Fun, Classic, Timeless
Fun, Classic, Timeless
We offer a unique senior portrait experience for our clients; just talk to any of our past seniors and they can tell you about their experience with our studio. We schedule only one senior per day, so that we can take our time with you and provide you with timeless and amazing portraits. We incorporate your interests and welcome your ideas and input to make your portraits stand out and your session amazing! Our portrait sessions are laid back, filled with conversation, laughter, and creativity. Ordering appointments are no pressure, we help you select items that will best fit your needs and provide you and your family with years of enjoyment. We strive to make the whole portrait experience one to remember and one that you will ecstatically share with your friends!
Often Asked Questions:
1. What payment methods do you accept?
Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX
2. How much is the session fee and when is it due?
The session fee is $300 and is due when the contract is signed. The contract is emailed to you and can be signed electronically. You can pay the session fee with a credit card, or eCheck when signing the contract. If you need different payment options please call us at the studio to make those arrangements.
3. When and how do I get to see images from my session?
Within a week of your session we will post digital previews of the unedited images to a private web gallery for 24 hours. You will look through these images and then make an appointment to come into the studio to see them on the big screen and place your order. Ordering appointments are made during the week during regular studio hours on Tuesday and Thursday. We require all of the decision makers to be present at the ordering appointment. We will present your previews and then help you select the images for your prints, books, wall-art suitable for your home or office and for gifts to friends and family.
4. How long will it take to get my order back?
We often have clients order customized items like our senior books. Generally orders take between 4-6 weeks to fulfill. Please understand that quality takes time and we value giving our clients the best quality of prints, albums.
5. When do I pay for my order?
We require 100% of your order total to be paid before we begin work on any part of your order. Balances must be paid in full in order to use digital files for the yearbook. With custom orders the balance is required before work is begun and are non-refundable.
6. What if I want to make a copy of my image(s)?
All images remain the property of James Seip Photography and are subject to Federal Copyright Laws. Duplication of images in part or in whole whether scanning, screen captures, etc. are strictly prohibited. This includes posting scanned images to social media websites.
7. Can I use images for the yearbook?
We will provide the selected formal portrait to the yearbook advisor for inclusion in the yearbook as part of your session. Purchased images(whether printed or digital format) may be used for senior ads, etc.
8. Where do you photograph your sessions?
We photograph in our studio and at various locations around the Eastern Shore. We typically will travel up to 35 miles for locations at the beach. We are one of a very few photographers that has a photography permit allowing us to do sessions at Assateague. We have photographed at many different places over the years and are open to hearing about new places and ideas you have for your portraits. We also love to travel outside of the Eastern Shore area to photograph our seniors.
9. How long does a session last?
Our typical senior session can last between 2-4 hours and depends on the number of outfits, locations, and weather. We only schedule ONE senior session per day so we can be flexible with time and locations.
10. What about my hair and makeup?
We recommend having your hair and makeup done professionally before your session. We also recommend having matte finish makeup applied before your session. This type of makeup will get you camera ready. If you are doing your own makeup, please do not use bare minerals as this will create bright spots on your skin and is difficult to retouch. Matte finish is best for your portraits.
11. What outfits do you recommend for my portrait session?
Styles change every year, but we can make a few recommendations as to what you should wear for your portraits. Outfits are also dependent on your personality, what you typically wear, and achieving a timeless quality to your portraits. You can head on over to our senior guide for examples of what our 2016 senior models have been wearing for their sessions. We also ask our clients to send us images of the outfits that they have picked out to wear for their session. From those images we can make recommendations about your outfits.
More Questions? Head over to our SENIOR GUIDE for more details about our senior portraits and to help get you ready for an amazing experience with our studio.
Birthday: Oct. 13th
Favorite Candy: Gummy Bears or Swedish Fish
Favorite Drink: Raspberry Iced Tea
Your Dream Job: Doctor/Artist
Favorite Place On Earth: New Zealand/The Beach
Favorite Musical Groups: Hillsong/Dave Matthews Band
My Hobbies: Playing Guitar, building things around the house DIY projects
My Friends Would Describe Me: Kind, loyal, real