PricesHigh School Seniors pay a session fee of $75, which includes indoor and outdoor scenes and 3-4 outfit changes. Seniors may choose from four standard reprint packages:
|Senior Reprint Packages||Package||Price||Reprints Included|
|Very Personal||$145||4 Units|
|Personal Basic||$200||8 Units|
|Personal Plus||$350||15 Units|
|Your Personal||$425||20 Units|
Note that a "unit" is a reprint size which can be printed on a single sheet of 8x10 paper. Current units are one 8x10 or two 5x7 or four 3.5x5 or eight wallets. An additional unit can be ordered for $25. Also available are Wallet Specials: $75 for 96, $55 for 48, and $40 for 24 (same pose, die cut, name imprint).
Suggestions For Looking Your BestPortraits are best when the viewer’s eye is drawn to your face. Choosing the right clothing is a very important detail that can add or take away so much from the final product. Logos, stripes or very loud colors can draw attention away from your face, the most important thing in your portrait. Below are some very important tips we recommend you follow in order to look your best for your portrait session.
Close-Up Portraits:For your yearbook picture, or traditional head and shoulders portrait, choose a shirt of solid color. Guys can choose a suit, sport coat or sweater. For girls, a plain dress, sweater, or shirt with a simple neckline often looks the best. Both guys and girls should wear long sleeves to keep the eye from being drawn to the flesh of the arms. We strongly recommend a solid color, you will be happier with the final portrait.
Clothing Color & Style really make a Difference:Proper clothing allows the face to dominate the portrait, with all other elements being secondary. Against a medium or dark background, colors that photograph best for the yearbook portrait and other close-up poses are medium to dark tones of blue, brown, rust, wine, or green. Keep in mind that darker shades tend to be more slimming and figure forgiving. Against a medium or dark background avoid light colors that approximate flesh tones such as beige, tan, peach, pink, white, and yellow. These colors not only dominate a portrait and overpower the face, but also drain color from the face and make the wearer appear unusually pale. Keep in mind the following tips when choosing your outfits:
- Bare shoulders or tops with "spaghetti straps" often make the subject look broader, and draw the eye away from the face.
- Especially bright colors such as red, orange or pink, will ruin a portrait because their intensity overwhelms the face.
- Stripes, plaids, checks, and bold prints also draw the eye away from the face and do not photograph well.
Informal poses and special styles tell the world who you are!Informal portraits invite much more variety in clothing options. Wear something that describes your personality and that you are the most comfortable in. Do you enjoy being more casual or dressed up? Girls can choose a favorite sports outfit, dress, prom dress, shorts, jeans outfit – the clothes you really enjoy. Possible choices for boys include a suit, jeans, a casual or sports outfit, or a school or other jacket.
- Seniors who like white-on-white portraits should bring white, black, or a very pale pastel outfit.
- Black is a good choice for black and white portraits or for a dramatic look in color.
Express Your Personality:If you have a hobby, then bring it with you! Musical instruments, art supplies, cheerleading or athletic uniforms, band uniforms, stuffed animals, skateboards, pets, girlfriends, boyfriends, and buddies. Get Creative!
Enjoy the Fun of an Outdoor Session:Bring a casual outfit that will blend with natural outdoor settings. Earth tones are an excellent choice. Remember that simple styles photograph the best. If you have an outdoor hobby, such as hunting or four-wheeling for example, bring your gear along. We can also photograph you with your car, bike, or motorcycle.
Planning for Your Session
HairDon’t try a new hairstyle just for your portrait session, and if you need a haircut, do this at least two weeks prior to your appointment session.
Skin ProblemsDon’t worry if you develop a skin problem before your portrait session. Our finished portraits are retouched and eliminate blemishes, soften harsh lines, and smooth stray hairs.
GlassesProblems with glasses can lead to extra retouching charges. We can remove normal glare on glasses, but tinted lenses cannot be lightened. If your glasses are tinted or exceptionally thick, they can distort the way the camera photographs the eye. In this case, you should ask your optometrist for a pair of empty frames to wear for your portrait session. If you have any questions regarding your glasses or extra retouching charges on glasses, please ask us.
BracesSometimes you may like your braces, and feel that they represent the real you. But if you like, braces can be removed (for an additional fee that depends on the labor involved).
TanningTanning is not recommended prior to your portrait session. Sunburns or uneven skin tone can create additional retouching charges that can get costly. It is not recommended to go tanning or get a sunburn at least one week prior to your appointment.
For Girls...Makeup can also affect the way your portrait looks. A fresh, natural look is always pleasing, and an “evening” look for make-up also works well. It is recommended that you bring along pressed powder in case you need to touch up your face between outfit changes. Powder also helps to eliminate or at least reduce facial shine.
Lipstick or lip gloss is recommended, or even chapstick for dry lips. This will give your portraits a finished look.
Jewelry looks nice in a portrait, but be sure to keep it simple using the “less is more” rule.
For Guys...A fresh shave is a must! If you have a beard or mustache, make sure it is trimmed to your liking.