FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please fill out the form on my contact page and I will send you a link to my Destination Graduation Magazine which has all of the details there is to know about the Michelle Ivy Senior Session Experience!
Once you are ready to book, simply hit the BOOK button on the session page of my website. Fill out the contract, pick your desired date and then pay your deposit.
We want your photos to reflect YOU and since each senior is different, rather than telling you what looks good I have outfit inspiration in my Destination Graduation Magazine that you can browse through. I am always here to give suggestions, and I also want to see what you have picked out so I ask for you to text or email me your outfits prior to your session so I can also get a good feel for your style!
Sometimes the senior has a definite vision for their session and the senior knows exactly what they want to do and go. Sometimes the senior wants me to plan the entire session. Most of time, we collaborate our ideas. This is why it is so important to turn your clothing list and pictures in on time...at least one week prior to your session.
Absolutely! I will pose you head to toe every picture until you feel at ease. I will coach you along and make you feel like the beauty queen/stud you are, but don’t be surprised if we ask you to walk towards us like you are on a catwalk or give us your ‘soft smile’ aka smirk.
Don’t worry, we always leave days open during the week for reschedules. We will notify you asap if we do have to reschedule, however we usually only reschedule if there is either a 50% or higher chance of rain, OR if it’s colder than 50 degrees out. If it’s overcast don’t worry your pictures will still look amazing.
Be prepared to turn your car into a dressing room! Most of the locations we are at are private but not always. Also, we may do some walking so bring a pair of flip-flops for in-between scene changes. I also now have a Pop Up Tent!
A $200 deposit is required to secure your date (this fee is transferable to another date but non-refundable). The session fee includes the pre-consultation, sitting fee, editing time and viewing & ordering session. I spend a minimum of 20-25 hours of time on each senior from the consultation to the ordering of the product. Due to this enormous time commitment, the minimum order requirement starts at $800.
About 7-12 days following your session, you will either have an in person ordering session where I will present all of your proofs to you, and walk you through all of the collections and a la carte options to find out what best suits your needs or you will receive your online gallery depending on your session type. We will also show you all the beautiful heirloom products that are available for you so you can pick out what you love.