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The Senior Experience

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What is "The Senior Experience?"

This is one of the most exciting times of your life & why not showcase it.  The senior experience is built around understanding who you are, and where you are going for the next chapter in life.  

Let us capture your style & personality, like only we can in a fun, relaxed atmosphere where you can be yourself and we can capture that essence with multiple locations that have special meaning to you.  

At the end of our time together, you and your family will have beautiful, timeless images as well as memories that will last a lifetime.

Let's get started... Pre-Consultation (aka Getting To Know You!)


Let's get started... Pre-Consultation (aka Getting To Know You!) We absolutely love getting to know our seniors and their families. One of the ways that we get to know you is through your pre-session consultation in our studio. We will get together so you can begin to get comfortable with who will be photographing your session. You will also get a tour of the studio and get a chance to look at some of our award winning photos from previous seniors as well as have an opportunity to share your expectations from start to finish. We’ll talk about your style, personality and hobbies/interests. We will also talk about your vision for the photo shoot and go over possible locations and clothing options. We will plan locations and times that best match your interests and chosen outfits. Finding out who YOU are and what you love is important in giving you exactly what you envision for your session. It will be fun, because it is all about YOU. We will also talk about where these images will be displayed & go over our Senior Product Showcase and help you discover the best ways to display your finished images. The entire pre-session process is simply to help you feel completely comfortable with us, our studio and about the entire senior experience. Making you feel comfortable in front of the camera is important in giving you images that tell the world who you are. As we look to finalize our session together, just know; wherever you are you, we can go! We can do an urban session downtown or a tranquil field setting, in-studio/in your home, your favorite hang-out, on/in a field, with a friend/pet... The sky is the limit.... Do you have some fun props you want to incorporate? Bring them and let's have a blast! How about that beloved first car? Let's get a shot of you with it! This is all about YOU!




Photo Day is Here!


The senior experience is all about YOU. We want you to feel special! Your day begins with a professional session with one of our make-up artists & hair stylists (2 of our 4 session options include professional hair & make-up). Whether you prefer a glamorous model look or a more natural styled look, you get to choose based on your style. After your hair and make-up is complete, we will dig into what you brought with you & talk about your outfits and accessories. Then your photo shoot begins. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver an exciting & fun experience you’ll never forget. We will give you an amazing photo shoot and work closely with you to capture a variety of poses in various locations. We will capture images of you that bring out your personality and style in a variety of ways and even capture a few of those fun and spontaneous candid moments that you will want to share with friends and family.




Behind the scenes...


The work doesn't end at the photo-shoot. Immediately following our time together, we begin to work behind the scenes and pull together the best images from the day. We know you are anxious and excited to see your images, and believe us when we say, we are just as anxious and excited to reveal them to you. But, editing is essential to present you with spectacular, iconic images. Behind the scene note: The editing process is just as creative as the photo session. I personally edit each and every image I photographs. I will evaluate and fine tune many areas of each image, such as exposure and color balance. This brings out the best quality in your final images. I will also evaluate the need for professional filters such as skin softening and apples any minor touch-ups.




The BIG Reveal


The Big Reveal 2 weeks from your senior session is the Big Reveal! This is the best part! We will get back together at our studio and go through each image. From there, we can talk about narrowing down the choices to decide which what to include in your album, and which image is going on the wall! At each and every step along the way, we are here for you and your family to answer any questions, make recommendations and ensure you have the best senior experience!




Delivery Day!


About 14 days after your order is finalized, we will give you a call to come in and pick up your order. I say this every time, but this is probably our favorite experience, we know it will be yours as well!





 
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What are you going to wear?

 

Well it depends. Here are some things to consider!

Be Yourself!

Start with your own personal style. Think about the clothing styles you currently have and the stores where you normally shop. Wearing clothes that look good on you will ensure meaningful photographs thatare true reflections of who you are as individuals.

Location. Location. Location!

Consider the setting of where your shootwill take place. Will it be at the beach, the park, your home, or somewhere else? Imagine your setting and the types of colors that will be there. Since the setting will end up being the background of your photos, it has a big impact on your overall look. For example, if you plan to have the shoot at a garden, wearingfloral outfits might not be the best idea because you would blend in and get lost in the busy background. Ideally, you want to match the background, but not match so much that you become the background. 

Colors

A good rule of thumb is to pick out two colors that would go well with the location. Typically, pastels (think peach, mint, or lavender) go well with natural scenes. Primary colors such as blue, red, and yellow match modern locations like the city.

Solids & Prints

Our eyes are naturally drawn to patterns, so dressing your kids in prints will help them to stand out. Playful prints such as stripes and polka dotslook great on kids. Dress the adults in complementary solids to balance the look.

Layering

Depending on the season, consider layering your outfits with accessories such as bowties, headbands, rain boots, scarves, jackets, and hats. Accessories add variety to your shots and can also double as fun props!

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Types of Sessions

The Senior Experience | The Essentials | The Extended

 
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The Senior Experience

The all inclusive way to highlight your senior year

Our Flagship, 3+ hour session

Complete hair & make-up

Custom Designed 24 pg 10"x10" Album

Digital Images

$500 In Print Credit

Yearbook Submission

20% Discount on Ala Carté Items

$1,400

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THE ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

A custom, 2+ hour session

Custom Designed 20 page 8"x8" Book

Small Digital Images

$400 In Print Credit

Yearbook Submission

10% Discount on Ala Carté Items

$800

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THE EXTENDED EXPERIENCE

A 1.5 hour session

Small Digital Images

$325 In Print Credit

Yearbook Submission

$500

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YEARBOOK ONLY

15 minute, mini session

Choice of 1 background

Select your pose at session

Includes retouching

Yearbook Submission

(Prints purchased separately)

$50

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Create Your Own

Experience

Pick your Session Type

45 Min, In-Studio   $125

1 Hr, in/out studio $175

Add 30 Min.            $75

Print Collections and Packages starting at $199

Print Collections can be made up of Digital Images, Grad Cards, Traditional Prints and Wall Art

Download Senior Information

 

7183 N Main St, Ste A

Clarkston, MI 48346

Studio Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 

11AM - 5PM

& by appointment

Photography Sessions:

By appointment only

Monday - Saturday 

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