Whether you would rather come to the studio for a custom photoshoot or ask us to join you in your favorite spots on campus, we are here to help you capture incredible portraits. We can also meet you in a park or invite your friends to join the session part way through. Think about what would make this special for you and then we'll go over the details on our consultation.
It's easy to take everyday for granted during school- time with friends, that special corner in the library where you like to study, your favorite lunch line- living in a community of your friends seems like the perfect life... and then you graduate. Almost overnight those everyday moments become precious memories. It's a cliché but it's true- the time goes by so quickly and you soon start to forget all the things you take for granted right now.
A photoshoot is a great way to hold onto those moments. If this time is more about you, schedule a one-on-one session with us. If it's more about friendships, schedule a session with friends. Karissa grew up on college campuses, married a professor and currently has two kids at Yale. She understands college life and would love to help you capture yours.
If you want the photographs to commemorate your time on campus, where better to take the photographs than there? Let us know which school you go to and we'll tell you our favorite spots to photograph there. A couple of things to think about:
It is best to do campus photoshoots on weekend mornings as campuses are always quietest then.
It's usually best to schedule outdoor photoshoots for after April 1 to make sure everything is lush & green.
Schedule your session 2-4 weeks prior to graduation for best results (the closer to graduation, the more crowded campuses get).
Photoshoots in the studio are an amazing experience. We have a full makeup counter so we are able to do your hair & makeup, and we have the studio lights, dresses and props to be as creative as your imagination takes you. A couple notes about studio shoots:
Studio sessions include hair & makeup styling
In studio you have access to our full library of dresses, beautiful fabrics, props and hand-painted backdrops
Studio shoots never need to be rescheduled due to weather.
College friendships are often life-long and we love having the opportunity to capture friends together! There are a number of ways we can incorporate those closest to you. from having them join us for a few shots on campus, to having everyone come to the studio. A couple notes about friend groups:
Photographs work best when there is cohesion in the group's dress code. We'll go over ideas with you...
The bigger the group, the fewer pictures we're generally able to get due to time coordinating everyone so it's usually best to keep it to a smaller group.
We are happy to let you divide photo packages among your friends so you can share the cost!
The total cost breaks down into two parts: the session fee and then the photographs you decide to order. The session fee is $600 and includes a pre-shoot consultation with Karissa, professional hair & makeup styling the day of your session, guided posing and your custom photoshoot!
Following the session you select the images you would like to order and they are carefully hand-edited to your preferences. There are no minimum orders and no sales pressure-what you order is entirely up to you. As I see it, my job is to take the best photographs you've ever seen of yourself, so the photos sell themselves! Photographs start at $250- let us know if you're interested in more detail and we'll send a price list to you!
Also, if you'd like to break the cost down even further, note that we offer gift cards, registries, and payment plans.
We believe the magic is in the details so we takes care of the details for you, including professional hair & makeup styling the day of your session. Our sessions include:
professional HAIR STYLING
ACCESS TO STUDIO WARDROBE
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My team and I create timeless photographs for our clients, but it is so much more than that. I've spent the last decade developing an experience for you that is both fun and memorable. I've created partnerships that give us access to unbelievably beautiful products so your photographs aren't just beautiful, they are truly works of art. In short, my team and I take great care with every detail of your photoshoot- from the makeup we use (do you have any allergies?) to the backdrops and wardrobe we purchase and even the final products you take home.
I am a fellow at Yale University's Morse College and live in New Haven with my husband, Dr. Paul Van Tassel. We have three children- two are currently at Yale and the third is at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven.
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