As a mom, I identify with your parents & grandparents who wish they could hit the pause button for a little longer…who know you’re coming to the end of childhood. This experience is also for those important people. Just imagine how will they feel when they are holding a stunning print of their (not so little) baby and think back to all those childhood memories? *sniff ok I’m holding it together
WELCOME CLASS OF ’22
I’m so glad you are here! This is a chance to go beyond the thousands of selfy snaps you’ve shot and edited on your phone. This experience is SO.MUCH.MORE than that. When we work together, it’s a fun and creative process that gives you a variety of images that are authentically you. Getting your senior photos should be a highlight of the summer because it was so much fun and celebrates this unique time in your life. I provide you with a luxury experience where you feel pampered, professionally styled, and totally wowed when you see how beautiful you really are. Ladies – go for a luxe session and you’ll have professional hair & makeup done before we start. It’s super fun!
HOW IT WORKS
Crafting your unique experience is easy peasy. Bring your ideas, hobbies, obsessions, and dog along for the ride.
Before you even book your session, let’s get together. I’ll answer all of your questions and we can start plannnig where to go, what to wear, and what you’d like your final images to be. We can do this at my studio or over Zoom.
Our fun day to together to create, play, and have fun! Often we meet and start at the studio and go on location from there. Ladies – with the Luxe Session you’ll start with pro hair & makeup and get extra pampering!
Viewing & Ordering
This is our celebration meeting. We’ll start with a slideshow of all of your beautiful images and decide what collections and items we’d like to take home. We can do this directly after the session or a few days later. Bring anyone who might help in making financial decisions please.
The final piece is the culmination of what we do – having digital files & products that you can keep forever! Based on your order you’ll get albums, prints, wall art, and digital galleries. If you need any help with wall art installation, we’ll be right there to install for free. And now you’re an EJP preferred client for life 🙂
1. HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST TOTAL?
This is a great question, and one I want to be completely transparent with you about. First, at EJP we don’t try to force you to buy things you don’t love or spend more than your budget allows. I’m an artist, not a salesperson. This is why our journey starts with a Discovery Session. We go over the investment guide and look at products together so you know exactly what products & digitals cost before you book your Senior Session. To give you a ballpark, there are 2 session types; a Luxe session with professional hair & makeup for $200 or a Simple session for $150. We then use our simple “Create a Collection” to put together your choice of Albums, Folio Boxes, Wall Art, Gift Prints, and Digital Files. These start at $400 and most folks spend between $800-2200. Take a peak HERE at the Investment Page as a starter.
2. DO YOU OFFER DIGITAL FILES?
YES! Digital Files can be purchased A La Carte or at a discount when you pair them with an Album, Wall Art Piece, or Video. We also back-up all images you purchase just in case your computer crashes somewhere down the line.
3. DO YOU RETOUCH IMAGES?
You bet I retouch everything. All digital files include a standard retouch to correct for color balance, color tone, and exposure. Any image purchased inside an Album or Wall Art piece gets a Signature Retouch, which includes skin,eyes,teeth, hair retouching, background object removal if needed, and any other creative editing. For headshots, each digital image purchase will get a full Signature Retouch and can include a transparent background if you’d like as well. If you need something specific just ask!
4. DO YOU SHOOT ON LOCATION?
Of course I shoot on location all the time. We live near gorgous parks, cities, and outdoor spaces. My studio is steps away from downtown Excelsior, the lake, the beach, and the park. If you’d like your session to be outside, downtown Minneapolis, or even outside the Twin Cities area let’s chat. I do charge for mileage if greater than 25 miles from Excelsior.
5. DO YOU OFFER WARDROBE & STYLING?
I don’t have a studio wardrobe to offer clients (yet) but am happy to discuss ideas and make recommendations for you. I can also recommend rental services and help you choose what to wear. If you’d like to book a stylist for your shoot, I know some fabulously talented professionals in the Twin Cities who can help you really put those pieces together.
6. HOW MANY OUTFITS CAN I HAVE?
For a typical High School Senior girl session, I recommend bringing 7-10 outfits knowing we’ll choose 3-6 of them during our shoot. For the High School guys, that can be less. For families, sometimes 2-3 outfit changes is about what we can get in but it could be more if needed. We can definately chat about this during your Discovery Session and plan out what wardrobe we’ll pair with a background or location so we have a plan before we shoot.
7. HAIR AND MAKEUP?
YES! I work with some very talented HMUA artists who are in the commercial fashion world. Ladies I always recommend getting the Luxe Session which provides hair and makeup before your shoot. You can choose a very natural or a little glammed up look. Not only will you feel beautifully pampered but your images will be next level. Trust me, it’s amazing!
8. BUT I ALWAYS LOOK WEIRD IN PHOTOS!
Don’t worry, I hear this just about every day. Most people have some kind of issue with how they look in photos, it’s completely normal. When you hire a professional (like me!) please know that you’re not just hiring a fancy camera and lens. You are also hiring someone with the experience and knowledge of how to pose different body shapes & sizes, how to create flattering light, how to choose clothing that will look amazing, and how to retouch those suspect areas. You are paying for quality in the experience and in the final product, just like you would when purchasing a designer handbag or high-end piece of furniture. Don’t worry, I’ve got you!