SENIORS STACIE KEMP
STACIE Hello, I’m Stacie Kemp! I’m a photographer of 8 years, an aunt, a sister and a wife. I’m a night owl, a health nut wannabe and lover of all things chocolate, fashion and food related. Photography is my passion and I feel like the luckiest person that I not only get to do what I love but to also meet the most amazing people along the way.
Thank you for considering me to be your photographer, seniors are my absolute FAVORITE! I look forward to hearing about your photo needs and getting to know you better.
PHILOSOPHY To create timeless portraits tailored to your personality that you will love and to have an absolute blast doing it!
STACIE KEMP PHOTOGRAPHY?
Hello! I’m sure you’ve been pouring over photographer’s websites and galleries, trying to make sense of it all and find the right fit for you. It can be a daunting task so I want to make this guide as easy as possible for you to understand what sets me apart from other photographers so you can make the right choice for you. From the moment you book with me, I want to make your senior portrait session an experience like none other. I take a limited number of sessions each year so I can focus more individual attention on you and your session. I want you to have gorgeous, UNIQUE portraits and to have a blast taking them. I pride myself in tailoring sessions to fit your style and personality. First, we’ll go over the type of look and locations you’re interested in (urban, nature, skyline, beach, harbor, cityscape, the El, navy pier, riverwalk, etc). Chicago has a lot of great options - the possibilities are endless!
We’ll go over every detail of your look from clothes, to hair and makeup. I stay up to date on the latest looks and trends and provide exclusive access to clothing, hair and makeup ideas to help make your session unique and set you apart from everyone else. During your session, my aim is for you to be relaxed and to have fun. If we can do that, I know you will love your portraits! Don’t get me wrong, by the time our session is done you’ll be ready to kick your feet up but we’ll get to go to some amazing locations and have a great time taking portraits. After your session, I retouch every photo I show. Over the past 8 years as a photographer, I’ve perfected and pride myself not only on my unique perspective as an artist, but also on a unique editing style that will set your portraits apart. I know ordering prints and packages can be confusing however once your portraits have been posted in the online ordering gallery, I’m happy to work with you to help figure out the package that best suits your needs. Many of my clients come from out of town to have their portraits taken in Chicago so I’m more than happy to work with you by phone or e-mail to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible.
Q. What is your editing process? A. I digitally retouch every single image I show. I am considered a boutique photographer - I take a limited number of sessions each year so I can spend considerable time editing and perfecting each and every image you see to provide the highest quality in portraiture. Enhancements include color and lighting correction, exposure adjustments, light skin airbrushing and blemish removal as needed.
FAQ Q. How far in advance should I book?
Q. When will my portraits be ready?
A. It is best to book your session at least one month in advance to allow plenty of time to coordinate your session and looks.
A. Portraits can be expected to be ready approximately 3-4 weeks from the date of your session. When they are ready, I will e-mail a link to you with information on how to access your online ordering gallery. Your portraits will be in the online ordering gallery for 30 days only. Once you have placed your order, I will begin processing it immediately!
Q. How can I make a payment? A. Your session fee is due at the time of the session and can be paid online through Paypal or by cash or check. Purchases made from the online ordering gallery can be paid through Paypal, over the phone by CC, or by cash or check.
Ali is SOOOOOOO happy with her pics. Her friends at school (and even classmates she doesn’t know that well) are asking for her wallet pictures and say that they are awesome. We handed them out to family members who are all very complimentary about the overall quality of the pics, the settings and your ability to capture such great poses of Ali! Thanks for making Ali’s senior pics such a delightful, memorable experience – from the photo shoot to the delivery of the quality pictures in customized packaging. We let everyone know who the great photographer is! - Sheila S
I cannot tell you how thankful my husband and I are for everything Stacie did for our girls senior picture photo session. I really cannot think of anything negative to say about the entire experience. Stacie did two photo sessions for two girls at the same time without missing a beat. Stacie was extremely prepared for EVERYTHING -- from a pop-up changing tent to knowing Millennium Park like the back of her hand -- choosing the best spots for a variety of different shots for both girls -- and she could not have been more thorough with each girls shoot despite the extreme heat of the midJuly afternoon/evening -- she knew all the perfect spots to cool off between locations -- and she even provided props -- beach hats, scarves and lent her own necklace she was wearing for my step daughter to complete her look at the last minute -- she was so pleased. Both girls told me how sweet and fun and relatable Stacie was during the entire shoot -- which lasted a good 5 hours!! I will recommend Stacie to anyone I know looking for a superb family/ high school senior photographer who will undoubtedly capture the moment with grace and class that lasts. - Mary C
RAVES Stacie Kemp is an all-around amazing photographer and person. I found her online and fell in love with the photos on her website instantly. I knew she was the right person to take my senior pictures. I wanted modern and unique photos that would set me apart from everyone else and she offered just that. We exchanged emails months before my session to discuss the outfits, locations, and prices and she made everything so simple! The online ordering process was also easy to understand. She emailed and finished my photos quickly. Stacie made the session so fun and I have enjoyed working with her these past few months! The 3 hour drive to Chicago was definitely worth it and I couldn’t thank her enough! - Maria C
My daughter was graduating from a high school in a small town about 60 miles from Chicago. Due to the limited number of photographers in our town all the senior portraits look the same (i.e. in the same corn field, by the same tree, by the same old barn). We were yearning for a photographer that would take more unique, original, one-of-a-kind senior portraits. We were so, so, so lucky to find Stacie who easily, professionally, and expertly fit the bill for the kind of pictures we desired. She was easy to work with, was filled with awesome ideas for places to take the pictures, was passionate about her art, and was fun to be around. Stacie’s portraits of our daughter effortlessly show our daughter’s personality and beauty. They brought tears to our eyes and left us speechless upon first glance and still do today. - Kris W
Locations All sessions are held in the Chicago area. Chicago has many great options! I will work with you to come up with locations that fit your style and vision. If you have a personal request, we can certainly go there however no need to have any specific spots in mind.
Locations Once you book with me, Iâ€™ll give you exclusive access to a TON of clothing, hair, makeup and location ideas that will set you apart from everyone else and polish your unique style!
SESSIONS CONCEPTUAL - 225
COUTURE - 175
Includes approximately 5-6 looks at 2-3 locations and 3-4 hours on location in front of the camera having an absolute blast!
Includes approximately 3-4 looks at 1-2 locations and 2-3 hours on location in front of the camera having an
Includes approximately 1-2 looks at 1 location and 90 minutes on location in front of the camera having
60-70 fully retouched portraits on a password protected online ordering gallery where you can purchase prints, packages and digital files
40-50 fully retouched portraits on a password protected online ordering gallery where you can purchase prints, packages and digital files
20-30 fully retouched portraits on a password protected online ordering gallery where you can purchase prints, packages and digital files
This is where the fine idea of art meets portraiture! We will shoot “regular” senior portraits for the first portion of your session and then dedicate the second portion to an artistic vision. Want a fun retro themed shoot at the beach? A rocker styled and themed shoot? Maybe a more magical look with a crown of flowers for your hair in a sun drenched field? If so,
This is the most popular option! This gives us plenty of time for different looks at a few different locations.
this is the shoot for you!
GLAM - 125
an absolute blast!
(MOST POPULAR!) All sessions include: • Pre-session consultation: We’ll cover everything from locations to what to wear so I can tailor a session that suits your personality. • Retouching and enhancement of your portraits. • An online slideshow to share with family and friends and flaunt your amazing portraits! • Your portraits posted on a password protected online ordering gallery where you can purchase prints, packages and digital files.
There is a $250 purchase minimum (not including session fee). The average client invests between $450-650 for their custom photography experience.
One 8x10, two 5x7’s, 16 wallets - 135 (10% savings) Optional add on: DVD of Portraits - 300 ($50 savings) Optional add on 20 Page Custom Keepsake Album - 512 (20% savings) Optional add on 40 Page Custom Keepsake Album - 1024 (20% savings) A great package for some updated portraits in your home and wallets to give to family and friends.
Two 8x10’s, four 5x7’s, 32 wallets, 1 digital file* - 297.50 (15% savings) Optional add on DVD of Portraits - 250 ($100 savings) Optional add on 20 Page Custom Keepsake Album - 480 (25% savings) Optional add on 40 Page Custom Keepsake Album - 960 (25% savings) Our most popular package! Includes 1 digital file with shared copyrights so you can make prints or use online. Gives you several print options to give as gifts, take to work, display in your home, and wallets to give to family and friends.
11x14 Canvas Gallery Wrap, two 8x10’s, four 5x7’s, 32 wallets, 2 digital files* - 504 (20% savings) Optional add on DVD of Portraits - 200 ($150 savings) Optional add on 20 Page Custom Keepsake Album - 448 (30% savings) Optional add on 40 Page Custom Keepsake Album - 896 (30% savings) Includes 2 digital files with shared copyrights so you can make prints or use online. Gives you lots of print options to give as gifts, take to work, display in your home, and wallets to give to family and friends. *Digital files may be swapped out for any other gift print size.
A LA CARTE Gift Prints 8 Wallets 4 x 6 5 x 7 8 x 10
30 30 30 30
8 Wallets (1 Pose) 24 Wallets (Up to 3 poses) 24 Wallets (Up to 3 poses) 72 Wallets (Up to 4 poses) 96 Wallets (Up to 6 poses) 120 Wallets (Up to 7 poses)
30 52 74 96 118 140
Keepsake Box with 5x7 prints of all portraits from session 20 Page Custom Designed Leather Keepsake Album 40 Page Custom Designed Leather Keepsake Album
10 x 20 11 x 14 16 x 20 20 x 24 24 x 30
480 640 1,280
75 75 140 200 325
Canvas Gallery Wrap 11 x 14 16 x 20 20 x 24 24 x 30
1 Digital Portrait 50 All Digital Portraits 350
230 278 365 525
Custom designed leather album available in multiple colors and 20 or 40 pages.
Custom designed keepsake box includes 5x7 prints of every portrait from your session.
Make any wall portrait a custom designed storyboard for $25!
Choose your favorite 3-7 portraits to be designed into a gorgeous stoyboard.
HOW TO BOOK! Book your session now to guarantee a 2013 session date! Feel free to contact me any time, Iâ€™m happy to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to chatting with you soon!
EMAIL: S TA C I E K E M P P H O T O G R A P H Y @ G M A I L . C O M
WEBSITE: W W W. S TA C I E K E M P P H O T O G R A P H Y. C O M
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Senior Portrait Information Guide