FAQ: SENIOR PORTRAITS

How do I book my session?

The best way to book your session is to call us at 978-987-9342 or go to the "Contact" section of this website and email us.  We will get back to you within 24 hours.

 

Do I have to use my school's designated photographer, or do I have a choice?

The reason I address this early on is that it is the most commonly asked question.  And the answer is if you re in a public school system you can choose whatever photographer you like.  Below is the law mandated by the State of Massachusetts.  We also guarantee submission of your yearbook image to your school!  If you go to a private school many times students will use the designated photographer for their yearbook and hire another photographer of their choice for their personal portraits.

 

"The Department of the Attorney General has declared that public schools prohibiting students from using a nonofficial photographer to produce their senior portraits is in violation of the Massachusetts Antitrust Act, General Law Chapter 93, Section 4."

 

How much is my session fee and what does it cover?

 

Local  ~150

Beach sessions are $300 and run through Labor Day

Beach sessions are limited and book up quickly, so please call early to reserve your date.

 

Your portrait session fee includes everything with the exception of prints.

 

Listed below is everything included in your session fee:

Local:  30-45 minute portrait session  ~  Beach:  1 to 1 and 1/2 hour portrait session

Three outfit changes

Note:  We suggest girls wear a cammie so you can change at the shoot site if needed!

25-30 images to choose from.

In studio viewing session to select your prints and yearbook choice.

Premium retouching on all chosen images.

Guaranteed submission to your school delivered by us after you place your order.

Web images of all your chosen portraits to share online.

Add as many of your friends as you like for a group photo.

Add the whole family or your senior's siblings for that family portrait you've always wanted.  You save $150!

Contact our office for package and product pricing.

 

 

What should I wear?

You are allowed three (3) outfit changes at no additional charge!  Take advantage of this and change up the colors!  It really does make a difference when you look at your final edited images.  It gives you more of a variety to choose from when you go to select your yearbook image and prints.  If we are shooting your session away from the beach often we will be on the grass,

so please try to avoid the color green.  During shooting season the green grass and trees are just too much to compete with.   Please also AVOID NEON colors, as they do not photograph well at all and affect skin tones.  We also suggest girls wear a cammie so you can change at the shooting locations if needed. 

 

How long is the session?

Local sessions take about 30 minutes, and beach sessions take one hour to an hour and a half.  We like to let people know that we book beach sessions with other clients due to the short season and will photograph up to three seniors at a time.

Where do you take the pictures?

We take the majority of the pictures at the Veteran's Park in Bedford, MA right across the street from the Marshalls Shopping Plaza.  The park is watered and maintained year round and creates a beautiful manicured look in your portraits.  Beach sessions are done in Seabrook, NH and we have arranged for parking.  We only schedule a limited amount of beach sessions, so please contact us as early as possible to schedule your summer beach session.  When picking your own local session please be aware that there is a $25 up charge to travel from our designated local location.

When is the best time of day to schedule my session?

Light is best later in the day and closer to sunset.  We know how busy a high school senior is so we also schedule sessions on the weekends if need be.  If we have to choose a time of day where it is still high sun, we can always choose a location that has a well lit, shaded area.

What happens if it rains or is windy?

We simply reschedule your session.  It happens all the time, because let's face it, we live in New England!

 

OMG, what if I wake up and have a pimple?  Then what?????

Don't worry about it!  We have Photo Shop!  However, if you feel you need to reschedule for any reason please call us as early as possible so that we can reschedule your session date.

 

How will I know when my images are ready for viewing and where do I find them?

Depending on the time of year you schedule your photo shoot, your pictures can be ready as early as 3 days from the shoot.  We ask that you call the studio before or after your photo shoot to make your appointment to come in and view your portraits.  We also ask that all deciding parties be present when you come to see your portraits, as orders are required to be placed at the order session.  

 

Will you help me through the process of picking my yearbook image and prints?

Yes!   We have a large-screen monitor and well-thought-out system to help you pick just the right images for both the yearbook and your portrait prints.  We will show you what your final yearbook image will look like and show you the best crops for your portrait selections.  We also have all kinds of framing options and products for you to check out.

Who delivers my yearbook image to the school?

WE DO!  We guarantee your portrait will be in your yearbook.  All you have to do is let us know which image you want when you order your prints and your job is done.  The yearbook submission is included in your print order.

Can I use my chosen images on social media sites?

We are proud to let our customers know that this is a free service and we give you all of the images you purchased for use on social media sites. They are fully edited and ready to share on social media.  They will come to you in an e-mail with a Drop Box link.  From there it is easy.  Just upload them to your computer and share your portraits to your heart's content.  Please note, however, that these images are not suitable for printing.   We do have packages that include the high resolution images for your personal use if you so decide to purchase them.

 

Is it true you will photograph my entire family at no additional cost if I elect to do so?

Absolutely!  We encourage it!  And guess what, you save $150 because our family sessions start at $150.  So please take advantage and bring your family or even just your siblings to surprise your parents for the holidays!  If you can get the troops together take advantage and get that family portrait you've been meaning to get for the past 18  years! 

Can I take friends with me as well to get a picture?

Again, absolutely!  We love throwing your friends into the mix.  It is an image you will treasure for a lifetime!

 

Is it true you have a referral program?

Yes, we do!  Senior year is expensive, so you can imagine how happy Laura F. was when she received our $475 package for free because she spread the word.  The truth is everyone you will be graduating with will most likely be having their senior photos taken by a professional photographer, so when you refer them to Mary Peacock Photography, tell them to mention your name.  You will get free prints for every referral.  If it is possible your parents will love you even more than they already do when it is time to order your images!