Jennifer Birney Photography is currently booking Senior Portrait Sessions for August, September, October & November.
For Senior Portrait Session details and galleries, visit JBP at http://www.jenniferbirney.com/
Senior Portrait Session FAQ:
HOW DO I BOOK A SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION?
Contact me via phone, email, text. I will connect with you related to session details, cost and dates of availability. You'll receive an online Questionnaire to complete and return to me which will help me begin planning and preparing a custom Senior Portrait Session for you. Once a date and time is secured, I will send an invoice for secure online payment and a Model Release to be completed online before your Portrait Session. I'm available to consult with you throughout the process and answer any questions you have, as I'd love the Senior Portrait experience to be extraordinary.
WHEN SHOULD THE SENIOR PORTRAITS BE TAKEN?
You may schedule at any time. I have seniors asking for pictures in the snow, with spring flowers, summer beach and fall leaves. I take senior portrait sessions all year long, but summer and early fall are generally the busiest season. Just make sure you check with your school about the Yearbook photo policies, requirements and deadlines.
HOW WILL WE KNOW HOW TO POSE?
You don't need to know a thing about posing. This is my forte! I'll pose every bit of you for the most flattering angles and portraits. You will be coached every step of the way and can relax knowing that we have your posing covered. Portrait Sessions will include a mix of posed and candid portraiture.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A PLACE FOR MY SENIOR PORTRAITS?
Together we will talk about the look and feel that you want for your Portraits. Maybe that means you love fields, streams, beaches, school/college campus, athletic fields and bridges. Maybe you prefer a more modern look with an old abandoned building, architecture, urban or industrial locals. Or perhaps you're somewhere in the middle. Whatever your style is, we can find a location that you love. It's your decision, but if you need assistance I have many recommendations for fabulous locations. After you have filled out of your online questionnaire, I will start brainstorming locations to discuss with you.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
I will watch the weather closely as your Session approaches. If it looks like rain, we'll reschedule to a day/time as soon as possible. I typically don't cancel for overcast skies as they can provide some of the best diffused lighting. If you have specific weather concern, let me know.
CAN I BRING MY PARENTS?
Of course! I encourage you to bring someone that will help you relax and have fun. In fact, I require that anyone under 18 come accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. I suggest you have only one adult join you for the actual senior portrait session. The less people watching, the more comfortable you will feel. A Parent or a legal guardian is required at the shoot unless written permission is obtained from the parent and agreed upon prior.
HOW LONG WILL THE SESSION LAST?
A typical Senior Session will last between 1 to 2 hours.
HOW MANY CLOTHING CHANGES CAN I BRING?
I don't limit this; however, 2-3 clothing changes are just about right for the length of time we will be photographing. I always recommend choosing clothing that you feel fabulous in. If you feel fabulous, you'll be confident, comfortable, and more relaxed. Accessories (hats, glasses, scarves, jackets, other layers, etc.) are a fun way to change up or build upon a look or style as well.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH IN A STUDIO OR ON LOCATION?
All sessions are photographed on location. There is no limit to where I photograph my clients, as every part of the experience is customized for you.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF DAY FOR MY SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION?
This answer depends completely on the location for the photoshoot. The best time is typically first thing in the morning or a couple hours before sunset for the most flattering light.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
Along with your change of clothes, I recommend bringing basic stuff like a brush, powder, lip gloss/Chapstick, etc.
CAN OUR PETS BE A PART OF OUR PHOTOS?
Absolutely! Pets are like family and can be a huge part of your life. I'm always happy to include them in your Portrait Session.
WILL WE HAVE THE OPTION TO USE PROPS?
Of course, anything that has meaning or is special to you, may be used in the photoshoot. Boats, cars, bikes, chairs, athletic gear, instruments, hobby items, etc.
I'VE SEEN SOME PHOTOS IN PINTEREST OR IN ADS. CAN WE TRY SOMETHING LIKE THAT?
Absolutely! I love to see what my clients have in mind! You can email or text me photos as well. I love to see what photos you like and together we can create our own unique version based on your vision or inspiration.
HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN SEE MY IMAGES?
Turnaround time is two to three weeks after your Portrait Session. I do offer a rush option in which provides your images within 3 days after your Portrait Session. The fee for the rush option is an extra $75 plus tax.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO TO PREPARE FOR THE SESSION?
I recommend that people get a good night of sleep before their photoshoot, bring a water bottle if we are shooting outside. Make sure to pay attention to details on yourself, such as finger nails, tan lines, hair and makeup.
WHO DO I RECOMMEND FOR HAIR AND MAKEUP?
If you're in need of hair and/or makeup services, I highly recommend my daughter Ekaterina "Katia". Her hair and makeup services are available at Studio 890 Salon in Brookfield, WI. Ph# 262-785-2899. She's incredible!
WILL THESE IMAGES BE POSTED ONLINE OR ANY SOCIAL NETWORKS?
Yes, unless specifically requested otherwise, I love to share beautiful portraiture online through Instagram, Facebook and our website. Feel free to follow Jennifer Birney Photography so that we can tag you if you'd like!
DO YOU OFFER DESTINATION PORTRAIT SESSIONS?
Yes, I offer a limited number of Destination Sessions. Let me know what area you would like to travel to, and I'm always happy to make that happen! Keep in mind, however, that travel outside of our area does incur a travel fee that reflects the cost of getting there and possibly staying over.
WHAT IS MY PERSONAL GALLERY LIKE?
I will email you and let you know when your online Gallery is ready [usually 2-3 weeks after your Senior Session]. The email will provide you with a Password and PIN. The Password allows you to view the online gallery of portraiture. The PIN allows you to download the Portraiture. Feel free to share the password with family and friends. Your online Gallery will be full of fully edited images from your Portrait Session. You'll have 3 weeks to view and download your portraits. You're welcome to order professional prints and products directly from the online gallery. Orders are processed immediately and sent directly to your home. Your online gallery will expire after 3 weeks, so download your gallery within that time. I highly suggest saving them in multiple places, just for backup purposes. If you need additional time for your gallery to remain active, just let me know and I'll happily accommodate the request.
HOW DO I ORDER PRINTS AND PRODUCTS?
You can order two ways: through me in person or you can order directly through your online Gallery. Family or friends can also order through your password protected Gallery. Prints and Products will be shipped right to your/their door. You are also provided a Print Release with your Portrait Session, so you have the option to print portraiture on your own as well.