Jovial Photography Northern NY Photographer

The Senior Experience

I look back at my senior portraits and cringe, because back in 2001, our only option was studio photography. I remember the session was quick, we weren't directed very well, and the posing was super uncomfortable. Everything about a senior session with me is the complete OPPOSITE of that. I try to make every senior feel completely at ease (usually by cracking terrible jokes and tripping over tree roots which has happened more times than I care to admit), and direct them so every shot is flattering and brings out their best look! After the session is done, I take extra time in post processing. A lot of photographers choose not to make little adjustments to the skin because they think it takes away from the natural beauty of the photo. That's fine if you're ok with that, but I remember being a teenager and wanting to cry every time I had a zit. Acne isn't permanent, and it's not something I wanted to remember when I looked back at my senior photos. This is why I spend extra time editing each and every photo with extreme detail; removing blemishes, whitening teeth, fixing hair, removing redness - all while making sure every senior looks natural and like themselves!

Bronze Experience: $275

30 minutes of shooting time, two outfits, one location and *15 edited low-resolution proofs on a viewing gallery for five months (digital images not included).

*Proofs are strictly for viewing, and are not suitable for print.

*Additional $195 for print release to own and download high-resolution, suitable for print, digital photos. 

Silver Experience: $350

45 minutes of shooting time, three outfits of your choice, one location, and *30 edited low-resolution proofs on a viewing gallery for five months (digital images not included).

*Proofs are strictly for viewing, and are not suitable for print.

*Additional $195 for print release to own and download high-resolution, suitable for print, digital photos. 

Gold Experience: $415

1 to 1.5 hours of shooting time, four outfits of your choice, two locations, and *50 edited low-resolution proofs on a viewing gallery for five months (digital images not included).

*Proofs are strictly for viewing, and are not suitable for print.

*Additional $195 for print release to own and download high-resolution, suitable for print, digital photos. 

Platinum Experience: $525

  • 1 to 2 hours of shooting time, four outfits of your choice, two locations, and *60 edited low-resolution proofs on a viewing gallery for five months (digital images not included).
  • Professional hair and makeup by Backwoods Beauty salon in Richland, NY
  • Formal yearbook portrait with three poses.

*Proofs are strictly for viewing, and are not suitable for print.

*Additional $195 for print release to own and download high-resolution, suitable for print, digital photos. 

Extras Available:

  • Professional Hair and Makeup: I partner with Backwoods Beauty Salon out of Richland, NY to offer the best quality in hair and airbrush makeup for my seniors. I HIGHLY recommend this add-on to smooth skin and give it a natural glow! It is $85, which is a discounted rate, for hair and makeup when you book a photo session with me. I will book the appointment at the appropriate time before your session. 
  • Professional Quality Prints/Products: I offer an entire product catalog from the highest quality print labs. Images will be placed in an online viewing gallery for 5 months. All prints and products are subject to the Oswego County sales tax rate of 8%
  • Formal Yearbook Portrait: Add three formal portraits to your package for only $35! I will set up my backdrop on location. If you would only like a yearbook portrait, and no senior photo package, then the cost for three poses is $75, and you must come to my studio in Pulaski.

Senior Highlight Video: $300

I've teamed up with Karen Castor Photography to bring you the ultimate senior experience. Karen will tag along at your session and create a two-minute highlight video. It's a beautiful way to remember you senior year!

To Book a Session:

  • E-mail: Jovialphotography10@gmail.com (I answer e-mails 2-3 times a week in the order that they arrive)
  • Text: 315-405-6349 (calling is the worst possible way to get a hold of me because my phone rarely has service where I live)
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