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The Muskopf Photography Studio is conveniently located off of Kemp Rd. in Beavercreek and we always start there. Where we end up is part of the adventure!
Choose the session that's right for you.
Get $100 off your session with the MR/100 Discount: I often submit photos to newspapers, magazines, and book publishers for publication. If you are ok with the possibility of one of your photos being used in a publication, you can take advantage of the MR/100 Discount and in exchange for a publication release, you receive a $100 discount off your session fee . About 90% of the images I license appear in textbooks, but the images may also be used on my site, on sites such as Facebook, in brochures, or in advertising. I've had images licensed in over 17 countries in newspapers, magazines, books, web sites, etc. I can't guarantee that your image will be famous, or that your photos will be published at all, but it is a possibility--and you get $100 off your session!
Indoor/Outdoor: We'll create portraits in the studio, in my outdoor studio, and perhaps at a neighborhood location. This session offers provides up to THREE HOURS of shooting time, a great variety of backgrounds, 5-6 clothing changes, and indoor and outdoor shots. I charge a $250 session fee ($150 with the MR/100 Discount). This is, by far, the most popular session!
Yearbook +1: We'll get the yearbook shot done, take a few more shots in your dressy outfit, then let you change into one other outfit and shoot several photos in it. After we're done, we'll pull the images up on the big screen and you can place your print/product order right then. Quick and easy!
Yearbook Only Session: If that's all you need, I offer a quickie session (roughly 15 minutes) where we do multiple poses in front of a gray backdrop (that's what the school wants, so that's what they get). I'll pull up the shots, you pick the one you like the best, that one goes to the yearbook and you get the session, your image processed and submitted to the yearbook, and a retouched web-sized version (with my logo) for your social networking needs--ALL FOR $35 (plus tax). You are able to also order prints from this photo if you wish (normal prices apply). Referral Cards do not apply to this quickie session. The $35 spent on this session can also be applied as a credit towards a longer session in the future! That means that you can get your yearbook photo taken in the cold months and pay the $35. In March or April, when things have thawed, you can come back for a longer session and get a $35 credit taken off of that longer session fee!
I accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
THE SESSION FEE IS DUE AT THE TIME OF THE SESSION. SALES TAX IS CHARGED ON SESSION FEES.
Retouching consists of removing blemishes, softening skin, sharpening eyes, and cleaning up backgrounds. Advanced digital enhancement techniques which are requested such as removing logos from shirts, removing tan lines, changing the colors of backgrounds or other substantial changes to the photograph will require an additional charge which is determined on a case-by-case basis.
A Note to Seniors and Parents: Several high schools require that the senior have their yearbook photo (meaning the picture that will be in the book) taken by the studio that is producing the yearbook. Many people just go ahead and have this studio shoot all their photos and they pay the studio rate for those photos, which often results in a bill of near or over $1000. What they don’t always make clear is that the basic yearbook shot sitting can be had for a small amount of money, leaving you free to have the majority of your portraits taken wherever you like. (Note: I am an Approved Photographer for Beavercreek, so I can take and submit the yearbook photo.)
Since I have much lower costs than the big studios, you’ll find that paying the low fee for the yearbook shot at the “approved studio”, then coming to me for the bulk of your senior portraits can save you hundreds of dollars (depending upon your order). I encourage you to compare the sample photos, compare prices, and make an informed decision.
BEAVERCREEK HIGH SCHOOL: I am on the Board Approved Photographers List and may take photos and have them sent in for the yearbook.
IF YOU ONLY NEED THE YEARBOOK PICTURE TAKEN: If that's all you need, I offer a quickie session (roughly 15 minutes) where we do multiple poses in front of a gray backdrop (that's what the school wants, so that's what they get). I'll pull up the shots, you pick the one you like the best, that one goes to the yearbook and you get the session, your image processed and submitted to the yearbook, and a retouched web-sized version (with my logo) for your social networking needs). You are able to also order prints from this photo if you wish (normal prices apply). Referral Cards do not apply to this quickie session. The money spent on this session can also be applied as a credit towards a longer session to occur in the future! That means that you can get your yearbook photo taken in the cold months. In April, when the leaves and flowers have come back, you can come back for a longer session and get a credit towards that longer session. I encourage darker shirts or sweaters for the yearbook shots. They tend to look better and let the face of the senior model be the center of interest in the photo.
BEAVERCREEK HIGH SCHOOL: Beavercreek's deadline for yearbook photos is Jan 6, so the photos need to be shot by Dec. 15.
FAIRBORN HIGH SCHOOL: Fairborn's deadline is March 9, so the pics need to be shot by February 14.
GREENON HIGH SCHOOL: Greenon's deadline for yearbook photos is March 2, so the photos need to be shot by Feb 15.
GREENEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL: Greeneview's deadline is April 1, so the photos need to be shot by March 15. (Jamestown)
KETTERING FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL: Fairmont's deadline is Dec. 1, so the pics need to be shot by Nov. 15.
NORTHMONT HIGH SCHOOL: Northmont's deadline is December 1, so the photos need to be shot by Nov. 15.
NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL: Northwestern's deadline is February 1, so the photos need to be shot by Jan. 15.
SPRING VALLEY ACADEMY: SVA's deadline is Dec 17, so the photos need to be shot by Dec. 1.
TECUMSEH HIGH SCHOOL: THS' deadline is January 31 for yearbook photos, so the photos need to be shot by January 10.
WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL: Wayne's deadline is February 2, so the photos need to be taken by January 10.
Frequently Asked Questions
I encourage all senior models to be very careful when shaving, plucking eyebrows, painting finger or toenails, etc. before the session. The occasional stray hair anywhere on the face can be very time consuming to remove when retouching. It is impossible to "shave" a young man after the photos have been taken. I cannot "paint nails" after the photos have been taken. Please come to the session looking the way that you want to appear.
Can I bring a friend or family members?
Sure, no problem. It's always good to have moral support and "cheerleaders" around (although there isn't room for a whole squad!) If they want to jump into a pic or two, that's fine. I don't have lots of space in the camera room, so don't bring the whole family!
What should I wear?
Perhaps one could be more formal, a few with nice shirts or sweaters, and a sports uniform or something that reflects your hobbies or personal interests. Limit the logos and phrases on shirts--what is cool today might date the photo in the future. The photos should be all about you, not an advertisement for a store brand. Flat jewelry is not recommended, as it can produce unwanted glare. If we're doing a group shot, I advise bringing clothing with similar colors so there's greater harmony in the group.
Should I wear my glasses in my photos?
Reflections from glasses and distortion of the eyes can be a problem. If you can wear contacts or go without glasses, that would be preferable. If you do wear glasses, make sure they are clean and smudge free, as any smear can increase the glare from glasses. Another option would be to visit your optometrist and borrow a set of frames without lenses that match your normal glasses. When glare does show up in shots, it's very difficult to correct.
Do you provide makeup services?
No, seniors are encouraged to do their own makeup, but go light on the makeup. Be careful that the color of the faces matches the color of any exposed skin. Make sure that your hair is how you want it and your face is clean and free of unwanted shine. Retouching will be provided to remove minor blemishes. A good recommendation is to stand about two feet in front of a mirror and give yourself a final check before the photo session. Men should shave just prior to the session to minimize the 5 o'clock shadow.
Do you do black and white photos?
All photos can be converted to black and white. Black and white or sepia proofs are available upon request at no additional charge.
Where are you located?
In Beavercreek, Ohio, near the Fairfield Commons Mall. My studio is convenient to the Ohio communities of Beavercreek, Fairborn, Bellbrook, Enon, Dayton, Yellow Springs, Riverside, Kettering, Huber Heights, Springboro, Miamisburg, Jamestown, Xenia, Cedarville, and Springfield and high School students and families from Alter, Carroll, and Dayton Christian. If you live in Greene, Clark, or Montgomery Counties and shop at the Fairfield Commons Mall, you’ve been within a mile of my studio. I'm very close to I-675 between the Grange Hall and North Fairfield Exits.
If you are allergic to cats (I have one short-haired cat) or cannot walk up and down stairs (my studio is in the lower level of my home), please let me know in advance.