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Senior Picture Ideas

Why should I take senior pictures?

Whether you realize it or not, this is a pivotal time in your life, one you will look back on for years to come. We help you commemorate this turning point in your life with senior pictures that reveal your character. We customize your poses and generate creative ideas to match your style. And we always keep it fun and relaxed so you are comfortable in front of the camera.

 

How should I do my hair?

Girls: It’s okay to use your normal hairdo in your senior pictures – that’s how people will remember you. If you decide to have your hair done professionally for your session, test it out a few weeks earlier to make sure you like it. For makeup, the natural look photographs best.
Guys: Schedule a hair cut at least one week before your session. A fresh shave is a must. Make sure beards or mustaches are trimmed to your liking.

 

What should I wear?

Choose clothing that captures your character and you enjoy wearing. What best represents you?

Photographs best:

  • Solid, earth tone colors
    • Medium to dark tones
    • Simple neck-lines
    • Long sleeve shirts

Wear in moderation:

  • Bare shoulders or spaghetti straps, which can make you look heavier
    • Bright colors such as red, orange, and pink
    • Stripes, plaids, checks, and bold prints

 

What should I bring?

What do you like to do? Consider incorporating hobbies and interests into your session, such as sports, music, cooking or cars. We’ve been to the skate park with seniors, photographed them at their track or football field, and even in (or on) their cars! Also think about how you want to accessorize with each outfit. Bring hats, scarves, shawls, jewelry, sunglasses, feathers or umbrellas. The options are endless, so have some fun with it!

Can I meet the photographer?

Absolutely! Whether you’re ready to book your senior session or still have some questions, it’s a great idea to connect first and get some fresh ideas from our award-winning photographers Mary and Jerry. You can either schedule an appointment to meet with your photographer in person, or chat with them on the phone. They will be happy to help you prepare for a fantastic experience, as they match your style with great locations, poses and lighting.

 

When can I see my images?

About a week after your session we’ll set up a purchasing appointment with you to view and select your images and products. This appointment generally lasts an hour, and we ask that you bring with you whoever is involved in the decision-making process, since you will be placing your order at this time. Images will not be posted online. No phones, cameras or recording devices are allowed during this appointment. You may choose from a variety of prints and products, but our most popular senior product is the “Senior Story Frame.” All ordered images are professionally retouched and enhanced.

 

When will I get my order?

Normal turn-around from the time you place your order is 4-6 weeks. It can take 6-8 weeks during our peak holiday season. Faster turn around times are available upon request. Yearbook images are retouched and delivered to your school’s advisor before your yearbook deadline.

Experience Sessions

For those really looking to get creative, choose one of our experience sessions.

Experience After Dark: Our most popular senior session combines the beauty of sunset and the sparkle of city lights. Take a walk on the shores of Lake Michigan in the evening and join the night owls after dark along the streets of downtown Milwaukee.

4 hrs, 5 outfits: $375

Experience Chicago: Spend the day in downtown Chicago discovering the rich architecture, river ways and picturesque landscape. Transportation and lunch are included.

4 hrs, 5 outfits (travel time not included in 5 hours): $375

 

 

Location Sessions

The Milwaukee area offers several diverse settings for your session.

Beach: Take a walk on the shores of Lake Michigan for an evening beach session, capturing the Milwaukee skyline and soaking up the sun before it sets. Kick off your shoes and get your feet wet.
1.5 hrs, 3 outfits: $165

Cityscapes: Explore the Milwaukee’s urban spaces, include the Third Ward’s unique shops and the river walk. You’ll find hidden gems in with each turn and alleyway.

1.5 hrs, 3 outfits: $165

Waterfall: Enjoy the rushing waterfall and beautiful landscape while wading in the water or climbing on the rocks. You can even let the falls rush over you!

1.5 hrs, 3 outfits: $165

Outdoor: Choose your favorite outdoor location to customize your session or let our photographers match your style. Go to your favorite coffee shop, skate park, sports field or track, farm or shopping mall.

1.5 hrs, 3 outfits: $165

Home: One of the best locations to get creative senior picture ideas is your own home! You will view your living space in a new light as our photographers craft poses to capture your personality.

1.5 hrs, 3 outfits: $165

 

Studio Sessions

Looking for something simple? Stay indoors for you session.

Classic: Consider a professional background in our studio. This session is required for some high school yearbooks.

.5 hrs, 1 outfit: $75
1 hr, 3 outfits: $110

Add-on: Need more time, outfits or props? No problem. You can even bring a friend, extra outfits, musical instrument, vehicle, pet, or sports gear. This session will occur in our studio or on-location depending upon your first session choice.

.5 hrs, 2 outfits: $55

Prints & Products

Choose from a variety of products, including Wall Art, Gallery Easel sets, gift prints (8×10 and smaller), digital archives, and our most popular senior item: the “Senior Story Frame,” which starts at $389 and includes multiple images in one frame. Other prints and products start at $225.

Schedule your Senior Session

Experience Chicago

Spend the day in downtown Chicago discovering the rich architecture, river ways and picturesque landscape. Transportation and lunch are included. 4 hrs, 5 outfits (travel time not included in 5 hours): $375

Schedule your Home session here!

 

 

 

Experience After Dark

Our most popular senior session combines the beauty of sunset and the sparkle of city lights. Take a walk on the shores of Lake Michigan in the evening and join the night owls after dark along the streets of downtown Milwaukee. 4 hrs, 5 outfits: $375

Schedule your Beach session here!

 

 

 

Beach

Take a walk on the shores of Lake Michigan for an evening beach session, capturing the Milwaukee skyline and soaking up the sun before it sets. Kick off your shoes and get your feet wet. 1.5 hrs, 3 outfits: $165

Schedule your Beach session here!

 

 

 

Cityscapes

Explore the Milwaukee’s urban spaces, include the Third Ward’s unique shops and the river walk. You’ll find hidden gems in with each turn and alleyway. 1.5 hrs, 3 outfits: $165

Schedule your Cityscapes session here!

 

 

 

Waterfall

Enjoy the rushing waterfall and beautiful landscape while wading in the water or climbing on the rocks. You can even let the falls rush over you! 1.5 hrs, 3 outfits: $165

Schedule your Waterfall session here!

 

 

 

Outdoor

Choose your favorite outdoor location to customize your session or let our photographers match your style. Go to your favorite coffee shop, skate park, sports field or track, farm or shopping mall. 1.5 hrs, 3 outfits: $165

Schedule your Outdoor session here!

 

 

Home

One of the best locations to get creative senior picture ideas is your own home! You will view your living space in a new light as our photographers craft poses to capture your personality. 1.5 hrs, 3 outfits: $165

Schedule your Home session here!

 

 

 

Classic Studio

Consider a professional background in our studio. This session is required for some high school yearbooks. .5 hrs, 1 outfit: $75 or 1 hr, 3 outfits: $110

Schedule your Home session here!