Don’t I have to use the school yearbook company?
No, you do not have to go to the school yearbook photographer. You are free to make your choice about your senior photographer, it’s the law in New Jersey!!

I encourage you to look around at several small, independent photographers such and make a decision based on the quality of their work. Wedding, bar mitzvah and pet photographers are not qualified for portrait work, check their work in previous yearbook. Study Sami take pride of providing school specification, background color, industry-standard color correction.

Why should I have you take my senior pictures?
The first and most important thing is individual attention. Graduating from high school is a major event in your life and you will get individualized attention to create special images just for you. Portrait work is the only thing we do.

How much is the SESSION FEE?
No matter what kind of shoot you’re looking for, Studio Sami has got you covered. Inside, outside, quick session, or long, is sure to have a package to fit your needs. Session options

Do you have a minimum order?
The minimum order is $149 several print packages are available to meet your individual needs. Package prices start at $149 with the average order approximately $350. A brochure containing a menu of packages will be provided to you at your first session. 7% sales tax is added to all print packages.

How many poses can I have?
You are not limited to a set number of poses. Once again we are not the high-volume yearbook photographer. Your session is tailored to your individual need, the clothes you have and the props you bring.

Do you garentee your work?
Absolutely, We have 100% customer satisfaction policy. If you are unhappy with your session in any way – we will refund your session fee or re-schedule a new session at no additional charge. We love it when our clients say there are too many good choices – it’s a great problem to have, and one we strive to give to our clients!

What can I expect during my photo session?
the length of the shoot will depend on which session we’re doing. Parents and friends are always welcome. The one thing you can absolutely expect is to have an AWSOME time!

Do I have to do cheesy poses?
Absolutely not:) The whole point of your portrait session is to make you look like you. Never feel obligated to do something you’re not comfortable with.

Where are you located?
We are located at 67 Church St., Montclair (entrance from Valley road) across the street from Montclair Board of Ed.

What about evening and weekend appointments?
I know that a senior schedule is sometimes a balancing act with extra school activities. This requires weekend and evening appointments that can be done without any extra charge.

I’m ready to book my session. How and when should I do it?
You can call our studio at 973-746-8685 or book your session online Booking


I need a business headshot, what should I wear?
For men, we recommend a medium to dark suit jacket, or if you are not wearing a jacket, you should wear a shirt color other than white. For women, we recommend a top with a simple neckline (scoop neck works well) with minimal jewelry. The simpler the better. Solid colors are best for women’s tops.

I’m an actor that needs a headshot, what should I wear?
Generally, we recommend solid color tops with no large designs or logos. Choose colors which contrast the skin tone, keeping away from pale colors which can tend to wash out the face. Darker colors will bring the attention of the viewer to your face and your expression rather than to your clothes. Wearing a color which compliments your eye color is great way to go, too.

I’m a model that needs a headshot, what should I wear?
Modeling headshots needed for comp cards frequently involve more clothing changes than a single headshot. Bring several changes of clothing, from casual to dressy. We’ll take close up headshots and three-quarter length body shots. Models typically select two to three additional image files beyond the standard single image headshot package.

Can I change clothes?
Yes, absolutely. You are welcomed to bring two to three changes of clothing in order to represent a variety of styles.
What does my session fee pay for?
The session fee pays for Studio time during the session and one finished, retouched high-resolution print for use in print and/or web.

Where will my session take place?
Individual headshot sessions take place in the studio, however we are also available to come to you in the workplace to photograph your entire office staff (inquire with us for a budget estimate).

How long will you spend with me?
Most sessions run approximately 30 to 60 minutes. Typically, we take a few rounds of photographs, review our results together on a monitor, and see which expressions or poses work best. Then we make adjustments to achieve your best shot. It is a very collaborative process and can be lots of fun.

Is there a choice for background colors?
The standard background we use is white and gray. In our experience, the white or gray background is best for headshots with its clean neutral background adaptable for most web and/or print uses.

What about my hair or make-up?
You should arrive with your hair styled in a way that you are comfortable with it. Some women prefer to go to a stylist before the session; others prefer to style their hair on their own. Make-up should be light and natural looking. A light foundation, blush etc. to even out skin tones is perfect. If you wish us to hire a stylist for your shoot, please let us know and we can arrange this added service.

Can I see images in color and black & white?
Yes. We’ll photograph your session using color, but can preview the images in both, to see which expressions, poses and clothing looks best with each. Your final selections can be prepared as color and/or black & white files.

How do I make my selections?
While in the studio, you will preview the images on our computer monitor. We work together to narrow down your favorites, comparing images side by side. If you need the valued opinion of a colleague, spouse or professional acting coach, we are able to post your top selections to a temporary iPhone app/web gallery in order to reach your final selection.

What if I want additional poses?
You can choose as many as your budget allows. Your session fee includes one finished, retouched image with unlimited usage rights. Any additional digital image files are also available for purchase.

What is the turnaround time?
Once you make your selection, we generally take no more than 3-5 business days to retouch and prepare your file.

Can you come to my office?
We often work with companies that need several executives photographed in a single business day and we bring the studio to their office. Generally, this works well if you have a workplace of busy professionals where it is worth the extra budget to have us come to you. Contact us for an estimate if this interests you.

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