You and your parents have spent many years thinking about the year that you would be a senior. It is both an end and a beginning. A year of transition. And what better time to capture who you are at this time in your life! For some, this will be the last professional photos taken before they are married. NOW is the time to invest in quality photos that will last for your lifetime -- the photos you will show your children and grandchildren.
What is the process to book a session?
To book a session, click on the contact button on the website and send me your request. There are details there about the process and once I receive your inquiry, we will move forward from there. I require all seniors and a parent/guardian to come for a pre-session consultation to plan all the details.
How many outfits do I get to change into?
Most clients find that 2-3 outfits is a good number to work with, however, I ask you to bring LOTS of options so we can have good choices. During our pre-session consultation we will talk about your style and some places you can obtain pieces that will reflect the look you want to achieve. I love when you text me photos of your outfits beforehand to help me plan!
Do you offer hair and makeup services?
I have a list of professionals who offer both services and I would be glad to give you recommendations. I strongly recommend that you have at a minimum, your makeup done. This is a special day for you and looking your best only serves to increase your confidence in front of the camera. And, after all, who doesn't like a little pampering. The difference in your images is STUNNINGLY different!!
Who chooses the location(s)?
I will be glad to help you think of locations during your pre-session consultation. However, ultimately location choice is up to the client, along with securing appropriate permission for location usage and paying associated fees if required.
What happens if it rains at my session?
Because the weather in TN is ... unpredictable, I typically do not cancel sessions until an hour or two prior. If you have hair/makeup scheduled and want to reschedule before that window of time, we can do that as well.
Can I bring my boyfriend/girlfriend/mom/dad/dog?
You can! We will talk about all those details during your pre-session consultation!!
What is your cancellation policy?
All my sessions require a contract signed by a parent and a deposit. Cancellation terms are covered in the contract.
What forms of payment do you offer?
I accept cash, check, all major credit cards (with a 3% service charge), PayPal, Venmo, cash app as payment for services/products. You can pre-plan and do a payment plan as long as it is paid in full prior to delivery of products.
Do you offer studio sessions? Cap and Gown sessions?
As a full-service photographer with a studio I am able to offer studio sessions as well as on-location sessions. If you can envision it, we can create it.
Do you offer add-on specialty sessions?
After your initial session, should you want to add on a sports or specialty session (different season, friends, etc.), I do offer a discounted mini session for that. It will be separate and will have it's own viewing and ordering session.
Is there a session fee? What does it cover?
There is a $300 session fee for seniors. It covers the time, talent of the photographer and her assistant on the day of your session. It covers planning time, pre-session consults, editing time, ordering and viewing sessions and delivery time. It is payable to book your session. Should you book additional sessions, the fee is $175/90 minute sessions after the first.
“Maria is the best as evidenced by her beautiful and creative images! Even more important, she makes each individual feel special, comfortable, and their most beautiful in their own skin in front of the camera. She is patient and considerate ... never rushing or hurrying along. She is great and we highly recommend her as you won't find anyone more dedicated to her craft and their clients than Maria." ”
~ DeeDee, mom to Madison, Brentwood High School
I had the best experience with Maria for my senior photos for college graduation. She was so flexible with scheduling and location. Most importantly I loved the photos she took and delivered. I would recommend her for any photography needs.
~ Celeste, Belmont University
I absolutely loved working with Maria Latham. She did my daughter's senior photos and they are amazing. Maria has great ideas and great locations and props. She spent about six hours with us that day. My only complaint is that I have so many great pictures to choose from that it's hard to pick a favorite. I would highly recommend Maria to anyone. Love her!!
~ Maria, mom to Victoria, Southaven High School