Below you will find detailed instructions, timelines, and helpful hints to make your student’s senior portrait experience a stress-free and successful one, so please take a careful look through these steps, and don’t hesitate to call or email with further questions.
Step 1Book Your Appointment
Decide whether you’d like a studio or outdoor session.
Sitting fees vary slightly by distance from Worcester.
Most students choose to have their photos taken on location, so we have several popular options at local parks to choose from. You may also choose a custom option if you have your own location in mind. We welcome your creative ideas, so let us know how we can enhance and fulfill your senior portrait hopes.
Sample photos for each standard location can be viewed below.
Studio sessions include two options: 1) Full portrait session, which includes multiple outfits and a variety of posing; 2) Headshots include a single outfit and are intended for those who are looking for yearbook inclusion only. This is the best option for those wishing to use another photographer.
Step 2: Choose your session type and location. Sitting fees vary slightly by distance from Worcester.
Most students choose to have their photos taken on location, so we have several popular options at local parks to choose from (see the table of dates below). You may also choose a custom option if you have your own location in mind. We welcome your creative ideas, so let us know how we can enhance and fulfill your senior portrait hopes.
Studio sessions include two options: 1) Full portrait session, which includes multiple outfits and a variety of posing; 2) Headshots, which includes a single outfit and is intended for those who are looking for yearbook inclusion only. This is the best option for those wishing to use another photographer.
Other dates may be added as needed
Step 1: Visit http://MikeNymanPhotography.com/make-appointment
Step 3: Choose an available date and time from the calendar.
Step 4: Login with your Facebook or Google+ account or create an appointy account.
Step 5: Fill in the requested information.
Step 6: Pay your sitting fee through the PayPal link using a credit card or your existing PayPal account. You should receive a confirmation email soon and a reminder email about a day before your appointment.
Step 2Attend Your Session
If you chose a location sitting, you’ll receive an email, text, or phone call a few days before your session detailing a specific meeting place.
Each on-location shoot is 50 minutes long, and includes up to 3 outfits. Please do your best to arrive at the meeting place on time. If we have someone scheduled in the slot immediately after yours, we will not cut their session short.
Studio sessions happen at our studio at 539 Prospect St., West Boylston. Look for the Pinecroft Restaurant and use their parking lot. We’re in the yellow building on the left, up the stairs. Headshots take about 15 minutes and full studio portrait sessions take about 40 minutes
Tips on How To Prepare
and What To Wear:
Try to aim for at least one classic and timeless outfit. Solid, primary color shirts match well with jeans or khakis. Your future children and grandchildren will inevitably get a chuckle at what you thought looked good way back in 2014, but at least try not to end up as a “#11 made my jaw drop” on Buzzfeed.
Outfit changes: Plan on changing quickly so you have more time for pictures.
Hair and makeup: natural is probably better: Wear your hair and makeup like you normally would, chances are you’ll be happier with your photos!
Originality: If you have some ideas of your own, don’t be afraid to speak your mind, preferably in advance of the session so we can help you with any details or special considerations.
Step 3Viewing and Purchasing Session
At the end of your photo shoot, you will make an appointment with one of Mike’s assistants for a viewing & purchasing session.
This session lasts 1-2 hours and typically takes place within 2 weeks of the photo shoot.
All viewing & purchasing sessions are held at Mike’s photo studio, located at 539 Prospect St., West Boylston. Look for the Pinecroft Restaurant and use their parking lot. We’re in the yellow building on the left, up the stairs.
This session is the time at which the yearbook photo is chosen, as well as when all photos/products will be purchased. Please come prepared to do so, as we will not be placing photos online for purchasing.
If all family members must have a say in which photos will be chosen, make an appointment time that will accommodate everyone. There will be a $25 service charge if you need to schedule a second viewing session.
If you only have certain size photos on display in your home, know what sizes they are so you can order the same size at the viewing & purchasing session.
Coming with a list of all people who will be receiving photos (i.e.: multiple aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, etc.) can help with the confusion of placing large orders.
Cash, checks, credit and debit cards accepted. Payment balance is due at the time of purchase.
See this year’s products and pricing on the next page. Let us know if you have something in mind that you don’t see offered. Chances are we’ll be able to accommodate.
Senior Portrait Portfolio
Addie kicks off the senior picture season at Moore State Park, with Sarah photographing part of the session to give a wider style palette to choose from. Book your session now for sessions through early September, because session pricing will go up after July 31....read more
Chloe at a combined senior portraits and dance session, at the Old Stone Church in West Boylston, MA.read more
Steph and family at Cold Storage Beach in East Dennis, Cape Cod.read more
A few favorites from Jillian's senior photo session in Uxbridge, MA.read more
A few favorites from Kate's senior session at Moore State Park.read more
Favorites from Olivia senior photo session. Book your own portrait session now. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="20492,20491,20490,20489,20488,20486,20485,20484,20483,20482,20481,20480,20479,20478"...read more
Favorites from Katie's senior photo session. Book your own portrait session now. Time's a-wastin'.read more
Lauren started us off with the NDA senior portrait season at The Haven Country Club in Boylston, MA. Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot. Other Notre Dame seniors, please book your session soon. [gallery type="rectangular"...read more
Favorites from Lindsay's senior photo session. Book your own portrait session now.read more
Favorites from Allie's senior photo session at Moore State Park. Book your own portrait session now.read more
Favorites from Katrina's senior picture session at Green Hill Park. Book your own portrait session now. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="20425,20426,20427,20428,20429,20430,20431,20432,20433,20434,20435"...read more
A few favorites from Shannon's senior photo session at Moore State Park, Paxton. Also, don't forget to see Shannon's Dancers in the Parks session from last summer. Book your own portrait session now. [gallery type="rectangular"...read more
Massachusetts Department of Revenue document on the Application of Sales Tax to Charges of Professional Photographers.
All packages can be customized, and there are ways to accommodate nearly any budget.
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