If portraits are our specialty, then high school senior pictures are our passion. Find out what makes senior photography session at Oread Studios different.
Tell people what makes you tick
Whether you call it high school senior pictures, portraits or photography, it’s is about you.It’s your time. Tell the world who you are and what’s important in your life. Your senior session will be filled with adventure, and along the way we will capture some amazing pictures which describe you. We have the room and skill to bring just about any idea to life. Whether capturing your sports interests, musical inclinations, style or maybe even humor, we get to know what makes you tick, then put it into your own visual story.Your Session Day
PORTRAITS NOT PICTURES
Senior portrait sessions at Oread Studios won’t fit everyone’s needs.That’s ok.It’s for people who want their photos taken using unmatched skills and techniques by the person with his name on the sign out front.It’s for seniors that want photos that pop because of all the attention paid to detail in posing, lighting and editing.It’s for people that want their senior’s personality captured at a milestone time in their life in a timeless portrait that can be hung on the wall until THEIR children can see it some day.It’s for seniors that want photos to look like them.David Beckham Photography is for people that want the best.
When you look at pricing you are even more confused. “Free session fees”, “Images included”, “Natural Light Photographer”. There are some that have complete packages for $119. On the other end there are some that won’t share their prices until after you have paid the sitting fee.Many studios give you a “price range of what people spend”without sharing their complete prices or the prices of the prints, leaving you shocked at the total price you will feel forced to pay. You may even feel remorse for what you just purchased and it actually takes away from the beauty of the photos and fun of the experience for your senior.
LFK Click Crew
Apply now to become a Click Crew Influencer and gain access to shoots and experiences which are not part of any other package.
As a model team member, we have a ton of fun working together to come up with concepts and shoot days which are always unique and really capture your senior’s style.Apply Now
Upfront Pricing AT THE FIRST MEETING
As a parent, making an informed decision about value and budget is very important. We understand your very first question is how much your session will cost.
This is a no-pressure experience, free of gimmicks. We do not offer print credits or other confusing pricing programs and hidden fees. Our session fee is $299 and covers booking and 120 minutes of photography work on your day. In our very first meeting, you will receive and review our package and a-la-carte pricing list upfront. From there, you can decide what is right for you. Most clients spend approximately $1000-$1200 for the session fee and media choices.
STEP ONE: Initial meeting
- In our first meeting, we will meet at the studio to discuss your session ideas and review our print price list and unique capabilities.
- This is a no-pressure meeting and meant to give you the information you need to make budget choices from the very beginning.
- This meeting generally lasts about an hour.
- If you decide Oread Studios is a good creative fit, we will set a photo session day and collect the $299 session fee to hold your day. We will also discuss key points such as wardrobe and what to bring to the shoot.
- Last, we will set a day for the highly-anticipated session reveal. You will know when your images will be ready from the very beginning.
STEP TWO: The photoshoot day
- This is where we have a blast capturing you–the things which make you different than anyone else in the world…
STEP THREE: The reveal day!
- During your return visit, we will sit down and enjoy a video presentation of your images and make decisions regarding your print and media choices.
- We will go through all of your images and can even use the reveal software and an image of your home to see what the images will look like in various forms in your home when complete.
- Our media packages are bundled to save you money versus individual a-la-carte items. These packages are carefully selected from our best selling and most commonly chosen media items. You will always have the ability to use a-la-carte if that interests you the most.
- We also extend discounts for larger print orders, and for clients interested in only digital images, there is a package which allows you to purchase the Hi-Res digital and includes a print release!
“Professional Make-up” – Have your make-up professional done by Lou&Co Lawrence before the session – $69 (included at no charge in the Tailored and Ultimate packages).
“Perfect Prom” You in your prom dress or tuxedo photographed using fashion and timeless techniques to match your style.
“Grafitti” Real Graffiti – Shot in our West Bottoms KC studio, this is not just a backdrop in a studio somewhere.
“Studio Sportz” (Not Sportrait Session) High contrast lighting and shadows to show off your athleticism and skills in a unique way
“Country” If farms or barns or fields of grain are you thing let’s talk about it and plan that in your shoot.
“Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles” We’ll add your ride to your session
“Add a Pet” – Yes a dog, or cat or horse, or any pet could be part of your senior Portrait experience.
“White on White” All white background for that glamour look. White on White is a beautiful effect but any colors can be used for unique portraits as well.
“Wildflowers” We’ll find a field of wildflowers to photograph you in anything from a prom dress, sun dress, or barefoot and shorts.
“Classic Black” All black background for stunning color and unique black and white portraits.
“Urban Scene” – We’ll venture to downtown Kansas City and include the high-rise buildings, Nelson-Atkins and Plaza areas, the Power and Light District, and graffiti painted walls as your back drop.
“Trash the Dress” – Still have last years prom dress hanging in the closet destined to never get worn again… feeling a little adventurous? Let’s Trash the Dress in a unique photo session where you can start off wading in a stream or playing in a city fountain, and ending up soaked in the rolling and splashing water.
“Get Wet” – Same thing as above except you can wear anything you want! Option to shoot in our indoor, climate-controlled and heated rain machine in the Lawrence studio.
Add a Season – You can add a season to the Casual, Tailored or Ultimate Sessions. We will schedule a 45 minute session for any season. You can add Spring Flowers, Summer Sun, Fall Colors or a beautiful Snow Session.
What our customers say…
We highly recommend scheduling your session the summer before your Senior year begins. Once school starts, schedules can be hectic and finding the time to get it done can be troublesome. Our Fall dates book well in advance so waiting until the last minute might cause you to miss the opportunity to be photographed by us. Do it in the summer and you can check one big thing off your Senior Year “To Do” list.
All it takes is a phone call and to schedule your pre-session consultation at the studio. We plan out your session with you in person! You will tour our studio, and see all of our high quality print products.
We will meet face to face at our studio and plan out your senior portrait session with you in detail. We will select the perfect locations, discuss your outfit choices and give you some great tips on how to prepare for your special day so it is totally stress free. You’ll also get the opportunity to view all of our high quality products which are on display and see exactly what you will get when you place your order. Styling assistance is included in your session!
Both! We have an climate-controlled 2200 sq. ft. studio and HMUA (Hair & Make Up) room for indoor shoots.We also will go on location to the places you choose at your consultation. Oread Studios gives you a lot of variety in your images!
Absolutely! You receive complimentary hair styling and makeup by Lou & Co in Lawrence with the Tailored and Ultimate sessions your look is perfect for the shoot. Depending upon your shoot location and session length, we may choose to have HMUA on-location for part of the day. HMUA assistance is also available for basic sessions for an additional fee.
Expert retouching is included with every session and is completed on all of your delivered images. We use techniques which maintain skin texture and only retouch blemishes or discolorations which are not part of the permanent you. We also include you in the retouching process and use your feedback to update any edits as needed when needed. It is not often that we have to revisit an edit, but actively invite you to provide your approval before we deliver a final edit.
Of course! While we won’t make BFF shots the center of our session together, we welcome shooting a few images which capture your amazing friendship. A friend shoot would be considered a session extra and we are excited to talk with you about your ideas!
While cash or check is preferred, for your convenience, we do accept all major credit/debit cards. We also offer a 90 day payment plan.