Senior FAQs

 

PROUD IMAGES®

High School Senior Photography Program 2020-2021

Overview for Seniors and Families

Getting Started:

The Appointment:

You will be prescheduled to take your senior portraits. To view or modify your appointment, please visit proudimages.com and click “Senior Scheduling Portal.” We will send you an email reminder two days before your appointment. If your phone allows, we will also send you a text message reminder. There is a sitting fee due at the time of your appointment.

Please Note: Students with special needs, please give us a call. Proud Images® can reserve specific appointments for any student that may require more time or less people in the studio.

Our Senior Session fees:

The session fee covers the time and talent of the photographer, retouching of the images needed for the yearbook, and the submission to the yearbook company on your behalf.

Currently we offer the following sessions:

a)Traditional $30 : 2 clothing changes, includes mandatory clothing for the yearbook & 1 casual outfit (In studio)

b)Timeless $40: 3 clothing changes, includes mandatory clothing for the yearbook & one casual outfit and Cap & Gown outfit (In studio)

c)Deluxe $65: 4 clothing changes, includes mandatory clothing for the yearbook & 3 casual outfits (In studio)

d)**Outdoor Custom: $140: Traditional In Studio session + 1 hour outdoor.

e)***Outdoor Deluxe: $170: Deluxe In Studio session + 1 hour outdoor.

Formals and Cap/Gown Photos:

We will provide you everything you need for your formal and cap/gown photos. However, we do encourage you to bring personal items like class rings, family pearls etc. Guys: It is best to come to your photoshoot cleanly shaved or groomed. Removing stubble/stray hairs after your shoot will cost extra.

Covid19 Safety extra measures.

For health safety and sanitation purposes, we require the following:

Guys: Please come dressed with your own white, collared, button down shirt, jacket solid dark color and your own bowties or tie. In case you don’t have one we will provide you a clip on bowtie and tux jacket for your formal yearbook photo and clip on tie for your Cap and Gown photo.

Girls: In our experience a bandeau and/or strapless bra will make the yearbook photo session comfortable and smooth. You will be given a velvet black drape to put on and then the cap and gown. We recommend simple necklaces, or classic pearls. Large, flashy necklaces can be distracting and may not be allowed for yearbook purposes.

All: Social Distancing and wearing a mask is strongly encouraged all the time. Only when photographed you will be allowed to take the mask off.

View/Select & Purchase Your Photos:

Once you have been photographed a personalized online photo gallery will be available for previewing and purchasing your photos and/or other items in our e-commerce. In the same gallery you will be able to pick your yearbook pose as well. The availability of this gallery will vary but typically it comes online 2 weeks after picture day and stays up for about 3 months. Additionally, you can schedule a PREVIEWING APPOINTMENT AT OUR STUDIO. Once the gallery expires, photos can only be purchased at our studio located at 200 Harrison Ave, Lodi NJ 07644. At our discretion, Proud Images® reserves the right to require an one-time archive retrieval $20 fee if ordering photos is requested to be made after the 6 month online gallery availability.

Optional Indoor Casuals:

Taken at the time of your formal photos. We will use traditional backgrounds for your indoor casuals, so we do recommend something a bit more dressy. One outfit only, please. Outdoor casuals are included in your sitting fee but are scheduled separately in the late summer/fall.

Optional Outdoor casuals:

Taken late summer/fall. These are limited and weather permitting. Please schedule these using your client scheduling portal on our website or by calling the studio.

All: You will look back on these photos for years to come, so choose an outfit that will last the test of time. Avoid outfits that have busy patterns, stripes or plaid. Solid colors will always photograph better in your photos

FAQ:

WHAT’S THE REQUIRED PHOTO FOR THE YEARBOOK?

Each school site is different. When you book your appointment, next to your school name will dictate whether your mandatory photo is the Suit/Drape, Cap/Gown, or your own clothing. We provide the clothing for Suit/Drape & Cap/Gown. We sanitize our outfits using Steam, UV lighting, and daily rotations to ensure we keep both our staff and your students safe!

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT?

We highly recommend you complete your senior portraits the summer going into your senior year. We understand how busy your last year of high school can be, therefore; we recommend you take them sooner than later. Should you wish to make any changes, or completely retake your pictures, call to book an appointment or schedule one online.

WHEN DO I PAY FOR MY SESSION?

You pay your sitting fees in advance when you make your appointment, whether it be online, phone call or in-person. We require each session to be paid in full prior to arriving at your appointment. Our outdoor session fees are also to be paid in full. If an emergency comes up, we can definitely make arrangements to reschedule your outdoor session. Please call the studio ASAP to let us know if you cannot make your session.

WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH MY SESSION?

The session fee covers your one-on-one time with the photographer, basic retouching of the images for the yearbook, and the submission of photo to the yearbook company. No photos are included in the session fees. You may purchase images from the studio in a variety of ways. Our front desk would be more than happy to show you the ways in which you can select and purchase your photos.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL/REBOOK MY APPOINTMENT?

We know life happens and things come up that might interfere with your appointment, not a problem. All we ask is that you give us a courtesy call and let us know. If you fail to notify our studio, you will lose your sitting fee, and a second payment will be required at the time of your rebooking. We understand that not all situations are the same, but please be mindful. We are a smaller business and we staff according to booked appointments.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M RUNNING LATE?

If you are running more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, our studios have the right to cancel your appointment. We do not double book appointments, so each session is scheduled specifically for you. We  advise all our appointments to arrive 10 minutes prior to their appointment to check-in and prepare for their session.

While we understand circumstances may cause you to be late, pushing back a start tine for an appointment would result in a domino effect for all other appointments. We will make every effort to accommodate you, but we also ask that you call the studio if you are running late.

WHAT SESSION SHOULD I SELECT?

Our sessions range from a traditional 20 minute photoshoot that captures your best yearbook smile and one clothing change to an hour long outdoor session that allows you to have up to four clothing changes and take up to 60 pictures. 

* All sessions include free basic retouching and submission to the school yearbook.

WHAT CLOTHING I SHOULD WEAR FOR THE SESSION?

We will also PROVIDE ALL MANDATORY attire required by each high school. This includes,  Cap/Gown, Tuxedo and Black Drape.

We have a session perfect for everyone, make sure you read what they all entail and select that one that works best for you.

***PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR SCHOOL YEARBOOK ADVISOR FOR ANY SPECIFIC MANDATORY DRESS CODE.

Guys: Please come dressed with your own white, collared, button down shirt and we will provide you a clip on bowtie and tux jacket for your formal yearbook photo and clip on tie for your Cap and Gown photo.

Girls: In our experience a bandeau and/or strapless bra will make the yearbook photo session comfortable and smooth. You will be given a velvet black drape to put on and then the cap and gown. We recommend simple necklaces, or classic pearls. Large, flashy necklaces can be distracting and may not be allowed for yearbook purposes.

MAY I INCLUDE A PET IN MY PHOTO SHOOT?

Absolutely! Depending on your school, some allow pets to accompany the student in the yearbook. Please check with our staff to see what your school’s yearbook guideline are. Check with us prior to booking the appointment. Either way, we are happy to photograph you with your best friend!

WHAT KIND OF RETOUCHING DO YOU DO?

All images submitted to the yearbook will have basic retouched. Retouching includes the following basic services:

Basic skin blemish removal

Cropping/Sharpening

Color adjustments

Softening of pores of skin

Retouching is also included with any picture order.

We do charge for the following retouching items:

Braces removal ($20 per image)

Evening of the skin due to sunburns ($10 per image)

Extensive glass glare ($20 per image)

Any request not handled by our in-house retouching staff (price varies)

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO BE IN THE YEARBOOK?

Each high school will set a deadline date that we have to abide by. The deadline will typically be sent out via flyers when the time is approaching. To know the exact date, check in with your school’s yearbook department.

The dates are planned in conjunction with your schools yearbook class and printer. We are simply the company selected to provide the photography services for your student. The final deadline date is non-negotiable and out of our control. We will still be happy to photograph you for your private photos at any time.

WHAT MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN RELATED TO COVID-19?

In time of uncertainty, our main priority is to keep our guests and staff safe and healthy. We have not only remodeled our studio to ensure that social distancing and spacing is permitted, but have incorporated new sanitizing protocols regulated by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. 
We require all guests and staff to wear masks at all time, (student are exempt during their session) .

We practice touchless posing and steam all our caps, gowns, suits, undershirts and drapes.

 

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