You should plan for the sitting fee + a package. A senior session fee starts at $200 and my most popular package is $2500 which includes matted gift prints for family, wallets to give to your friends, a signing board for your grad party, and the MHeart exclusive wood heirloom clusters. When you schedule your personal consultation we will go over each package I offer and also cover the payment plans I offer.
All of my individual sessions are three hours, I have found this is the best amount of time to change outfits and travel to new locations for a variety of images. However, you should expect to be with me for at least four hours due to hair and makeup being done beforehand. When we meet for your consultation, I will plan the best timeline so you don't have to worry at all. All you do is show up with your outfits, pet, and personal items and be treated like the queen you are!
I recommend scheduling your senior portraits BEFORE your senior year begins because my schedule fills up so fast. Most seniors will schedule them for the summer before their senior year begins so their busy academic and extracurricular schedules don't interfere.
All of my session fees include professional hair and makeup, your personal consultation where we cover wardrobe planning or personal shopping if you choose and design the session of your dreams, the time and talent of your photographer, image retouching and your red carpet gallery reveal.
So in Year 12, the magazine that is given to each senior in their swag bag, I go over outfit choices and include 15+ pages of inspiration but I recommend at least 5 different outfits ranging from casual to professional dress. We will talk about outfit planning during your consultation and browse the senior style closet.
Within 2 weeks after your session, you will get a personal invitation to attend your gallery reveal we schedule at the end of your session. This is where I roll out the red carpet and provide snacks, and refreshments to watch your personal image slideshow on the studio's 120" flat screen, this is an incredibly exciting and emotional time so I will also have Kleenex ready. We will hand pick your final images, design grad announcements, albums and the wall art together. I do ask that ALL decision makers be present for this session because this is the time your order will be finalized. If, for any reason a decision maker is not able to be present for this reveal, we will reschedule to ensure your highest satisfaction.
All orders are placed immediately after your gallery reveal and are available for pick up within four to six weeks. I will send you a text as soon as I have received your order and you can pick it up as soon as that day!
I understand completely that unexpected emergencies can and will happen, I just ask you give me at least 48 hours of notice if you need to reschedule an appointment, if you can. There will be rare instances that 48 hours notice is not applicable and I ask that you please call me as soon as you can and we will work out the best plan for you. For the first time reschedules there will be no fees associated but any re-scheduling afterwards will require a fee of $100. As far as weather and your individual session, I will not charge any re-scheduling fees. We live in the Midwest where anything can happen at the drop of a hat, I will be keeping my eye on the radar and will try my best to keep everyone's safety in mind first.
Your senior year experience will include ALL of your senior year because you aren't just a senior for one day! You'll get the chance to tell your story through photography and videography and you will walk away with TRUE memories of your senior year.
Senior Portrait Experience: This experience is one of epic proportions that is ALL ABOUT YOU! We include your hobbies, style and your vibe with complimentary hair and makeup at locations that are out of this world.
Senior Year Experience Begins! You're a varsity cheerleader? High school rodeo? Shooting sports? MHeart will attend one of your games or event and create an unforgettable film staring YOU in your element doing what you love!
Homecoming Court? MHeart will be there to film you getting ready and when you walk the field.
Going to Prom? MHeart will be there to film you getting ready with your closest friends and to photograph you before you head off for the night.
Graduation! Yes, you need incredible cap and gown portraits...but you also need a GRADUATION FILM starring you and your besties! Did the memory bank just call for a deposit? Yes, yes they did.