Hello! I am so excited that you have chosen me to be your senior photographer! We are going to have an absolute blast at your senior portrait session, and I can’t wait. When I had my senior pictures done, I went with the studio contracted with my high school. I didn’t have a lot of choice over how it went and that definitely showed in my pictures. They looked like the rest of my friends’ pictures and weren’t very special. I hope to give you an experience of a lifetime for your senior pictures. This Welcome Packet is all about the Senior photography experience with Alanna Rose Photography, and yes.... it is an experience! So pull up a chair, and get ready to check out all that I have to offer. Make sure that your parents also have a chance to check this out so that they too, can get on board. Once you have read this cover to cover, give me a call or contact the studio to set up your custom session consultation. We can be reached at (205) 403-7984 or at www.alannarosephotography.com Again, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
WELCOME to a SENIOR portrait experience
NO OTHER I am sure you are researching who you
their website and then let you figure it all out
want to take your senior photos right now,
for yourself. I have had professional photos
and I know how daunting that task can be.
taken before, and that’s the most confusing
Hopefully, I can help you understand what sets
part. I’m at your ordering session to guide
me apart from other photographers in the area.
you and help you decide. You can view all you photos the exact way they will be printed.
I pride myself on offering my clients a
Additionally, I have sample products in the
customized session that can include unique
studio for you to touch and hold so you know
outdoor locations, in studio options or BOTH!
what your finished products will look like.
To do this, we start with a consultation and plan out your entire session, including
I also think it is important for you to know
wardrobe, hair and make-up. I want you to
that I am NOT a “volume photographer”. That
have a variety of options, including on location
means that I only accept a small number of
hot spots that your friends don’t have. I think it
clients each month so that I can apply great
is important to be individual and have unique
attention to detail to each one. You are NOT
style, and I want your portraits to be a unique
a number to me. You are the only reason I am
as you are.
able to do this job that I love. I value ALL of my clients and thrive to make your senior portrait
I also provide an in person ordering session.
experience as memorable as your senior year.
Most photographers throw your photos up on
YOU and have FUN
GET READY FOR r u o y CLOSE UP eye candy
Pictures from magazines of
makeup and hair styles that you like are always helpful to bring with you. It gives me an idea of the type of look you are going for. You can also bring
Say no to Salicylic Acid
Donâ€™t tan in the natural sun or
Try to avoid using products
tanning beds for an entire 2 weeks
containing salicylic acid at least 3
before your session. You could
days before your appointment as
appear really red or even burned.
it severely dries out the skin.
ideas from Pinterest boards!
Stay Wide Necked Be sure to wear a loose, light colored shirt
with a large neckhole or a button up for easy
Exfoliate with a physical
removal after your hair and make-up session.
exfoliator at least 2 days prior to your application session. It will help reduce dry patches and texturing.
wow with your brows
Squeaky Clean and Highly Hydrated Wash your face thoroughly before your session and apply a hydrating moisturizer. The foundation will apply more evenly if your face is prepped and ready before any color
For the entire week before your session, use your toothbrush to
Do not have your eyebrows waxed for
gently brush your lips. Then apply
at least a week before your session.
vitamin E or Coconut Oil to your lips
It tends to cause a lot of redness and
and sleep in it. This will make your
swelling. In some cases even some
lips smooth and ready for lipstick.
Be sure to get a good nights rest prior to your appointment. There is nothing attractive about puffiness and bags under your eyes!
fresh NAILS If you are planning on wearing nail polish, be sure that it is fresh for your shoot. We donâ€™t want any chipped colors.
10 REASONS to GO PRO th wi
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Regular makeup is hard to see through all the filters high definition cameras can throw at it. Professional make-up is highly pigmented
makeup so that you will look natural yet glam for your senior portraits.
Pro quality makeup is LONG LASTING so that your face will be flawless from beginning to the end of your photo shoot. Our pros makeup is formulated for photography so you don’t have to worry about “ghost face” or looking super pale because of a flash reflection.
Airbrush foundation gives you a flawless finish and doesn’t sink into your pores. Airbrush foundation is what bridal, model, television and movie industries use. You deserve the very best
for your face when it comes to your senior portraits. Don’t settle for anything less. There is nothing scarier than having an allergic reaction to your makeup during your senior pictures session! Our pros use hypoallergenic products to safeguard your face.
A professional gives you all the hottest looks flawlessly and we can touch you up between shots.
Even “everyday” hairstyles can look flat and stringy on camera. Professionals know the techniques to use to make your hair look
fab on camera without looking stiff or unnatural.
Education is key. Our pros have had years of training and have learned from makeup artists who have worked on major movies and television.
Using a professional with credentials can ensure a mistake free experience.
It looks professional. And you deserve the very best.
BRINGneYOUR in r BEAUTY e h t o t SURFACE 1 2
AFTER “I am so glad that I decided to get hair and makeup done instead of doing it myself. I had no stress going into the shoot about getting it right. I chose to get different looks done throughout the shoot and they did such a great job
pulling it all together with my clothes and different
eye shadow base color
eye liner mascara and brow
looks.” — Kat B.
cheeks THE BOLD LIP A bold lip (orange, red, or deep purple) creates an instant look that adds major wow factor to your session.
This classic look really pops
Teal and orange offest each
A lovely palette of soft colors,
with the stripes and subtle
other so beautifully with this
sweet textures (including pastel
matching accessories. Shorts
outfit! Add in a cute handbag
pinks, ivories and golds), and a
or pants would work depending
and stylish shoes and youâ€™re
fun choice in shoes all help add
on where your location is; and of
picture ready! Subtle matching
visual interest to an image. A
course sassy sandals or wedges
can really distinguish
feminine and soft look goes well
complete the look!
with natural locations.
If you are nervous about wearing
Here we selected a more timeless
Your choice of shoes can make
white pants/jeans, mute them
look and neutral palette. The
or break an outfit. Rocking a pair
out with a bright and bold color
added textures in the knit top,
of hip, distressed boots, or some
to take away from them. A fun
cute boots and different shades
colorful wedges can tie everything
or bold choice in shoes can help
of soft color gives this outfit
together. Pairing these with a
infuse the images with color and
interest while not distracting
bright, colorful dress makes for
personality that is unique to you.
from the subject or the location.
the perfect style for your session.
Photos: Courtesy of Polyvore.com
Highlight your facial features with
Add a pop of pink into your
You donâ€™t have to have a lot of
a sleek up-do. Or add accents
photos. For a softer look you
makeup to be beautiful. Go with a
such as small flowers or pearl
can go with a light pink and for
more natural look for your senior
pins to make your hair pop. Add
an edgier look you can go with a
photos if you wish. Our makeup
volume and poofs to dramatize
more neon pink. Either way, the
artist will give your skin a naturally
hair that are perfect for glamour
flirty color will give your senior
beautiful glow and give your lips a
photos a girly touch!
beautiful natural color.
Put down all those glossy, glittery,
Be boho chic with this classic
Go bold! Spice up your senior
and sparkly shades and move
loose braid. Wear it to the side
photos with red lips. Our
toward matte. From lips to nails,
or let it cascade down your face.
makeup artist will make your
this look is all about a consistent
Either way, these styles will be a
senior pictures glamorous with
color palette. Let your true beauty
great way to showcase your fun,
a rebellious red lip.
be the only thing that shines for
laid back personality (Ă la Kate
Hudson) for your shoot.
Photos: Courtesy of Polyvore.com
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
How do I get started?
To get started you can call the studio at 205-403-7984 or email us through our website: www.alannarosephotography.com. From there we will book your personal consultation so we can discuss the details of your shoot.
How long will the shoot take? The shoot will take 2-3 hours, and trust me, you will be exhausted by the time we are done! Your hair and makeup will take approximately an hour and a half from start to finish. Be sure to have enough time in your schedule to enjoy the complete experience.
Do I need to bring my own wardrobe? Yes, but we will help you with styling, and we offer several exclusive discounts through our vendor partners. We love being a part of your styling decisions, so you will also have the opportunity to show us what you are thinking before your shoot.
What is your editing process? I digitally retouch every single image. I will enhance your photos as needed with color and lighting correction, exposure adjustments, skin smoothing, blemish removal and anything else I see that needs to be done.
Can I order prints? Of Course! You will have the opportunity to order prints, canvasses, albums, and digital images at your premier ordering session. We will help you lay out your favorite images and pick the products that best suit your style.
PICTURE your STYLE Ordering Session When it is time to view your photos, you can come to the studio and view them in person with me right by your side. That way you can ask any questions you want and I can suggest options that suit your style. You can also hold and touch all of the products we have to offer and you will know exactly what you are ordering.
IS YOUR STYLE MORE TRADITIONAL?
DO YOU LIKE TO SWAP OUT IMAGES?
Looking to make a room really POP?
ARE YOU A TRENDSETTER?
Then you will probably like
Our mounted gallery prints
Then look no further than our
Our metal art print
the Matted and Framed
allow you to swap out your
Gallery Wrapped Prints. This
options are beautiful,
options we have available.
prints when you feel like the
modern, sleek-finished option
unique and just one of
If you prefer to get your
room needs a little change.
is ready to hang. Just find the
our exquisite standout
pictures matted and framed
These prints fit easily on
perfect place in the room.
at your favorite frame shop,
an easel or they can be
just let us know. Either
displayed “floating” so they
way we will help you pick
can be easily swapped out
the best options for your
with another print.
This session option includes 2-3 hours of shoot time and as many wardrobe changes as you’d like. It also includes your custom ordering session.
This session option has a full hour of professional and waterproof (sweatproof and humidity proof) makeup by our recommended hair and makeup artist. Follow that up with Professional
This session includes professional hair and makeup, plus we
Hairstyling, and you are looking fabulous
get to take our hair and makeup professional on location with
for your session. It also includes 2-3 hours
us. You will get 2-3 looks throughout the shoot. Included in this
of shoot time and as many wardrobe
option is 3 hours of shoot time, as many wardrobe changes as
changes as you’d like as well as your
you’d like and your personal ordering session.
personal ordering session.
Alanna Rose Photography, an award winner senior photographer in Birmingham, AL.