WHAT DAYS ARE YOU AVAILABLE?
Contact me to check if I’m available on a certain date. To schedule a portrait session, email me to coordinate a day that works for us both!
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am based in Austin, Texas and photograph seniors from all over the Austin area (and sometimes Dallas & Lubbock too!)
I want to book you! tell me how!
First, send me an email! I’ll give you more details on senior photo packages. To secure your session on my calendar, I’ll just need a signed agreement and a $150 retainer. Credit cards and bank transfers are accepted through an easy, secure online service. Your final payment (the remaining amount) is due 1 week before your session.
WHAT LOCATIONS DO YOU SUGGEST?
The Austin area has sooo many great photo locations. Click the button below to see my favorites.
my favorite locations >
Do you charge tax?
Unfortunately, the state of Texas requires that I charge the normal state sales tax of 8.25%. This is the only extra tax or extra fee you'll see though!
HOW SOON BEFORE GRADUATION SHOULD I BOOK MY SENIOR PHOTOS?
I have some seniors take their portraits in the fall, and some in the spring. Keep in mind that you’ll need enough time to receive your photos (10 days), print them or order announcement cards, and mail them before graduation.
Fall and spring also have the best weather for outdoor portraits, and my calendar may fill up quickly, so it’s best to schedule your portraits 1-3 month in advance.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Good question! SO good that I wrote a blog post about it.
outfit tips? right this way >
Should I have my hair & makeup done professionally?
I’d say about half of my seniors choose to get their hair & makeup done by a professional. It’s not at all required, but it definitely looks great in photos and can make the experience even more fun! I’ve known seniors to go to Drybar and Parlor Beauty Bar. I also recommend Glam on Demand and Bonita Brides.
WHAT IF RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST?
In the days leading up to the session, if it looks like rain will be a problem during the time scheduled, we’ll work together to find an upcoming backup date. I usually like to wait until the day before to make the final call, because it can be hard to tell what time of day the rain will come. This rarely happens, though!
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I primarily shoot with a 5D Mark III, with a selection of top Canon lenses.
Help! I'm not a professional model! What do I do with my hands??
Well, that’s totally normal! You probably haven't taken professional photos by yourself before, and I know how intimidating it can be. But don't worry... I've got you! I'll help you pose and tell you what to do with your hands. I'll also give you prompts to add movement to your photos, making you look super and natural and completely like YOU!
should I bring someone with me?
It can be helpful to bring someone with you to hold your exta outfits, makeup for touch-ups, hairbrush, etc. Just make sure that this person is someone who will make you feel comfortable and be a postitive (not critical) voice during your session.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY PHOTOS AFTER MY SESSION?
Your full gallery of edited photos will be ready in 10 days. You’ll definitely see plenty of previews before that too!
DO YOU DELIVER "RAW" PHOTOS?
I don't, and here's why. You're hiring me for my expertise in both photography and editing. If you love the photo style you see on my website, you'll love the style of your photos too. Your gallery will be full of high-resolution edited photos, ready to download and print.
DO SENIOR PHOTO PACKAGES INCLUDE PRINTS?
Your mini-session includes high-res digital files, not physical prints. This way you own all of your photos and can print them as many times as you want! Plus, you won’t have to submit an official order with me each time you’d like to print new photos!
Where do you recommend we print our photos?
You can order high-quality prints directly through your gallery! I also recommend www.Printique.com, www.MPix.com, and Walmart has surprisingly good print quality as well.