"You're gonna miss this. You're gonna want this back. You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast."
WHAT SESSION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
I prefer to photograph all Senior Sessions on location. Working outdoors gives us possibilities that we cannot reproduce in the studio and we encourage you to choose a location that is meaningful to you. All session options include digital images as outlined below plus one image sized for the yearbook. We can supply this image to the yearbook staff. Prints and other items may also be purchased right from the gallery, and the gallery can be shared by email with friends and relatives near and far away. In addition to the Senior Session options, I also offer a fun add on option for a photo session that includes your group of best friends. All sessions include an edited viewing gallery and each image chosen as part of your package will be fully retouched including blemish removal.
A two hour Senior Session includes a private online gallery, access to my Photo Moments phone app for instant sharing with friends, and a download of thirty digital images plus your yearbook image. We'll choose a location you love that has multiple posing spots. We'll discuss your interests and decide on wardrobe and props you will bring to help tell the story of you. On photo session day you will quickly become comfortable in front of the camera and have fun while following simple and posing directions. It's easier than you might think. These sessions allow up to four outfit changes and a wider variety of poses including stylized and or composite shots with whatever props you wish to bring (sports equipment, musical instruments, your car, your pet etc.) that will help tell the world what you're passionate about. You will also receive some artistic images processed through creative editing techniques. A two hour session is priced at $450.00.
A one hour Senior Session is also available. It includes a private online gallery and a download of twenty digital images plus your yearbook image. These sessions allows an outfit change and a variety of poses at a location within five miles of our Salisbury studio. You may bring a few props that will help the images tell your story. A one hour session is priced at $225.00.
If your school requires a head shot on a neutral grey background I offer a thirty minute studio session. A variety of poses will be included in an online gallery. A digital download of five images and a yearbook image are included. This option is priced at $100 as an add on to a two or one hour session or $150 as a stand alone session.
Seniors who have booked their sessions and paid their deposits may add a Best Friends session at a special price. This is a separate one hour group session at a location of your choice for groups up to five for just $200. Each person in the group receives their individual choice of ten digital images. An online gallery is included. Additional friends can be added to the group for $20 per person, and they will each receive a ten image download as well.
A deposit of half the session fee is required at the time of booking.
Locations more than thirty minutes from our Salisbury, MA studio incur a travel fee of $65 per hour (pro rated).
If your location requires payment for permission to shoot, this fee will be added to the session fee.
Depending on your choice of location, you may be changing outdoors. Girls, consider wearing an under layer such as a bathing suit, bike shorts and sports bra, or other clothing that will be invisible under your outfits while allowing you to change anywhere.
Editing includes adjustments for color, exposure, mild skin smoothing and cropping. Retouching is a more detailed process done by hand. Your initial viewing gallery will be fully edited, with just one sample image showing full retouching for comparison.
If you notice pimples or blackheads on the day of your session, DO NOT pick or pop! Cover with light makeup and don't worry. It is far easier for me to edit these out than it is to edit out swollen, red skin due to picking or popping.
All images chosen for your final order will be fully retouched including blemish removal to achieve the natural appearance of clear skin and gentle tooth whitening if necessary.
In extremely rare instances involving severe cystic acne with significant swelling affecting the natural contours of the face, we feel clients need to know that a truly perfect result may not be possible. In all cases however, the improvement after retouching will be substantial.
While the vast majority of clients want blemishes removed, some do not. If you do not want blemish removal please let me know.
Each session includes a password protected online gallery, digital files as outlined above and a print release.
Professional quality prints, real stretched canvas prints, photo books and cards can be ordered from your gallery and shipped to any US address. The majority of clients invest an additional $250-$750 in prints, wall art and photo books ordered directly through their gallery (although there is no obligation to do so). Please, please, please do NOT make prints at kiosk printers found in pharmacies or retail stores as they cannot produce the quality of the professional images you have paid for. The lab I use offers reasonable pricing, the highest quality and a satisfaction guarantee!