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Your High School Senior

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If portraits are our specialty, then senior portraits are our PASSION!

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Get ready to explore your unique side and have a lot of fun doing it! We absolutely love photography and working with our clients! We believe no two sessions should be alike, and make it a priority to explore your personal interests in order to capture the amazing images you want.

For high school seniors, you are contacting us at a perfect time for the class of 2022 and 2023. Clients booking a fall or winter appointment with us might be interested in participating in one of our promotional-styled shoots held each summer. Examples might include themes such as steampunk, daft circus, ultimate sports, fashion or fantasy couture, or industrial graffiti. The ideas are limitless.

As with all things

It all starts with a plan!

Every portrait session starts with a planning consultation. For H.S. Seniors, we will meet with you to discuss any creative ideas while we look through your clothing choices, possible location ideas, and overall style, etc… This consult and extra planning is what really helps us bring out the personality of our clients in the photos. This session normally lasts around an hour and will occur at the studio.

Oh, and something about High School Girls
  • For the Ultimate portrait session, we work exclusively with Lou & Co. to provide hair and makeup (HMUA) support just prior to your session and included in the session fee. They are amazing when creating a look which captures your unique style.
  • Additional services such as cut, color and/or time-intensive work may require additional fees.
  • On-location HMUA support can be made available on-location for shoots requiring this assistance, if needed, for an additional fee. This should be discussed at your planning consultation.
A few things you should know Tips For During The Shoot
  • For your Senior portrait sessions, and depending upon the session selected, we might shoot around the studio in Lawrence or the Kansas City, West-Bottoms studio locations. If you chose a session extra, we will arrange the shoot location to the shoot date.
  • On the day of the shoot, if HMUA is part of your session package, make sure you arrive with towel-dry hair and a light and neutral base/foundation. Get ready to be pampered by Lou&Co as you prepare for your shoot!
  • When on location, always remember to bring a bottle of water and a snack as modelling is hard work! Honestly, people can tell when you are hungry and grumpy…
Relax! Your Parents Are Always Present
  • For clients under 18, a parent is required to be present during the session and to fill out a release form.
Whatever your ideas are, we can create it!


When is the best time to book a senior portrait session?
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 semester dates book well in advance so waiting until the last minute might cause you to miss the opportunity to be photographed by us. If you schedule in the summer and you can check one big thing off your senior year “To Do” list.
How do I book a session with you?
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.
What is the pre-session consultation?
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!
Do we shoot in-studio or on-location?
Both! We have an climate-controlled 3800 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!
Do you offer hair and makeup (HMUA)?
Absolutely! You receive complimentary hair styling and makeup by Lou & Co in Lawrence with the Ultimate session so 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 the Essential and Expression sessions for an additional fee.
Is retrouching included?
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.
Can I bring a friend?
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!
Can I bring a pet?
Just like above, we are always happy to help you capture the images YOU want. We have shot many sessions with pets of all kinds. Just know that we can't guarantee it will always work out. Pets have minds of their own and sometimes, they simply decide today is not their day to have a photo taken. Ha!
Do you offer digital images?
All of our packages offer a certain number of what we call, “social media” images. These are images which are formatted for web use with the correct size and color space to show correctly on any web page. All that we ask is that you give credit to @oreadstudios when doing so. We also offer a package in which you can purchase some or all of the edited digital images from your session which must be bought in conjunction with a print package. Please inquire if this is something which interests you.
What type of payment do you accept?
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.