FAQ

WHEN SHOULD I HAVE MY SENIOR PORTRAITS TAKEN?
Senior Portraits are typically taken the summer before your Senior year.  However, some Seniors choose to have them taken the spring of their Senior year (if you don’t need a photo for the yearbook).  Just make sure you check with your school about their Yearbook photo policies and deadlines. Most MN high school yearbook deadlines range from mid-October to early November.

HOW DO I CHOOSE A PLACE FOR MY SENIOR PORTRAITS?
Together we will talk about the look and feel that you want for your Portraits and I will recommend a great location.  You might have a location that is particularly meaningful to you – maybe you want a more urban feel with graffiti and grungy backgrounds, or you love the outdoors – MN lakes and nature – we can find a great location for that.  Or perhaps you’re somewhere in the middle.  Whatever your style is, we will find a location that you love.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?
I will watch the weather closely as your Session approaches.  If it looks like rain, we’ll get in touch and reschedule to a day/time as soon as possible.

CAN I BRING MY PARENTS OR A FRIEND?
Of course!  I encourage you to bring someone that will help you relax and have fun.   You may want to warn your guest because I often enlist them to assist me in holding reflectors or making you laugh. I am happy to include your parent/friend/sibling in a couple shots as well if that is important to you.

HOW LONG WILL THE SESSION LAST?
Typically, Senior Sessions last between 1 to 2 hours – depending on your outfit and location changes.

HOW MANY CLOTHING CHANGES CAN I BRING?
2-3 clothing changes are just about right for the length of time we will be shooting.  I always recommend choosing clothing that you feel great in – if you feel great, you’ll be confident, comfortable, and more relaxed.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF DAY FOR MY SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION?
My favorite time to photograph seniors is a couple of hours before sunset – the light is warm and beautiful. If you are a morning person, first thing in the morning is also a great option. However, we can make any time of the day work.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
Along with your change of clothes and shoes, I recommend bringing basic things like a hair brush, touch-up makeup – powder, lip gloss, etc. If you have a sport, instrument or activity that you want to include, bring those items as well.

HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN SEE MY IMAGES?
Within a week of your Session, I will post an image or two on Instagram.  Two to three weeks after our Senior Session, I email you a link and password to your own personal Gallery where you can view all the edited images.

WHO CAN SEE MY PERSONAL GALLERY?
I will email you a link and password to your gallery (typically 2-3 weeks after your session).  You are welcome to share the password with anyone you want.

OK, I DECIDED I WANT YOU TO TAKE MY SENIOR PORTRAITS, NOW WHAT DO I DO?
Great, I’m so excited!  To schedule your Senior Session date and time, you can email me, use the Contact Me form below, or call me at 612-817-8199. The Session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your time slot.  Talk to you soon!