Frequently asked questions
When will I get my photos back?
Usually, I finish the photos in 2-4 weeks, but if you hire me during one of my busy months (November-December and April-May), it may take closer to 4-7 weeks.
How do you edit the photos?
I will first go through the photos and delete the duplicates and bad photos (don't worry, I keep the funny ones!). Then, I will edit each photo three different ways, a simple edit, an artsy edit, and a black and white photo. Sometimes, I will only do one of these if the photo looks bad with one of these styles.
How many photos do I get back?
You will get every photo we take on the shoot. I don't cut it off at a certain limit. I will delete duplicated and bad photos though.
Do you have any location suggestions?
Yes! Once you book a shoot, I will send you a document full of my location suggestions, along with photo examples.
How many locations can we go to?
Typically, we would go to one location. Each additional location is $30.
How many outfits can I bring?
It depends on the session you choose. Usually 1 to 2 outfits, and each additional outfit it $20.
What should I wear?
Something you're comfortable in! I always ask to see what you plan to wear just to make sure it will look good with the location and I can start planning your shoot! I always recommend dresses (if you wear dresses), especially simple, sold color dresses.
Do you charge extra for a location that is further away?
Yes, if we go to a location that is more than 20 minutes away, I charge an extra $15. If we go somewhere more than 45 minutes away, we will discuss the extra charges depending on the distance.
What shoes do I wear?
Most of the time, you don't even see the shoes in the photos! Also, most of the locations we would go to are a bit of a hike and/or can be pretty muddy. I always say to wear something you are comfortable in. Bring two pairs, one for walking, another for the photos!
Is there anything I need to do to be prepared for the shoot?
Besides making yourself feel the best as possible, whether it be hair and makeup, or none at all, don't forget to pack your outfits! Bring and wear chapstick, and make sure you don't have hair ties on you wrists!
Will you edit out my blemishes, bruises, and other parts of my body I am insecure about?
On some of the better photos, I will edit you more carefully, but if you feel uncomfortable with me doing that, please let me know. I don't edit blemishes out of every photo (that would take forever!), but I will on the "favorites".
Do you have any props for seniors?
Yes! I have three different chalk board "Class Of..." signs. One is in cursive, one block letters, and the third blank. I bring chalk for you in case you want to write your own personal message. If interested, ask me for reference photos.
What does a group senior session look like?
Going on a shoot with your best friend(s) is fun. At each stop in our location, I will take a photo of one person, and then the other(s). At some spots, I will take a photo of everyone together.
What are the pros and cons of bringing a parent on a shoot?
When you bring your mom or dad on a shoot, it's like having your very own assistant. They may fix something that we don't notice. They will hold all of your belongings, and know exactly what you both want out of your photos. Your parent may even sneak in for a photo or two. They will make you feel less worried walking in, especially if you don't already know me. However, bringing your parent on a shoot can also be awkward; you may feel discouraged to try interesting poses, or talk to me honestly. It may interfere with the bond that I usually create with the model.
What are the pros and cons of doing a group senior shoot?
Doing a senior shoot with your friends has its perks. Your friend(s) will know what to say to make you laugh. They will always be hyping you up when you are getting your photos done. You will feel more comfortable walking into the shoot as well, especially if you don't know me. Also, you will get some great group shots out of your senior photos. Senior shoots with friends can alternatively make you feel uncomfortable immersing in the shoot. They could make fun of you for some of the posing you are experimenting with. The more people you bring, the less likely we (the photographer and the model) will build a deeper connection taking photos. Typically, on solo shoots, the model and I create a bond that makes them more comfortable with me.
What are the advantages of going to my senior shoot alone?
Going on your shoot solo is more personal. I will be focused solely on you. We will create a good bond on the shoot, and you will have all of my attention. If we don't already know each other, you may not always feel as comfortable at first, but we will get there eventually. Ultimately, you know yourself best. You know if feel you will be more as ease with someone else there (see above), or if you would rather the session be more one-on-one.