Here at Schwandt Studio, we offer an affordable, professional, one of a kind experience for our High School Seniors. Capturing what makes you and your high school experience unique.

On location, natural light photography will provide one of a kind portraits. My goal is to create a fun, relaxed experience that shows who YOU are and what you love doing. But most importantly, provide portraits that you’ll look back on in 20 years and still be proud of.

If you have any questions, please email Melissa at


50 Sessions available June 2023 – October 2023

Please fill out this google form.  Once you’ve submitted the form you will receive a square invoice via email for your deposit with in 24 hours.  Once your despite is received you will receive another email from Melissa confirming your scheduled senior session.  Dates will be held for 48 hours after deposit request has been sent.  If deposit is not paid, your date will be released.  Date requests will be filled in the order they are received, so please pick 2 dates in case your first has already been filled by someone before you.  If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact Melissa at

Helpful Tips For Choosing a Date:

Morning Session times are 8a-11a

Evening Sessions are anytime after 3:30p until Sunset

You can choose your start time, for example, if you choose a morning session and you’d like to shoot for 1.5 hours we can start shooting at 9:30a or you can start at 8a and be done by 9:30a

Athletes that would like gym/stadium/field/court photos, it is easier to gain access to these facilities in the summer months or on Sundays, although I do not recommend Morning Stadium Sessions. 

It will be your responsibility to get permission to use school facilities, along with getting uniforms and any other equipment or gear you’ll want in your portraits. This will mean speaking to your coach.  I highly recommend you do this as soon as you book your session.  Send them an email so it’s on their radar!!

Session Pricing:

$125 non refundable deposit to hold date and time.  

Sitting fee is $375 for the first hour and $100 for each half hour after. Session fee is due at the conclusion of shooting.

MAX SHOOT TIME IS 3 HOURS.  (for reference, average session time is 1.5 hours with 3 outfits or 2 outfits and 2 locations)

As many locations and outfit changes as you’d like in your allotted time. 
Included in your sitting fee you will receive a 20 page, 8x8in softcover proof book with all processed photos in it along with a digital copy of your yearbook photo with printing rights.

Phone consultations will be set up to talk about location options, time frame you’d like to stay within for your session and the feel/vibe you’re looking for in your photos along with outfits and planning for locations and drive time.  These consultations will be scheduled roughly two weeks before your session.

For all sessions, a preview day will be scheduled after photos are processed to view your photos and go over special print pricing, order deadlines and how to choose your yearbook photo.

For planning and budgeting, Preview Day Print Packages range from  $425  unto $1,000 or you have the option for Al-a-Cart ordering. Al-a-Cart  print and download prices can be found on any senior gallery at and clicking the buy photo button.

If needed, I do offer payment plans.  Please contact me if you would like more information about this.

All payments will be billed through a square invoice. A valid email address is required.  A 3.5% square fee will be added to each transaction along with taxes.  No Venmo payments will be accepted.  Cash or check will be accepted for the remainder of your sitting fee and  for Preview Day Print Packages, but not for the deposit.

$50 date change fee will be charged if you need to reschedule your session.  

If there is inclement weather on your session date, I will be in contact with you regarding if you’d like to try to shoot that day OR if you’d like to reschedule.  No change fee will be charged for a weather reschedule.

Any questions, please contact Melissa at or Text (614) 406-5461

Available Dates:

Please visit my senior gallery for examples of my work.

Book your session here: 2025 Schwandt Studio High School Senior Portrait Session Dates