SARAH CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY FAQS
Here are my responses and answers to common questions, objections, and concerns that I receive from potential clients about the senior portrait experience
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We will chat about this during your consultation and planning session, but I encourage you to bring your favorite outfit, something casual, something formal, and any sport or hobby clothing that you want to incorporate. Wear whatever brings out your personality!
WHAT LOCATIONS SHOULD WE SHOOT AT?
I am available to travel within a 30 mile drive of Aspen. I encourage you to pick locations that are meaningful to you, not just the same park that everyone else has their senior photos taken at.
WHAT SESSION LENGTH SHOULD I CHOOSE?
This is totally up to you! Are you looking for multiple locations, a bunch of different outfit changes and a variety of images and products? Or maybe you want to keep it simple, short and sweet? We have different sessions to fit your style and personality.
CAN I PURCHASE THE DIGITAL FILES?
I understand the importance of having both prints and digital files. All print/product purchases include a same-size digital file of each image purchased (and a print release!)
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?
The sooner the better! Most seniors have their portraits taken during the summer between their Junior and Senior year.
HOW DOES THIS PROCESS WORK?
When you decide to get more information about setting up a senior portrait session, please contact me to set up a time for you and a parent to meet me for a 30 minute consultation where I’ll answer all of your questions, we’ll discuss ideas and schedule your shoot, and take a peek at different product options. The session fee is due at this time to get your shoot on the calendar
We will schedule a viewing session for a week after your shoot. At this time, we will get together for about an hour/hour and a half to view your images and place a product order. You can expect to receive your final products and images about 3-4 weeks after your order is placed.
MY SKIN BROKE OUT, CAN WE RESCHEDULE?
You may not be able to see past a few blemishes, but don’t worry! With proper makeup application and Sarah’s retouching expertise, your skin will look flawless in your final images. If something more drastic came up and you have to reschedule, please call or shoot me an email at least 48 hours in advance of your photo shoot.
I’M NOT GOOD AT DOING MY OWN HAIR AND/OR MAKEUP…
If you want to amp up your shoot and really feel like a star for the day, I can schedule a hair and makeup artist for your shoot (at an additional charge).
YOU WON’T PHOTOGRAPH ME LIKE YOUR BOUDOIR CLIENTS, WILL YOU?
The fact that I love photographing both boudoir and high school students makes for a tricky combination, but please trust me in that I reserve boudoir themed shoots for women 21 and older. I photograph all of my high school clients in an age-appropriate manner and always ask that a parent/guardian be involved in the entire process.
WHAT IF I’M NERVOUS?
Its totally natural to feel some nerves for the first few minutes of your shoot, but I’ll have you relaxed, laughing, and working it in no time!
CAN I BRING MY PARENT/GUARDIAN/FRIEND TO THE SHOOT?
Absolutely! I encourage at least one parent to be present for the shoot and if you’d like a friend to tag along, they are more than welcome!
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL YOU TAKE?
During your shoot, I will take several hundred images capturing a variety of poses, expressions and compositions. From there, I cull (or edit) down to 40-50 images to show you during your viewing session. I know, it seems like a lot, but I will help to guide you to choose your favorites that will ordered for your prints, album, or wall art.
CAN I USE PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Of course! i totally encourage you to show off your images in every medium possible! I just ask that you don’t apply any funky cropping or filters to your images.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY SESSION FEE?
The session fee includes your time in front of the camera and one viewing/ordering session. This does not include any prints or products.
HOW MUCH DOES A SENIOR PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE WITH SARAH CHATHAM COST?
Session fees range from $100 to $350. Print packages begin at $470 and go up from there. My average senior client spends around $1,500 on their senior portrait experience. Interest free payment plans are available.