I'm so glad you asked! I am excited that you would be attracted to my style and are considering me as your photographer! The Studio has been in the business of creating great portrait photography for over 20 years. You may have many options when choosing photographers but you don’t want to trust your once in a lifetime memories to the wrong person. I provide guidance throughout the entire process. My collections include custom professional prints and products. These collections are also designed to help you prepare for your graduation and Open House displays. I’m here to provide a unique and one of a kind senior experience, and of course, the most stunning portraits!
I do! I have a full service studio on the main street in Demotte. I'm located at 1214 South Halleck Street. We do both in studio as well as on location outdoors. We take the pressure off of you and find locations for your session. Locations change each season and I'm always scouting new spots! Although locations are important,lighting is essential for beautiful portraits. The number of locations will depend on the session or collection booked.
I book out several months ahead, with June, July and August being favorable months. I would recommend booking your session by spring of your junior year. Yes, we do require a non-refundable fee in order to secure a date. The deposit will be due at the time of booking and will be applied to your session or collection. In the event you need to cancel your session the deposit is non-refundable.
I love late afternoon and sunset light and schedule 2-3 hours prior to sunset. I book most sessions Monday-Friday. I do make weekend exceptions if you are flying in or driving more than 3 hours for your session. I do require a minimum purchase for weekend sessions.
Of course! I work with real clients with no modeling experience. My sessions are full service, with hair and makeup (optional), wardrobe and styling service. I will guide you through the process of planning the perfect session just for YOU! Your session is designed much like a fashion shoot in selecting unique locations and fashions.
Once your session is booked, I will send you a style guide to look through for suggestions and ideas. I provide an online service that will assist in outfit and personalized style selections, which you have the option to purchase prior to your session. We also have a wardrobe room equipped with over 250 different dresses and outfits for you to utilize free of charge. We are more than happy to pull pieces we have to complete your look. We will fit as many outfits as we can into your session time. This usually ends up being 4-5 outfits, although fewer is fine too!
Most do. Our basic package does NOT included hair and makeup. We do highly recommend professional hair and makeup for your session. We have a full service cosmetics lounge in our studio. If you don’t wear makeup, no worries our barely-there look will be perfect for you, it’s light and sheer but does a great job evening out skin tones and blemishes. You may be amazing at applying makeup, however camera makeup is different than your everyday look. A full understanding of the right camera-ready products and application is essential for beautiful straight out of camera results.
Based on the products that are ordered and the time of year, you will receive your portraits in 2-3 weeks. Unfortunately, we cannot release digital files or products to you prior to us receiving full payment on your order.
In order to provide you with better service, I offer in-person viewing appointments only at The Studio. In my experience, I have found that guidance is needed in selecting products and print sizes. It's easier to answer questions about your images in person. Please feel free to bring a friend and any family members involved in purchasing decisions to your viewing appointment. Your viewing will start with your video slideshow. You and your family will not want to miss out on this!
Portraits capture a moment in time. It's not just simply a photo shoot. That's why I think quality images are priceless, so I like to refer to your session with me as an investment. My clients typically invest $1200 to $4000 on portraits and products. Session fees are priced separately and start at $150. All Collections are filled with professional printed products.
Too often I hear people talk about paying for photoshoots that are not well planned, images that are not what they had pictured in their head, and are left with a pile of digital files that they will never get printed. I want you to LOVE your portraits and have them on display in your home so you can enjoy them every day!
If you're looking to simplify and maximize your senior portrait experience, take full advantage of all four seasons with four beautifully styled senior sessions, my ALL Seasons Session. In the end, you will walk away with our top of the line products and all of your incredible senior portraits.
I do! We can personalize your announcements as well as a banner for your graduation party. Announcements are included in all packages excluding the Basic package. The banner is included in the Gold package or can be ordered al a carte.
I specialize in Senior photography however; I also enjoy Family, Fashion and Teen. Please call the Studio for any other request.