Senior Portraits FAQs 2017-02-27T23:15:09+00:00

WCP Senior Portraits | FAQs

Windy City Production is an Award-Winning and Nationally Published, boutique photography studio based out of Chicago.  We specialize in beautiful and timeless Senior Portraiture with a customized experience from beginning to end.  WCP Photography offers a full service, all-inclusive experience with fun, professionalism and personal attention.  In addition, we offer an array of beautiful heirloom products such as custom designed albums, fine art wall canvases, professional prints and more.  Every client will leave their session feeling beautiful inside & out!  For more information on booking your own Windy City Production Experience, please fill out the form on our Contact Us page.  We can’t wait to hear from you!

Congratulations on reaching your final year of high school!  Although we know most seniors are probably experiencing a minor {to severe} case of senioritis, now is the FUN part!  Whether you have booked your session already or are just browsing around, we really hope you find the info below to be helpful!  We LOVE Senior Portraiture, and we truly LOVE our clients even more!  Our goal is to find the uniqueness of you so we can capture YOU as you are right now at this super exciting time of your life!  We cater our sessions specific to each client and their unique style.  Personal care and attention is just one of the things we are best known for!  In addition to beautiful senior portraits of course.


How do I receive more info or book a shoot?
Wonderful! Please fill out the form on our Contact Us page!  Once you are ready to book, simply reply to that email with your desired date and we will send over the online booking contract and link to pay your deposit.

How far in advance should I schedule my session?
The earlier the better! We often book out weeks and even months in advance.  Fall sessions are usually booked by Summer and Spring Sessions are usually booked during the Winter months.

How long does my session last?
Most sessions are usually 1-2 hours giving you plenty of time to fit in at least 2-4 outfits (depending on the location you choose!)

When do I view my pictures?
About 1-2 weeks following your session we will schedule your premier viewing session where we will present all of your proofs to you, and walk you through all of the collections and a la carte options to find out what best suits your needs.  

How much does it cost?
A $150 deposit is required to secure your date (this fee is transferrable but non-refundable) the deposit will go towards your $399 session fee and the balance will be due on the day of your session.  

What should I wear?
We want your photos to reflect YOU!  The only thing we do suggest is not to wear too busy patterns as they can be distracting (however bold patterns can look great!) and also to steer away from trendy logos or sayings.. unless it’s your future college of course! 

Should I get my hair & Makeup done?
We want you to not only look, but also feel your best!  We work with amazing top-of-the-line professional makeup artists & hair stylists who specializes in just that!  We would gladly provide our recommend vendor list upon request.  However, feel free to bring your own hair and makeup ideas or leave it up to the professionals to ensure you look AH-MAZING!

I can’t wait to see my pics! Will I get a sneak peek?
We LOVE Sneak peeks!!  And we are just as excited about your images as you are so we always send a sneak peek of an image or three that caught our eye!  Be sure to Like Windy City Production on Facebook & Follow us on Instagram!  That’s where all the behind-the-scenes action and sneak peeks go first!  Also, if you post a pic please tag us at @WindyCityPro / @Windy_City_Production and use #WCPSeniors!

I’m so nervous about my shoot! Will you give me pose ideas?
Absolutely!  In fact, that’s what we’re known for!  We will give you tons of ideas and directions throughout your session to help you feel at ease. We find the best photos to be the candid photos because that is when you are at your most relaxed state.  We will coach you along, but don’t be surprised if we ask you to walk towards us like you are on a catwalk or give us your ‘soft smile’ aka smirk! (We warned you!;))

Who should I bring with me to my shoot?
Feel free to bring mom, dad or a friend as long as you’re comfortable in front of them, if not then you can also come solo!  Keep in mind this is also a special, scary, sad, exciting time in mom and dad’s life.. plus they can be very helpful with outfit changes, lip gloss touch ups etc. 

What if there is bad weather on the day of my shoot?
Don’t worry, we always leave 2 days open during the week for reschedules.  We will notify you asap if we do have to reschedule, however we usually only reschedule if there is either a 50% or higher chance of rain, OR if it’s colder than 40 degrees out.  If it’s overcast don’t worry your pictures will still look amazing!

Can I get a flash drive of my photos?
We know we live in a digital era and we want you to share your beautiful pictures online as much you do!  YES, we will provide you with web-ready digital copies of all your photos.  These images have been fully color corrected and ready for the world to see.  We only release fully edited images.  Not only to protect our brand, but to also ensure you are receiving a fully-finished portrait.  After all that is what brought you to WCP in the first place.

I LOVE Windy City Production!  How can I share my experience?
Omgoodness hearing about your experience with us is honestly the BEST compliment we could ever receive!  If you have a few moments then you can leave a Google review, Facebook recommendation or feel free to send us a note! 

We hope these FAQ’s were helpful! If you have any other questions feel free to drop us a note or send us an email to

We look forward to hearing from you!