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Authentic Senior Pictures | Real Personalities| Kansas City
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OUR
STYLE

Hello SENIORS! This year is going to be huge. We want to be a part of it.

Take a moment and check out more of our style. We want you to love your images so if you like what you see, then whatcha waiting for?? Let’s do this thing! When it comes to your senior portraits, we prefer to photograph you in the late summer and fall. This gives you as much time as possible to use and enjoy your senior images. Here is a little bit more about what you can expect with a MIKE + JULIE session. 

Our goal is for you to walk away with a brand new idea of what it's like to get your pictures taken.

Well, we won’t settle for your fake smile, that’s for sure. We love to see the authentic you. We live for genuine laughs, even if we have to work our tails off to get em. We live for those real connections with the camera. Of course, one really cool thing about working with us is that we REALLY want to work with you to create something distinct. We’re not the photographers for you if you want your senior pictures to look like everyone else’s. Hey-you’re NOT just anybody. You’re YOU. Let’s celebrate that!

OUR
STYLE

Hello SENIORS! This year is going to be huge. We want to be a part of it.

Take a moment and check out more of our style. We want you to love your images so if you like what you see, then whatcha waiting for?? Let’s do this thing! When it comes to your senior portraits, we prefer to photograph you in the late summer and fall. This gives you as much time as possible to use and enjoy your senior images. Here is a little bit more about what you can expect with a MIKE + JULIE session. 

Our goal is for you to walk away with a brand new idea of what it's like to get your pictures taken.

Well, we won’t settle for your fake smile, that’s for sure. We love to see the authentic you. We live for genuine laughs, even if we have to work our tails off to get em. We live for those real connections with the camera. Of course, one really cool thing about working with us is that we REALLY want to work with you to create something distinct. We’re not the photographers for you if you want your senior pictures to look like everyone else’s. Hey-you’re NOT just anybody. You’re YOU. Let’s celebrate that!

OH MY GOODNESS. THESE ARE AMAZING. WOULD IT BE INAPPROPRIATE TO WALLPAPER MY HOUSE WITH THEM ALL???? SERIOUSLY, THANK YOU!!!!

-Jen

Kansas City husband wife photographer team authentic smiling fun relaxed high school senior picture session photo

the Deluxe

{$650 plus tax}

This is THE session for you if you want alllll the outfits, tons of time, and every location! We’ll plan out your half day experience ahead of time based on all the places you want to go and looks you want photographed. Hair and make-up from our killer make-up artists. You receive 3-4 hours of shooting time, 70-90 edited proofs to order from, and your very own reveal and ordering appointment at the M+J Studio in Westport.
*Minimum $800 product investment required for this session.

the Classic

{$200 plus tax}

Wha d’ya get? You receive a pre-session consultation so we can get acquainted and plan out all the details (in person or over the phone), we’ll take a 60-90 minute walking tour at the KC location of your choice, 40-50 edited proofs to order from, and your very own reveal and ordering appointment at the M+J Studio in Westport.

*Minimum $300 product investment is required with this session.

additional

details

Signed contract and session fee payment must be received to reserve your spot on our calendar. Sessions book 2-4 weeks out, depending on the season. Session fees are non-refundable, but transferable up to 6 months. Sales tax will be added to all session fees and product purchases. Collections start at $600. Prices subject to change without notice.

Wait... I still have questions!

WELL, GOOD. PULL UP A CHAIR AND READ ON... CUZ WE'VE GOT ANSWERS.

Wait... I still have questions!

WELL, GOOD. PULL UP A CHAIR AND READ ON... CUZ WE'VE GOT ANSWERS.

How long have you guys been around?

We’ve been shooting seniors and families since 2007. We dove into weddings in 2009. In 2018, we stepped away from the name ‘JSi Photography’ to ‘MIKE + JULIE |  storytellers’.

What's a senior session with MIKE + JULIE like?

Depending on which session you select, we’ll spend our time together at the Kansas City metro location(s) of your choice. We’ll work together with you to choose a location that has great lighting and the best spots to move around within. We will do a big mix of smiling/serious looks, all in an attempt to discover your most authentic expressions. We will DEFINITELY be capturing your personality. It’s priority #1 around here. Because you know what you want better than anyone else, we want to hear from you during your session. If you have an idea, share it! Let’s work together.

Can I get studio portraits?

Well, you can, just not with us…. 😉 Even though you’re invited to the M+J Studio for your personal ordering session, it’s really only a super-cool meeting space and not suited for shooting in. Studio work is great and all, don’t get us wrong. We just like the freedom of a real environment more. It’s actually an important element in what makes our style look the way it does.

Do you offer digitals?

Yep, we sure do. You can purchase one individual file, a bundle, or your whole session-perfect for Instagram and loading on your phone. But, that digital file sure won’t look as nice on your walls as a big, beautiful metal print though 😉 

How do I book/reserve a session?

Your session date is reserved once your portrait contract is signed and your session fee is paid.

When is the best time for my session?

Our favorite time of day to shoot is during the evening a few hours before sunset. It’s hands-down the most flattering light of the day!

What if I have to reschedule?

Payment of your session fee reserves that day and time for you, and you alone. So, when you can’t make it, no one else gets that spot either. But we totally understand that life happens. You get one complimentary reschedule for any reason. After that, if you still need to reschedule there is a $75 rescheduling fee.

What if the weather is bad on the day of my session?

Since we live in the midwest, where if it was sunny and 60 the day before, that means it will be windy and 30 degrees on the of your session-lol. If the forecast calls for unsuitable shooting conditions (rain/strong winds/snow/excessive heat), we will contact you the night before your session and see if it’s possible to make a call at that time. Often though, it’s a matter of waiting until those last few hours before to really know. If that’s the case, we will call you 3 hours prior to let you know our thoughts. If we postpone, no worries! We’ll compare calendars and come up with an alternate date that works well for both of us!

What if I am late to my session?

Well, stuff happens, we understand and it’s not a problem. We try not to book sessions back to back for just this reason, but often it’s a matter of running out of light. No light=no pictures. It’s just that simple. For that reason, if you are more than 20 minutes late we will automatically reschedule.

Can I suggest some locations for my session?

Totally. In fact, that’s pretty much the best idea ever. We want to hear your ideas and go to spots that you are really excited about. The sessions that are the MOST fun are those where we get to explore a new space, somewhere fresh and unexpected. Somewhere all of your friends didn’t go… 🙂

Do you offer hair and make-up?

Oh, heck yeah, we do. We have a few favorite artists who are here to make you look fabulous! In fact, check out our Deluxe. It comes with pro hair and make-up!

How many outfits do I get?

Well, that depends. How fast can you change clothes? For our Classic, we recommend two outfits, three if you’re a quick changer. For our Deluxe, seniors have been known to get 6 outfits in! Keep in mind that in some instances, we may not have access to bathrooms.

What about props?

We want you to bring anything and everything that’s personal for you. Football, books, a piano, favorite chair, your very own artwork-WE LOVE IT!

What happens after the session?

Once your session is over, the agonizing wait begins! Once your images are ready you’ll come in for your own personal ordering session at the M+J Studio. This is when you’ll see your images for the first time, get acquainted with all of our yummy products, and place your order. AND…. we’ll help you every step of the way to prepare for your ordering session, no worries.

Are you itching to ask us something else? See that cute lil’ button? It’ll take you right where you need to go.