At a location session, where can I change outfits?
This is an excellent question and one which many photographers and their clients struggle with across the country, particularly with female clients. One solution is to use a public building, usually a public restroom, to change. Another is to change in your car, but of course this can be difficult and you always run the risk of inadvertently exposing yourself to others. Still others suggest wearing an appropriate outfit (like a swimsuit) under what you will be photographed in, that way you can peel off the first outfit and put on a second without ever exposing yourself. Sometimes men will wear the same pants through the entire session, only changing their shirt. Finally, the simplest solution is to limit yourself to one outfit that you accessories differently.
While one of these solutions (or a combination of solutions) may work for you, each has one isn't a great option and has its own set of weaknesses. For example, changing in a public restroom can be cramped, dirty and could lack privacy. For this reason, we strongly suggest that the parent and senior discuss the various options with the photographer before the session so that the best option (and backup options) can be explored. We also require an adult chaperone for anyone under 18 who will be responsible for making the final decisions at the location.
A better option... we recently purchased a retro 80s Penn State-themed motor home which we have been in the process of restoring. While additional renovations are still necessary, we are pleased to offer this as an option during location shoots. This will provide a comfortable, clean and private location where you can change during your session. The motor home is available to our senior portrait clients (as available) at no additional cost* with a minimum package purchase. Ask for details today!
*Due to increased operating expense, mileage is limited to 25 miles round-trip to and from Camp Hill. After 25 miles, mileage charges will apply. There will also be an additional charge if the restroom is used, in order to cover the associated costs with waste disposal. Please understand that it is necessary to recover these operational costs in order to maintain reasonable package pricing and continue offering this service with no additional charge.
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