An Unforgettable Senior Portrait
What to Expect
What to Wear
to be yourself.
- Coco Chanel
This is a great place to tell people more about yourself and peak their interest.
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1. Book Your Session
I am so thrilled you have decided to trust me with your Senior Portraits. Now What? Call to book your session date and send in your non-refundable deposit. Once I receive your deposit you will be receiving a confirmation email of your deposit and session date and time. You will also receive a few different forms that need to be completed prior to your session.
2. Waiting for your Session
We are in this together! I know you may be a bit nervous about choosing clothes and accessories but rest assured I've got your back. I will be sending you a Senior Questionnaire and Checklist that will need to be filled out as soon as possible. The sooner I get this the sooner I can get planning and creating your Senior Session that is just right for you! Along with that we also offer shopping services for those that just don't know what to get. We also have a clothing and accessories stash we can pull from the day of your session to add the little touches that will complete your outfit! I know this seems like a lot of work but trust me in the end it will make your session be a memorable one as all the hard stuff will be done before you even got to your shoot.
3. Day of Session
Arrive at my studio or designated location 15 minutes before the photo session is to start. If you are having hair or air brush makeup done arrive 15 minutes prior to that time. I will take a final look at your clothing choices and we will discuss the locations for each as well as add any "extras" for you to borrow to complete your outfit. For those that have had us do a little shopping for you we will have you come 30 minutes ahead to have to try on outfits and pick the look that makes you feel oh so special!
Parents please be sure to bring comfy shoes to walk in, some water, bug spray is a MUST for Summer sessions, & maybe a little snack.
4. Session Completed
Now wasn't that the most amazing and fun experience. And you thought you weren't model material. I guess we proved you wrong. Watch for a few sneak peeks on Instagram and Facebook. Your images will be ready in approximately 3 weeks to view at which time I will give you an online gallery that you can look at and start to pick your favorites before we have your premier ordering session. At this session we can further make edits and cropping to different size pictures to see what they will look like before you order. At this time you will also be able to view other add on items you may be interested in. Now for those of you that don't live close to me don't you fear I have that all worked out to. We still will have a premier ordering session and we will discuss how we are going to accomplish that. Can't wait to share your amazing images with you!
"Every Girl is Beautiful and Deserves her
Fairytale Photo Shoot. To have her true inner spirit, uniqueness, and personality captured to share for years to come!"
- Shelly Holmes
WE can't Forget
about the Boys!
Yes the young men who will be Seniors deserve a special day too! And yes I cater to them just as much as the girls. I think you would be surprised how many young men actually love to have their pictures taken and can't wait to see their images as much and sometimes more then the young ladies. All of the details given above apply to both boys and girls alike. It truly is up to them how detailed and extravagant they want their shoot to be. This may even mean getting air brush makeup before their session. Yes I said it, makeup. But truly it does help even out the tone of the skin to give that perfect picture. No they will not look like a girl. Check out the pictures of Spencer. He allowed his sister to practice airbrush on him and look how amazing the shot turned out. Now guys yes you can do a session without it and they will be amazing too!
Activities that Make you YOU!
When planning your Senior Session don't forget about the things that make you who you are. I know a lot of the time people think about needing to get pictures of all the things they participate in like football, gymnastics, and track but don't forget about the other things you love. Maybe your not a sports person and you love to read or cook. Maybe you take dance outside of school. Maybe hunting with your dad is a favorite past time. Maybe riding horses or playing with your favorite pet is a big part of your life. There are so many other things but all of those things are so important to identifying who you are as a unique person and I would love to be able to capture that little piece of you during your Senior Session.
You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you.
- Fred Rogers
"My session was fantastic! The day began with a complete airbrush makeover and hair styling by Felicia. I loved my finished look. Shelly and Felicia were so great about coordinating my wardrobe, mixing and matching with awesome accessories. I felt like a princess! All of my pictures were stunning and from diverse locations around Lancaster, Galena, and Dubuque. The overall atmosphere was entirely comfortable, and helped me feel confident and creative with different shots. My finished portfolio is better than I could have ever imagined. Each transition of clothing and scenery captures a different part of my personality, and the prints are extremely high quality. I most definitely recommend Shelly Holmes Portraiture."
- Mikayla Flyte
"Shelly Holmes makes your photo session and adventure! She is willing go wherever to capture the perfect shot, and always makes sure she gets the right angles! She made my first senior session so fun, even if it was extremely cold! Cannot wait to work with her more in my future."
- Rianna Reynolds
Raves & Reviews
"My session was more than I ever expected it to be! Shelly made sure to make me feel comfortable, while having fun. Her personality brightened up every moment and you can truly tell she loves her work. I am so incredibly thankful to have had her take my Senior pictures! Not only did amazing photos come out of this, but also an amazing experience. Some of the photos that pushed me out of my comfort zone the most ended up being my favorites. I would definitely recommend Shelly if you are looking to get priceless photos by someone with an amazing personality."
"I absolutely loved the session I had with Shelly!
My favorite part was the fun time I had.
Both Shelly and Felicia made me feel so beautiful and confident through the whole
process. I love the pic with the scarf around my head and how Shelly was able to make my eyes pop! I would definitely recommend Shelly for your photography needs. Thank You!!!"
- Sarah Claire Ingebritsen
With Shelly Holmes Portraiture you have options. I have 3 different session to choose from. As I have said before every individual is unique and choosing how many sessions you would like to do is a very personal decision. After deciding on the sessions you would like you also have the option to add on air brush make up, hair, and/or personal shopping. Again, a very personal decision which may or may not be right for you. Lastly after your shoot is over you will be able to pick the print and digital options that fit your family's needs. I do all of my print and digital options a la carte for that very reason. Everything about Shelly Holmes Portraiture is making this experience all about you! That is why I believe in giving everyone as many options possible without holding them to a certain package with a certain number of prints, photo books, images, etc. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to message me or give me a call. I can't wait to share in this special time in your life as you finish up your high school years and move on to the next chapter in your lives!
All Season Session
* 1 hour shoot per season
* 2 outfits per session
* Shoot Styled for you
* Online Gallery
* Premier Ordering Session
$300.00 session fee
* 2 hour shoot
* Up to 5 outfits
* Shoot Designed Just for you
* Online Gallery
* Premier Ordering Session
$200.00 session fee
* 1 hour session
* 2-3 Outfits
* Shoot Designed Just for you
*Premier Ordering Session
$100.00 session fee
Air Brush Makeup - $40.00
Light Hair Styling - $20.00
Personnel Shopper - Varies
This price will vary depending on your needs.
Contact me for a price quote and details.
Add on Sessions - $75.00
You may add a session to any of the above session. It will include 1-2 outfits. This is perfect if you don't want to do all 4 seasons but may want to do 2 or 3 seasons. Or if you want to add on a sports session we do not do at the time of your original session.
We are currently working on pricing for this add on. Please stay tuned. We will be updating this soon.
*** Travel Senior Shoots
Check out the Special Sessions Page for details on upcoming opportunities.
A La Carte Ordering
8 wallets - $25
4x6 - $20
5x7 - $25
11x14 - $55
16x20 - $75
20x24 - $125
*** Other Print Sizes available please ask for pricing.
8x10 - $96
11x14 - $129
16x20 - $149
20x24 - $164
*** I also now offer Framed and Matted Portraits!
Please ask to see all of my samples of frames and matting during your portrait viewing session.
Prices Vary by Size and number of pages. Please ask for Pricing
Digital Images (with print release)
Get All Digital Images from your Sessions for $375.00
*** If you order a print(prints) from an image you will get
those digital Images for $15/Image
Video Also Available
Pricing Varies please ask for Details
**Print/Digital Orders over $300 get 10% off your order.
Full Price Items Only
***Returning Customers get 15% off any Print/Digital
order over $300 and 10% off orders below $300.
***Pricing does not include sales tax, WI sales tax will be added on top of package prices upon invoicing.