Congratulations!! It took a long time, but, it's finally here...Grad year. This year is going to go by so quickly you won't believe it. This is the beginning...the starting place of who you will become and the mark you will make on the world. Your senior portraits are the time to capture who you are...your spirit, your style, your personality, in this moment in time and the excitement of what is to come.
We create a fashion model/rock star experience that you will not forget. We work closely with you, getting to know you, so that we can create a custom session that allows you to unleash your awesome! Taking senior portraits is not just a rite of passage; it is capturing on the biggest milestones in your life. And it will no doubt become one of the most treasured memories you and your parents will have.
The 12th Year Experience includes a pre-session consultation, the photo session of your choice and a reveal party ordering session! This is how we do it...
Once you have secured your date with your creative fee and returned a signed agreement, we will send out a senior portrait questionnaire. Return it as soon as possible. These questions are designed to help me get to know you better and to prepare a photo session customized to you and your style. During our consultation, we will talk about locations, outfits, props and answer any questions you have about what to expect. You will also see all the products I offer and receive a detailed pricing guide. We will work to create the perfect portrait session for you for the products you love!
Senior Portrait Session
The day of your session begins with professional hair and make-up application. This typically takes about 45 minutes. We will then go through all of your clothing and select the best outfits for your session. For the next 2 hours, I will guide you through the how to pose to create flattering looks and premium shots! This is your time to shine. Then...YOU ROCK THE SHOT!
The Reveal Party Ordering Session
In about 2 weeks, you will return to the studio for the reveal of your images. In epic PBY form, we call this ordering session a reveal party because we are revealing your images for the first time AND celebrating YOU! We will guide you through the entire selection process to help you figure out what prints to order, how to best display them, what sizes work best where etc. You will be able to see, touch and feel sample albums, canvases, acrylics etc. and know that you are getting the best quality available...because you only graduate high school once!
Each session requires a creative fee due at the time of booking to secure your date. The creative fee includes the pre-session consultation, the time and talent of the photographer during the session, post-processing of images for presentation, professional hair and makeup artist and the reveal party ordering session. Prints and products are sold separately.
Teens & Tweens
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
— Paul Caponigro
You have probably done such a great job documenting and photographing the early years, as most of us do. But the time frame in between, ages 10-14, is often a forgotten time. Let's face it, the next really big deal is sweet 16 followed by senior year and graduation. This period is filled with change and opportunity. It's also the time frame when peer pressure has the most influence. Kids are more interested in "being the same" and "being accepted." It can also be an awkward time in a young person's life, with growth spurts, braces, acne etc. but, it doesn't have to be. It's the perfect time for a boost to their confidence as they learn to balance developing as an individual and connecting with others. These middle years are especially precious, as preteens are beginning to make their own fashion choices and develop their own interests, bringing about a whole new set of milestones to document. That's why we have added "Free to be Me" sessions to our portrait options. These are specifically geared toward capturing and celebrating your teen or tween at this stage of their lives.
Free to be Me sessions are great at any time, even as an annual event, between the ages of 10-16, but especially at the following milestones:
Age 10 Woo-hoo! They have just hit the double digits and feeling pretty good as they have just joined the preteen club!
Age 13 The magic number where they can officially call themselves a teenager!
Age 16 The age most looked forward to, the beginning pathway to young adulthood and the last major milestone before senior year!
The changes in your child through these transitional years are just as vast as early childhood. What better way to celebrate this time than with a custom portrait session to capture who they are right now! It's not only an opportunity to capture a moment in time but an opportunity to really boost their self-confidence. Really want to score some points? Consider our brand model program!
Still not sure... Top 5 Reasons to Book a Free to be Me Session
5. To increase your child's self-esteem. 4. Beautiful photos to decorate your home. 3. Document the journey of your child becoming a young adult. 2. To be the coolest mom (or dad) ever.
and the #1 reason to book your Free to be Me session...
1. These are the last years your child will be a child! This stage is just as fleeting as their first year. Document it. Celebrate it. Cherish it.
A Free to be Me session includes a pre-session consultation, 1 hour of shooting time, up to 3 outfit changes, and a reveal party ordering session. Once you have secured your date and returned your signed agreement and creative fee, you will receive a questionnaire and welcome packet. Then the fun begins...