What are the most common questions we get regarding Littleton Senior pictures?
Many of our Littleton senior parents don’t know what to ask other than,”do you include digital files” and “how much”? So we put together this blog to let our Senior parents learn other good questions to ask and our answers.
Our happiest clients appreciate the communication and transparency we offer. No high pressure sales here and we are completely upfront about how we photograph seniors, our pricing and our unique offerings. We offer a very different approach to Littleton senior pictures. Far different from our competitors. Read on…
What makes Kelly Weaver Photography different from other Littleton Senior Photography studios?
After 18 years as a senior photographer, I realize the key components to a successful and FUN senior photo session. Though we offer a lot of information on our site, we believe in a personal walk-through approach. We will never throw digital files at you and tell you to “go figure it out online”. People want PEOPLE to help them more than ever, and so we are here for you.
- We believe a GREAT connection with you and your senior is KEY. So, that’s why we only photograph 50 seniors/year to keep that relationship close. We get our best pictures when the senior feels like we see them and understand them. And our parents are very involved in the process. We believe in creating a CONNECTION and relationship, not a transaction.
- We include 4 core ITEMS in EVERY package. These are items we’ve identified over the years as goodies you will want, need and VALUE and so we just INCLUDE them.
- Our unique style is instantly recognizable. It is LIGHT, BRIGHT and natural with a soft (out of focus) background.
How does the senior photography process work?
- Take a look at our SENIOR GALLERY to determine if our natural style is right for you
- Determine your package: We will help you find the right package for your budget. Just GET STARTED here or call us at 720-201-0402
- Choose your location: We will discuss our senior location options and determine the best one for you
- BOOK your session: We will guide you on how to do that
- Clothing Tips will be shared: You and your senior will receive CLOTHING tips and ideas
- Personality profile questionnaire will be sent: Your senior will receive a personality profile to help us get to know them better and create a blue print for their senior pictures
- Senior photo day: The session will be FUN and your senior will feel totally connected. This is the time in their lives they will REMEMBER
- Proofs post: Within 3-5 days after the session, the proofs will post and we will guide you to your provide link. You will have time to preview the “best of images” before your order session
- Order session: Now you get to come in and PICK your INCLUDED items and yearbook image. No high pressure sales, just pick your goodies!
- Gallery access: Once we’ve done your order session, we’ll release an on-line gallery just in case you “forgot something” OR to share with family and friends. Anyone can order from the site! The gallery will remain for 3 months.
When is the best time of year to do Senior Pictures?
Yearbook deadlines are what drive WHEN we do Senior Pictures. What few people don’t realize is that Senior yearbook deadlines are usually late Summer/Fall right when the seniors head back to school. That means we have to back up at least 6 weeks to meet those deadlines.
Outside of the yearbook deadlines, we have to consider best time of year for FOLIAGE and weather conditions. June and July are the best months as foliage is RIPE and green and the wild grass if tall and beautiful.
The image below was taken in June when the tall grass was at it’s PEAK! It’s our favorite time of year to do Senior pictures.
What senior photography locations do we use?
Depending on the package selected, you will have various natural light locations to choose from. We offer an urban downtown Littleton “Mainstreet” setting or a natural “Highline” setting near the Highline Canal. If you are NOT sure which to choose, we recommend our “Highline” location as it offers a bit of both urban and natural looks. View our Senior Photo Locations
For those choosing our FAIRYTALE package, you get TWO location settings! Pick an urban or nature setting AND get a 2nd session done in our window lit location setting. It’s the perfect place to show off those dresses you may not have gotten to wear this year!
Can I share my senior proofs with family and friends?
Absolutely! Your private link can be shared with family and friends and they can order directly with us. Your gallery will be up for 3 months for sharing and ordering items you may have forgotten to order at the order session.
What are your packages and pricing?
Our packages are unique to our studio. Why? Because our packages include not only the session and yearbook picture, but also the CORE 4 items we know you will need, want and LOVE.
Our packages start at $695. Each package will include a different number (and various sizes) of the CORE 4 items. Once you choose GET STARTED and fill out the form, OR call us at 720-201-0402, we’ll help you pick the package and location that works. Then, we start the process above keeping you posted with our 1-1 communication along the way.
Because our senior packages INCLUDE so much, there are NO high pressure order sessions here. Rather, your order session will be simply a time to PICK your goodies! And we’ll walk you through that process.
Are prints and products included in my package?
Absolutely!! Each of our packages include a set of PRO printed items (such as 5×7’s, 8×10’s, wallets) AND a 3 pose trio (above). The trio is a CLIENT favorite, so we just include it! You can’t get it anywhere else. Three of the 4 packages we offer ALSO includes a framed wall portrait. Having FINISHED items is important. We want EVERY client to leave with something READY to display. We are not the photographer that will hand you a thumb drive and say “now go get some PRO products and prints somewhere, I’m sure you can figure it out”. We believe in walking our clients through the entire process from photo session to retrieving finished prints and products.
Do I get the digital files?
Digital files are a HOT topic. And we don’t blame you for asking. We’ve looked at what other photographers do. Many are what we call “shoot and burn” photographers. They are the ones who take a zillion pictures then give you a thumb drive and say, “go get em.” Then you have to figure out where to go and you only have access to CONSUMER labs. And often a “confused mind says no” right? So the confusion just creates “analysis paralysis” and the files sit in a drawer. And, over time, the media you have them on will no longer work. So, now you’ve just lost your precious senior pictures.
Truth be told, it would be EASIER for US to just pass on digital files. But where is the RELATIONSHIP building in that? We believe every one of our clients should be walked through the ENTIRE process which INCLUDES the ordering and printing process. And our relationship to you and your senior MATTERS to us. Our business model is based on 1-1 connection. We believe that it’s more important to be meaningful than expeditious.
One of the reasons I’ve built our business model off of personal connection is that I have also been told, “here you go, go figure it out online”. And that felt horrible. Or “here is an article you can read on that”. It’s hard to find a caring PERSON who walks you through the process. Someone who will talk to you or meet with you. You can count on us to walk you through.
Over 18 years in the business, we know that a combination of a few select smaller digital files PLUS printed products (you can’t get elsewhere) is the best approach. Yes, we get why you want digital files, but do you really need 100? Most of our clients have a few FAVORITES. And those are the ones we turn into smaller 4×6″ digital files. Each package contains a select few of these FAVORITE 4×6″ digital files. Use these for graduation announcements, to create small prints for family and share on social media! have at it and ENJOY only the “best of files”.
You can print your digital files anywhere if you’d like. Or share them virtually. But if you do plan on printing from them, you can do so up to 4×6″ in size and we recommend you do it from your personal senior gallery. Why print from OUR gallery? Our gallery is connected to a PRO lab, and will offer you a much better quality overall. Consumer labs just can’t do what a PRO lab can. PRO labs are only available to PRO photographers. Let our PRO lab print them for you.
Still want ALL the digital files for safe-keeping? Yes, we can provide the full set of FULL-SIZED digital files to keep “just in case” of a fire, loss or damage to your senior pictures. But we don’t stop there. If you purchase all the FULL sized digital files, we ALSO include a complimentary album or custom print box with 25 of your FAVE senior pictures inside! Getting the full set of digital files will be an investment, however it is sure to be one that will give you peace of mind.
What do our clients have to say?
We believe everyone looking for Littleton Senior Pictures should review that photographers GOOGLE REVIEWS! Please check out what our clients have to say and note the common theme of walking them through, connecting with them and helping them feel comfortable. Click to see OUR GOOGLE REVIEWS!
How long to you keep the senior files?
We keep the files for 3 months after the senior photo session. Feel free to order within that time frame. If you are concerned you may want “more later”, it may make sense for you to purchase the full set of digital files. Remember, when you do, you get a complimentary ALBUM or custom photo box with 25 of your favorite files!
If I opt in to get the FULL set of digital files, why do we also include a photo box with prints or the album?
Remember the quality of a consumer lab does not match a PRO lab. So, basically what YOU can get “out there” is not what you will get from us. For the clients who opt into getting the full set of digital files, we believe you need something PRINTED to show off those beautiful images. Often digital files will stay in a drawer, and we want to make sure you have a physical memory.
If you want perfect Littleton Senior Photo session that INCLUDES a few digital files AND pro printed products, contact us today or call Kelly Weaver Photography at: 720-201-0402.