senior session info…

You’ve made it at last!  CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you so much for considering Madeline Photography as your Senior portrait photography studio!  I absolutely LOVE meeting my seniors and getting to know what makes you YOU!  Whether you have booked your session already or you are just browsing around, I hope you find the info below to be useful. We offer a creative and fun experience!   In addition, we offer beautiful custom products such as gallery wrap canvas, professional prints, albums, grad announcements and photo books.  An in-person viewing and ordering session will help you decide the best way to display your images.  You will leave your Senior session feeling beautiful inside and out!  For more info and answers to some common questions, please see the FAQ list below… I look forward to hearing from you!

When you message me to book your session, we will then schedule your shoot day and time.  Once the session fee is received, your appointment will be confirmed and I will send you your Client Questionnaire and Client Password via email. You will then fill out and return your online Questionnaire which includes your preferences for the shoot location, session style, clothing, favorite colors, props, favorite poses and more. All of your questions will be answered via email, phone, or if you prefer, in person. My goal is to fully understand how I will create a successful experience for you from start to finish.

Although I strive for creative poses, and perfect images, my style for shooting is relaxed and fun. My goal during the shoot is to capture you in an enjoyable, fresh and timeless way.

After your senior photo session, we will schedule your ordering session. This is an appointment for you to view the best images from the session, view samples of products to display your images, and make your selections. I will guide you through the selection process and answer all of your questions.

I offer many heirloom products, including gallery wrap canvas, photographic prints, beautiful frames, coffee table art books, albums and custom photo graduation announcements.   I also offer digital images for sharing on social media sites and personal use.  Digital images are available as an add-on to your print order.

How do I book a shoot or get more info?

Great! Please fill out the contact form and within 48 hours I will send you an email response. I will answer your questions and once you are ready to book, we will together schedule your session date.  Once the session fee is received, your session will be confirmed. I will send you an email confirmation with your session info, Client Questionnaire, and Client Password.  You will complete the online Client Questionnaire so that I can customize your session.

How far in advance should I schedule my session?
The earlier the better! If you want the best chance to receive your best date, please schedule as far in advance as possible.
 How long does my session last?  Senior sessions are usually 1-2 hours giving you plenty of time to fit in about 4 outfits (depending on how quick you can change!)
When do I view my pictures?
We will schedule your viewing and ordering session about 2 weeks following your photo shoot. We will present to you your best images fully edited and retouched. We will also show you all the beautiful heirloom products that are available for you so you can pick out what you love!
How much does it cost?  The session fee is required to secure your date. This fee is transferable but non-refundable.  The session fee includes the consultation, sitting fee, hand editing, retouching of images and in-person viewing and ordering session.  At your ordering session you will have the option to purchase a variety of wonderful heirloom products at excellent prices.    We want to provide the best photography services with state of the art equipment and professional, artistic editing.  We also want to provide the best quality products AND provide you with a great price.  We want to see you time and time again and not save us for “special occasions”.   We want to be your photographer for years to come!
What should I wear? We want your photos to reflect YOU and since each person is different, rather than telling you what looks good I’ve have created a Pinterest board with lots of different outfit, makeup and hair ideas!  We do suggest avoiding too busy patterns as they can be distracting (however bold patterns can look great!)  We are always here to give suggestions, and we also want to see what you have picked out so we ask for you to text us your outfits prior to your session so we can also get a good feel for your style and plan ahead for your shoot!
Should I get my hair & makeup done? We want you to not only look but also feel your best which is why suggest having your hair & makeup done.  It is not required to have professional hair and make up if you are comfortable with doing it yourself.  If you need suggestions we are here to help.    Feel free to bring do your own hair and makeup or leave it up to the professionals to ensure you look absolutely gorgeous!
How long do I have to wait to see my pics?
1-2 weeks
Will you tell me how to pose during my shoot? Absolutely!  We will give you lots of ideas and directions throughout your session to help you feel at ease. Sometimes the best photos are the candid ones because that is when you are at your most relaxed.  We will coach you along and make you feel comfortable and confident.  This is your time to shine!
Who should I bring with me to my shoot? Feel free to bring mom, dad or a friend as long as you’re comfortable in front of them, if not then you can also come solo!  Keep in mind this is also a special, exciting, bittersweet time in mom and dad’s life…. plus they can be very helpful with outfit changes, lip gloss touch ups etc.  Many of my seniors choose to have a few shots of them with their Mother, which truly becomes a priceless image.
What if there is bad weather on the day of my shoot? Don’t worry, we will leave 1-3 days open during the week for reschedules. We will notify you asap if we do have to reschedule, however we usually only reschedule if there is either a high chance of rain, OR if it’s going to be too cold to be comfortable.  If it’s overcast don’t worry your pictures will still look amazing!
What happens if we need to reschedule or cancel our session?
No one wants to be photographed if they are feeling lousy or the weather isn’t cooperating. Should someone in your family get sick or the weather isn’t being kind to us, the session can absolutely be rescheduled. We will work together to find the next available date for both of us. For other circumstances, session fees will be refunded fully or applied to another session date as long as the session is canceled at least seven days prior to the shoot. After seven days, 50% of the session fee will be refunded. If you do not show up for your session without calling, your session fee will be forfeited.
Where do I change my clothes?
Be prepared to turn your car into a dressing room!  Also, feel free to bring a towel or blanket to cover up with between changes.  We may do a little walking so be sure to bring a pair of flip-flops for in-between scene changes.
Can I get digital files of my photos?
YES! Digital files are available for purchase along with your print order.  They are not available as a stand-alone item.  Your images deserve to be printed at the finest labs in the country.
How long does it take to receive my images?
Once your order has been placed, your beautiful package will arrive within 4-5 weeks
What’s not included in the session fee? 
Prints or digital files are not included in your session fee.
How many images will we see from our session? 
Expect about 20-30 images in your proofing gallery to view.
How long is a typical session? 
With your session fee, you get 1-3 hours with me at any location within a 30 mile radius of Greenville, South Carolina.  The session usually ends up being 1 hour, but block out three hours, just in case.  Locations outside the 30 mile radius will require a travel fee. (please inquire on pricing).  We always shoot until we get all the great shots.
Should I schedule a studio or on-location setting? 
I love shooting both in studio and outdoors, so it is entirely up to you.  Madeline Photography Studio is spacious with natural light as well as flattering studio lighting, tons of props, and a very cozy and inviting environment.  We are fortunate to live in a gorgeous part of South Carolina, so we have tons of urban and rural outdoor locations to choose from (weather permitting).   So, either way, you can’t go wrong, and I can help you decide!   If you can’t decide, a combo Studio/Location shoot is available.
Do you offer any special offers if I’m happy with my experience and refer a friend?
YES!! 🙂  The BEST compliment we could receive would be your referral to a friend!  We want to thank you by offering $50 credit toward your future session for each referral.  Please see REFERAL REWARDS PROGRAM for further details.   If you have a few moments, please also send us a note or Facebook recommendation.
I hope these FAQ’s were helpful!
If you have any other questions feel free to send me an email:
I look forward to hearing from you!
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Madeline Photography is a Greenville, South Carolina senior photographer offering a truly unique and memorable Senior Portrait Experience!   You will look and feel like a model!  Lori takes the time to listen to her senior clients and plans a modern photo session that is special and customized to each senior.  Her ability to naturally pose her seniors, coordinate wardrobe with different locations around Greenville and in the studio, and masterfully craft the light will result in amazing senior portraits that are second to none.  Lori’s senior photography is not the old school studio pictures of your parent’s generation, but fresh, fun, and stylish.  These are pictures you will be proud to show off to your friends.  This is such an exciting time in your life as you grow from a teen into a young adult – don’t settle for anything but the best!  You can be confident that you will look AMAZING in your Greenville, South Carolina Senior Pictures!