MICHIGAN CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER | MICHIGAN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
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Senior Portrait Guide.


  Now, more than ever, we all realize the value of capturing and celebrating family.  Celebrate your senior at this pivotal time in life and create lasting memories as a family before it changes and grows.





 
 
 

View the Work.
 

The Process.
 
BOOKING


We'll begin with a brief in-person meeting to discuss the overall vision and goals
for your project, and preview portrait product options.
We'll discuss details such as time, date, and location and take care of booking details.

Once you're comfortable and ready to move forward, the initial fee is due to hold your dates.


WARDROBE & PREPARATION


Senior sessions include optional wardrobing (250, which applies toward a purchase of 2000 +).
We recommend 3 - 4 diverse looks from casual to formal and in between.
We will discuss specifics during our initial consultation.

You are welcome to include the whole familly at the beginning or end for a family portrait.
We'll guide you in creating a wardrobe ensemble to flatter the whole family.


THE SHOOT


We'll meet again the day of your session, typically for 1 - 2 hours.
We often split the time between studio and outdoor grounds, or outdoor grounds and downtown.

Yearbook head shots are scheduled on weekday afternoons on a separate date (for best light).

We'll photograph during "magic hour," beginning about 90 minutes prior to sunset time, to make use of best light.


VIEWING & SELECTION


About a week following our session, we'll meet again in person.
I'll show you 25-40 soft proofed portraits for selection.
You'll love ALL of portraits, but don't worry,
I'll guide you create a cohesive collection that meets your individual needs.


FULL ARTISTRY


Once a portrait is selected, I hand edit every portrait, never abdicating this critical step!
This is my favorite part of my work as it is when I bring a portrait to life.


PORTRAIT PRODUCTION

With the purchases of any canvas, you are invited to
view and approve your canvas before putting into production.

Once in production, the several artisans collaborate in creating your finished piece.
It travels from Tennessee, to Florida, to Seattle, and back to me for approval in between, then finally into your hands.

Most items, including finished wall portraits, albums, and silver box sets
take 4-6 weeks for final delivery.


DELIVERY & INSTALLATION


Framed portraits include white glove hand-delivery and installation
in Southeast Michigan with a lifetime craftsmanship guarantee.

If no wall portrait is purchased, collections are available for pick up at no cost.
Shipment is available for an additional fee.




 

Investment.
 
Please contact me at 248 320 1943 to set up your no-obligation consultation
so I can learn more about your needs and to share detailed information about my services.




 

Questions Answered.
 
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I'm based in South Lyon, MI and availble for worldwide travel.


ARE SHOOTS IN STUDIO OR ON LOCATION?
Senior sessions offered in the South Lyon studio, the natural light grounds, and in urban locations of choice.  We'll include as many combinations as time and light provide.


HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO YOU BOOK?
I accept bookings up to one year in advance.  I often book up three months in advance.


HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I describe my style as classic, emotive, and interior.


DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH IN COLOR OR BLACK & WHITE?

I photograph digitally in color and will show you both color and black & white during your reveal.  Vibrant colors ignite the senses.   There's nothing more captivating than timeless black & white.


WHAT SHOULD MY SENIOR WEAR?
For Senior sessions, I recommend 2 - 3 diverse looks.  We'll discuss specific ideas upon booking.  A premium wardrobe service is also available.


WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
Senior portrait clients may request studio or a guaranteed outdoor session.   We'll schedule a committed rain date to ensure this.  Unless it is actually raining or exceedingly cold, we can photograph outdoors year round.  Inclement weather provides beautiful light.


HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES A SESSION INCLUDE?
Seniors sessions may include a family portrait at either the beginning or the end. To ensure the Senior receives the time and attention desired, we'll spend most of our time photographing her alone. Friends are welcome.


CAN THE WHOLE FAMILY PARTICIPATE IN THE SESSION?
Absolutely. Senior portraits are a great occasion to create a family portrait.


HOW LONG IS A SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION?
Senior sessions typically last 1 - 2 hours.  Senior Lifestyle sessions are typically 2 - 3 hours.


WHAT TIME OF DAY DO YOU SHOOT?
I only shoot outdoor Senior sessions during "magic hour," beginning about 90 minutes before sunset time. Sessions typically begin around 7:30 in the summer and 4:00 in the winter.


DO YOU OFFER "MINI SESSIONS"?
No. I provide every client a fully-customized experience and premium products.


WHEN CAN WE VIEW AND SELECT OUR PORTRAITS?
We'll schedule an in-person design consultation about one week after your session.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY PORTRAIT PRODUCTS?
Most collections take 4 - 6 weeks to complete.


WILL YOU HOLD ONTO MY PORTRAITS?
Ordered portraits are archived forever.  Unordered portraits are purged immediately following your consultation.


DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes. I've lived and traveled the world over.  I'm happy to travel to you.


HOW DO I BOOK?
To begin, please CALL ME at 248 320 1943 to set up your initial consultation.
 


















Curated Work.




 
 


 

Book Your Session.
 
To learn more and book your sesssion, please contact me at 248 320 1943.


 
 
 
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Karen Lippowiths is an award-winning fine art photographer based in South Lyon, MI available worldwide.
Detroit Fine Art Portrait Photographer  | Detroit FIne Art Chidlren's Photographer  | Detroit Family Photographer


 

248 320 1943

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