Frequently Asked Questions
How much should I plan to invest? You should account for both the session fee and custom portrait collection. The amount you ultimately invest, is entirely dependent on you. Custom portrait collections begin at $740, however, most clients choose to invest between $900-$1,200 on their senior portraits.
Are payment plans available? Yes! I understand that senior portraits are an investment and 2 month, 4 month, or 6 month payment plans are available for portrait collections.
Does the session fee include any images? The session fee is paid at the time of booking your senior experience, and is non-refundable. This fee covers the wardrobe consultation, planning and preparation for the session, professional makeup and/or hair (depending on which session is chosen), the 2-3 hour photoshoot, post-session editing of the images, and the Portrait Reveal and Ordering Session. The session fee does not include any prints, products, or digital images.
What is a wardrobe consultation? Do I have to have one? Yes! It helps me get to know you a bit more, making being in front of the camera more comfortable for both us. A wardrobe consultation is where you come into the studio, and bring all of your outfits so that we can plan your hair and makeup, outfits, locations, accessories, etc.
What is a “Portrait Reveal and Ordering Session”? Your Portrait Reveal happens within 1-2 weeks after your senior session. You and your parents will come into the studio to view the images from your session, for the first time. The images will be in a video slideshow set to music, and then together, we will create a custom portrait collection that is tailored to your needs, home decor, and style. All decision makers must be present at this appointment and final decisions must be made. If another appointment is needed to make final decisions, it can be scheduled for $100.
How many outfits can I bring? As many as you like! Our sessions are based on time and available sunlight, not the number of outfits you bring. In general, 3-5 looks work best. Just keep in mind, that the more time you spend getting ready between outfits, the fewer outfits and locations we may get to. Be sure to check out our Pinterest board for style inspiration.
Do you sell full resolution digital images that we can print ourselves? Yes! You may purchase your full digital image collection a la carte, or receive them as complimentary after investing $1,000 in your custom portrait collection.
How long do you keep my images on file? We keep your images on file for one year following your portrait session. However, if you purchase and/or receive your digital images complimentary, your images will be placed in an online gallery for 10 years.
I want to wear my hair two different ways, can I do that? I love when seniors want variety in their senior portraits with changes in hair and makeup. If you are simply wanting to change up your look a little during your session (such as pulling your hair up for certain outfits), our hairstylist can absolutely do that for you, when you book “The Glam” senior session. However, if you would like to wear your hair in two different ways (such as straight and naturally curly), we encourage you to reserve two separate sessions.
Who should I bring to my portrait session? We encourage bringing just one parent or friend with you. Having too many people can be distracting, uncomfortable and take away from your portrait experience.
Am I required to have my makeup professionally done? As part of the Destinee Stark Photography senior experience, each session comes with complimentary, professional airbrush makeup, and the option to add hairstyling.