HOLLY DAWN PHOTOGRAPHY | SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY | LOCATED IN ST. CHARLES, ST. LOUIS | 636-233-8484 | HOLLY@HOLLYDAWNPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
©HOLLY DAWN PHOTOGRAPHY | DESIGNED BY EARL & LAYNE
- erica , st. charles west
"“My senior session with Holly was so much fun! She did an amazing job capturing everything I wanted in my pictures."
Q: What is the low down on props?
A: Props are more than welcome. Feel free to bring what helps define you and your senior year. Instruments, sports items, school stuff, cars… oh the sky is the limit.
Q: Can I bring Pets to include in my session?
A: Pets have a mind of their own and do not always cooperate but can be ok as long as you have someone bring them for the few shots and then leave with them after being photographed. It’s not recommended to have them present for the entire duration of your session.
Q: Do you have a studio?
A: I currently have a studio for newborn sessions only. I am a lifestyle photographer at heart and prefer to shoot seSSIONS outdoorS. I love being a lifestyle photographer for so many reasons. I love the spontaneous
interactions while shooting on location in natural light! We can work together to find the perfect location for your portraits.
Q: What do I wear?
A: When picking your outfits, think from head to toe for each one. Some shots are close up and some are full body shots. Can you move in them, sit in them etc? Make sure you have variety in the styles you bring (casual, medium, dressy etc). Accessories are amazing but just make sure they do not overpower you. Please avoid busy prints, stripes and logos. Ladies, watch the sleeves on your shirts. Some styles can create fullness and who would want that! I am a shoe girl at heart, and shoes can make or break an outfit! Remember think head to toe.
Q: How to avoid hair raising dilemmas?
A: Hair seems to be the big question and can make moms mad. No one likes that, especially me! Avoid any drastic hair cuts or color jobs before pictures and try to keep your hairstyle natural. Quick and easy hairstyle changes are ok during your session but you do loose time in front of the camera. I am not much help in the hair department either. I’m all thumbs when it comes to “fixing” hair.
Q: Did someone say Mani/Pedi?
A: Nails will show in your senior pictures ladies and gents. Don’t forget to trim those nails. Ladies, you don’t want clashing polish or even worse, chipped polish. Please avoid real bright colors. Natural or neutral work best.
Q: What happens if I have a dreaded blemish? Will you take it out?
Q: When do you shoot sessions?
A: I love me some “golden light!” I shoot all outdoor sessions an hour or so before the sun sets. Trust me it’s the best!
Q: How do I book my session?
A: Once we have established a date, time and setting for your session, I will email you a contract out. To secure your session, you will need to submit the signed contract back with a $150 retainer. This retainer is
non-refundable and will go towards the balance of your session. The remainder of the balance is due one week prior to your session.
Q: What happens if Mother Nature is naughty or I get sick?
A: If the weather turns naughty like too hot, too cold, raining etc we will reschedule for a later date. Will we reschedule if it is cloudy? Nope I love clouds and we will still shoot. They actually help me out! If you are sick for the session, we will reschedule.
Q: Do you charge mileage fees?
A: There is a $50 charge for anything 30-45 miles away from Holly Dawn Photography. For 45-60 miles away, the charge is $75. For anything further than 60 miles away, please call for pricing.
Q: How long does it take to get my pictures back?
A: I allow myself at least a 4-6 week turnaround, however it is generally much quicker than that.
the scoop. everything you need to know
Senior Sessions are $300 per hour
- includes digital downloads of all edited images
- unlimited locations
- unlimited outfit changes
Get ready to have some fun. You’ve worked hard to get here so this day and these pics are about celebrating you. Are you looking for fun, funky, fresh and modern senior portraits at locations to reflect your personality? If so, I'm your girl! You won't find studio backdrops, drapes or standard poses. No cookie cutter pictures here! So what will we do, you ask? We will have a chat about what defines you as a senior and what you want your images to portray. We will meet the day of the session, travel to some awesome locations and just have all out fun. You will get the pictures that will make you and your parents happy!
"I love how she can sense who you are and what poses without even asking you!"
- katie , rogers high school