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Frequently asked questions:

  • Formal/Candid/Lifestyle what’s the difference? (see more detail below)

    • Formal ~ traditional wear provided by Little’s Photography (Tux or Drape)

    • Candid ~ a quick shoot in your own look (Fashion, Casual, Sport, Hobby)

    • Lifestyle ~ think magazine cover shoot (Concept/Talent/Equipment/Team/VIP)

  • How do I get ready for the shoot?

    • We have detailed information that we send you after your shoot is booked to walk you through your preparation.  Get familiar with what we email and it will make a difference in the experience and look of your senior portraits.

  • Family portrait, what’s the senior incentive?

    • We offer our coveted family portrait experience to you at our senior pricing rate. Avg 35% savings only while you have a senior.  When they are gone, so is the special pricing.

  • What is this photo app I keep hearing about?

    • There are two different apps.  One is for the whole school to share.  Seniors Opt In at their session and we put images we want to show off to everyone.  The other app is your personal app and that has all of your ordered images in it.  It’s sent to you a few days before your order is complete.

  • How much is this going to cost me?

    • High School Seniors get special pricing because you’re on a big group rate.  We built it backwards starting with competitive pricing then figuring out how to maintain our brand and service.  It’s an average of 35% less than what we normally charge.  Each of the three Senior Shoots (and family) are priced similar but the total average spent goes up for candids and even more for lifestyle because there are more and more desirable images to choose from.  Prices are discussed when you schedule and then a price guide for the shoot you selected is emailed to you.

  • What if we need to reschedule?

    • Rescheduling is not a problem except that it creates a bottleneck at the end of the summer and you may be forced into an appointment you do not want.  So we recommend thinking of this appointment as firm.

  • What’s the deadline for ordering?

    • To ensure that your seniors picture is in the yearbook without penalty or additional fee.  Please place your order by September 30th.

  • What happens after the photo shoot?

    • After the photoshoot, we will schedule an in-person viewing and ordering session for your family at our studio. This is quite a show and the whole family is invited but the decision makers must attend.  You will be advised by our portrait guide via telephone on how long to expect this to take.  It is based on the type of shoot you did.  All orders are placed at this appointment.  If your senior only did a formal shoot and you are not interested in ordering any wall portraits, then an online gallery may be used as an option at your request.

  • How long does it take to get our pictures / photo app after we order?

    • This answer depends on when you place your order.  The closer you are to the end of summer, the longer it will take.  We strive for 2 - 3 weeks at the beginning of summer and it is often double that 4 - 6 weeks at the end of the summer.  If you need something expedited you can opt for a rush fee.

  • How do your candid and lifestyle images get into the yearbook ads?

    • We work directly with the yearbook editor and staff to supply your school with the images your family has selected for yearbook ads.  We offer this as a free service to you with the following conditions. 1. The image has been ordered by your family for a print or a product. 2. You communicate at your viewing and ordering session which images you want in your ad. If either of these conditions is not met then there will be a fee associated with yearbook ad images. Fee’s may vary.

  • How long do you keep the images?

    • Not long.  We have learned after 20 years in business that regardless of good intentions, people do not come back later to order more.  We promise to keep them safe up to 30 days after you place your order just in case.  If you need us to keep them longer, then we collect $100 fee that will get applied towards your future order and we will keep them up to 1 year.

  • Can we just purchase digital?

    • Yes, and there are various ways of doing so based on how you plan to use them.  Prices vary for levels of usage.

  • What if I don’t like my proofs.

    • Don’t spend anytime worrying about this.  It’s simply not going to happen.  In fact, we’ve gotten famous because just about everyone loves their images.  Shooting with us can be the biggest confidence boost a human being can have.  If you’re still concerned, then just to ease your mind, we would either refund every penny or reshoot for free.

  • What if we go to a school that’s contracted to another photography place.

    • No problem.  This happens a lot.  Unfortunately for some seniors they don’t get to say who takes their picture for the yearbook, but they do get to say for all the rest.  We open our studio doors every year to seniors who want to use us for our candid and lifestyle shoots.  All the same VIP treatment we give to our contracted school seniors, we also give to those who take their personal legacy serious enough to demand the best.  All are welcome. We also have a referral incentive if you want to do something special for a friend at another school.

  • What is your referral incentive?

    • If you are an existing senior client and you refer a friend from a NON-CONTRACTED school to us during the same senior season (May-August), you and your friend will each receive a $25 credit towards your order.  *Must be mentioned at time of booking. *This credit is $50 on lifestyle shoots and even more for family shoots.

 


The Senior Formal - This is the classic timeless portrait that has been taken since the dawn of the yearbook creation. This photo will be placed in the yearbook and is available for purchase as a family heirloom. The ladies will be in the classic black drape, and gentlemen in a tuxedo shirt, jacket and bow-tie. No worries - we have the drape, the tuxedo shirt, jacket and bow-tie!

 

The Senior Candid shoot - This is your chance to get your Senior to take part in a fun, 15 minute shoot that really represents THEM. They can choose an outfit that tells their story - whether they are into sports, dance, fashion, books, or video games - we tailor this photo shoot around their personality. In addition to portraits for your home and gifts for the family, these images are great for yearbook ads and Graduation Announcements.

 

The Senior Lifestyle shoot - This is the most desired photo shoot amongst Seniors. It's important to note that we only offer 50 Lifestyle shoots each year at the discounted Senior rate and there is a minimum purchase of $799.

Here's why the Lifestyle shoot is so popular:

  • It starts with an interview to discover their passions, and what makes them unique.

  • Then we discover a concept and create a scene just for them.

  • Next is the live action experience of a real photo shoot and all the excitement it brings with it.

  • Their Lifestyle shoot can be one, two or three hours based on concept and locations.

  • They get our best talent and state of the art equipment with VIP treatment.

  • Truly a once in lifetime experience your senior will never forget.

  • Resulting in portraits and products that will make your heart sing.



 

The Family Portrait - This could be your last chance to have a family portrait with your children.  Usually when they come back, they are undeniably adults.  Sometimes they even bring other “adults” back with them because they fell in love.  Schedules get even more difficult to manage too.  To make it easier for you, we offer you the opportunity to have a fun family portrait built just for you at our special senior rate.  This offer expires at the end of the year, so don’t wait or you may be too late.