Michelle Maupin Barrett Photography | Senior Photo Info Guide

 

SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY INFORMATION GUIDE

 

Sessions:

Each senior session is customized for our seniors. Once you decide to book your session we’ll pick a date and your session fee will be due. Your session fee covers the time and talent of the photographer and the digital images covered in the contract. After you sign the session contract, pay the session fee and fill out your information packet, your session will be booked! Then we’ll go to work creating an amazing senior experience just for you!

Outfits:

  • Dark denim is flattering, and it photographs better than light or distressed washes. Not to mention, it’s a classic look.
  • It’s important to put together layered, multi-piece looks for your senior pictures. A blazer, lightweight leather or denim jacket over a dress  or jeans can keep its modern edge. Scarves and hats are also a good laying piece.
  • Bold jewelry is a great way to make a statement and stay on trend.
  • If you're wearing something sheer or sleeveless remember to wear the proper undergarments to prevent any awkward or revealing poses.
  • A neutral belt can cinch a dress or flowy top that might otherwise look bulky on camera.
  • For outdoor shoots, a straw fedora adds flair to a pretty sundress.
  • Avoid anything with a large label, brand name or graphics splashed across the front. Big stripes and prints can also be distracting. Pay attention to footwear. Your feet won't be hidden in every shot!
  • For clothing inspiration, page through our galleries, magazines, Pinterest or stop by your favorite local boutique to gather ideas.

Make-up Application:

Make-up is an important part of your photo session. Not only does it give a flawless finish, but it also helps highlight eyes, cheeks and lips. We highly recommend that you have your make-up done professionally. Even if you don’t normally wear make-up, our make-up artists can make you look naturally beautiful. We have a list of recommended make-up artists available.

Session Day:

The day of the session, we will meet at either Michelle Maupin Barrett Studio or a predetermined outdoor location. We will have a fun photo shoot filled with variety. Feel free to bring your mom, dad or friend.

Product Pricing and Information:

A senior session is $700 and includes studio and outdoor shooting. Sessions last a maximum of three hours. Additional time is available for $100 for each hour beyond the session time. The package includes as many outfit changes as can be managed within the time frame.  A jump drive of 30 professionally edited digital images is included, along with a print release for reproductions of jpegs up to and including 8x10 prints. Additionally, edited digital photos are available for $20 per photo. You will also receive a 8x8 hardcover book with images selected during your viewing appointment.

Viewing Appointment:

After we’re done editing the gorgeous photos from your session we’ll schedule a time for you to come back to the studio to view your images in a customized senior slideshow. Seeing your images on the big screen is just amazing! Part of your custom experience includes a one on one view appointment with your photographer. These appointments are necessary in order for the client and photographer to communicate, view product samples and to ensure that you, as the client, acquire everything on your wish list! These appointments usually take place 2-4 weeks after your session. Feel free to invite family and friends to your appointment to preview all the fabulous senior photos and products you will get to order! Once we’re done going through all your drool worthy images, you’ll pick your faves and place your order at that time. In about 2-4 weeks your custom heirloom products will be ready for you to enjoy!

Online Galleries without Viewing Appointment:

We do offer an option for those that are unable to schedule a viewing appointment at an additional cost. However, we do not recommend this method of viewing.

  • For $75 you can view your online gallery for one week from preview date. If your order is not placed within the allotted time, there will be a $25 rehosting fee.

Please note: As a business and owner of the original photographs, we will not give out unedited images.

Blog Post:

We want the world to see your beautiful senior photos! You will receive a blog post with 10-15 of your favorite images. We will post this on social media for you to share with all your friends and family!