Senior FAQ’s: Your questions answered.

Why Monda Goette Photography for my senior session experience?
I stand behind my core values. I BELIEVE young people from all walks of life have a unique story to be told, and a voice that longs to be heard. I unapologetically tell these life stories in photographs.
(click here to see my core value declaration!)
I take pride in my business, and appreciate the clients I serve. You deserve to have a professional whom you can trust and connect with, AND take unbelievable photos for your senior pics. I work with only professional labs, delivering superb premium quality products.

When is the best time to book my senior session experience?
You should schedule your senior session the summer going into your senior year. Don’t wait until the last minute! Make your session reservation right away with Monda Goette Photography! Once school starts, I have very limited availability.

How do I book a session with your studio?
All bookings require the session retainer fee in full to reserve your desired session date. You can conveniently schedule your session here on the website - or simply give me a call and we can chat further about availability. We will also schedule your in-person pre-session consultation, too! (it is the best way to map out the details of your session!)

What is a pre-session-consultation?
This is the first time we all get to meet in person! About 2 weeks prior to your scheduled session, I invite you and at least one parent/guardian to my studio in Bloomington, MN to map out a game plan for the day of your senior session and get to know each other better. We’ll talk location, outfit suggestions, and other suggestions to help you best prepare for an amazing session experience. You will also get to preview my products first hand. I cannot wait to meet you!

Are prints or digital files part of my session retainer fee?
No. There are no prints, digital files, or specialty products included with the session retainer fee. You will have an opportunity to purchase custom prints, digital files, and other specialty products at your Premiere Viewing and Ordering appointment.

How much do senior portraits cost?
Ahh. The money question! Senior year is a pivotal moment in teen’s lives, and I make every effort to make them feel like a rock star during their senior session experience. (see my testimonials here!) Part of that experience is seeing themselves in printed heirloom pieces that tell the story of who they are. Collections start at $695, however, I’ve found families fall in love with their session images and will invest $1200 and higher, depending on their wants and desires.

What types of payment do you accept?
I happily accept check, cash, and all major credit/debit cards securely. I also have a 90-day auto payment plan available by request. Once your order has been paid in full, I will then process your order.

Do you offer hair and makeup?
Yes! And here’s why I have decided to continue to offer it to my seniors! When you come into my studio and get pampered with makeup and hair by a professional stylist - you feel on top of the world! It helps to build your confidence and self-esteem. You stand a little taller and more proud after. And my artists would never make you look like someone you’re not. They are here to help you look and feel the best version of yourself. A professional airbrushed makeup application also makes for flawless picture-perfect images.
The Grand Session includes an airbrushed makeup application by a licensed professional makeup artist. The Master session includes both airbrush AND hair styling by a licensed cosmetologist. And the stylists come to my studio for the application - making it super convenient for you!

Do you retouch session images?
Yes. All images presented will have complimentary basic retouching for light blemishes and stray hairs, along with my professional and creative style of editing. (Advanced retouching is available by request for a nominal fee.) However, I will not liquefy or change body structures.

Got more questions for me?
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