Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I BOOK MY PHOTO SHOOT? 
Call us at 717-586-0659 to either schedule a consultation appointment or your actual photo session. To book your date you will need to know the type of photo session you want to schedule with us. 

WILL I BE PHOTOGRAPHED BY MARY...OR ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER? 
Your photographer will be Mary Williams! We do not source out your photo session. She is the owner of Mary Williams Photography and she does all of the photography work you see on our websites. 

EVERYONE IS SO PHOTOGENIC ON YOUR SITE. I'M NOT SO SURE I AM. 
You would actually be surprised how often we hear that. Many of the people we photograph doubt that they will photograph well.  Mary believes that there is something special about every person she photographs...she looks for it and captures it. No worries. You aren't alone if you don't think you're photogenic. Leave it to us. We love what we do...making you look amazing and fabulous in a photograph! If you love the images you see on this site, you will love the images we create about you, for you. 
 

WHAT'S THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO BOOK MY SENIOR SESSION? 
We photograph seniors all year long starting in the spring before senior year all the way through graduation! Many prefer to book their date before school starts while others like the fall or spring. It gets crazy-busy in the spring and we book months in advance all year long so we do suggest getting on our schedule early. 

DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF PENNSYLVANIA? 
Absolutely! We are available for destination sessions upon request. Please call for booking information and details. 

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

We photograph many of our sessions outdoors, although studio sessions are available as well - so weather definitely plays a role in your shoot! If the weather turns nasty (e.g. rain, heavy winds, etc.) are in the forecast we simply reschedule a day that works for you! 

WHAT ABOUT CLOTHES? HOW DO I PUT TOGETHER AMAZING OUTFITS? 
It's important to wear what you love that represents your unique style. Once you book your session, we'll provide you with tips and suggestions with resources on how to pull together the looks you'll love in your photos, including the top trends and fashions. 

WHAT ABOUT MAKEUP? DO YOU PROVIDE IT? 
Absolutely! BUT...some girls prefer to do their own makeup and that's ok too! The Senior Experience allows you to either do your own makeup or you will absolutely love the pampering that you will receive, including makeup and hair styling by our own in-studio makeup artist. 

YOU HAVE LOTS OF GIRLS ON YOUR SITE---DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH GUYS? 
You bet! We have an entire gallery dedicated to the shoots we've done with guys and you will find lots of guy images under the "Extreme Sports" gallery too. One of the most common things we hear from the guys is "wow that was great---I actually had fun!". 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY PHOTO SHOOT? HOW LONG IS THE ENTIRE PROCESS? 
Within 2 weeks we will meet with you to view your images in our studio. This gives you an opportunity to view, touch and feel the quality of our products to decide exactly how you want to display your favorite images. We offer exclusive designs for wall gallery displays, gorgeous senior announcements, premier books and albums and digital images for web and print. 

CARLISLE STUDIO : 117 WEST HIGH STREET, CARLISLE, PA, 17013                                                                YORK STUDIO: GLEN ROCK, PA, 17327 

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