Anyone can take a good picture every now and then. But only a pro will know how to capture the time of year, the personalities, the fun, and the love that is behind your story, every time, regardless of the situation or lighting conditions.
Mikel's Photography & Design are more than picture takers. They know lighting, posing, fashion and even interior design. By combining these elements, they create works of art which will fit perfectly with your unique personality and style.
What’s your style?
It is your story, don't let someone else tell it differently...
Some photographers’ styles are more retro, some may be more “sexy,” some edgy like in a magazine, some photo journalistic, some more classic and clean…which one appeals to you? You can get a good idea of a photographer’s style by checking out their website and viewing their senior picture image gallery; but it’s a good idea to ask them about it too! When you look at a photographer’s portfolio, look for images that speak to you and that you can see yourself in.
What to Wear to Your Senior Session
This session is about YOU! Be yourself.
These pictures are going to be telling your story - let the natural real you do the talking. You know you better than we do. BUT, how you dress will reflect on who you are for years to come. Go shopping and get some nice clothes, press the ones you have, DO NOT wad them up in a bag, look your best. You know your skin tone and what you feel comfortable in. We have a large variety of backgrounds; the color(s) you choose will look great.
Avoid large patterns - these will be distracting. Graphics on tee shirts can date a photograph. If you do choose to wear a shirt with a graphic on it, then make sure it is significant to your memories made in high school. Avoid Spaghetti straps. The really thin straps are unflattering to your shoulders.
If you are still stuck or confused ask yourself if it is a "first day of school outfit". If your answer is yes, then bring it! In all your decision making, don’t forget to decide on your photographer! Call us to let us start telling your story.
How much do your senior picture packages/sessions cost?
Try to remember that your senior portraits are an investment, rather than an “expense”.
These are images that you (and your parents!) will keep forever, so go into the selection process with an open mind, but make sure you understand what you are paying for. Is it just for the session or does it also include prints? How long is the session, where will it take place, can I wear more than one outfit? How many proofs can I expect to view? Don't forget you get what you pay for...CDs & FB won't be around forever, but great quality produced portraits will last a life time.