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F.A.Q.'s

My school has a contract photographer for Senior portraits, do I have a choice?

Discount school picture companies pay a commission to the schools who hire them. That's fine for the yearbook, but for the really important pictures you give to family and friends, the wallets you put in your invitations and, of course, your portfolio or album, seniors who want the best come to Lucketts, for quality, variety, and service.

What's the session like?

In one word- FUN! Most people are a little nervous at first- that's normal. In no time you'll feel completely at ease. Our photography style is easy and stress free. To make your session even more enjoyable we can plug in your ipod or play a couple of your favorite CDs. You can also bring your parent or a best friend along to help you choose your favorite proofs. We'll look at your pictures as we go and at the end of the session you'll have ONLY the pictures you love and none that you don't!!!

Can I take pictures with my boyfriend/girlfriend, pet, car, etc...?

Bring whatever and whomever you want. You'll have a huge dressing room with plenty of space. We'll even provide you a list of suggestions for things you can bring. Remember, you'll never be a senior again and we want your senior pictures to be all about you at this special time in your life!

Can I get black & white pictures?

Of course! The black & whites at Lucketts have a look you won't find anywhere else. They have the perfect contrast that give your images a high fashion quality other studios don't know how to create. You can get color, B/W, antique sepia, or any color tint you want FREE on any print you order!

How long until I see my proofs?

You'll take hundreds of images during your session, and then narrow it down to your favorite 20-50 (depending on the session you choose) proofs with the help of the photographer. Those images will be presented completely retouched in your online proofing gallery about one week after your session. We'll give you a password to share with family and friends!

Do my Senior Portraits include retouching?

Your prints are made using the highest quality standards available. Every one of your portraits created at Luckett Portrait Studio is enhanced by professional artists at no additional cost to you. Special requests in regards to retouching will incur an additional charge per image. Please call us ahead of time with any questions or concerns.

How much will it cost?

At Lucketts we have something to fit almost everyone's needs. The average investment runs about $800-$1700, although some people spend up to several thousand dollars. Payments are staggered and we accept all major credit cards, cash, or checks.

What if I don't like them?

We are definitely not your yearbook photographer. You will love every one of your images from Lucketts, 100% guaranteed! You can never be disappointed with your photographs at Lucketts because you see every picture we take while you are here and you choose only the ones you love. Only the shots with your best angles, best expressions, and best poses will ever be made into proofs. At Luckett Portrait Studio we give you a complete variety of images to choose from so you'll have every style you want.

I'm sold! How do I book a session?

Simply give us a call or shoot us an email. It is NEVER too early to schedule your senior portrait session. In fact our best savings are the summer before your senior year. We'll ask you to prepay your first deposit to reserve the date and time with a credit card. This appointment is held especially for you, we understand that things do happen, so if you need to rechedule for any reason we can reschedule to another date and time at no extra cost to you. Once we've scheduled your session, we'll send you a confirmation email with all the tips you'll need for your session!

TIPS

1. Blemishes , bumps, and shadows- don't worry we retouch them away!

2. Hair- wear in your favorite style! If you've chosen to get your hair and makeup done with us, just come with it clean and dry.

3. Outfits- bring a variety of colors and styles for all seasons, don't forget fun shoes and accesorries.

4. Layers- feel free to add jackets, coats, and sweaters. We do strongly suggest covering your arms in one or more outfits.

5. Facial hair- please remove any unwanted facial hair right before your session.

6. Tanning and nails- have your nails looking nice. Avoid being overly tan for your skin type and please avoid uneven spray tans and tan lines.

7. This is all about who YOU ARE- so let's have fun!!!

GIRLS...

We love accessories! Bring all those cute scarves, shoes, jewelry, hats and jackets with you. The more the better, our photographer will help you decide what will photograph the best. Try to bring a mix of tops and bottoms. We love bright and colorful tops, although simpler the better, not crazy prints or plaids that will date your portraits. We want to keep the focus on you! Bring anything you love and that will express your style whether it's your shopping bags, point shoes, guitar or car, we want to see it!

GUYS...

This is the time for you to show us who you really are. Bring all of the things that represent your interests, whether it's sports, music, cars, pets, we know how to photograph it all. Guys should bring a variety of tops, polos, button ups, jackets, hoodies and bottoms, jeans, khakis and shorts. Bring clothing with different colors, whatever helps you express yourelf. It's ok to bring your everyday clothes for those casual looks. But don't be afraid to go out and get yourself a nice button up. Shoes will show in some of your pictures so don't forget about your feet!