Interested in having some photos taken, but not sure where to start?  

Just shoot us an email or phone call - deb@debmitzelphotography.com or 218-820-3827.

Many of our clients are high school seniors, but the general process for most other portrait sessions follows a similar path.

Schedule your Senior Session

Book your session early to ensure you get the date that fits into your busy schedule.  A retainer of 50% of the Session Fee is required upfront to secure your session date.  Contact us online or at 218-820-3827 to secure your session date, as well as schedule two additional appointment dates related to your senior session – the Consultation and the Reveal and Ordering Session.

The Paperwork

Yes, there’s a little paperwork involved, but we keep it to a minimum.  Once your session is scheduled, you'll receive a quick questionnaire (via email) so we can learn a little more about you.  You'll also receive a Session Agreement that covers all the legal beagle stuff, like what happens if you trip over a light stand, stuff like that… :)

The Consultation

We'll always meet in person before your session! We’ll meet at our studio to get to know each other a little better, and make sure we are a good fit for each other.  We want to make sure you and Deb connect one on one, because that’s the only way we’re going to get great images and make sure you have the best experience possible.  If for some reason you don’t connect, we’ll refund your retainer so you can find a photographer you do connect with.  Don’t worry, it’s never happened, but we want you to know that we are way more interested in giving you the best experience and images possible than taking your money for a session that won’t be the best it can be!  This is also where we’ll work out the finer details of your session experience – we’ll talk about your vision and location ideas, and brainstorm about how to make your session experience everything you've hoped for. 

Preparing for Your Shoot OriginalOriginal

Shortly after your Consultation, you will receive our Senior Guide via email that goes over products and general pricing, tips on what to wear, how to best prepare for your session, introduction to our senior models, and more!  You will also receive email reminders prior to your session date to make sure you don’t forget.

At the Shoot: Have a Blast!

Your senior portrait session experience is all about you and what makes you unique, so this is the day you’re going to rock it out, and I’m going to capture “You doing YOU”.  We’re going to have a great time!

Next Steps: Your Reveal and Ordering Session 

Within three to four weeks of your session, we will meet for the grand reveal of your final images!  You'll love seeing yourself on the big screen, and of course your parents may shed a few tears, but no worries, we'll have plenty of tissues on hand!  I'll guide you through the process of creating a custom order with products you'll cherish.  As soon as your products arrive from our professional labs, I'll send them home with you to show all your friends!