Frequently Asked Questions

I will soon be a senior. When is the best time to book my Ultimate Senior Portrait Experience?

We highly recommend scheduling your session the summer before your Senior year begins.  Once school starts, schedules can be hectic and finding the time to get it done can be troublesome.  Our Fall dates book well in advance so waiting until the last minute might cause you to miss the opportunity to be photographed by us.  Do it in the summer and you can check one big thing off your Senior Year “To Do”  list.

How do I book a session with you?

All it takes is a phone call and payment of the session retainer fee to book a session date.  We will also schedule your pre-session consultation at the time of booking.

Are digital files or other products included in the session retainer fee?

No, they are not.  Print and digital products are purchased separately and ordered at the Premiere View & Choose session.

Do you photograph in studo or on location?

Both!  We have an 1100 sq. ft. home studio which includes a camera room, photo & product viewing area as well as a luxurious makeup/dressing room that features our fabulous Style Closet full of designer fashion and accessories for you to wear if you choose during your session.
We also will go on location to photograph you in your favorite places.  At Maxxum Photography, we give you a lot of variety in your images!

What is the pre-session consultation?

We will meet face to face at our studio and plan out your senior portrait session with you in detail.  We will select the perfect locations, discuss your outfit choices and give you some great tips on how to prepare for your special day so it is totally stress free.  You’ll also get the opportunity to view all of our high quality products which are on display and see exactly what you will get when you place your order.  You get to also get the opportunity to see everything in our amazing Style Closet which will help with some of your fashion choices.  We have lots of designer clothing and accessories to choose from.  Our jewelry selection is awesome!  Styling assistance is included in your session!

Do you offer hair and makeup?

Absolutely!  We use an award winning, licensed hair and makeup artist that will make you look gorgeous.  You will get a professional airbrush makeup application that is waterproof, light and natural looking.  Since we are a full service studio, we won’t send you elsewhere to have your makeup done, it is all done in our studio by the same person every time for your convenience.  Mom’s tell us they love that we take care of everything!

Is retouching included?

Expert retouching is included with every session and is completed prior to your ordering appointment.  We take great care in keeping you looking natural.  Poor retouching wipes away the texture in the skin leaving you looking like an alien or porcelain doll.  We will take care of the bumps and blemishes using the very best retouching techniques that let you still look like you, just the “best version of you”.

Take a look at other photographers work in our area and compare our work to theirs.  We think you will see a noticeable difference in the quality, skin tones, etc….  We often hear from our clients that one of the big reasons they chose us for their senior portraits is that our image retouching is so beautiful yet so natural.   Exactly!  You should still look like you!

Can I bring a friend along?

Absolutely!  We will even do a few BFF shots for you.  We may even have them assist with the photo shoot. 🙂

What type of payment do you accept?
For your convenience, we accept cash, check and all major credit/debit cards.  We also offer a 90 day payment plan.
Does using items in the Style Closet cost additional?

The Style Closet is available to all of our clients, to use anything in it they wish during their senior portrait session.  It’s all part of the Ultimate Senior Portrait Experience we offer.  We are adding to it almost daily!

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