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The Senior Session Process - Start to Finish


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Every session experience varies in the number of outfits, locations, and edited images to choose from. We can discuss any questions you might have at the consultation if you haven’t already decided by then. Check out the Class of 2019 Senior Session Options here.

Schedule your Senior Session
Book your session early to ensure you get the date that fits into your busy schedule.  If you’re an athlete, you’ll want to complete your session before the school year starts…you’ll thank me later. 😉  Payment for your session is due according to the following schedule – one third at the time of booking, one third on the session date, and final one third at the reveal and ordering session.  Contact me online or via phone to book your session, along with two additional appointment dates related to your session – the Pre-Session Consultation and the Viewing and Ordering Appointment.

The Paperwork
Yes, there’s always paperwork, isn’t there?  Once you have scheduled your session, I will send you a quick questionnaire (via email) to learn a little more about you.  I will also send a Session Agreement that covers all the legal beagle stuff, like what happens if you trip over a light stand, stuff like that…and just in case you’re wondering, I’m not responsible if you’re super clumsy. J  Palm Springs Shootout 232-EditPalm Springs Shootout 232-Edit

The Pre-Session Consultation
I always meet you in person before your session! We’ll meet at my studio to get to know each other a little better, and make sure we are a good fit for each other.  I want to make sure we connect one on one, because that’s the only way we’re going to get great images and have the best experience possible.  If we don’t connect, I’ll refund your money so you can find a photographer you do connect with.  Don’t worry, it’s never happened, but I want you to know that I am 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 a modern and authentic representation of you.

Preparing for Your Shoot
Shortly after your Consultation, you will receive a Session Prep Guide via email with tips on what to wear, hair and makeup tips, 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”.  Don’t stress out at all - we’re going to have a great time!

Reveal and Ordering Session
Within three to four weeks of your session, we will meet for your Viewing and Ordering Appointment.  You and your parents will come to my studio to review your images and place your order. You’ll want to make sure all decision makers are at this appointment, as this is when you’ll be placing your photo order.

Deliver Order

Once your order arrives, I’ll get in touch and we’ll coordinate a time for delivery.

Pretty easy, huh?