FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the best time to book senior portraits?
As soon as possible. Melissa's studio hours are limited to Thursdays and Fridays they are filling up quickly. Setting the date and time now insures your spot! Seniors, your last year is going to be your busiest ever so, booking now will take one more important item off your list!
I want studio and outdoor shots. Can you do those?
Absolutely! Studio 21 has the best of both worlds; indoors there are two studio session spaces while the outdoor studio is quite spacious with countless possibilities! Vintage chairs, tall grasses, gratified oil barrels, floral swing, mural wall, an arbor, and wrought iron egg chair.
Can we go around town?
YES! We can hit the parks and other locations you have in mind PLUS I have permission to photograph at secret locations so you senior experience is unique to you!
Can we do some of the photos in my home?
ABSOLUTELY YES! Toward the end of the session we will head to your house for some fun portraits.
I want the whole glamour experience. If that possible?
Studio 21 has a team of licensed hair and makeup professionals to create a glamorous look for your portraits. You can chose to have your makeup airbrushed or applied conventionally all while in the luxury dressing room. We have been praised countless times about how convenient it is that everything is right here including our style closet!
Do you remove blemishes on your photos?
Yes! All the portraits will have high-end portrait processing. There is no extra fee for this service... ever!
Is there an extra fee to use the items in your style closet?
The style closet is designed for you to use as you wish and it is complimentary! There are designer jewelry pieces, unique dresses, hats, and heels and in a range of sizes. For the gents, I have various ties and bow ties for you.
May I bring snacks and drinks with me?
Of course however, your dressing room is stocked with snacks just for you!
What forms of payment do you accept?
Studio 21 accepts most major credit cards, cash, check, Bitcoin, and Ethereum.
Do you include digital pictures with the session fee?
Printed portraits include small digital uploads for social media which can be purchased at the viewing/ordering session.
How long does this entire process take?
Your session, including hair and makeup, may take approximately three to four hours.
Processing (editing) your portraits will be approximately two weeks.
Viewing/ordering session usually takes an hour to ninety minutes.
Your beautifully packaged artwork and prints will be ready for pick up in about two weeks. All together, the entire process will take less than one month from start to finish!
There are shady photographers! How can I trust Melissa?
Melissa has been certified by Photographers for Kid Safety. Her background was thoroughly checked by National Center for Safety Initiatives and is recognized by the National Council of Youth Sports. She volunteers her time educating women and children how to be completely aware of their surrounds.
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