UNC Chapel Hill Senior Portraits
Well, it’s just about that time of year again – senior session season! At this point, I’ve lost count of how many UNC seniors I’ve photographed – it’s gotta be in the 100s! Each year I do my spree of mini sessions, I’m reminded of what makes UNC Chapel Hill so special and love that I get to spend some time with fellow Tar Heels geeking out about how went to the best university ever (objectively). Details for this year’s UNC Chapel Hill senior mini sessions are below! If you have any questions, scroll to the bottom for some FAQ or feel free to reach out to me. Can’t wait!
45 minutes of photographing on UNC’s beautiful campus
35 high-resolution digital images with print rights
An online gallery to share with family and friends
$300 + Tax
Groups up to 3 people with an additional $50 per person after that
Film instead of digital – add $150
My 2020 senior mini sessions are no longer available! If you would like to inquire about
senior portraits, please do so here.
No. 1 What happens if it rains?
I love rainy days, but they are a bummer when they interfere with sessions! My typical game plan is to keep an eye on the forecast and out the window throughout leading up to your session. If I feel like rain will prevent us from being able to shoot, I’ll contact you at least 1 hour before your session’s start time. Shoots scheduled on Monday will be pushed to any open slots Tuesday morning or shortly after. Tuesday shoots can only be pushed to later in the morning.
No. 2 What is film? Why is it extra?
Film is my primary medium of choice, and, apart from what you see from previous senior mini sessions, it’s what all my weddings and other portraits are shot in. I typically shoot digital for senior mini sessions so I can deliver images quicker. If you’d like to read more about the benefits of film and why it makes my heart skip a beat, you can read about it here. For reference, this is a senior session I shot last fall on film:)
No. 3 I want to have 15 people in my group – is that too many?
Nope! I’ve photographed large groups plenty of times – from sorority sisters to the women’s swim team – and love it! Just know that you’ll probably receive fewer individual pictures than you normally would in a small group of 3 or 4, and we’ll likely need to cut down how many locations we go to. If you feel that 45 minutes won’t quite be enough to get enough pictures of everyone in your group, then you are welcome to book two sessions in a row.
No. 4 Can we bring props?
I love props and think they’re a great way to have some fun with your pictures. Puppies, champagne, balloons, banners, confetti – I’ve seen it all! It’s helpful for me to know before your session so I can advise of the best way to use your props or where to find them.
No. 5 Our session includes 35 pictures – can I purchase more?
Of course! I certainly take more than 35 pictures during your session, so if you’d like to receive more, it’s $50 for an extra 20 high-res images.
No. 6 Where will our session take place?
I always try to get your picture in front of the Old Well, South Building and the Bell Tower. Sometimes with larger groups, time doesn’t allow us to visit all three. If there are other places on campus (the Arboretum, a specific dorm or building, etc), I’m happy to work them into your session! Just know that it might mean we skip another location to make it work.
No. 7 How do we pay?
Your entire session payment is due with booking. At this time, I prefer to cut out credit card processing fees and only accept checks or Venmo payments. I also request that payment be made by one person instead of everyone in your group sending money for their portion. This makes things a little easier on my end, and it’s not too difficult to pay each other back within your group :)
No. 8 Can I see more pictures than what’s posted here?
You sure can! I try to post sneak peeks on my Facebook page within a couple of days after every mini session. These galleries will give you an idea of the locations we’ll visit and the typical poses most seniors like. You can view a few of them here.