Senior Portraits -- $250
My approach is simple... your Senior Year is special... your portraits should represent you and capture the memories of this transformative moment in your life.
The old fashioned studio shots, backdrops and poses just aren't my style, and quite honestly…it’s probably not what you’re looking for either. Let's make these shots all about you!
The senior portrait package price includes the session fee, professional editing of images, and everything listed below. There’s no limit to the number of poses or props you use during your two hour session. How you choose to use your time is completely up to you!
Here’s what your get with your senior portrait package:
2 Hour Shoot - On Location*
3-4 Outfits (as time allows)
25 (or more) Professionally Edited Images**
$50 Print Credit***
Online Gallery (to share with family & friends -- viewing & purchasing your prints)
Booking Your Session
First and foremost, it’s VERY important that you book your senior portrait session as early as possible. Typically, senior portraits are taken during the summer after the student’s Junior year or during the first few weeks of their Senior year. My schedule starts to fill up quickly, and the longer you wait to pick a date for your session (even if it’s a few months away) the less likely you will be in getting a time and date that you want for your session. SO BOOK YOUR SESSION EARLY!
It’s important to me that I know a little bit about each client before their session so that I can get a feel for their personality, their interests, and what they’re expecting from their senior portraits. So, the first thing we do is schedule a consultation to sit down for about 30 minutes or so and talk about you…what your interests are, what you like, what you don’t, etc. These things will help me to get to know you and get a better idea of how to bring out your personality in your photos during your session. If you’ve seen some other photographs that you liked on a website or in a magazine, bring them with you and we’ll work together to create something similar to the look and feel of the images you like. We’ll also go over what to wear, what time of day we’ll be shooting, some possible locations to shoot at, and then schedule a date for your session. If you have any questions before our consultation, please give me a call and I’ll be more than happy to answer them.
Payment for your session is due in full at the time of our initial consultation.
Once we’ve decided on a location and time for your session, it’s time to have fun! Sessions generally last about an hour and a half depending on the location, how many wardrobe changes you have, etc. My shooting style is very laid back, and my goal is for you to have fun during your shoot…so relax! You’re going to have a great time!
After your session, it usually takes me about two to three weeks to get all of your images edited. Once your images are ready, you’ll receive an email with a link to your online proofing gallery where you’ll be able to pick out your favorites and order your prints. You’ll also be able to use this link to share with friends and family for sharing or purchasing prints.
To receive your $50 Print Credit, your print orders need to be made within 90 days from the time your images are ready. So be sure you get your print orders in on time to take advantage of your savings. Please note that there is a $100 minimum print order requirement for all Senior Portrait sessions.
For more information, please contact me using the contact form on my website or just give me a call at 201.632.1162. I’ll answer any questions you may have, and then we can arrange a time to meet and discuss your session in greater detail. I look forward to hearing from you!
Frequently Asked Senior Portrait Questions
Do you offer a CD with all the images from my session on it?
Yes! One of the most popular items that I offer is a High-Res CD which contains all of the edited images from your session. The CD is $100, and comes with a Personal Copyright Release which allows you to print any image you wish as well as post the images from your session on the web (i.e. Facebook) to share with your friends and family! The CD is a great value, and is something you’ll definitely want to add to your session!
Do I get any prints with the Senior Portrait package?
Most photographers offer some kind of “print package” that comes with a set number of prints in certain sizes. The problem with “packages” is that often times you end up with sizes that you didn’t really want or need. With your Senior Portrait package from Jodi Crandell Photography you will receive a $50 print credit that you can use toward your print order to ensure you get exactly the size and quantity of the images you want from your session. I’ve found that this is a much better way for my clients to get exactly what they want, and nothing that they don’t. Just remember that you will need to place your print order and redeem your $50 print credit within 90 days from your session date or your print credit will expire.
How do I order prints from my session?
Once your images have been edited, I upload them to your own private gallery on my website and then send you an email with an access code that you can use to log in and view the images from your session. Within your gallery you can choose which images (as well as what size, how many, and various other options) you would like to order prints of. Once your order is placed, it usually takes about a week to get the prints back.
Do you have a minimum print order requirement?
Yes. For all Senior Portrait sessions there is a $100 minimum print order requirement which can be met by ordering prints or any number of other products that are available. Keep in mind that with the Senior Portrait package you will receive a $50 print credit which you can use towards the minimum print order requirement once you have at least $150 worth of prints in your shopping cart. So, for example, say you order $160 worth of prints. You can apply your $50 print credit towards the $160, bringing your total print cost down to $110 and thereby meeting your $100 minimum purchase requirement.
Is your logo on all of my prints when I get them?
No. When you view your images in your online proofing gallery, you will see that each image has a Jodi Crandell Photography watermark. This watermark is to protect my work in it's digital form while on my website and on Facebook. Your prints will not have this watermark when you receive them.
Can I invite a friend to come to my session and take some pictures with me?
Absolutely! ”Buddy Photos” are an additional $50 per buddy during your session. Because of time constraints, and my limited availability, separate buddy sessions are not available.
What do we do if it rains?
Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather. If your session gets rained out, we’ll get it re-scheduled for the next available date.
What do I wear for my session?
One of the best pieces of advice I can give Seniors about what to wear during their session is to not wear something that you wouldn’t normally wear. Not only does it make you uncomfortable during the shoot, but wearing clothes that you wouldn’t normally wear just doesn’t bring out your true personality! That being said, the general rule of thumb is that darker solid colors are generally best. Stripes are a no-no, as are clothes with any kind of repeating small print or pattern. Hats are optional, but typically don’t make the best portraits.
Can I bring props to use during my session?
Bring them! If you have a letter jacket, a guitar, a favorite pet, a mountain bike, or some other prop that you want to include in your portraits then we’ll use them!
What else should I bring with me to my session?
Other than what you want to wear during your session, any props you may want to use, and the standard grooming items (hair brush, hair spray, make up, etc.), be sure that you bring at least one bottle of water with you.
How do I get one of the “cool” pictures with the special effects that you do?
I’m a photographer that likes to think outside the box, and my goal has always been to provide my clients with images that are truly different than anything they can get from other photographers. From time to time, there are certain images that are ideal candidates for a post processing technique that I use which creates a final image that is truly a one of a kind. This process is not the same for each image, and takes a considerable about of time and focused effort to produce. For this reason, I charge an extra $50 to create this type of image.
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* Travel Fee applies for locations outside of Bergen County
** This is an average number of edited images per session. Your session may have more or less depending on how many images are taken.
*** 90-Day print credit with $100 minimum print order (after credit is applied)