how soon should I book my session?
The earlier the better! We book 3-6+ months in advance with each year filling more quickly. As soon as you know you would like to book a date, contact us.
is professional hair & makeup required?
YES! Heidi works with the very best hair & makeup artist in the business who will create amazing looks for your photo shoot. She knows how to apply makeup specific to photography for that camera-ready look. You just arrive to your hair & makeup appointment with clean skin and hair, and then your personal hair & makeup artist will take care of the rest. Plus she will accompany us for the entire photoshoot to do fun style changes while we're on location. This ensures that you look your best from the first photo to the last. We also provide each of our seniors with a skin care guide for pre-photoshoot prep. Your only job is to exfoliate and arrive with clean skin and clean, blown out hair. The hair & makeup fee is $375 and is payable directly to your personal hair & makeup artist prior to the session.
what is the best time of year to book my senior portrait session?
We photograph seniors from July through April. If you will want to use your photos for your yearbook's senior tribute ad, late summer or early fall is the best timing for you. For reference... the class of 2018's final yearbook deadline at Westlake High School was December 1, 2017! The early yearbook deadlines often leave seniors scrambling for dates in September and October when they realize they need to have their photos ASAP. Sadly, by that point our schedule has already been filled for several months. The schedule is crazy-busy year-round, but schedules are extra busy in the spring because of all the various senior parties and banquets plus the reality of the end of senior year starts to kick in with Spring Fever and graduation party planning!
No matter what season you choose, we book 6-9 months in advance so we do suggest getting on our schedule early.
what if it rains?
We photograph most of our sessions outdoors, so weather definitely plays a role in our photoshoot with you! We won't compromise your session, so if a high chance of rain is in the forecast we will reschedule! If it's cloudy, relax and look forward to your session... clouds make for beautiful photos! Please factor in the potential for inclement weather when you schedule your portrait session so we aren't rushed for deadlines.
what are your prices?
SESSION RETAINER FEE $500
STARTING PRINT COLLECTIONS $1250
STARTING DIGITAL COLLECTIONS $2750 (most popular)
MINIMUM ORDER $1000
We offer a luxury photography experience that is once in a lifetime. With Heidi Knight you are working with a highly skilled photographer and her team of stylists and artists to get one-of-a-kind portrait session that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
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