All sessions are based on time, so we do not limit the number of outfits you wear. A good rule of thumb is 2-3 outfits per hour. Session fees are prepaid in order to reserve your appointment with Shari. There are no prints, files or images included in the session fee. All images and prints are sold separately. Sessions are scheduled Monday thru Friday 9-5:30.
Your Questions Answered about your Senior pictures
What do I do first?
Take a look at your calendar. Choose a few dates that will work for you. Then give Shari a call: 724.223.1503. Have a credit card ready, all of our sessions are pre paid in order to reserve your time with Shari. Because she dedicates so much time to each senior, she only accepts 50 seniors each year. She will ask you a few questions over the phone and prepare an info packet that you will receive by email. Look over the "What 2 Wear" brochure, call if you have questions, then RELAX!! Once you get here, Shari will take care of the rest.
What if it rains?
Just give us a call. Sometimes it's raining where you are but not here. Sometime we can photograph your indoor sets and dodge the rain in between for your outdoors and location. However, if it is REALLY raining, we might have to reschedule your outdoor sets.
When will I see my images?
Ahh, this is the fun part!! We know you are excited and so are we. We will schedule you to come back in about 2 weeks after your session for your selection appointment. Keep in mind ALL DECISION MAKERS MUST ATTEND THIS APPOINTMENT!! Due to the show format of our presentation, once we start, it's hard to back up. ONLY ONE VIEWING APPOINTMENT IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR SESSION so come prepared!! If, for some reason you require us to show your images a second time, a $99 fee will be added to your order. Don't worry we are here to help you!! We want you to invest in the portraits that you want and that fit your home decor and to share with friends and family. Shari is not a pushy sales person. She will help guide you through the sales appointment and make sure that you are getting the proper portraits for the best value.
How much do Senior Portraits Cost?
You can purchase EXACTLY what you WANT. Our easy to follow "CREATE YOUR OWN COLLECTION" allows for lots of flexibility and variety in selecting your favorite poses to match your favorite products. We will start with your Wall Portraits, then select the images to go into your album and finally choose the images for gift portraits that you will share with friends and family. We also offer Graduation invitations and announcements. Our print prices start at $250 and our collections begin at $1200, on average our clients invest $600-$1200 some less, some invest more. It's all up to you.
Do you sell your digital files?
Well, that is a different kind of photographer. Shari is a Portrait Artist and works very hard to make certain that you look good, are posed correctly and the lighting is just right for each and every image that she creates. She also retouch each image by hand and has everything custom printed on quality heirloom papers to ensure that it is perfect!! We GUARANTEE all of our portraits and want to make sure that everything is just right. We are here to help you select the products that best fit your homes decor. We specialize is creating custom portrait art for our clients to display in their home. And, I am sorry, a disc with files is just not a product that will display very nicely on your walls. It will just end up tucked in a drawer somewhere and forgotten about. And to be honest, that is not why I do what I do. I get just as excited as my clients do when they see their images in final printed form and are excited to get them home and hung on there walls for the friends and family to see the next time they visit. So please, ask yourself again, Do I really want digital files or do I want printed artwork professionally printed ready to display in my home?
Your very own personalized phone APP is created for you from each image that you purchase from. Files are enhanced and web-optimized, intended for use on mobile devices, tablets and social media outlets to archive and share with family and friends.
So, that's it!! Your Senior year is FINALLY HERE!! Treasure every minute. It will go by so FAST!!
We are here to help you get started and preserve who you are at this time in your life. It's all about you, your style... your ART of LIFE!! Call Studio M today and we will get started. 724.223.1503.
Just a short drive into the country, you will stumble upon a small cottage nestled among the rolling hills of Southwestern Pennsylvania. It takes just about an hour from the city of Pittsburgh to break away from the congested streets of the city to the quiet roads of the countryside. Here you will find the talented, award-winning portrait artist and Pittsburgh senior photographer, Shari Brownlee buzzing about with camera in hand. Analyzing the outdoor lighting or strategically placing the indoor strobe lights to capture you at your best. Did you bring your car, horse, dirt bike, quad, truck or dog with you to your session? These types of props make your session individualized to you and who you are, not to mention, FUN! With 80 acres, a barn, fence, tall grasses, hay bales, garages, open fields, a small portraits park all ON SITE! Then inside, so many backgrounds to select from. It's hard to believe that a 2500 square foot space can hold all that it does. Just West of Washington Pa. East of Wheeling WV, South of Pittsburgh pa and North of Waynesburg, Brownlee's Portrait Cottage location is at the center of it all. High school seniors come from Charleroi, Belle Vernon, Bethel park, South Hills Morgantown WV and St. Clairsville, Oh for Shari to create amazing senior photos of them. They don't want cookie cutter senior pictures, That's why they chose BPC for their Senior pictures.