Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do I need senior photos?
A: Yearbook photo, Portraits to share with family, Senior cards to give your friends, Graduation Invitations, Sorority/Fraternity Rush Photos, Head shots for college applications or LinkedIn Profile

Q: When should I book?
A: Summer, Fall, or Spring are all popular times! Spots are limited. We only schedule 12-15 sessions per month. July & August are by far our most popular months, so if you want to book those months, we recommend that you book at least 6 months in advance.

Q: What can I expect?
A: A Photographer who is excited to get to know you & capture your personality with beautiful photos! We’ll meet at the decided upon location, review outfits & props. Then we’ll walk around, hang out & take your photos!

Q: How can I secure my session date?
A: Once we have received your deposit, your session date is secure.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept cash, and credit card only.

Q: How many outfits can I bring?
A: Regardless of the session you chose, we always ask that you bring 3-5 outfits so we can make game time decisions based on the location and the props we have for your shoot. Your session selection will determine how many outfits we actually photograph.

Q: How fast will I receive my online gallery?
A: About 2 weeks.

Q: Where did you receive your photography training?
A: Ashley Hayes, the lead photographer and owner of Lakeside Portraits, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Visualization from Texas A&M University. Her studies included everything from traditional art, 3D modeling and animation, graphic design, story-boarding, videography, and photography.

Q: Do you only capture senior photos?
A: Ashley has a background in couples portraiture, head shots, weddings, newborn, editorial, product, and senior photography. Since moving to Pennsylvania in 2017, she has focussed her marketing efforts on senior portrait photography, but she absolutely can make time for meeting other photography needs.

Q: If the forecast is calling for rain on our scheduled session date, what happens?
A: If it looks like it will rain on your scheduled session date, we will reschedule for a time that works for both the client and Lakeside Portraits.

Q: What locations do you offer?
A: When you begin the booking process on our website, you will have a 10-15 locations to choose from based on the session you choose. Most of our sessions take place at or around Prince Gallatin State Park.

Q: Do you photoshop or touch up your images?
A: We do very little touching up to our photos, examples of touch ups that we do are the following: light blemish cover ups, under the eye touch ups.

Q: What kind of camera do you use?
A: I shoot on a Canon 1Dx, you can see the specs here. This Camera’s MSRP is $5,299.

Q: What is the resolution of the images you deliver?
A: Your digital images will be available for download via a link we will send you about 2 weeks after your session. The image size will be in the 5100 x 3400 pixel range give or take a few pixels based on the orientation & cropping of the image.

Q: What type of senior look books do you offer?
A: We have a range of senior look book offerings, from our cost effective spiral bound book with custom design for $125, to our professionally bound wide format custom designed book for $325.

Q: Do you offer senior cards?
A: Yes, we do offer custom senior cards and graduation announcements printed on high quality 100lb+ pearlized card stalk.

If you have additional questions that you do not see the answer to, please fill out our contact form.