Kel Murphy Photography | FAQ KMP Seniors Kel Murphy Photography



Where are you located?

Jenkintown, PA. All senior sessions are on-location and typically take place in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County, PA areas.

Where will my session be?

The majority of senior sessions are done in the Rockledge, Abington, Jenkintown, Huntingdon Valley, Elkins Park and NE Philadelphia areas because I know them well. I have fabulous go-to spots that work for all types of sessions, but I will travel all over for photo shoots. Additional fees may be required, please inquire with your suggestions!

What makes KMP unique?

When you book a session with KMP, it isn’t a "typical" portrait session. I'm there to help and guide you through every step of the process, from location choices and planning your outfits (and oh yes, you can absolutely text me photos!) KMP provides prints, albums, signature wall portraits, canvases and other beautiful keepsakes that you will cherish for a lifetime.

By the time we meet, we will already know each other - and probably be following each other's instagram feeds :)

When should we book?

If you're a 2018 Senior - as soon as possible! Deadlines for yearbook ads tend to be very early on in the school year. I only accept a limited number of sessions per month. My recommendation is booking at least 4 weeks in advance. Spring and Fall are very busy for all of my sessions - if you're looking for a session during that time, contact me as early as possible.

What seasons work best for Senior Portraits?

ALL of them! Yes, the leaves are gorgeous in the fall, the flowers are pretty in the spring, but summer and winter have a lot going for them too! Some of my most favorite sessions have been done with no leaves on the trees, or even snow on the ground. And helloooo, can I just say layers...I LOVE layers in the winter. Being able to change an entire outfit just by switching up a layer is amazing!

How about a yearbook photo?

I do not offer cap and gown or yearbook images. Most local schools have a mandatory studio for yearbook photos (to keep consistency) - it's usually free, or at a very small charge. Unless you'd also like additional images through them, you generally won't have to pay for a package.

What time of day do you shoot and how long is the session?

Senior portrait sessions typically start 3-4 hours before sunset.

Are prints or digital negatives included with my session fees?

Prints, custom products and digital files are not included with your session fee. Print collections start at $579. Digital files are available to purchase and are included in most collections.

Should I bring something to the session?

Sure, if you'd like to! I typically strive for natural looking, or "VOGUE"-esque looking portraits, and keep props to the minimum. If you have something that you'd love to include, absolutely bring it!

What should I wear? How many outfits?

Wear what you love, and what makes you feel comfortable and confident! I always recommend at least two totally different looks - one casual, one dressier. I also suggest limiting your clothing choices to 2-3 outfits - we don't want to spend too much time changing and not shooting.

Should I bring someone with me?

I always recommend bringing someone along to help out. A parent/guardian is the first choice - I know they love to see you in your element!




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