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?
- 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 adviser before your yearbook deadline.
Schedule your Senior Session
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 Chicago 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 After Dark session here!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 Studio session here!