Do I have to go to Rembrandt for Yearbook Pictures and Senior Portraits?

May 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Most public high schools in Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley require senior yearbook pictures be taken at Rembrandt Photography.  Requiring yearbook pictures at one location helps standardize the look of the yearbook because each photograph is required to meet school district criteria.  This is great when you have 30 portraits side by side in a book, but may not be what you want to post on your Instagram or hang on your wall.

 

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Yearbook pictures are not the same as senior portraits.  Many seniors are choosing to have a second senior portrait session that expresses their unique character without institutional constraints.  The individualized senior portrait session allows seniors to choose meaningful locations and props that represent themselves and their high school experience.  Recently I received a thank you letter from a mom that reflects why seniors choose to have portraits done outside of the studio.

 

  • “Thank you so much . . . through all your shots, you truly captured her youth, happiness and beauty.  It was wonderful working with you.  I look forward to working with you in the future!”

 

For those who plan early, you have the opportunity to have your favorite portrait added to your yearbook.  Most high schools yearbooks allow senior dedications that are available in quarter, half or full pages.  The yearbook typically requires the images for these pages to be submitted early in the school year.  Senior clients that have portrait sessions in the summer and fall are able to share their favorite senior portrait in their senior yearbook.  Here is an example from the Canyon Del Oro Yearbook.

 

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Some news articles on senior portraits is available from the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal

 

Oro Valley Senior Portrait Photographers:  Erik Wilkinson and Jacob Wilkinson

Senior Portrait Package Rates range between:  $140 - $500 (Includes personal rights to digital images) 

 

Your high school can mandate where you get yearbook pics, but you choose your senior portrait photographer.  If you would like to learn more, then please call Erik at 520.404.7007.


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