Choose vjmStudios for your senior photos!
Whether it’s at our fully equipped studio, downtown State College, or anywhere around the Centre Region, we’ll create photos that capture your personality and style. When you call or stop by the studio to book your date, we’ll ask you some questions to help us in planning your senior portrait session – do you have a favorite hobby, sport, car or pet? Are you a musician or a dancer? Bring along the clothing and items that are meaningful to you!
What should you wear? The simple answer is wear what makes you feel good. We usually tell people to avoid busy patterns and clothing with logos, but we’ve had some seniors break those “rules” with amazing results! From jeans and t-shirts to dresses and suits, wear what makes you feel most like yourself!
Studio sessions can be scheduled at any time of day, however the best time for outdoor sessions is in the early morning or late afternoon/early evening. We have very limited weekend availability in the summer, but feel free to contact us to see if we are available. Locations without shade (such as the PSU Arboretum) are best photographed in the early morning or late evening, when the sun is low in the sky.
A few details…
There is a $75 non-refundable deposit to reserve your session. If we have to postpone due to the weather, we’ll reschedule for another day as soon as possible (usually within one week). The final balance is due on the day of your session. If you need to postpone, please let us know at least 5 days in advance.
After your session, we’ll do a basic edit on your images and upload them to your online proofing gallery. Once you have had the chance look at the photos and choose your favorite poses (number based on session choice), we’ll schedule an image viewing and ordering session at our studio. Feel free to bring along family and friends! At our meeting you will receive your proof book, and we’ll look at all your photos on the big screen. You will see your favorite images fully retouched, as well as artistic interpretations (black and white, faded color, etc.) on a few select images as well. We’ll answer any questions you have and help you with your print and product selections.
All of our senior photo packages include:
- Pre-shoot consultation and post-shoot ordering session
- Online gallery – viewable on phones, tablets, and computers
- Full retouching and artistic effects on your favorite pose selections
- Low resolution files of your pose selections for social media
- Fully retouched yearbook photo submitted directly to your school
- Spiral bound 8.5×11 proof book of all images
- Studio credit for use on prints, wall art, and digital files