STEP 1: Choose your session experience
Melissa White Photography offers five unique senior session experiences:
Please note: The session fee pricing below reflects the time and talent of Melissa White Photography as well as hair and makeup services (where applicable).
Prints, products, and digital image files are ALL purchased separately at the session premiere as outlined below.
Customizable collection purchase required for all sessions with the exception of the YB mini session. Print and Product Collections begin at $600.
See the investment page for more details.
Dream Session 500
If you love the look of magazine editorials and want to be a model for day, then this session is for you! Includes a professional hair and makeup by our amazing stylist who will also come on location with us to give you 2-3 different looks during your shoot! We will create a special conceptualized scene just for you. Boho chic...think teepee in a field with rich colors and fabrics. Edgy urban...think couture makeup, leather and industrial textures. Vintage...think classic cars, hollywood glamour, and ruby red lips. Modern fairytale...think horses, soft flowy dresses, and a crown of blooms. The possibilities are endless. This is where our creative juices are unleashed! These are my most favorite type of session! Truly a one of a kind experience you will never forget! Fully edited yearbook photo submission and high resolution digital file of chosen image included. *Collection purchase required.
Glam Session 380*Our Most Popular Session*
This session includes professional hair and makeup application. We then get to take our stylist on location with us and she will give you 2-3 different looks during your session. You have as many wardrobe changes as you desire and 2-3 locations. Fully edited yearbook photo submission and high resolution digital file of chosen image included. Collection purchase required.
Luxe Session 280
This session includes professional hair and makeup application so you are looking and feeling your best and ready for your close up! Includes as many wardrobe changes as you would like and 1-2 locations. Fully edited yearbook photo submission and high resolution digital file of chosen image included. *Collection purchase required.
For the Guys 150
We are not leaving you out of the fun! This session is just the bare bones - no hair and makeup on this one...sorry fellas! You CAN have as many wardrobe changes as you want and 1 location (we can still find several different backdrops for a variety of looks). Fully edited yearbook photo submission included. *Collection purchase required.
Yearbook Mini Session 75
10 minute session held on pre-determined dates, times, and location. 4+ proofs to choose from. One fully edited yearbook photo submission + high resolution digital file (of the chosen image) included. NO collection purchase required, but print, products, and digital images are available to order via an online gallery.
Schedule with a friend and each of you receive $25 off your session fee, extra time added to your session, AND a complimentary 5x7 mounted gift print of you together! *Must book the same TYPE of session. Ordering appointments held separately. Collection purchase required per person
This pricing reflects the time and talent of Melissa White Photography and hair, makeup, + styling services (where applicable)..
Prints and products are purchased separately. Collection purchase required for all sessions (except YB mini session). Collections start at $600.
Step 2: Choose your date and schedule your session
(non-refundable session fee deposit required to secure your session date)
We have very limited dates available for Summer and Fall Sessions to accommodate yearbook deadlines. Senior portraits are available for scheduling all year long, so if you are unable to schedule a senior portrait session before your school’s yearbook deadline, no worries! Schedule a session anytime during your senior year and we will capture beautiful images, create beautiful heirloom products and custom design graduation announcements just for you. *Please note that sessions held after yearbook deadlines are not able to be submitted to the yearbook.
Sessions must be held before the dates listed below in order to time to schedule your Premiere Ordering Appointment and and have yearbook selection to your high school before their deadlines. Our summer calendar fills up quickly so be sure to book your session well in advance of your school's deadline.
Morro Bay- Unfortunately, MBH does not accept yearbook submissions from any photographer other than their 1 contracted photographer. Sessions with Melissa White Photography are for the exclusive purposes of creating wall art, prints, digital image files, grad cards, etc... for sharing and personal enjoyment.
MCP – August 15
Templeton – August 15
Arroyo Grande – September 1
Atascadero – September 1
SLOHS – October 4 (yearbook mini sessions available on August 30th and September 27th ONLY )
SLOHS has a no charge yearbook makeup day on campus on the first Wednesday of October. Contact the yearbook staff to request Melissa White Photography to be your photographer on makeup day. We do offer online ordering for makeup day portraits as well as the option for full retouching and braces removal for an additional fee.
sTEP 3: Prepare for YOUR SESSION
After your session is scheduled and deposit paid, you will be emailed a detailed timeline itinerary for YOUR session, a preparation outline, and our exclusive What to Wear guide to help you choose outfits that will photography beautifully. No detail is overlooked. You will start gathering hair and makeup ideas to discuss with Alex during your phone consultation.
STEP 3: YOUR SESSION DAY
Come, bring all your favorite clothes, let us help you put together the perfect outfits and pair them perfectly with the locations. Get all dolled up with professional hair and makeup and then have a blast in front of the camera. I capture not just your beautiful face, but your personality, your smile, and the light that shines in your eyes. Together, Alex and I work to ensure you look and feel amazing, laugh the whole time (possibly at me falling or getting into crazy positions to capture the "perfect shot"), and LOVE what you see on the back of the camera. All combined, you have an incredible, once in a lifetime senior portrait experience. Truly a day to remember.
Behind the scenes shots will be up on instagram stories (follow along @melissawhitephoto) and then sneak peeks will follow on instagram (@melissawhitephoto) and Facebook (fb.com/melissawhitephotography) for you to enjoy while you wait to see ALL your images at your Premiere Ordering Appointment.
Step 4: The Session premierE ordering Appointment
The SESSION PREMIERE ORDERING APPOINTMENT is a fancy term for an in person ordering appointment. We won’t leave you to wade through a confusing online gallery on your own. When it’s time to view your photos for ordering, we will meet at our studio lounge where we will start off by viewing your photos in a beautiful custom slideshow set to music. We will show you all of the products that we offer so you can touch, feel, and handle them all you want! We want you to know and fall in love with exactly what you are purchasing before you do!
During your ordering session, you will order that gorgeous canvas for your wall and decide which photos will go in your signature album. We can help you decide what photos will go best with your decor and what size would work best in your space. Our clients love that we can help them decide what goes where and design your storyboard right in front of you, so you know it is exactly what you want!
Immediately after your PREMIERE ORDERING SESSION, we will process your payments and your order will be on its way for you to enjoy!
**Collection Purchase required and 1/2 payment IS DUE AT THE TIME OF YOUR ORDERING SESSION. Collections begin at 600**