Senior Portrait Photography
Senior Portraits are some of the most fun sessions I photograph!! I find really great different locations than anyone else, and I try and bring out your personality. From a graffiti wall in Lynn, to a garage door in Reading, Massachusetts. I have some great spots that I keep under wraps just for the senior photography portion of my business..
If you are planning to put this photo in the yearbook, check with your high school yearbook staff if it's allowed. Even if it's not, you can still get GREAT photos to commemorate the occasion!
We strive to get creative Senior Photos for all our clients. I find that each student is unique and we want to bring out your personality naturally. I promise that after the session is over and the photos are delivered, you will get photos you LOVE. I have a variety of cute poses and some killer locations just for your personality. I always end up with amazing shots for each one of our seniors. Weather you want something in a stunning evening dress, or a photo that could make the cover or a magazine, you have found the right photographer. I can meet you at Sunrise or sunset. We can go to Boston, or stay right in and around the Reading, Lynnfield, North Reading, Andover area.
Before the session, I will help set up a pre-consultation, either on the phone or in person or video conference. I work to have a schedule that is flexible and works for you. I understand how busy it is being a parent! #gotkids. I do recommend the parents are part of setting up this session. Well, it's not necessary for the parents to come to the shoot, they are welcome.
During the Pre-consultation I will talk about the look and feel you want for your images. You will tell me what you want for background (city, nature, beach modern, vintage) and then I will help you find the background that works best. Be it the beach or the city, modern hotel or vintage estate. I can incorporate props into every session and any location. I will also help work with you on your clothing selections. This is probably the best part of the shoot. I truly encourage my clients to go out and by something NEW.
I offer on-location shoots or in-studio senior headshots. I know your yearbook has specs, and I will reach out to all yearbook staff and find the specs for your specific yearbook. I will find the dates your photos are due and make sure your photo is delivered and confirm that it got there.
If you decide you want to do more than one outfit during your set, we are happy to accommodate any requests. We like being flexible and work with our clients.
At Cordele Photography, we personalized each senior photo. We are able to work in the summer, or fall, morning noon and night.
What should I wear to a senior portrait shoot?
Part of the fun in senior portrait photography are the outfits. Truthfully, we want you to treat these shoots like you are going to be on the cover of a magazine. We want you to get dressed to the nine's, get your hair done and your make up and don't forget your nails girls! These shoots are so much fun when you approach them like this. I make you look and feel like a model. From the cool location to the retouching after the session, you will LOVE these photos. I promise.
Can I shoot in a studio too?
Yes, I am able to just do the standard very basic headshot on a backdrop as well. You don't have to run around and go get a crazy location, you can come right to our portrait studio located in Reading, Massachusetts just north of Boston. I have every color thanks to the wonder of Photoshop. I take the photo on white seamless paper and can change the color to fit your need.
Why do senior Portraits cost so much?
Our standard out of the studio shooting fee for on location is $125. for 30 minutes and $250 for an hour. We know that seems a little high, but trust us, you will see the value! I am planning a session just for you based on your personality. You can always find cheaper, but you will not find a photographer who shoots seniors the way I do. Tell me your favorite music track and we will jam out to it at your session. I put a lot of time and effort in finding the right location, and fit for each client. These sessions are personal.
When should you schedule a senior portrait session?
Senior portrait sessions are typically taken the summer before a senior starts the year! If you are graduating in 2020 you want to schedule your session in the summer of 2019. Well most people do it in the summer, the timing all depends on the deadline for your yearbook.
Can I have photos done with groups of friends?
Absolutely! I love when our client get creative and want to do something different. I can do something during prom season where we have all the girls in their dresses go to a fun location and shoot you like a magazine cover! Or we can do something fun on the beach or the city when you are all able to get together.