Clara Bella Seniors | FAQ


Clara Bella Photography is a Nationally Published and Award-Winning, on-location photography studio based out of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. We specialize in beautiful and timeless Senior Portraiture with a customized experience from beginning to end.
Clara Bella Photography offers a full service, all-inclusive experience with fun, professionalism and personal attention. In addition, we offer an array of beautiful heirloom products such as custom designed albums, fine art wall canvases, professional prints and more. Every client will leave their  session feeling beautiful inside and out! For more information on booking your own Clara Bella Experience, please fill out the form on our Contact Page. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Congratulations on reaching your final year of high school! Although we know most seniors are probably experiencing a minor {to severe} case of senioritis, now is the FUN part! Whether you have booked your session already or are just browsing around, we really hope you find the info below to be useful! We LOVE specializing in Senior Portraiture, and we truly LOVE our clients even more! Our goal is to find the uniqueness of you so we can capture YOU as you are right now at this super exciting time of your life! We cater our sessions specific to each client and their unique style, and most importantly we take out the time to get to know you. Personal care and attention is just one of the things we are best known for! In addition to beautiful senior portraits of course 🙂

FAQ’s

How do I receive more info or book a shoot?
Wonderful! Please fill out the form on our contact page and within 48 hours we will send you the Clara Bella Magazine which has all of the details there is to know about the Clara Bella Experience! Once you are ready to book, simply reply to that email with your desired date and we will send over the online booking contract and link to pay your deposit.

How far in advance should I schedule my session?
The earlier the better! We often book out weeks and even months in advance.  Fall sessions are usually booked by Summer and Spring Sessions are usually booked during the Winter months.

How long does my session last?
Most sessions are usually 1.5-2 hours giving you plenty of time to fit in at least 4-5 outfits (depending on the session you choose!)

When do I view my pictures?
About 1-2 weeks following your session we will schedule your premier viewing and ordering session where we will present all of your proofs to you, and walk you through all of the collections and a la carte options to find out what best suits your needs. We will also show you all the beautiful heirloom products that are available for you so you can pick out what you love!

How much does it cost?
A $150 deposit is required to secure your date (this fee is transferrable but non-refundable) the deposit will go towards your session fee and the balance will be due on the day of your session.  The session fee includes the pre-consultation, sitting fee, professional hair & makeup styling*, and in-person viewing & ordering session. There is a minimum print requirement depending on which session you choose. For more information and detailed pricing, please fill out the form on the CONTACT page.

What should I wear?
We want your photos to reflect YOU and since each girl is different, rather than telling you what looks good we have created a Pinterest board with lots of different outfit, makeup and hair ideas! The only thing we do suggest is not to wear too busy patterns as they can be distracting (however bold patterns can look great!) and also to steer away from trendy logos or sayings.. unless it’s your future college of course! We also have outfit inspiration in our Clara Bella Magazine that you can browse through. We are always here to give suggestions, and we also want to see what you have picked out so we ask for you to text us your outfits prior to your session so we can also get a good feel for your style!

Should I get my hair & Makeup done?
We want you to not only look, but also feel your best which is why we include hair & makeup with every session! We work with amazing top-of-the-line professional makeup artists & hair stylists who specializes in just that! Feel free to bring your own hair and makeup ideas or leave it up to the professionals to ensure you look AH-MAZING!

I can’t wait to see my pics! Will I get a sneak peek?
We LOVE Sneak peeks!! And we are just as excited about your images as you are so we always send a sneak peek of an image or three that caught our eye within 2-3 days! Be sure to Like Clara Bella Photography on Facebook & Follow us on Instagram! That’s where all the behind-the-scenes action and sneak peeks go first! Also, if  you post a pic please tag us at @clarabellaphoto / @clarabellaseniors and use #clarabellaseniors!

I’m so nervous about my shoot! Will you give me pose ideas?
Absolutely! In fact, that’s what we’re known for! We will give you tons of ideas and directions throughout your session to help you feel at ease. We find the best photos to be the candid photos because that is when you are at your most relaxed state. We will coach you along and make you feel like the beauty queen you are, but don’t be surprised if we ask you to walk towards us like you are on a catwalk or give us your ‘soft smile’ aka smirk! (We warned you!;))

Who should I bring with me to my shoot?
Feel free to bring mom, dad or a friend as long as you’re comfortable in front of them, if not then you can also come solo!  Keep in mind this is also a special, scary, sad, exciting time in mom and dad’s life.. plus they can be very helpful with outfit changes, lip gloss touch ups etc. 🙂

What if there is bad weather on the day of my shoot?
Don’t worry, we always leave 2 days open during the week for reschedules. We will notify you asap if we do have to reschedule, however we usually only reschedule if there is either a 50% or higher chance of rain, OR if it’s colder than 40 degrees out. If it’s overcast don’t worry your pictures will still look amazing!

Where do I change my clothes?
Be prepared to turn your car into a dressing room! Most of the locations we are at are private but feel free to bring a towel or blanket to cover up with between changes. Also, we may do some walking so bring a pair of flip-flops for in-between scene changes.

Can I get a disk of my photos?
We know we live in a digital era and we want you to share your beautiful pictures online as much you do! YES, we will provide you with web-ready digital copies of any print or product that you purchase. These images have been fully retouched (blemish removal, skin smoothing, color enhanced etc.) and ready for the world to see.  We only release fully edited images.  Not only to protect our brand, but to also ensure you are receiving a fully-finished portrait. After all that is what brought you to us in the first place 🙂

How long does it take to receive my images?
Once your order has been placed, your beautiful package will arrive within 3-4 weeks, or 4-6 weeks for custom orders.

I LOVE Clara Bella! How can I share my experience?
Sharing your experience with us is the BEST compliment we could ever receive! If you have a few moments then you can leave a Google review, Facebook recommendation or feel free to send us a note! 🙂

We hope these FAQ’s were helpful! If you have any other questions feel free to drop us a note or send us an email to hello@clarabellaphoto.com.

We can’t wait to hear from  you!

What they’re saying 🙂 WE LOVE our Clara Bella Seniors & Senior Parents!

Our Clara Bella Photographer Morgan is such a blessing to us. Morgan was so kind, helpful and patient and made Hayley’s senior picture shoot stress free, fun, and relaxing! Morgan is such a sweet person inside and out and we just love her! She made Hayley’s senior picture shoot such a wonderful experience we will never forget. She was so helpful and calmed our nerves. She never rushed us and gave us all the time we needed from when we arrived at the shoot site to when we were choosing Hayley’s beautiful pictures. We love you Morgan and can’t thank you enough! Hayley is also a Clara Bella 2017 senior model and If you want timeless portraits of your beautiful senior, contact them! I promise you will have the best experience, fun, professionalism, and personal attention plus beautiful breathtaking portraits of your senior. Thank You Clara Bella and Morgan for a great senior experience we will always remember and treasure!” – Laura G., Mom of Hayley, Senior ’17

“I got my senior pictures done with Clara Bella and it was the best experience! I took my pictures with Sarah and she did an amazing job at making me feel so comfortable and making sure that I had fun the entire time- even in the crazy heat! Being a part of the senior models has also been so much fun and we’re only a couple months in to the whole thing! I would definitely recommend doing any photoshoots with Clara Bella!!” – Lauren G., Senior ’17

“Claire made me feel so comfortable while shooting, I naturally stiff up in front of the camera so to have Claire have set poses and instructions for me was perfect. Claire was so flexible with the location set to make sure that it was perfect for me and catered to what I wanted.  She was always in touch after the session to make sure I ordered the best images from the session and worked to make sure everything had been send and received. I am so happy to have chosen Claire and the pictures I have hung in my house are proof that I chose the best. Thank you Claire!” – Gaby S., Senior ’13

Check out this behind-the-scenes video from Jocelyn’s Senior “Fusion” Session!

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  • Daniela Boquin

    Best pictures I’ve seen in a long time! Amazing!

  • Rhianna Speicher

    Love your pictures!

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