"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different."
Trendsetter senior sessions are all about this special time in your life. A time for remembering the past, capturing who you are now, and being excited for the future! Let's work together and create magic!
By appointment only
What to Expect
Congratulations! You've made it to your senior year! What a very special time...a celebration of the past, as well as new beginnings. Our lives are forever changing and portraits are the gateway to our memories. Your senior portraits will be the means by which people will remember you at this important stage of life. You deserve once-in-a-lifetime images that make you look your absolute best while capturing your unique personality.
Rest assured that you have found one of the leading professional photography studios around. Alisha's unparalleled, creative photographic style appeals to the discerning client looking for something different. Clients come to Alisha Cory Photography to invest in top quality portrait art they can't get from an ordinary photography studio...custom portrait art to be admired by all and cherished forever.
Alicia Cory Photography only accepts 40 seniors per year. Why? Accepting a limited number of seniors allows for each senior session to be an exclusive experience that is specifically tailored to your style, your interests, and your outfits. Alisha combines unique backgrounds and props with cutting edge lighting and posing techniques. State-of-the-art professional equipment is used to make you look and feel your best! Never a boring session...Alisha is always trying something new to make your senior portrait experience fun and exciting!
Trendsetter Senior sessions include 2 locations (each within a 15 min drive of each other) and within a 30 mile radius of Mount Pleasant, SC. If you have interest in traveling further or want to discuss destination locations for your senior session, please reach out... travel is welcomed!
Trendsetter sessions include 2 hours of shoot time.
Before your Session
Activities? Start making your list now!
Bring your gear - ALL of your gear - the ENTIRE uniform - ALL of your gear - balls, bats, etc. - ALL of it!
Communicate and tell what you plan to bring. Your communication allows for preparation to provide you the best and most creative portrait experience.
Make sure all your appointments are booked! Everything from hair, manicures, and pedicures, to tanning, make up and brows.
If not using professionals for hair and makeup, make sure to practice your plan in advance.
Wear glasses? Consider having your optometrist remove the lenses in your glasses for the portrait session. This ensures no glass glare!
Plan and coordinate your outfits and accessories. Lay it out and make sure you like the coordinated look and colors. Try it on. Iron it and bring it with you on hangers. (If meeting up on location and wrinkles pervade your clothes...I do not promise that all wrinkles will disappear in final images.) Send a text with pictures to Alisha or ask her to stop by for a wardrobe consultation prior to your session.
Visit my "What to Wear for Senior Photos" guide on Pinterest for more clothing suggestions.
Email your home wall snapshots for product discounts! Actually see your portraits projected on your walls so
that you can be confident in your decision making.
Make sure to be well rested for your senior session...go to bed early!
Day of Session
It's your day! Excited? Nervous? No Worries!
Before you know it, you'll forget all about the nerves because you'll be having so much fun!
Cloudy? Hoorah! Clouds add fantastic dimension to your portraits.
Overcast? Ah, no squinting or harsh shadows is always a plus.
Raining? Most showers come and go quickly, however, if it looks like extreme rain we can discuss rescheduling your session.
Guys - if going for the scruffy look, consider bringing your razor to the session. You can start your session with stubble and later have portraits with a clean shaven look.
If bringing a pet, please bring a leash, treats, and water. When done with pet images, make sure someone is available to watch your pet.
Did you know? I love it when seniors bring a parent, sibling, friend, or another loved one to the session! Why? Your true personality shines when old stories are retold and jokes abound! Bring them!
Sessions can run over when magic happens, so make sure to bring a snack and hydration with you!
After your Session
Viewing and ordering appointments are scheduled one week after your portrait session. This appointment is where you place your portrait and product orders. Please be sure that decision makers can attend! Full payment received for prints and products during your ordering session earn you 10% off purchases over $500. Wahoo!
Traveling a long distance for your session? Options...
1) Your portrait session can be scheduled in the morning. Then, when you go out for lunch and visit a few local shops, your viewing and ordering session will be prepared and waiting for your return.
2) Virtual appointment. We will set up a video call where I will share my computer screen and walk you through your viewing and ordering appointment virtually.
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Booked referrals earn you $50 towards any session or product. The more friends who schedule, the more money you earn!
Creative Session Fee
The creative session fee covers your pre-consultation, portrait session, post-processing & presentation of your images, your personal view & order appointment, and product design. All prints and products are purchased at your view and order appointment.
Two hour photoshoot
Up to 4 outfits
Includes 45 hi-resolution digital files for download
Your session retainer is due at the time of booking to secure your session date. The session retainer is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Cash and credit card payments accepted. Payment plans are available and adjusted on an individual basis.
*Due to the custom nature of sessions and the time devoted to each client, a limited number of seniors are accepted each year. It is best to book your session as early as possible.*
Note: Underwater fashion and athletic portraits are available based on time of year and location. If under 18, underwater portraits require a legal guardian to be present for the entire experience. Additional $795 for one hour underwater or in-studio athletic portraits. Includes an additional 5-7 hi-resolution digital images
**The Creative Session Fees are based on session location being within 30 miles of Mount Pleasant, SC. If you have interest, but live further than 30 miles, we can discuss alternative pricing at your convenience.**