Dear FPD 2009-2010 Senior
Andrew Brooks Photography, LLC has been contracted to take your Yearbook Portraits. Please contact at 478-744-0990 to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.
Enclosed with this letter is the studio’s senior price list. We are also listing below some frequently asked questions that might help answer some of your questions. Of course, if we have left anything out, please do not hesitate to call us at 478-744-0990.
How much will it cost me to have my Senior Portraits taken?
Our in-studio FPD senior session is $35.00. This session is 45 minutes in length and allows you to have your photograph taken in three different outfits. You will have somewhere between 24-30 proofs from this session.
If you would like to have your portraits taken at a different location besides the studio, session fee is $75 plus a minimum purchase order of $300 (payable when proofs are delivered). You will have somewhere between 30-36 proofs from this session. Restrictions do apply so ask for more details when confirming your appointment.
However, if you would only like to have your yearbook casual and formal portraits made, AND YOU NOTIFY US 48 HOURS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT, the session fee is only $15 with about 6 proofs to choose from. You will simply choose one casual location and then we will take the formal portrait. No changes of clothes allowed.
What time do I need to arrive for my appointment?
Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get here – you won’t want to be rushed. Plan on arriving about 15 minutes before your scheduled session time so you can get your outfits and props unloaded and situated in the dressing room.
We have the utmost respect for your time, and will do our best to start and end on schedule. If you are late, we cannot run your session into the next appointment’s time – it will only result in less time spent creating your photographs. If for any reason you anticipate being more than 10 minutes late, please call to reschedule your session (a $15 reschedule fee will apply.) We appreciate your cooperation and consideration.
How many backgrounds do you have and do you take portraits outdoors?
Our studio has four indoor shooting rooms with a multitude of shooting areas. We do take portraits in the front of the studio as well as in the back of the studio, weather permitting.
What sort of clothes should I bring?
Outdoor portraits should be casual, and so should your outfits. Bring jeans, khakis, shorts, tanks, and tees. The best colors for outdoors are blues and earth tones (olive, green, tan, brown, etc.). Whites do not work well outdoors. Also sleeves work a lot better than sleeveless.
What items besides clothes should I bring with me?
We encourage you to bring items that interest you. If you play sports, bring something related to the sport, i.e. football, etc. If you like music, bring your instrument. You might possibly even be allowed to bring your pet – just call us and we’ll discuss the details. Also, feel free to bring your favorite music to listen to while your portraits are being taken.
What about my hair / makeup / glasses / braces?
Hair – Schedule a haircut no sooner than five days before your session, to give it a chance to fill in a bit. And don’t try a radically different haircut or style – your hair should be the way your friends and family are used to seeing it.
Makeup – Girls, apply makeup as if you were going out for the evening. Too little and you’ll look pale and washed out; too much makes you look painted. Pay special attention to your eyes; that’s what everyone will see first in your portraits.
Glasses – if you wear glasses most of the time you’ll want to wear them in your portraits. To eliminate distracting glare and reflections, call your optician and arrange to either borrow a pair of empty frames like yours or have the lenses removed from your own frames. Most opticians will gladly do this for free if you give them a few day’s notice. This is the most important way to improve your portraits if you wear glasses. If you choose to wear your glasses the way they are, keep in mind that removing any glass glare from your photographs is done at your expense.
Braces – If you wear braces, they’re as much a part of you right now as your hairstyle or the clothes you wear. Don’t be self-conscious about smiling! If you don’t like your braces in your portraits, they can be removed digitally (braces removal is $25.)
How will I be notified when my proofs are ready and can I take them home?
Once your Proofs are ready, we will contact you by phone to schedule an appointment for you to either view your proofs at the studio or take the proofs home. Note there is a $200 non-refundable checkout fee to take the proofs out of the studio for 10 days. The checkout fee will be applied to your order. Your Proofs cannot leave the studio without your checkout fee.
How do I pay for my order?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, checks and cash. All orders must be paid in full when the order is placed.
How long after I place my order will my portraits be ready?
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for us to complete your order. We will call you when the order is ready for pickup.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you get the portraits of a lifetime.
Andrew Brooks Photography, LLC
176 Pierce Avenue
Macon, GA 31204