Thank you for stopping by our website! We pride ourselves on being the most creative, innovative, and professional senior portrait studio in the area. Our studio offers a vast selection of amazing sets and backgrounds that make each senior portrait session truly one-of-a kind. Our sets can encapsulate any style–grungy, trendy, edgy, classy, or sophisticated! We have something that can highlight each senior’s personal style. We pride ourselves on superior imagery and excellent service.
What Makes Us Different
We truly believe in providing our clients with a premier product. We provide real photographs on kodak paper, a professional color-quality paper (not print outs), from our premier lab. Phillip Crider is certified by the Professional Photographers of America, as well as have been nationally awarded. This is just a few of the reasons our studio is unique and different from our competition. We would be honored to photograph your senior portraits this year!
Digital Packages now available
Ask about our new digital packages or print and digital package combinations.
Your Session Choices
Elite session- $120 4 Outfits/3 Backgrounds +Tux/Drape, One outfit is On Location, 120 Minute Session time
Your session fee must be paid when you schedule or confirm your appointment. You may pay the fee over the phone by credit card or visit the studio in person.
Appointment rescheduling must be done 48 hours prior to your session.
The Consultation Appointment MUST be BEFORE your session date.
1. This appointment is important to a successful session!
2. The goal of this consultation is to help you become thoroughly prepared.
3. Necessary information will be collected about your senior’s style, interests, and hobbies.
4. A consultant will go over any ideas that you may have, answer any questions, and suggest things that you want to bring to your session.
Photography Day Schedule
Arrive on Time!
Arrive that the studio at least 10 minutes early, with hair and makeup ready! You will also be assigned your own, personal photographer, EXCLUSIVELY for your session! The first outfit will be the tux/drape picture, so you don’t have to come dressed in your first outfit. For the girls, we suggest that you wear something strapless, or a tube top, to wear under the drape. The drape is not a full length shirt, so it will not cover your entire midsection.
IF YOU ARE LATE it may be necessary to reschedule part of your session. It may also be necessary to DEDUCT poses for every 15 minutes you are late.
Share your budget with us. The best way to save money is to be photographed early in the summer before your senior year! By doing so, you can save on your session fee and even save on classic packages.
Q: How much money should I bring with me?
You should have placed a deposit of your session fee when you booked your appointment, so you don’t have to worry about bringing money that day. Just bring your smile!
Portrait & Completed Orders
Portraits should be returned to you no more than 8 weeks after you place your order.
Orders must be paid in full before photographs can be taken from the studio. No partial orders will be released.
Please inspect your portraits before leaving the studio to guarantee your satisfaction.
Don’t forget to order a frame or announcements!
Be sure to carefully plan your outfit choices. Come prepared with accessories and hair and make-up necessities, including chances of shoes!
Get a good night’s sleep! Tired eyes make bad portraits. No amount of retouching can make you appear rested!
Bring a parent if at all possible. They will be helpful when getting ready and can go over the details when your session is finished!
Special Concerns SUNBURN
1. The redness from the sun will photograph. Do not take excessive sun days before a photo session. Allow it to tone down by at least one week before a photo session.
2. Peeling and red skin can become a severe problem when trying to retouch the photographs. Digital imaging may help to tone this problem but it will be at an additional charge and cannot be guaranteed to completely remove all redness.
3. Severe sunburn is a reason to reschedule.
A TAN AND STRAP MARKS
1. A sun tan is a great addition to your photograph but can often cause strap marks. Of course, thinking ahead you can vary the type of top that you wear and prevent the problem in the first place.
2. Over tanning will dry out your skin and actually age its appearance. Tan in moderation.
3. This problem can be corrected but it will be at an additional charge and cannot be guaranteed to completely remove all redness.
Let us know whether you want a tattoo to show in a photograph. Please advise your photographer so they will know your feelings about your tattoo.
Please let us know whether a visible scar is something that you would like to have retouched or not. A retouch artist always wonders whether or not you want them to show. Sometimes removal of a scar may require an additional charge.
For many fair complexions, the summer brings out the freckles. The best thing for you to do is to apply make-up to minimize their appearance, if they bother you.
MOLES AND BEAUTY MARKS
These personal attributes are what make you who you are. A retouch artist may remove them inadvertantly thinking that the mark is a blemish. If you want a beauty mark to remain or even be accented, please mention that to the sales person who you are working with in writing up your order.
Most everyone likes to have a few poses taken that show their teeth. If you have braces, please practice smiling naturally. Sometimes we find students are so self conscious of their braces that they smile and try not to show their teeth. This can give an unnatural, or awkward look to a portrait. Don’t worry about the braces showing because there is advanced technology that can remove them in the photograph. This service is an extra charge, but it isn’t as costly as having an orthodontist remove them for your photo session. Waiting for them to be removed may make you miss a deadline for yearbook. We suggest that you smile, don’t worry about your braces, evaluate your photographs and then decide which one you would like.
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