Senior Portrait FAQ’s 

What is Covered in the Sitting Fee?

Our sitting fee covers several things. First, it covers your time with our photographer in our studio. It covers the preparation, enhancements and archival of your portraits. And, it also covers the images retouching for the portraits you select for the yearbook.

Do you supply a Tux or Drape for the formal portraits?

Yes, we supply both along with the dress shirt and bowtie for the guys, pearls and a red rose (if you’d like to use them) for the girls.

Can you give me any ideas on what to bring to my Senior Portrait session?

Of course! Often, we’ve found that Seniors regret not bringing things with them once they get to our studio and talk with the photographer about portrait ideas. So, here are some things to think about bringing:

If you play sports of any kind, bring your jerseys, equipment/gear, trophies, sports balls etc. (For example, a football player could bring their helmet, pads, jerseys, etc).

If you are really into a hobby or playing an instrument of some kind, please feel free to bring the instrument or the things that go along with that hobby. (ie, a camera, drum set, guitar, sheet music, skate board, surf board etc) We’ve had seniors who are into hunting bring their gun or bow & arrow.

Think of it this way, if it defines your life right now or is a big part of who you are, bring it! As long as it fits through the door (and unloaded) it’s welcome! 🙂

Can I bring my pet to my Senior Portrait session?

Yes! We love when Seniors bring their pets. We’ve had snakes, cats, dogs of all kinds, a hedgehog and more.

Please contact the studio prior to your appointment if you plan on bringing your pet. Also, make sure to to bathe and groom your pet for the portrait session. We have a cleaning fee of $25 if your animal sheds excessively in our studio. We have to ensure that each Senior has a clean studio for their portrait session. 

If your pet has a certain toy or sound that really gets their attention, bring it! Many times it’ll help get them to look directly at the camera. We typically will end the session with your pet just so we can avoid getting hair on your clothes until the end. Plan to bring someone along to help watch them until we’re ready for them!

Am I required to make a purchase from my Senior Portrait session?

Absolutely not! We understand that Senior year is a very expensive year for parents and seniors alike. While we think Senior portraits are one of the more important investments you can make during the year, we do not require a purchase of any kind. 

How much will Senior photos cost?

Actually, only as much as you’d like for it to. We pride ourselves in providing packages and a la carte options to satisfy every budget. Our average purchase is just over $450. However, we have many families who consistently place orders both larger and smaller.

Do you offer graduation announcements or invitations?

Yes! And, they are absolutely beautiful. We have a large number of designs so we’re sure to find a layout you’ll love. The text can be completely customized and many of the designs are laid out to feature lots of your Senior portraits. Our announcements come with fitted envelopes and are completely ready to mail.

Can I purchase the image files from my Senior Portrait session?

Yes! We get it, You want the photos on your computer and mobile device. No problem!

A direct download link of all the image files including our final edits is available for sale and even included in several of our packages. We also offer individual files for purchase as well.

Our image files include any retouching we did as part of your entire order, and single image files always come retouched. The all image files package is the only senior portrait product that does not include retouching.

ANY image file you purchase from us comes with a FULL copyright release. This allows you the legal ability to print as many copies as you’d like from any of our portraits.

How long does the whole Senior portrait process take?

We typically post your proofs in our online gallery within 3-4 weeks of your session. You can place an order using our online proofing system or set up a personal ordering appointment in our studio. This way, you have plenty of time for you and any other family members to look through our proofs and packages.

Depending on the products you choose, it will take 3-4 weeks for your order to be fulfilled. We can usually get things out faster though so please let us know of any special time circumstances and we will do our best to help.

Do you offer retouching? What does it cost?

Yes! For school portraits, we offer the option of adding retouching to your order for $9-15 per image. Price varies based on the level of retouching selected. 

For senior portraits, we offer retouching free of charge on every print order placed with us and on your yearbook image(s). It is common for a studio to charge extra for retouching of any kind to be applied. We like simplifying our bringing by including this as a featured freebie for our graduates. There are only a few rare cases where the retouching being requested is so extensive that it may be necessary for us to charge a small fee, such as removing braces or tan lines.

Will your Senior portrait retouching make me look fake?

No! We take great pride in our retouching. Our retouchers have made it their goal to retouch images in a way that it appears we’ve just caught our senior on their very best day!

Our standard retouching covers blemish removal, softening of lines under eyes, teeth and eye whitening, subtle eye color enhancements and skin smoothing. We can always apply more retouching upon request if you would prefer. 

What is your address?

Vernon Photography, Inc

11701 S Belcher Rd Suite 119

Largo, FL 33773

Here’s a link to our studio in Google Maps

What are your hours?

We’re typically available at our office Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Our portrait studio sometimes carries separate hours throughout the year by appointment.

What is your phone number?

You can reach us at (727) 329-8962

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