Hello Unique, Amazing YOU!!

Welcome New Seniors! Modern, Fun Senior Pictures Now Booking in Denver with Photographer Jennifer Koskinen

It won't take long for you to see that I'm madly in love with my work as a high school senior photographer. This is about a lot more than making a few great senior yearbook pictures...

HAVING SENIOR PICTURES TAKEN IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE.

Empowering, spontaneous and fun, sessions are designed with you to be completely custom. The goal is to celebrate YOU, your style, quirks, and inner awesome... I'll make you feel like a star while we wander, laugh, and tell YOUR story in photographs.

My question for you is :

HOW DO YOU WANT TO TELL YOUR SENIOR PORTRAIT STORY?

Let's go out and play! 

Take a glimpse behind the scenes of different senior picture sessions around Denver with photographer Jennifer Koskinen

LIMITED SESSIONS REMAIN for Class of 2020 High School Senior Portraits!

NOW is the time schedule your consultation and book your senior pictures for LATE AUTUMN/EARLY WINTER.

If your yearbook photo is due *AFTER* NOVEMBER 10 (or if you want a senior portrait session and are happy to submit a different photo for your yearbook if your deadline is before then) … let’s talk!!

NOTE to seniors who didn't get to book a session in time for yearbook: If you missed out on your own senior picture experience (or if you received a less than thrilling experience and/or pictures with another photographer) I'd love to talk with you before you head off on your next adventure! You still deserve a GREAT senior portrait session, and the experience is about MUCH MORE than a yearbook photo. So if you'd still like portraits which will last a lifetime -- I'd love to talk with you.

START HERE :

In an email (link below) please let me know:

  • STUDENT and PARENT/GUARDIAN NAMES, EMAILS and a PHONE NUMBERS (in case emails go to spam folders).

  • Please include the name of your HIGH SCHOOL and your yearbook deadline (if you know it) in your inquiry.

  • Anything FUN you’d like me to know about yourself (interests, passions, goals, a vision for your dream session, favorite movie character, whatever!)

Please check your spam/promotions folder (emails get lost ALL the time!) if you haven't heard back from me within 24-48 hours (takes me a bit sometimes as my first priority is always finishing work for current clients). Feel free to leave me a voicemail: (970) 708-2065 to follow up.

I greatly appreciate your patience as THIS IS MY BUSY SEASON and I'm often out with clients during normal business hours.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

PORTRAIT SESSION INFORMATION BELOW THESE PICTURES :

......... whether you are the subject of countless selfies or avoid the camera like the plague, a professional portrait session with a capable photographer should be an EMPOWERING EXPERIENCE like nothing else. The direction of an experienced, professional photographer will work wonders making you feel comfortable and look and feel your most awesome! Having your senior pictures taken should be a memorable, positive experience that leaves you FEELING amazing!


the sessions | pricing + packages

>>> PART (1) ONE | the PORTRAIT SESSION <<<

THE SENIOR PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE | $295 includes :

  • pre-session consultation (in person if possible) to design your photo session, styling & location

  • 90 minute photo session at a location of your choice (within 45 mins of Denver), or in my natural light studio

  • unlimited outfits*

  • artistic edit on approximately 50+ best proofs

  • in-person reveal + ordering session, make your selections from 5x7 PRINTED proofs

  • (1) 5x7 high resolution digital file for yearbook is included

ADD-ON OPTIONS :

  • BONUS SESSION: sessions are scheduled at the end of the day for optimal light, so only one location is possible per session. If you want an extra location or an additional block of 90 minutes on another day to try another hairstyle, etc., additional session block may be added for $200

  • TWIN / BEST FRIEND session: (2) people for one combined 2.5 hour session, (40) proofs each plus (10) "together" proofs. Includes one yearbook photo for each person. $395

  • PROFESSIONAL HAIR + MAKEUP: I can recommend several talented professional hair and makeup artists. Prices start around $75-$150 per person (depending on services requested, payable to your makeup artist). If you'd like an introduction, please let me know ASAP as this requires extra coordination. NOTE: as many makeup artists are booked weekends with weddings, this is often only possible for weekday sessions.

  • LOCATION SPECIFIC PERMITS: most places in Colorado require photographs to be taken with insured photographers carrying location photo permits (often date specific). As an insured professional, I am equipped to acquire the necessary permits. Often this requires advanced planning, and certain locations may require an additional fee. We can discuss this at your consultation!

DESTINATION SESSIONS :

  • LIMITED destination sessions are available each season to cover personal and/or extraordinary locations outside of the Denver area. Additional fees will apply for long distance travel. It’s an incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity to have a destination senior portrait session, so if you have a location in mind, let's talk!


>>> PART (2) TWO | the LASTING STORY <<<

THE ART OF YOUR STORY : LEGACY PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS + PRODUCTS :

Your session fee INCLUDES your favorite file, retouched for your yearbook (printable up to 5x7).

Your FULL STORY is told in the collection of pictures that we'll create together.

At your Proofing Reveal & Ordering Session you'll see samples of my hand selected boutique line of products, chosen for their quality and ability to tell your story in a show-stopping, beautiful fashion. Photo products include a variety of individual photo options as well as story telling collections: Wall Prints & gift prints, custom Image Boxes, boutique Fine Art Albums, session story Magazines, etc. For more info, check out the BOUTIQUE.

There is no minimum sale, but as a point of reference, my average senior clients invest between $800 and $1,500 on their collection of heirloom photographs. There is no pressure to purchase, and no sales requirement. You invest only in what you love!

DIGITAL FILES : accompanying sized digital files (and print/digital rights) are INCLUDED with every photo or collection of photos you purchase.


FEATURED | Denver senior stories in pictures: on the blog


the BIG PICTURE | senior PORTRAIT process :

{ for my information junkie clients }

1. SESSION RETAINER + BOOK :

Non-refundable session retainer of $150 is required to book your session (sets up location details and permits if applicable). If you need to reschedule, your session deposit may be transferred to another date if notified within 72 hours. Remaining session fee is due the day of your photo session.

2. PRE-SESSION DESIGN + STYLE CONSULTATION :

Before your photo session, we'll discuss your desired location, styling and design of your session. I have a natural light studio available, but mainly I LOVE photographing on location (urban, rural, mountain, you name it). This is a super fun part of the whole experience!

You'll view your proofs at your  reveal &amp; ordering session  as real 5x7 PRINTS! Color calibrated, professional prints are the best way to make your selections. So much more fun and easier for the selection process than looking at yet another computer screen!!

You'll view your proofs at your reveal & ordering session as real 5x7 PRINTS! Color calibrated, professional prints are the best way to make your selections. So much more fun and easier for the selection process than looking at yet another computer screen!!

3. DAY OF PHOTO SHOOT :

When you arrive we'll discuss your wardrobe and style the session around what you've brought. We’ll ease into your photo session as we walk, and I'll be directing and talking with you through the process to make you look and feel your best. You'll have more fun than you think!

SEE ALSO: TOP TIPS TO PREPARE FOR AN AWESOME SENIOR SESSION

4. IN PERSON PHOTO REVEAL + ORDERING SESSION :

Approximately 2-3 weeks after your session we'll meet to see your PHOTOS as 5x7 printed proofs from your session. This will be your opportunity to purchase photos. The boutique line of products is gorgeous (I'll have samples to hold).

5. ENJOY YOUR PORTRAIT ORDER!

Final order should be ready within 3-5 weeks of your ordering session (may be longer during late summer/early fall)... and is designed to last for generations!

OK! LET'S BOOK IT!

High School Senior Sessions BOOK IN ADVANCE (up to 3 months in advance during summer and fall, especially if you want a weekend) so if you're considering a session, contact me for a consultation NOW!

Let's grab a coffee and talk about your DREAM SENIOR PHOTO SESSION!

BEST WAYS TO CONTACT JENNIFER :

c : 970 | 708 2065    e : jennifer @ merrittdesignphoto.com (click link below)


f.a.q.s | just for seniors :

Should a parent come to my senior portrait session?

  • YES! It's not a requirement, but this is really a fun experience and having a parent or loved one there to be part of the session has proven to be an added benefit to the session and authenticity of expression. I don’t even mind if you take some "behind the scenes" iphone pix: in fact, if you get any fun behind the scenes shots, I’d love to see them!

Are there any timing requirements or best times to schedule senior photos?

  • I love to do senior photos ALL YEAR ROUND, but here are a few things to keep in mind: if you have a yearbook deadline, give yourself enough time! Especially as we head into late summer and fall, we need at least 2-3 weeks from the session to turn around the photos (and give you time to decide on your favorite!) Bookings fill quickly the months before deadlines, so it’s best to book early. Many locations require professional liability and photographer permits to shoot, and this requires lead time to set up properly.

What should I bring / wear for senior pictures??

  • FIRST -- here is a link to a post with my TIPS TO PREPARE FOR AN AWESOME SENIOR SESSION!

  • If you're the kind of person who likes visual inspiration, Pinterest can be fun for ideas. HERE are some collections/inspiration boards I've put together... feel free also to share boards you've created with me if you already have ideas.

Do I need to hire a makeup artist?

  • You do NOT need a stylist to feel amazing (trust me, I'll make you feel like a supermodel even without makeup!) but this can be a great way to relax before a session and feel great... and it IS fun! Let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch with an incredibly talented hair and makeup artist who provide an extra layer of awesome to your senior portrait experience.

  • NOTE: Book extra early if you want to add this piece to your session! Currently, my artists are only available for weekday sessions.

Do you have a senior model program?

  • Traditionally, senior model or "rep" programs are essentially glorified ways to get seniors to sell for a studio... and I don’t really want to do that to you! But if you genuinely LOVE your experience and want to share it, I DO offer a $50 referral PRINT CREDIT for seniors who refer Merritt Portrait Studio to other seniors ($50 print credit for each paying senior client you send my way). Ask me if you’d like some referral cards.

What if I still have questions?

  • I love inquisitive people, so... yay! I'm happy to answer questions over the phone, via email, or in person at a consultation. More ways to connect:

    • buzz me on my cell : 970 | 708 2065 (leave a message as I'm often with clients during normal business hours)

    • drop me an email : jennifer @ merrittdesignphoto . com (quick button below!)

    • connect with me on social media:

next steps :

CONTACT me to set up a complimentary consultation! Make sure to include your name, school, and a phone number -- and check your spam folders in case my reply ends up there! Here's the link to my email:

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