Senior Portrait Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule my senior portraits?

Many seniors schedule their sessions for the Spring of their Junior year or the Fall of their Senior year. Some seniors do choose to wait until just before graduation to do their session so they can include their cap and gown, while others want really recent images to go in their graduation announcements. Basically, whenever you want!

Where will we do the shoot?

Senior portrait shoots can be anywhere in Tallahassee! Downtown, Railroad Square, your school campus, our studio, FSU, Dorothy Oven Park, Maclay Gardens, etc. We do travel to the beach for senior portraits-- there is a modest travel fee, but the fee is waived if there is a group of at least four seniors doing their sessions together.

Do you retouch the images?

This is one place that really sets our work apart from the rest. All of our senior portraits are retouched. We smooth your skin, brighten eyes and whiten your teeth. Your senior portraits document one of the most exciting times in your life, and we want you to look your best!

Can I use one of my images in the yearbook?

If your school allows you to submit your own image for the yearbook, we are happy to help! We simply need to know the size and format your school needs and we will take care of it-- at no additional charge!

May I bring my friend, mom, sister, etc?

Sure! Your portrait session needs to be relaxed and fun! If you feel comfortable posing in front of your family or friends, you are welcome to bring them!

What should I bring?

Most seniors want to include a few different looks in their sessions, so you will need wardrobe changes (including shoes), any cosmetic necessities to touch up your appearance, and anything you would like included in your images-- a dog, favorite hat, guitar, football helmet, etc.

When will my images be ready?

Because of the extreme care we take in the post-processing of your images, they are generally ready within two to three weeks of your session.

How do I view my photos?

We schedule an order session for you to come in with your parents and select the images you would like. Once you have completed the order session, the images are posted online for nine days to share with your friends and family.

How much are senior portrait sessions?

(Please note that all session fees are nonrefundable)

Standard Senior Session: $129 One hour portrait session done on location or in the studio with retouching of all the final images, in studio order session and online proofing. You can choose to upgrade your senior session to add extra time, include friends or travel outside the Tallahassee area. Just contact the studio and we are happy to give you a custom quote!

How much are prints?

Prints are sold individually-- gift prints are $39 each and wall portraits start at $89 for 11 x 14. Discounted packages are available at the order session starting at $500.

What do most clients purchase?

Most clients choose a wall portrait or wall collection along with a handful of small prints and some of the many products we have to offer. When you come to the studio for your order session, we will have our recommendations for what we think would be the best presentation of your images. Generally, clients choose to invest between $400 and $2,000 in prints and products from their session. We accept both Visa and Mastercard and there are some no interest financing options available.

Can we purchase the digital images?

We do offer digital files for sale in two different ways. You can choose to purchase a single digital image for $150, or you may purchase all the digital images from a session for $900.

When do we see the images?

About two weeks after your portrait session, we have you come into the studio for your order session. At this session we show you all the final images and show you a variety of products including designed pieces, wall portraits, frames, canvases, storyboards, etc. It is best that anyone involved in making the purchase is present at this session, as many of the products are only available at this time and this session gives you the best pricing for all of our products.

How do we order?

The best time to order is at the order session-- this is the time when you will have the greatest selection of products and the best prices for prints and products. We will give you guidance and advice on products and help you compare and select your favorite images at this time. Once all your selections are made, the purchase can be completed with cash, check, Visa or Mastercard and your order is immediately submitted to the lab for printing.

How do we prepare for the order session?

Talk over with your spouse or other decision maker to decide what you are interested in, what products you like and what you would like your budget to be. If you are interested in wall portraits, it is recommended that you look around your home for possible placements and measure your walls. With measurements, we are able to ensure the proper size of your wall portrait. Also consider any gift prints you may need to order or any existing frames you would like to fill. Bringing a list of these items is the best way to ensure you order exactly what you need.

How long is the order session?

Order sessions generally last 1-1 1/2 hours. The length of the order session largely depends on how decisive you are and how quickly you can make your selections. If you are not able to reserve this amount of time for the order session, you should consider rescheduling the session so that you are not rushed in making your order.

What if my mom/grandma/third cousin wants to order?

Your entire gallery of images will be hosted online for 7 days for any friends and family to order. The online prices are slightly higher than the order session and only a few standard print sizes are available. If at all possible, you should ask these family members to come to the order session with you so they can make their orders at that time. To view images online, click Proofs on the menu bar above.

What if my question has not been answered here?

Please feel free to contact us by phone or email with any questions that you have. We are happy to help in any way that we can!

 
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