The Brightfocus Senior photo experience in St Louis: Your senior portraits don’t have to be awkward!
Well, don’t worry about it. We guarantee you’ll have great fun with us during your perfect senior portrait session! At Brightfocus photography, we are not just photographers, but rather artists with a deep curiosity to capture expressive images. Inspired by fine arts and fashion portraits, our photography style is artistic and unique.
We are always open to experimenting with new tools and methods. This means you’ll get a blend of artistic styles for your perfect senior photos!
We are also keen to understand YOUR needs, so we can decide on a perfect photo style based on your choice of location, lighting and other requirements. So just let us know and we’ll set up an initial meeting to develop a ‘mood board’ of your needs!
With Brightfocus photography, you can rest assured that your senior portrait experience will be relaxed and comfortable
It’s important to do your research before choosing the right senior portrait photographer! Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions by our clients:
How far in advance should I book my session?
Booking a month or two prior is ideal! This gives us enough time to fix your date, meet you in person, plan out your shoot and decide your outfits and location.
But it doesn’t always work out ideally. This year we booked many sessions just one week in advance, and still delivered perfectly well!
Where will it be?
We’ll decide this during our planning meeting! We truly want the location to match your personality. But don’t stress it: we’ll also offer our own suggestions once we get to know your personality and style better!
How long are the portrait sessions?
A three hour photoshoot is ideal, as it allows multiple outfits and location change. One hour photoshoot is minimum.
Can pets be part of our photos?
Yes, absolutely! Since pets are such an important part of your life, we are always happy to include them in the photoshoot.
What should I bring?
We recommend bringing two or three outfits which really fit your style!
Senior portraits are a great chance to really capture your personality at this special time of your life. So let one outfit showcase the college that you are going to or the school you are graduating from. The second outfit can be a bit more fun! Maybe an attractive floral print for the girls or a polo for the guys?
But don’t take our words as rules: we want to capture beautiful memories that really reflect your personality. So listen to your heart first!
Who else should come with me?
Anybody you want! Bring someone who will lift your spirits during the shoot. It can be your mom, your best friend, or a whole group of classmates!
However, if you’re an independent personality, you can come solo as well! We just want to make sure you feel comfortable and have fun with whoever is around you during the shoot.
Why should I choose you as my Senior Photographer?
That’s an important question! There are so many great senior portrait photographers out there. What makes us the right one?
The thing that truly sets Brightfocus apart is that: We love getting to know our seniors! We will keenly listen to your preferences and observe your personality to truly customize your whole senior portrait experience to your needs.
Our photography style is inspired by fine arts and fashion portraits, and combines rich, expressive imagery with a light, airy and fun mood. Check out our portfolio here: if it looks like the style you need, we should definitely connect!
What’s included in my session fee?
Your session fee includes a photoshoot for your yearbook, including a photo in your cap and gown in an indoor scene of your preference. It also includes editing and viewing. Prints and products come at an additional cost.
Can I schedule retakes for my senior portraits?
We always aim to get our photos right. So it has never happened before, but YES — we do offer complimentary retakes in case you are not 100% satisfied with your Senior portraits.
How long does it take to get my prints?
Print creation times can vary, but you can expect all prints to be completed within 3 weeks of submitting your order!
Do you touch up all the images in our image download?
Yes we do! Many photographers don’t touch up any images, or edit only a few selected ones– thus delivering too dark or too exposed images. But not us!
Each image we deliver will go through an extensive post-production editing to reflect our unique and expressive style. This includes color correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, etc.
Do the sessions come with printed products? What does the print credit mean?
Your session fee includes: the time we spend on the photoshoot, a fixed number of high-res digital photos to download, and a ‘print credit’ that you can use in your online gallery to order printed products.
Though ordering printed products is not compulsory, a print credit allows you to quickly get started. The print credit will be available as a coupon code that you can use within three weeks of your gallery access. Many seniors frequently order prints, framed photos, canvases and photobooks of their favorite shots.
You will also receive your perfectly edited and retouched photos into this super convenient online gallery. You are free to share these: put them on Instagram or just print them out for your family!