When it comes to senior portraits, the questions are usually the same.
How much is a senior session?
What comes with a senior session?
When do I book my senior session?
Now that your senior year is vastly approaching, you need to think about these things. This is the first email of a small series designed to help answer your questions.
So let's begin with the most common question, price. You can expect a wide variety of photographers when you're pulling up google, asking for referrals or simply looking at social media. So how much does a professional photographer cost?
Here's your short answer, anywhere from free to 5,000+. Whoa... don't get your panties in a twist, I need to explain!
The better the work and the more experienced the photographer is, the more they will cost. **ALWAYS look at a photographers portfolio because that will represent what your photos will look like**
So... how much is a senior session with AK Rustic Photography? The answer is simple, but not what you'd expect. Senior sessions are 250 for girls and 175 for guys with prints/products/digitals being additional.
"If you charge 250, then why am I paying extra for the prints/products/digitals?" The 250 covers my time to plan your session (that's the preconsult) and host your session.
**Note** Did you know that I gift all of my senior girls a makeup artist for no additional cost? I also have a ton of jewelry, hats and other accessories that are perfect for your photo session! It's like playing dress up!
So now that we know AKRP is 175 - 250, how much are products/digitals? This price is where it gets a little more complicated. All of AKRP's products are fully edited to hi resolution and we've picked the most elite professional labs to work with to ensure that your products last for ages, not just a season! Prints begin at 35 and go up.
How much should I expect to spend? Our average client spends 1,250+ on products and gets several digital images, several prints and wall art (basically everything that you want and need). This hopefully gives you a general idea of what to expect.
It's also important to note that you pay for your prints/products/digitals AFTER you've seen them to a beautiful slideshow during your "reveal;" (when the edited images are revealed to you for the first time). It's a pretty special moment and we like to make it a big deal for the senior and their families!
Want to see a price list? Email me so we can set up a FaceTime call or in person consult to go over all details and what to expect.
One important factor to note is that we do anticipate a waiting list this year because we are limiting ourselves to 50 seniors for the whole year! Once those spots are all taken, we are fully booked. This ensures we have plenty of extra time to do fun sessions and get togethers with all of the seniors at no additional cost. We are building our senior team to have multiple sessions throughout the year, not just their individual session.
Keep an eye out for the next email, I'll be covering some more hot topics that you all want to know. If you'd like to ensure your spot on our senior team this year, email us so we can set things up before all of the fall dates book up!
Talk to you soon,