It's All About You


 

Your senior photos!


As photographers, we must view our profession as an art. It’s not just a way to make a few bucks. Otherwise, we’re only taking snapshots and someone is hiring us for the equipment we own, not for our artistic vision and experience.

My style of working is a unique combination of artistic, easygoing and fun. I'm a good listener and I work very intuitively with my clients - it's about you, always. Our mutual goal is successful photographs that embrace and reflect your personality.

I work collaboratively with my clients. I'll show you images throughout your shoot and we'll have plenty of time to discuss and capture the photos you want. By having a few background and wardrobe changes, you'll be able to choose from a wide variety of images.

 

Consider the following as you think about your senior photos:

  • You only have senior portraits taken once and I’d love to give you the best portraits possible. My style is unique and unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere.
  • I specialize in creating senior portrait experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, and professional. Most seniors leave their sessions commenting on how much fun they had. Read a few of the testimonials.
  • If you’ve never modeled before, don’t worry! Most seniors had never modeled before but did a fantastic job. Relax and get excited about your session because I’ll guide you through posing, facial expressions, and more.
  • I’ll also assist you in choosing a location that’s right for you. Whether it’s urban, outdoorsy,  or anything else, I’ve got you covered.
  • I’m good at Photoshop/Lightroom and use both to optimize your photos, but won’t make you look fake.
  • I offer private online galleries for viewing and ordering prints online.

If you have questions or would like to meet in person to talk about your session, feel free to contact me.

Pricing


Portrait Session #1

Up to 2 ½ Hours

$450.00 | Includes:

  • up to 8 high resolution images of your choice optimized/edited and delivered via digital download, DVD or flash drive. (no sales tax on digital download)
  • 1-8x10 , 1-5x7 and 1-4x6 professional prints
  • Option to purchase low res proofs for $50
  • Additional high resolution photos are $10 each
  • full usage and print rights
  • private online gallery and mobile app for viewing and ordering prints
  • 2-3 wardrobe changes
  • unlimited locations within session time
  • up to 2 ½  hours appointment is booked

Portrait Session #2

Up to 1 Hour

$300.00 | Includes:

  • up to 3 high resolution images of your choice optimized/edited and delivered via digital download, DVD or flash drive. (no sales tax on digital download)
  •  1-5x7 and 1-4x6 professional prints 
  • Option to purchase low res proofs for $50
  • Additional high resolution photos are $10 each
  • full usage and print rights
  • private online gallery and mobile app for viewing and ordering prints
  • 1 wardrobe change
  • 1 location
  • up to 1 hour appointment is booked

Photos will be uploaded on your private gallery for 21 days for retouch selection and placing print orders. There is a $25.00 fee to reload photos to the gallery after 21 days and an additional $50 after 60 days.

Sales tax is not included in the pricing above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

- Todd took our daughter's Senior high school photographs on location in Stillwater, MN. Prior to the session, we spoke several times regarding the types of photos she wanted as well as sharing ideas with one another via Pinterest, so he could get a good sampling of what we were looking for. Once on the shoot, Todd's sense of humor and fun nature totally made for a relaxing, enjoyable experience for our daughter who tends to be more reserved in front of the camera. Todd took many beautiful photos with a variety of backgrounds and went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with the final products before and during the process of placing an order. Todd was extremely easy to work with, responsive to phone calls, e-mails and flexible to issues of scheduling changes that arose during our experience with him. I would not hesitate to book Todd again, knowing I would receive another excellent photography job!

- Todd took our son's grad photos around Stillwater, and the variety impressed us. He used wood, brick, stone, trees and panoramic views of the river as backgrounds. He went over and above our expectations, we couldn't have been happier. He was helpful explaining what the whole process would be like when we first met him and answered all our questions afterwards. We would highly recommend Todd!

- Wildenauer Photography captured great images of my senior, in a very comfortable and natural way. Todd is flexible, experienced, confident, fun, and has an eye for capturing those perfect shots! We could not have been more pleased with our experience with Wildenauer Photography!

 

 

Preparation Tips


Being well prepared for your senior photo session can make the difference between average and fabulous photos. Follow these easy tips and you’ll be well on your way to looking your absolute best. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me.

 

Preparation Tips for Senior Girls Photo Sessions

Mindset

Have fun! I'm going to make you look great and you’ll have a great time. That’s why you chose Wildenauer Photography. Relax. I like to think I'm easy to get along with. Plus, I help you with posing, so there’s no pressure on you.

Arrival

Arrive early or on time to your appointment. Showing up late means you lose camera time, and we don’t want that.

Style

You’re unique and beautiful. Follow our guidelines but be yourself in how you dress. Be fashionable. Wear clothing that’s stylish and put a lot of thought into your choices. This is a unique opportunity and I want you to look amazing!

Clothing

The more outfits we have to choose from, the better. This will give us flexibility in matching your clothing to backgrounds and the surroundings.

Group your outfits together on hangers. Make sure items are ironed and ready to go.

Plan on changing quickly. The faster you change, the more time we have to photograph and the more photo choices you’ll have later.

Make sure you’re comfortable in your clothing and that it flatters you. This will ensure that you like how you look when viewing your photos.

If you’re self-conscious about your arms, avoid sleeveless or cap-sleeve shirts and tank tops.

Avoid stripes and plaid. Solid colors photograph much better than busy patterns.

Bring a variety of colors and mix the level of styles. Some should be dressy, some dressy-casual, and some casual.

If you’re comfortable in dresses, bring them! They photograph really well and offer a nice variety from your other casual clothing choices. I can mix dressy and casual dresses for some great looks.

Shoes

If this fits your style, wear heels! Whether pumps or boots, dressy or casual, plain or sassy, heels really make you stand out and look glamorous.

Flats can also work well if you mix them with the right outfit.

Hair

Although I try to help with hair, it is hard to know what your hair “is supposed to look like.” Make sure you like the look or let the photographer know your preferences. Better yet, bring your best friend with you for the session and he or she can help. Hair style is ultimately your responsibility. Any hair changes during the session should be quick and simple so you have as much camera time as possible.

Bring hair spray, clips, pins, and whatever else is needed to keep your hair out of your eyes if it’s windy. Also bring a brush and mirror for quick hair touch-ups.

Makeup

Makeup that is well done is one of the best preparations you can make for your session. It will even out skin tones and help give your photos that extra pop for a model-like look. Even if you don’t normally wear makeup or wear very little, take the time to do it well and your photos will look their best.

Makeup should only be slightly heavier than normal. Mascara should be clean and not clumpy. Avoid makeup with an SPF because it tends to create a shine. Summer shine can be controlled by using translucent powder that knocks out shine without adding additional color.

Props

They’re great! Bring props that help show who you are. Some popular choices are:

  • Sports equipment (soccer ball, basketball, softball bat, etc.)
  • Sports uniforms
  • Musical instruments
  • Activity related items (dance, art, school clubs, etc.)

Glasses

Most lenses have a glare. The safest option is to check with your eye doctor and ask if they’ll loan you a similar pair without lenses.

Complexion

Makeup helps a lot here, but I do retouch your photos, so please don’t be concerned about minor breakouts. I have you covered! If your acne is more severe, you’re still okay. We’re happy to help you out with some extra retouching.

Friends & Parents

Friends or parents are welcome and often can be a help. However, if they distract you, it may be best to meet them when the session is over. You’re welcome to have a couple of shots with a boyfriend, best friend, sibling, or parent at no extra charge.

Weather

Don’t worry about clouds because they actually even out the light and make for ideal shooting conditions. But falling rain is an issue and I will have to reschedule. I will try to contact you first, but please call me at 612-859-3568 if you have any doubts or concerns.

Undergarments

Please make sure the colors of your undergarment coordinate well with your outfits and don’t show through your clothing. If you need a strapless, please bring one to your session. Tucking or moving straps will not always work or give the most pleasing look.  Check ahead of time to ensure that undergarments don’t leave unpleasing lines underneath your clothing.

Finger & Toe Nails

If you paint your nails, make sure they’re done well for your session. Chipped nail paint will show and distract from you. Avoid bright colors that will distract from you and may not work with all your outfits. Instead, opt for basic or natural tones.

Being well prepared for you senior photo session can make the difference between average and fabulous photos. Follow these easy tips and you’ll be well on your way to looking your absolute best. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me.

Preparation Tips for Senior Guys Photo Sessions

Mindset

Photographing males is much different than photographing females and we understand that. I’ll make you look like a guy, so relax.

Arrival

Arrive early or on time to your appointment. Showing up late means you lose camera time, and I don’t want that.

Style

As a general rule, guys are more complacent when it comes to photos. Even if it’s just for your mom, please come prepared.  I (and mom) want you to look your best. Dress in a style that expresses who you are, but dress nicely.

Clothing

The more clothes we have to choose from, the better. This will give us flexibility in matching your clothing to backgrounds and the surroundings. Group your clothing together on hangers. Make sure items are free of wrinkles and ready to go. Make sure you’re comfortable in your clothing and that it flatters you. This will ensure that you like how you look when viewing your photos. Avoid stripes and plaid. Solid colors work much better than patterns. Bring a variety of colors and mix the level of styles. Some should be dressy, some dressy-casual, and some casual. Bring black and/or dark gray t-shirts to wear under other shirts. White undershirts stick out and photograph poorly.

Shoes

I don’t expect you to get as excited as the girls about shoes, but bring a variety of casual and dressier shoes.

Shaving

Please come to your session cleanly shaven. Retouching stubble costs extra and won’t look as good as a clean shave. If you have facial hair that your mom despises, do her a favor and shave it off. I promise it will grow back.

Hair

Plan to get your hair cut a week before the session. Have your hair styled and ready to go when you arrive.

Props

They’re great! Bring props that help show who you are. Some popular choices are:

  • Sports equipment (football, basketball, baseball bat, etc.)
  • Sports uniforms
  • Musical instruments
  • Activity related items (dance, art, school clubs, etc.)

Glasses

Most lenses have a glare. The safest option is to check with your eye doctor and ask if they’ll loan you a similar pair without lenses.

Complexion

I retouch your photos, so please don’t be concerned about minor breakouts. We have you covered! If your acne is more severe, you’re still okay. We’re happy to help you out with some extra retouching.

Friends & Parents

Friends or parents are welcome and often can be a help. However, if they distract you, it may be best to meet them when the session is over. You’re welcome to have a couple of shots with a girlfriend, best friend, sibling, or parent at no extra charge.

Weather

Don’t worry about clouds because they actually even out the light and make for ideal shooting conditions. But falling rain is an issue and I will have to reschedule. I will try to contact you first, but please call me at 612-859-3568 if you have any doubts or concerns.

Being well prepared for your senior photo session can make the difference between average and fabulous photos. Follow these easy tips and you’ll be well on your way to looking your absolute best. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me.