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Makeup artist services

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To really look and feel your best you may add our professional makeup service to any sitting option.  Some more elaborate sitting levels include professional makeup.  Our makeup artists specialize in applying makeup for photographic portraiture and fashion modeling.  They only use the best photo tested products applied with subtle techniques to enhance your natural… Read more »

Sitting Fees

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The sitting fee is separate from the print and collection costs and is due at the time of the session.  Please download and view our sittings booklet available via the pricing tab.  Sitting options range from very simple to very elaborate.  Our sitting brochure also includes information to help you prepare for your session.  You… Read more »

Payment Options

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We want to make sure you get what you want as painlessly as possible. As long as you place your order when a special discount or premium is offered you will be guaranteed to receive the discount or premium. Full payment is not expected at the time of the order. The standard payment procedure for… Read more »

How long will it take to process my print order?

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It takes about two weeks in house to prep and retouch your image files. During our busy season it can take up to three weeks in our photo lab to print and package your order. We estimate a two to five week turnaround time. Many times your portrait package will be completed earlier than the… Read more »

Image tinting, cropping, and special effects

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You can have your prints your way.  We offer image tinting, cropping, and other special effects at no additional cost.  Black and white, sepia, and a host of other color tints, edge borders, and vignettes are available upon request.  Any image can be cropped to eliminate background or change composition for free.  These options are… Read more »

Retouching

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Unlike many professional photographers we include most retouching in your print price.  Our approach is to provide you with the highest quality image printed on the best quality materials.  Standard retouching is a service we feel is essential to clean up the image.   Every image needs at least a little help.   We will… Read more »

Ordering

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As of now we do not offer direct online ordering.  If we offered online ordering we would have to use an intermediate service or pay a royalty for each transaction.  Also, our research shows a tendency to misinterpret package pricing especially when attempting to modify an existing package.  Many customers would end up paying more… Read more »

Pricing

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If you are new to shopping for high school senior portraiture you may also experience sticker shock. Sitting and print packages are higher, sometimes much higher, than what you paid for underclass portrait prints. There are a couple reasons: Most underclass portrait packages are mass produced, not retouched or lightly retouched, and are quickly and… Read more »

What are your Studio Hours?

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Our standard hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm weekdays.  We have extended hours during the summer.  We do schedule evenings and weekends by appointment.

Why is the official photographer for the yearbook different than the photographer who took my daughter’s underclass pictures, and why are the prices so different?

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Usually the portrait services that provide elementary, middle school, and underclass portrait packages are very large, sometimes national, companies that treat the portrait process as a commodity. The purpose of the underclass school photograph is to create a photographic record of the child at a specific age. The service is structured to produce a low… Read more »