Frequently asked questions
Do you want Portraits that reflect Your Personality?
Our goal at Barnes Portrait Design is to create images that are unique to you! Do you have a special hobby or sport you are into? Bring that along and we will incorporate that into your special portraits. We want your portraits to tell the world who you are.
How much does it cost for senior portraits?
We have no minimum purchase therefore everything can be customized to your needs! We have packages that start around $200 but remember you can create your own package as well using our individual pricing. There is NO Minimum Purchase!
Can I have my portraits taken on location?
Yes! Of course you can! Just give us a call and let us know where you are thinking of having them done! Rich is great a scoping out locations and helping you pick the time that will create the most epic portrait ever! We go on location for all types of portrait sessions. We will work with you to pick the best time of the day for the location you are hoping to use. We also have a variety of locations we can recommend depending on your goals for your final portraits.
I hate to have my picture taken!
No worries at all! You are going to have so much fun. We hear regularly how quickly the time passes when people are being photographed by Rich and how much fun they had. You have nothing to worry about. There's plenty of time alloted to get you comfortable.
My school has told me who has to take my Senior Portraits!
We photograph seniors every year from many different schools. It's rare that a school can dictate who you have to have your portraits taken by. Typically, the photographer they tell you about is merely a suggestion. These are your senior portraits, you need to decide what's best for you. In the rare occasion that our images cannot be used in yearbook, many people still want Rich to be the one to create the pictures they get to share with family and friends! We work with many schools with all different requirements to get them what they need so your portrait can be printed in the yearbook.
How do I schedule a Session at Barnes?
It's simple! Give us a call at 508-867-5260 to talk about anything special you'd like to do. Or, feel free to email us at Kristen@BarnesPortraitDesign.com. We also have a scheduling link that you are more than welcome to go to as well. If you don't see the time you are hoping for, feel free to give us a call and we can see if we are able to accomodate your needs. Feel free to text us at 508-341-5789, if that's easier, just make sure to tell us who you are!
What should I wear?
That part is totally up to you! You want to show who you are, but also create a timeless portrait. The more simple, the better. We will send you some information with some suggestions on things to look for depending on the type of portrait you are interested in having done.
Do you photograph weddings?
Yes! We LOVE photographing weddings! We work together as a team with Rich being the lead photographer with the goal to capture all those special moments for you! All of our weddings come with digital files, if you choose as well. Our packages range depending on the coverage you'd like and they start at $1200. Feel free to give us a call for more information! We'd love to sit down and talk and show you what we do!!
Do you have a hard time with kids that won't sit still for their portraits?
Richard is known for his ability to work with people of any age and make them feel comfortable. He makes everything about the session fun!
How long do the sessions last?
Well, every session is obviously different. One of the things Rich is known for is making every session fun and not stopping until he feels he has captured the perfect portrait. Most sessions will fall within the guidelines suggested on our online scheduling, but always leave extra room when being photographed by Rich because he wants to create an experience you will remember forever and always with a goal to give you that EPIC portrait you will remember forever.
Do we get digital files from our session?
YES, absolutely! We offer social media files of all the images that you order from! That way you can have the best portraits, your favorites, perfect, the way you like them to share with the world!
Are you open during Covid 19?
Absolutely! We make sure to disinfect regularly the studio as well as after each client. We don't want our clients to loose out on the full experience of being photographed by Rich, so we offer hand santizer upon entry, wear masks for safety and regularly clean to keep everything disinfected. We have extended time between appointments to try to avoid overlapping appointments.
Do you offer Christmas Cards?
We do! We offer a vareity of different options for Christmas cards from custom designed to a website you are welcome to view before your session! All of our Christmas cards may contain several images to capture the many faces of your children. Clients choose to create cards from their everyday sessions or our specialized Christmas background. The choice is yours. Here's a link to see some of our online backgrounds for cards:
What hours are you open?
The studio is open on an appointment only basis. Please call ahead to make sure we are available before you come in.
How do I view my portraits that are taken?
Thank goodness you asked! We have such an awesome way for you to see the portraits taken at your session for the first time! Rich takes so much variety in each of his session, that we have you come into the studio to view the images in a slide show to music. We do not post your portraits online for you to choose from. We prefer to help you choose ones that work best for you. Working together with you, we are then able to customize exactly what you are looking for and answer any questions you have at the moment you have them.
Do you offer High School Graduation Announcements and Inviations?
Absolutely! We have a wide variety to choose from our you can design your own! They come in sets of 25 and pricing starts at around $85, the more you get the individual cost goes down. You can personalize them using the images we took of you! Reach out to us for more details!! 508-867-5260
How far in advance should I schedule my session at Barnes?
If you are thinking of senior portraits, our busiest time of year is from August-November. I would recommend having your senior portraits taken earlier in the season as you have a bigger variety of availabilty as well as time to reschedule for bad weather so that everything is complete before you go back to school. Sometimes we can be as much as 6 weeks out once August hits. If you are thinking August, schedule early!
I love the Fall Foliage! Can I wait until it's at peak to call for a session?
Absolutely not! Fall is one of our most popuar and shortest times of the year. Foliage literally lasts about 2-3 weeks! If you are hoping for a weekend during the fall, you'll want to consider scheduling it 3 months ahead. If you are looking for a weekday, it is recommended to think about scheduling it at the latest early September. Peak foliage is typically around October 9-15th and sometime will extend beyond that, but every year is different so you can never be sure. Schedule early as to not be disappointed with us being sold out.
Can we do our portraits outdoors?
Absolutely! I would have to say that outdoor portraits are probably one of the most popular things we do. Winter is beautiful, snow in unpredictible. If you are looking for leaves, Remember that outdoor portrait season, to be safe, is typically May 15th - October 15th. Times before and after those dates are considered gifts! You never know what Mother Nature has in store. If you have your heart set on a beautiful outdoor setting, keep those dates in mind. It doesn't mean we can't do other times before or after, it just means, the rich color is best during that timeframe. So schedule early to be safe!