The SENIOR SESSION Process
…from Start to Finish
So you might be wondering how this all works - what do you have to do and when do you have to do it… First off, you really don’t need to worry about a thing. I’ve done this a couple of times before, and I’ll guide you every step of the way. ;) I am here to help and make this a fun and easy experience that will help you kick off your senior year in the best way possible! But information is always good, so I’ve outlined the process below to walk you through your senior session experience from start to finish.
Find the Session Option That is the Right Fit for You
When you contact me about scheduling your session, we’ll talk about the session type that best meets your needs, and most likely decide which one you’ll do at that point. 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 Senior Session Options below.
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 Image Viewing and Ordering Appointment.
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. :)
The Pre-Session and Wardrobe 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.
I’ll also ask you to bring a suitcase full of your favorite outfits, including the ones you’re planning to wear for your session.
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.
Once your order arrives, I’ll get in touch and we’ll coordinate a time for delivery.
Pretty easy, huh?