Senior Photography

 

Senior Photography

Okay, so we all know that senior photos are a unique thing in the United States of America.  I'm not sure when the senior photo phenomena started. But as a senior photo photographer, I can make sure your senior photos have very classic artistic fashion style to them that you will love.


With my senior photo sessions, I always like to incorporate your personality and flavor for fashion into the photoshoot. If you are looking for ways to add something interesting to your senior photo shoot, we can help you with that.  We take a fashion style magazine attitude with an editorial photography approach and create your senior photos. 

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits Tips

It is critical before the photo session that we get to know you. We want to make sure that we are representing your personality and providing you with a creative way to express yourself and celebrate you are successes and personality as a senior. 

Some examples of things we'd like to know before your senior photo shoot.  Does the senior play sports? Is the senior a cheerleader? What activities are they involved in Dance or Football. Knowing these things will enable us to capture your senior photos. 

At the photo shoot we will get to know you a little bit better so that you'll have a fun experience and enjoy the photo shoot. We always have fun and feel free to bring your favorite music and wardrobe to your senior photo shoot to complement the experience. This is why it is important we like integrate hobbies and activities that are important to you.


Wardrobe

I always suggest with my senior portrait photo shoots that you bring wardrobe that is comfortable and compliments your style. If we are doing more of a fashion photography editorial senior photoshoot,  we can work with fashion designers to help fulfill your vision for your fashion editorial senior photoshoot.

 

Location

In our area we have an abundance of places to work with for your photoshoot.  from Nashville Tennessee to Franklin Tennessee and downtown Columbia see there is a wide variety of locations available for photo shoots.

We can also help you plan a destination photo shoot to major metropolitan City like Chicago or New York City, and we can even help with beach locations in Miami or the Gulf Coast.  Safety comes first, we do not shoot on railroad tracks or other illegal, dangerous locations.
 
We want to use a location that is convenient for you. If you have a  place that has significance to you, let know. For example, we recently rented entire State Park in Gulf Shores Alabama at Fort Morgan for a senior photo shoot.

 

Lighting

We like to avoid the middle of the day if we are shooting outside. This type of environment create very harsh shadows and may lower the quality of your senior photo. Early morning and late afternoon are ideal situations for shooting outside and overcast cloudy days are perfect for photography.


Framing

The package that I offer,  I will shoot a wide range Portrait composition to give you choices when ordering your prints to be framed. For example. 

Composition Examples:


Frame filling headshots
Head and shoulders
½ length
¾ length(crop at mid-thigh)
full length

 

Equipment

I shoot with professional Canon Cameras and Canon lenses.  I also use a Sony for capturing behind-the-scenes video and Nikon film camera for the vintage photography. Creativity and fun I'll also use the Kodak Polaroid's to get that extra special creative look. 

 

Processing

My goal is to create senior photography that will have a lasting impact on your memories. I avoid using the gimmicky action that creates an over edited look. Our goal is to create something artistic and classic and not cheapen the photography down to an Instagram fad.

Portraits should always be about you and never about the processing. Aside from my straight color photos, I do some black and whites. 


Senior Portraits Pinterest Ideas

 

Senior Portraits Artistic fashion
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Senior Portraits Males
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Senior Portraits Location Ideas
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Senior Portraits How Does it Work?  

1) Contact us and together we select a date for your photo session. 

Kenneth Purdom
PHOTOGRAPHY  
615-310-7171
Kenneth@kennethpurdom.com
KennethPurdom.com 

2) We will talk about your session in detail at our consultation appointment. It only takes a few minutes, and it's free.

3) At the shoot, we take some time to go over the plan for the day.

4) At the Display Session, we will go over all of your prints and help you select the best edits that fit your needs.

 

DO YOU DO SESSIONS IN STUDIO OR ON LOCATION?

Photographs sessions both on location and in the studio. Depending on the session type your desire you will have several options to choose from.  

 

MINIMUM PURCHASE?
Our sessions to require a minimum purchase this allows us to maintain a high level of professionalism and quality to ensure that you are taking care of.

 

WHAT IS A CONSULTATION?
We meet with our clients at a consultation prior to your photoshoot to go over all the details about your portrait experience. We will cover locations, ideas,  style, and all the details so the day of your session we are all having fun and creating amazing images for you. 

 

DO YOU OFFER CUSTOM FRAMING?
Yes.  We also can do custom canvas gallery wraps, metal prints, gallery blocks and custom-framed portrait art, Albums, USB drives, Images boxes.  

 

PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED?
Cash, Check, Debit Card, Credit Cards 

 
WHEN DO WE SEE THE IMAGES? 
Ordering appointments are scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays about 10 after the shoot. Ordering appointments take an 1 hour. At the ordering appointment, we will present your images and help you select the images.
 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET ORDER?
Approximately 3 weeks after your order is placed.  
 

HOW LONG WILL YOU KEEP MY FILES?
All ordered and paid for images are archived for a period up to 1 year.  Images not paid for are deleted and will not be stored on our system. 

 

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY SESSION?
We understand that unexpected events come up, whether due to illness, weather, travel delays or emergencies. If you need to reschedule, please call 48 hours in advance. While our session fees are non-refundable, you may use it for a one-time reschedule.  

 

WHEN DO I PAY FOR MY SESSION FEE?
Your full session fee payment is required at the time of booking. This fee is the only way to hold your appointment.  The session fee covers the time, talent, and creative fee of the portrait artist, the consultation appointment, and ordering appointment and is non-refundable.

 
WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE FOR MY ORDER? 
We require 100% of your order total before order is started.  

 
WHAT IF I WANT TO MAKE A COPY OF MY IMAGE? 
All images remain the property of Kenneth Purdom and are protected by federal copyright laws. 

Paid for photos can be used for the yearbook. 

 

Senior Portrait Sessions

 

My STORY $250
1 Hour 1 location 2 outfits.
Hair and makeup additional.

 

My IDENTITY $400.
2 Hours 2 Locations 4 Outfits.

 

My EXPERIENCE $1000.
Multiple Locations and outfits and looks. Includes: Hair/Makeup Artist for the whole 8 hour day as well as a styling for the entire session.  

 

My DESTINATION  $ Let's talk.
Create a customized session at your fabulous location. 

Print collections minimum begin at $1000 for all sessions.

Free Successful Senior Photography Tip for My Senior Photos Guide:
 

If you would like a free guide to successful senior photography, just email me with the subject line Successful Senior Photography Tip for My Senior Photos. 

 

Email:
Kenneth@kennethpurdom.com

 

Subject:
Free Successful Senior Photography Tip for My Senior Photos Guide