Spotlight Photography | FAQ and Pricing - Families and Seniors

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FAQ and Print Pricing

This info applies to families, seniors, and couples.  

If you are looking for info on newborns/baby plans, click here:  Spotlight Babies

How far in advance should I book my session?

We usually book sessions several weeks, or even months, in advance, so it's never too early to get on the calendar!  If you are booking a senior portrait session, we recommend the fall or no later than spring of their senior year.  

What is your style of photography?

We try to work with each person or family and their own comfort and personality but overall we consider our style to be, well, fun and interactive!  We look at every photo session as a chance to tell your story!  Our poses are often based on person, the size of the family, the location, but once we get those set up, we encourage relaxing and having a great time. We quite often hear from our clients (especially seniors and husbands:) how much more fun they had than they expected!  We are not the dentist, right?!  

What should we wear?

We recommend choosing one person's outfit and build on the colors in that or choose two or three colors you love together and have everyone wear outfits in variations of those colors.  To see some of our favorite color combinations and outfit ideas, click here:  What to Wear.  For senior portraits, we recommend two outfits, one casual like you'd wear to school perhaps and one a tad dressier.  We also recommend you bring a ball uniform, band gear, anything that is you during this time!  

Do you have locations we can use or will you come to our location?

We have a few local locations that we can recommend but we are also open to coming to you if you have your own property or location that is special to you!  If we are photographing a senior, we also recommend shooting at their school, if they'd like, or on the court or field, a place that they've spent a lot of time!

What do we do if the weather is bad on our photo day?

We watch the forecast closely prior to your shoot and will decide 24 hours in advance based on the forecast whether the session needs to be rescheduled.  This usually only happens in the event of 40% chance or more of rain/snow/ice or if the temperatures are going to be below about 40 degrees. 

What if my kids don't cooperate?

We love getting to know the kids at our sessions, even the stubborn ones!  We approach them as a new friend on a play date and we have great patience because we know how important them feeling comfortable and natural is! That being said, not every session is perfect, but that's okay.  In ten years, we guarantee you'll cherish the image of your toddler in all of his or her glory as much as the one of them running towards the camera!  The bottom line is capturing their personality as they are right now. 

How long will it take to see my images?

We will have your proofs ready to view within 10 to 14 days of your session.  The only exception might be during crazy season (April and October) and it may take an additional few days.

What are your payment options?

We accept cash, credit cards, and checks.  We are required to charge NC sales tax on all payments.  We also work with you on payment options because we want you to get all that you want from this session since we know it's not often you get to do this!  Ask us about our payment plans and we will put something together just for you!

How much are prints and products?

Prints begin at $10 and range from wallets up to 30 x 40!  Canvases begin at $100 and range from 11 x 14 up to 30 x 40. Albums range from $150 to $300 depending on the style and number of images.  When your gallery of images is uploaded, you will be able to click on any image(s) and "shop" which will show you detailed pricing for all prints and products.