no additional charge. You can also print directly from your gallery, and/or share with family + friends. Please keep in mind that many high school gymnasiums, and hockey rinks have poor lighting. This results in having to shoot at a high ISO/film speed, which causes a little bit of "graininess" in the image. This makes achieving several "tack sharp" photos quite challenging. Nonetheless, you will receive high resolution photos that have been captured + edited with great care to achieve the best results!
DOWNLOADING + PRINTING
I keep it simple. I don't do packages. Rather, your session will be uploaded to a private gallery. I use ShootProof. From this gallery, you can EASILY print your photos, and share with family + friends.
All prints ordered from your online gallery will be professionally printed on archival high quality paper. You can choose to have them printed in color, and/or black + white, and just about any size or medium your heart desires.
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