Senior Pictures | Why Choose The Studio Kate

Senior Pictures | Why Choose The Studio Kate

Looking for unique and memorable senior pictures?

 

Looking for unique and memorable senior pictures? Our senior photo shoots are unlike any other. With our state-of-the-art equipment and lighting, we create images that have been compared to high fashion shoots. Think Vogue, Louis Vuitton.  

 By pairing our world-class makeup artists and hair stylists with our extensive photography skills, we can help you create senior pictures that represent who you are, Why that you won’t find anywhere else.

 The Studio Kate is the senior photographer who will make your photo shoot a total fashion experience that you will remember for years to come. Our shoots are more like fashion magazine shoots than cheesy senior pictures. Anything but traditional, our goal is to create images of your senior year that you will absolutely love. You know, the photos that will make your friends jealous.  In fact, they might even change how you see yourself.

 Every year we come up with new and exciting themes and ideas that make us stand out from other photographers in our area. If you are looking for senior photos that are unique, stylish, and memorable, we can help. Don’t settle for bad senior pictures by your mom’s friend with a camera, or your high school friend who been doing this for 2 months. We will work with you to create senior portraits that are unique to you. 

 This is your senior year. Let’s create images that will blow people away, and make your friends wish they had found us first!

 

(Please note: Due to Covid-19, our hair, makeup, and wardrobe services are currently on hold.)

 

 

Senior Pictures | The Process

Senior Pictures | The Process

This is what your Senior Photo Shoot will look like…

 

 Our process starts with listening.  We’ll have a few questions for you, but we really want to know what you are looking for in Senior pictures.  These photos should be unique to every Senior, so we’ll ask things like what your fashion style is, what you like and don’t like in your friends Senior pictures, and what you will use your pictures for. All of those things will come together to help you choose a date/time/location and help us create the perfect Senior pictures for you!

 

After that happens, we will email you an invoice and contract for our sitting fee that you can pay and sign online. Once your invoice is paid, and your contract is signed, your date and time are secured.

 

Now that you are on our schedule, we’ll send you a few emails to help you prepare for your session.  Things like “What to wear” and “What to bring” are common questions, so we’ve put together a few articles that will help with the common questions.  If at any time you have other questions for us, we’re always happy to hear from you and help you be prepared for this incredible experience.

 

On the day of your shoot, we will meet at the chosen location, and review your wardrobe selections with you.  Once we have a first outfit and our initial location it will be time to get started creating some unbelievable images! We wander around that area for a while.  You will be surprised at how many different scenes we can create in one location!   If we need to, we may pack up and head to a second site.  You’ll also have multiple wardrobe changes to vary your looks as we go. I don’t put a time limit on the shoot but will stop once we get everything we need or once it is obvious that you are worn out! (With Senior girls this is typically between the 90 minute and 2-hour mark.)

 

This is going to be an unforgettable experience!  Our goal is to make you feel like a fashion model for a day, so you can plan on lots of posing direction, what to do with your hands, and lots and lots of primping to be sure everything is perfectly in place!

 

About two weeks after your shoot, we will have you and both of your parents/guardians, if they are available, come into the studio where we will watch a slideshow of all your pictures from that day.  This can all be a little emotional, but we’ll be right there to help you decide how you’d like to preserve these beautiful milestone images! This is also a great time to get your hands on all our products. We sell a range of items from gift prints for your Aunts and Uncles, to mobile apps so you can show off these amazing pictures to your friends.  Our focus, though, is on albums and wall art.  Whether it’s classic canvas, modern metal, or our stunning acrylics we just love to see these images hanging on the walls of your home. We only sell the best quality products, so you know these portraits will last a lifetime! In fact, if you’ll send us a picture of some of the walls in your home, I can show you what the different pictures and products would like on very own your walls!  This image reveal and ordering session will be your one opportunity to purchase a collection of images at a discount.  After the reveal, we are only able to offer our products a la carte. To give you an idea of our pricing, 8×10 gift prints are $50 and heavily discounted collections start at 749. 

 

About 4-6 weeks later, you will have your ordered products in your hands and ready to share with your friends and family.

Do you have any questions about our process?  If so, we always welcome clients to reach out and ask.  Our number one source of clients is existing client referrals, so we want to do everything we can to be sure that you have both incredible images and an amazing story to tell your friends about your experience with us.

We can’t wait to work with you!

Senior Pictures | 6 Tips To Nail Your Senior Session

Senior Pictures | 6 Tips To Nail Your Senior Session

Feel Like Hiding in Front of The Camera??

Being the only one in front of the camera can cause anxiety and be overwhelming.  We want to do everything we can to prepare you for your shoot, so here we have provided the top six things you need to know how to nail your senior portrait with confidence.  This will allow us to create the most beautiful pictures you have ever seen of yourself!

  1. Express Emotion Through with Your Eyes

Your eyes are telling a story. What story do you want to see in your pictures? I always remind clients that it is important to “look happy in your eyes”. You can avoid awkward photos by using your eyes to express emotion. When a natural smile occurs the whole face lights up and the eyes look bright and awake. It sounds cheesy, but I promise if  you can practice smiling in the mirror and working different expressions before your shoot it will help you understand what facial expressions you want to have in your pictures.

  1. Find Enthusiasm

Turn all the emotions you have into an enthusiastic desire to create the best pictures ever!  Let the lens translate all that emotion by taking a moment to relax, breathe, and have fun with it. Listen closely as we direct you and use those instructions to guide yourself through the poses.

  1. Breathe

You already know it’s important to use your eyes to demonstrate your emotion, and this may sound like an obvious one, but breathing is a key aspect in capturing a natural look. This is another good thing to practice in front of the mirror before your shoot. Push the air out while holding the smile and notice how your face and eyes settle into a natural and relaxed expression.

  1. Don’t Be Afraid to Move Your Body

Staying stationary can often produce a very staged and cheesy look. Just because you are still does not mean that you cannot change your angles to create a fresh and inspired look. Be open and prepared for us to instruct you through different movements. For example, when wearing a dress, we will have you slowly twirl! This automatically brings out great emotion that translates into beautiful pictures!

  1. Bring a Friend

It is always good to have someone who knows how to make you truly laugh and smile around!! Bring that person, whether is a classmate, cousin, aunt or neighbor! Your people are always welcome!

 

6.Spiffy Up

Yes you, spiffy up! Even if you are typically in sweats, wear no makeup, and put your hair in a messy bun, or guys if you roll out of bed every morning and walk out the door. Girls, spend the extra time curling your hair, getting your makeup done and choosing that outfit that makes you feel like you’re on a fashion runway. Gentlemen, get a fresh hair cut the week before. On the day of the session, shower and shave (even if it’s just peach fuzz) . Treating yourself like a king or queen will help you look confident in your pictures! This is the perfect opportunity to go above and beyond for yourself!

 

And most importantly, don’t forget that our job is to guide you through the entire proccess!

 

 

 

Senior Pictures | Why Choose The Studio Kate

Senior Pictures | Why Choose The Studio Kate

Looking for unique and memorable senior pictures?

 

Looking for unique and memorable senior pictures? Our senior photo shoots are unlike any other. With our state-of-the-art equipment and lighting, we create images that have been compared to high fashion shoots. Think Vogue, Louis Vuitton.  

 By pairing our world-class makeup artists and hair stylists with our extensive photography skills, we can help you create senior pictures that represent who you are, Why that you won’t find anywhere else.

 The Studio Kate is the senior photographer who will make your photo shoot a total fashion experience that you will remember for years to come. Our shoots are more like fashion magazine shoots than cheesy senior pictures. Anything but traditional, our goal is to create images of your senior year that you will absolutely love. You know, the photos that will make your friends jealous.  In fact, they might even change how you see yourself.

 Every year we come up with new and exciting themes and ideas that make us stand out from other photographers in our area. If you are looking for senior photos that are unique, stylish, and memorable, we can help. Don’t settle for bad senior pictures by your mom’s friend with a camera, or your high school friend who been doing this for 2 months. We will work with you to create senior portraits that are unique to you. 

 This is your senior year. Let’s create images that will blow people away, and make your friends wish they had found us first!

 

(Please note: Due to Covid-19, our hair, makeup, and wardrobe services are currently on hold.)

 

 

Senior Pictures | What To Expect At Your Shoot

Senior Pictures | What To Expect At Your Shoot

What The Shoot Will Look Like

 We know going into your senior shoot can be incredibly nerve wracking. So here is a quick outline of what the shoot will look like, so that you know exactly what you are walking into!!

We will meet at the location we decided would work best for you. First, we will go through all the outfits you brought! (You are bringing TONS of outfits, right?!?!)  We’ll talk about which ones are the must haves, and which ones just have YOU written all over them.  This will help me guide you through the session and coordinate which outfit will look best for each different spot we chose! During this time, my assistant will be unpacking our gear, getting the lighting rig set up, and making sure that everything is ready to go when we start shooting. Together, we’ll choose which outfit to start with, based on the scenery around us, and jump right into taking your pictures!

Don’t worry.  We understand that you aren’t a professional model.  Part of our job is to make your look fantastic!  So, every time we move spots (even if its just a few steps away), and every time you change outfits, I will repose you. Don’t stress about posing, this is literally MY JOB! I have studied posing under some of the biggest names in the industry for years to make sure I know how to position your body to flatter you most.  There will be poses you feel like are incredibly awkward, but trust me on this, your final images will look amazing!

We will constantly be checking hair, to make sure you don’t have any fly away hairs, or any hair that are going to cause any distractions in the final picture. For example, you don’t want your long blonde hair to look like it’s coming out of your armpit, right?  That’s the kind of thing we’re always on the lookout for. We’ll also make sure your clothes are laying properly, nothings bunched up, bra straps aren’t showing etc.  These details will make all the difference in the world, when you finally get to see your Senior portraits.

We will move throughout the location to find unique backgrounds to fit your style. Don’t underestimate how many fun backgrounds we can get in a small area. Many times, if we are in an urban location, one or two blocks will provide enough different looks for the entire shoot.  It might feel like everything is going to look the same, but a tiny change in perspective can completely change and image.

As mentioned before, we’ll be doing lots of wardrobe changes as well.  Sometimes just adding a jacket or hair accessory can completely change the mood of a picture.  Other timed, we’ll ask you to go from jeans and a t-shirt into a formal gown.  If we’re shooting near our studio on the square in Noblesville, that will be a perfect place to change.  In some locations, we’ll be able to find a restaurant, boutique, or other place where you’ll be able to change.  Other times, you’ll need to be able to change in your car, if that’s something you are comfortable with.  If not, just let us know, and we’ll work around it.

As your shoot continues, you’ll start to see some patterns.  We’ll introduce you to ‘flow posing’ where we’ll give you a few instructions, and you’ll just start shifting from one expression to another, one pose to the next.  Before you know it, you’ll be modeling like a pro, but we’ll be right there with you.  You’ll never feel like you are alone in this, or you don’t know what to do!

Our high fashion photo sessions are lots of fun, but they can also be exhausting!  If you feel like you need a break, just let us know.  Modeling is fun and exciting, but it’s a lot of work, too!  We’ll do our best to keep you in the shade, but don’t ever feel like you can’t tell us that we need to slow down, or pause for few minutes.

 

 

Senior Pictures | Q&A The Senior Influencer Team

Senior Pictures | Q&A The Senior Influencer Team

 

Everything You Need to Know About The Senior Influencer Team

 

By now you have heard of The Studio Kate’s Senior Influencer Team and are ready to learn how you can enrich your Senior Year by joining this amazing team. Here is all you need to know…

 

What is a Senior Influencer Team Member?

Senior Influencer Team Members are seniors who represent The Studio Kate, by using resources that The Studio Kate provides to refer their fellow classmates and friends. As a team member, you’ll get a complimentary session, partake in themed group shoots, then spend your Senior Year showing off your incredible senior pictures and offering discounts, that only team members can offer, to anyone and everyone in need of amazing senior pictures!

 

Why did Kate start the Senior Influencer Team?

Kate has a passion to give to her community and build up other women and girls. This team allows her to do both with the high school seniors in her community. Kate’s favorite part of having the Senior Influencer Team is seeing the girls’ self confidence build from the first shoot to the last.

 

Who can be a Senior Influencer Team Member?

Anyone who is in the current senior class can apply to be a team member.  The Studio Kate accepts students from public, private, and parochial schools in Hamilton County!  We want to have a diverse team made up of all sizes, ethnicities, religions, and cultures!

 

For current juniors, check back in January. We will start accepting applicants for the next years Senior Influencer Team during January of your Junior Year.  

 

How many reps do you accept each year? What are you looking for in a rep?

 The Studio Kate accepts 10 to 12 seniors each year. We look for kind, fun-loving, stylish, outgoing, and incredibly motivated reps who are eager to spread the word about our studio and earn amazing rewards in the process.

 

How does Kate choose which applicants make the team?

After filling out the application, you will also make an appointment to have an interview with Kate. A parent/guardian must attend the interview with you because it is especially important that they also understand the type of commitment this requires. After all the interviews are done, Kate will thoroughly review all applicants and choose the ones who will best represent the studio!

 

 

 

What do I get as a Senior Influencer Team Member?

We created this team to establish new friendships and most importantly build your own self-confidence! All senior reps get a complimentary photo session including hair, makeup, and image reveal session. Please note that Senior Influencer Team Members purchase their images (prints, wall art, and digital files) like any other client, but will have opportunities to earn extra products once you hit your initial referral goal!  You also get to take part in choosing themes for the group shoots. Group shoots are not just group pictures, but also include creating lots of individual pictures, adding extra pictures to your portfolio of images to choose from. Kate might like to spoil you with goodies throughout the year too.  In addition to the swag in our coveted goodie bags, you will also get a Senior Influencer Studio Kate Shirt.  That shirt is unique every year because it is designed by the team.

 

 

Does this sound you?  Are you ready to make some new friends, build up your confidence in front of the camera, and earn some great rewards by representing The Studio Kate?  If so, reach out, tell us a little about yourself, and we’ll help you start your application to be a Senior Influencer!