abby bates photography

abby bates photography

Senior sessions are some of my favorite sessions! It's such an exciting time with so much to look forward to. I love getting to know my seniors and photograph this monumental time! 

Depending on which collection you choose, we will hit all the popular spots on campus. Denny Chimes, The President's Mansion and the Stadium are the go-tos. Want to add your sorority house? The Premium or Platinum is perfect for you!

I am so excited to meet you! Don't forget your cap, gown, champagne and confetti!! It's going to be so fun!

Let's pop the champagne and celebrate!

the Senior experience

$400

- 1 Location of choice
- 30 Minutes of shooting
- 15 high-resolution images
- Professional Photo editing
- Online viewing gallery
- printing and sharing rights

The Basic

$500

- 3 locations (denny chimes, PResidents Mansion and Stadium)
- 60 minutes of shooting
- 25 high-resolution images
- Professional Photo editing
- Online viewing gallery
- printing and sharing rights

The Standard

$700

- 4 Locations (Denny Chimes, Presidents Mansion, Stadium, 1 building of choice)
- 60 minutes of shooting
- All high-resolution images (100+)
- Professional Photo editing
- Online viewing gallery
- printing and sharing rights

The Premium

$1,100

- up t0 5 locations of choice(on or off campus)
- all digital images (125+)
- Professional Photo editing
- Online viewing gallery
- printing and sharing rights
- 72 HOUR TURNAROUND
- outfit change
- complimentary champagne
- complimentary confetti popper
- Complimentary additional 30 minutes

The Platinum 

Full gallery upgrade: $100 *applicable for "the Basic" and "the standard"
24 Hour Turnaround: $75
Usb of images: $100
5x5 Linen Album: $150
8x8 linen album: $300
Additional Coverage: $100/30 minutes

Add On's

- Group Rate begins at $450 per person
- Each additional person subtracts $10
For example: 
A group of 2 is $450 per person
A group of 3 is $440 Per Person
a group of 4 is $430 per person
a group of 5 iS $420 per person
Down to $300


The Group

*Session fee does not apply

$150

The session fee does not include any digital images or prints. The session fee includes photographers time and talent, professional editing and online viewing gallery of your images. After paying your session fee, you will select which package you would like below. 

Session Fee

Package selection

Process

tell me about the

One.

Shoot me an email letting me know when you are graduating, which collection you are interested in and when you think you may want to have your session. Feel free to ask any questions. 

get in touch

Two.

Once you are ready to book your senior session I will email you a contract and invoice. The $150 non-refundable session fee is due in order for you to get on my calendar. The reminder is due 24 hours before your session. Don't worry about weather either! If it looks like it may rain, we can totally reschedule!  

Book Your Session

Three.

Do your best to arrive on time if not 5-10 minutes early. I sometimes have shoots back to back so I want to make sure you are getting your full allotment of time. Feel free to bring champagne, confetti, jersey and anything else you would like photographed! 

Your Shoot

Four

After I have gone through all of your photos and narrowed it done to the best of the best, I'll edit them and upload them to a high-resolution online gallery that you and your family will have access to for one year. If you choose "The Basic" or "The Standard" your images will be watermarked for you to select your allotted amount. You should expect to receive all of your images within 7 days of your shoot. If you are needing them sooner, ask me about rush delivery! 

Gallery Delivery

F. A. Q.

Do i pay the session fee and a package fee?

Yes! Your session fee does not include any of your images. The total cost of your session will be the session fee + whichever package you choose.

When do i decide which package I would like?

Before booking, let me know which package you would like to go with. If you choose "The Basic" or "The Standard" you will be sent an online gallery with all of the watermarked images. You will select your allotted amount or have the option to do a full gallery upgrade for $100. 

How long do I have to decide which images I would like?

You have up to 2 weeks! Don't worry, I can remind you!

when will i receive my images?

You will receive your watermarked or final gallery within 7 days. There is an option for a 24 hour fee of $75.

Can I bring a friend with me?

Yes! Feel free to bring anyone with you. However, if your friend is in cap and gown, the group rate will be applied.

With the group session, will we also get individuals?

Yes! But not as many as a typical individual session. You can expect about half as many individual photos in your group session.

Can i bring champagne and confetti?

Yes! With the platinum package, I bring it for you so you don't have to!

What happens if it rains?

Don't stress! Alabama weather is fickle. We can keep an eye on the weather leading up to your session. If it looks like it may rain we can have a plan b. We will make a final call 24 hours before your session.

Sarah M.

'Abby was worth every single penny! I am so happy that I hired her to shoot my graduation session. She knew all the best poses and was able to tell me exactly what to do. I am obsessed with my photos and all of my friends are planning to use her!! 10/10 recommend booking Abby to take your graduation photos!'

Do you love the editing style and look of my senior photos? Did your sorority sisters recommend me? Am I a little out of your budget? Am I already booked up? That's where the associate experience comes in.

One of the hardest things I have to do is tell people I am fully booked or to learn that I am out of their price range. I only book a select number of grads every season, so in order to be able to serve more grads I decided to bring on an associate. 

Learn more about the associate experience and Ashleigh below.

More availability Lower Price Point Same experience

the Associate experience

meet ashleigh 

Ashleigh is originally from Dothan, Alabama. She moved to Tuscaloosa to pursue a Batchelor’s at the University of Alabama and is majoring in Public Relations. Her dream job is taking pictures of all of her amazing couples and seniors. She enjoys traveling, staying in to watch a movie or sharing a meal with good company.

I interviewed and hand-selected Ashleigh as my main associate photographer because of her bright personality and desire to serve more UA grads. She has been trained by me to deliver the same experience and quality of images as I would. If you book her as your graduation photographer, you won't regret it!

Working with an Abby Bates associate means you get the same experience, editing and quality of images at a lesser price point. These packages are perfect for graduates with a tighter budget or if Abby bates is unavailable for your preferred session date and time.

Associate Packages

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Associate F. A. Q.

So abby won't be at my session?

Correct! If you choose to hire an Abby Bates' associate, it is the associate that will shoot your session. All communications beforehand, scheduling, editing of your images and delivery of your images will be done by Abby.

Will my photos look like what I see on the website?

YES! Abby has trained her associate to shoot and pose just like she would. Abby will be the one to edit your images so that they are consistent with what you see on her website and Instagram.

Why would i book an associate instead of Abby?

If Abby is out of your price range or if she is unavailable for your preferred date and time, then booking an associate is the way to go!

when will i receive my images?

You will receive your final gallery within 7 days. There is an option for a 24 hour fee of $75.

Can I bring a friend with me?

Yes! Feel free to bring anyone with you. However, if your friend is in cap and gown, you will be charged an additional session before receiving any images.

Can i bring champagne and confetti?

Yes! Feel free to bring anything you would like!

What happens if it rains?

Don't stress! Alabama weather is fickle. We can keep an eye on the weather leading up to your session. If it looks like it may rain we can have a plan b. We will make a final call 24 hours before your session.

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