Senior Guide

This is your year. It’s a big deal. Make a statement.

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First off, congratulations on being a senior! That is so exciting! This is your year! You will make so many memories this year and I am so excited that you are considering Andrea Godfrey Photography to guide you through the most important part – your senior portraits. Senior portraits are a HUGE part of your senior year and I want to make this experience amazing for you! You may not realize it, but think about it –– when is the next time you will have the opportunity for something like this? Most likely your wedding day. This is your time to celebrate your youth, your free spirit, and your love for life and I cannot wait!

Andrea Godfrey has been named one of the top senior photographers in the industry on multiple occasions and she offers THE most sought-after senior portrait experience in Central Illinois. She has won several international image competitions, some of them more than once, been featured on multiple senior blogs and websites, and written several published senior portrait articles. Her knowledge and passion for photographing seniors is second to none. If you want to be the envy of all your friends, this is it! This informational guide is here to educate you on why professional portraiture is so valuable.

Is the AGP Portrait Experience right for you?

Here are some awesome things I bring to the table ––

  • Fashion forward senior portraits that rival magazine covers.

  • Full-blown sessions – 2 hours, not 30 minutes!

  • Professional hair styling and airbrush makeup application included with every session.

  • Custom collections – luxurious art custom to you, albums, and so much more!

  • Potential magazine publication and blog features.

  • Professional retouching on every image in your gallery, included!


What’s the cost? Let’s break it down.

Total investment:



Each session includes the following:

  • 60 mile round-trip travel

  • Up to 2 hours of shooting time

  • Professional image retouching

  • Professional airbrush makeup application & hair styling before your session (total time investment: 4 hours)

  • As many wardrobe changes as time allows! (typically 3-4)

  • An online gallery for image viewing

  • Web-sized digital files for social media sharing

Keep my hair and makeup artist for your entire session to change hair and makeup looks for each outfit for an additional $100. That's 4 hours of pampering!

A non-refundable retainer fee of $50 and a signed contract are required to hold your date (this is taken from your total investment, it is not an additional fee).


Meet Tierney Smithers

Isn’t she the prettiest?! Tierney is located in Farmington and travels with me to many local and national senior sessions + weddings. I would trust her with my hair and makeup in any situation. She's amazing! I've been working with her for the last 5 years and she is THE best there is.

Tierney will either meet you at your home for hair and makeup roughly 2–3 hours prior to our start time, or we will meet at our first location to apply your initial full-face airbrush makeup look and your initial hairstyle. This depends on where you live and where our first location is, as well as weather and travel time! We have outlets in both of our vehicles, so touchups are never an issue. 

You can also opt to keep her for the following 2 hours of your shoot to change hair styles and makeup looks for each of your outfits, as well as provide any necessary touchups throughout your session for an additional $100.

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Professional Hair and Makeup is Required for One Reason –

It photographs flawlessly.

The Benefits of Airbrush Makeup:

  1. Tierney uses only the best HD camera-ready products on your face and hair to make you look your best for your senior portraits. She uses individual false lashes with each look to enhance your natural beauty and add a little extra glam without going over the top! Airbrush is not cakey, is lightweight, is full-coverage, and is virtually undetectable in-camera. Regular makeup photographs very powdery, unlike airbrush, and can appear very uneven while not covering the flaws you want hidden. All of my seniors rave about it!

  2. The makeup is waterproof to save you from the summer heat and humidity to keep you looking flawless throughout your entire session! We don't want you to sweat your makeup off!

  3. You will feel like a model! Our HMUA will tag along for your entire session to change hair and makeup to compliment each outfit you wear as well as provide all touchups necessary throughout your session – literally 4 HOURS of pampering!

  4. You will be able to focus on having fun! Worrying about hair and makeup isn't something you want to be doing while you're mid-session. Let us take care of it for you – we will make sure you look amazing at all times!

  5. Acne problems? Blemishes? Scars? Under-eye bags? Oily Skin? Airbrush makeup is a lifesaver! You will look perfectly flawless in every picture without looking fake or overdone. It's a small price to ensure you love your pictures.

Airbrush makeup provides a soft, natural, completely flawless look ideal for senior portraits. It is not over-the-top and will not make you feel overdone. Bring pictures of your makeup inspiration to show Tierney and she will create a look that you will absolutely adore!


Need Style Inspiration?

Check out my Pinterest Board dedicated to wardrobe inspiration, makeup ideas, and more!



Session Add-Ons


Luxe Crystal USB

Get the high-resolution edited files AND the print release to print at any location of your choice at any time, PLUS the security of having your images backed up on a gorgeous crystal USB. This USB can be ordered at any time in the future. There is no deadline.


Video Experience

Add a custom highlight video to your Collection to play at graduation parties, post to social media, or even put into a time capsule to remember your senior portrait experience for years to come! Your entire video will be shot during the flow of your senior session, covering you getting ready, the shoot itself, and behind the scenes –– this is a personal and unique way to document your senior year!



** Please Note: You will not receive all of the images taken at your session. Each gallery consists of a selection of only the best images taken during your session, selected by Andrea, and edited to best represent her and her style. **