Senior Portraits are a once in a life time experience! Have you ever gone into a store to buy something you were unfamiliar with and felt totally overwhelmed by the choices? You look around, and there’s no one to help you. You wander up and down the aisles, picking things up and putting them down. You might know you like this or that, but you feel unsure about what you should do with them. Are you making the right choices? What if you choose the wrong thing and regret it?
As a professionally photographer, my job doesn’t stop after I stop clicking the shutter. In fact, some would say that the real work begins after the senior portrait session. After your session we will set up some time for you to come back into the studio for your Image Reveal. When you come in for your ordering appointment, you will be guided through a carefully curated selection of your best images. You will walk out of my studio feeling confident in your choices and excited to show off your beautiful photos.
We schedule your session and your in-person ordering session when we meet for your pre-planning session to keep things moving along. 7-10 days from your senior portrait session date is when you’ll come back to the studio to see your images for the first time and choose which ones you’d like to order.
While we work on perfecting your images, I’ll release a few favorites for you to see! You can find these images featured on Instagram Stories under “Behind the Scenes” and “Sneak Peeks.” Feel free to share these images!
The person who signed the contract and paid the retainer for the session should be present for the session to make decisions and purchases for all involved. If there is another authorized party (such as a parent, stepparent, or grandparent) who wishes to see the images and make a separate purchase, please let me know, and I will coordinate an ordering session for them.
This is the part you’ve been waiting for since we first met! First I’ll play a Custom Slideshow of all your senior portrait images. That way you get to relax and experience all of them without pressure of picking out favorites. You will see your final images projected on a large screen as the video plays. From their we will look through your gallery and I will walk you through each image, sharing my vision and helping you see what makes each one special. You will have an iPad Pro to view the photos on as well. I’ll walk you through everything from choosing images for an album to the right images to hang on your wall to gift prints.
Take a look at Kelsey’s Session Slideshow to get an idea of what you can expect from your session!
The photos you see in the image reveal session are cropped, lightly retouched, and adjusted for color balance. Making sure I get things right in-camera while shooting your session means the turnaround to see your images at your reveal is faster than other area studios.
All final retouching is done on the images you select for purchase. I’ll remove blemishes and stray hairs, distracting backgrounds, bra straps, or anything else that needs to be done to perfect the image. All retouching is done with an eye toward keeping things natural and timeless.
I use only professional photo labs and the highest quality suppliers to produce the images you will show off!
Wall art will generally take two weeks, and albums take about four weeks. If you purchase digital files, the amount of time varies depending on how many images you choose and the amount of editing needed, but expecting 10-14 days is a good rule of thumb.
If you are looking for a senior photographer in the Phoenix area, I would love to chat with you about your session. I provide a luxe, upscale senior photography session experience like no other in the area!
My goal is to love your experience as much as you love your photos. Get in touch, and let’s brainstorm some great looks and locations for your session here in the Phoenix or Scottsdale areas.