Just ask us for a Skype or FaceTime consultation, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have, or details you want to explain vocally. Just want to put a face to a name? That’s not a problem either! And, of course, if you’re local to us, a chat over coffee is always a possibility.
All seniors are unique and no FAQ can possibly answer all questions for everyone. We’re also constantly evolving in our own work and how we run our business as well. We’re always thrilled to talk about the newest things we’re cooking up.
I like what I see. How do I book a session?
Easy! Contact us by clicking “contact” in the menu of this page and fill out the form. This will automatically put you in your system. You can also call 317.344.9434 or if for some reason everything’s broken our you’re having troubles, email [email protected]
How does payment work?
Once a quote has been prepared for you, you’ll receive a link to setup a password for your client area. From there you can approve quotes, sign contracts, and pay/view your deposit and balances. You’re welcome to pay via credit card, PayPal, or even by check. The website will walk you through your choices.
How much are prints and stuff?
You can order prints and products through our website à la carte with no minimums. While there are too many options to list individually here, to give you an idea of the price range a standard 5×7 print is $8, an 8×10 is $16, a set of eight wallets is $14, and a 20×30 is $120.
What do I wear?
You’ll want to read this.
Who can and should I bring along with me?
Unless you are extremely close and relaxed with your parents, we recommend they let you fly solo. And by solo, we mean feel free to bring a good friend. We want you to be you during your session and we find that many seniors have a hard time doing that with parents present. Of course, it comes down to whatever you feel is best for you!
If you want to have some photos with your best friend, sibling, or boyfriend/girlfriend, by all means, we can have them in a small portion of the shoot, but this is all about you and we don’t suggest taking away from that. But we do understand that they are an important part of your life and you want to capture that so we’re happy consider them “a prop” for a bit.
In the end, we want you as comfortable as possible. Keep that concept in mind when deciding on a posse.
How many images do we get? Are all of our photos edited? Do I get an option for B&W/color?
There are a lot of variables that determine how many photos we ultimately deliver, but the average is around 30 per location.
We find that in general an image is either best in black & white or in color. So when we’re going through and editing, there is a very personal rhyme & reason to why we choose the editing we do. Each picture gives off a vibe that we go with. Does it come across as timeless? Maybe there is detail we just don’t want color to distract from or the image is geometrically based… in that case we may choose a black & white. But it’s not a matter of just clicking a button. Maybe we want more dynamic contrast. Maybe we want a gradient to lead the eye to a different part of the photo. Maybe we want to slightly underexpose to preserve high contrast highlight detail.
The bottom line is that we will make the initial choice on how an image should be edited. Near 100% of the time, our clients agree with our vision… but say you need a color image in black and white? Let us know and we’re willing to give it a shot and see if it works.
I saw this cool idea on Pinterest. Can we replicate it?
Maybe. But only maybe. And that’s a big maybe. One thing to remember is that session on Pinterest are, essentially, fantasy. They aren’t yours, and no matter how hard you try, there will be only a small fraction of similar variables. It may appear simple, but there are a lot of things that make up a great photo. We see photos in a particular way, noticing the light, color, and even natural elements like wind and sun flare. We have to factor in how individual people act, time of day, and even how tall you are! There are so many individual variables that make up a photo that it’s virtually impossible to duplicate.
Keep in mind that when we are asked to re-create, we are unable to focus on truly creating. Your portrait session will be your own unique thing. Hire your photographer (even if it’s not us) based on their overall style and capability. Trust them to capture you in their vision. If they like it, you’ll love it. Promise.
Digital or film?
Both. We shoot with top of the line Nikon cameras and lenses along with a myriad of other accessories. Digital allows us the extreme speed and flexibility the modern world of photography expects. We have recently begun incorporating medium-format film into some higher-end packages.
We promise your photos delivered within 8 weeks, but always strive to be faster.
Any drive longer than 3 hours we will require a hotel room for one night plus mileage. Any drive longer than 6 hours and we will require air travel, a rental car, a hotel room. We have figured this to be on average about $750 in the continental United States. Please talk to us to get specific figures.