From the time you come to the studio for your pre-shoot consult, to the time we hand you your images, we believe your Moz experience should be simple, painless and amazing. What separates MOZ from other studios is our unmatched versatility. We literally can shoot any type of image you throw at us. If you want soft natural light, story telling editorial, couture fashion, edgy dramatic, traditional studio or a little of each, we got you covered.
Before we ever book a session we have a pre-session consult to make sure we can provide the photography experience and images you deserve! We prefer to have the consult at the studio, but we will do them over the phone when scheduling or distance does not allow. The consult lasts about 20 minutes. We discuss location options, clothes choices, makeup, hair and any other choices critical to your session. Then we go over all the different product options we have for you. We offer paper, metal, and canvas prints, as well as albums, books, cards, announcements and digital files. We finish the consult with you picking the date of your shoot and booking your session. The fee for your session is due at booking. Your paid session holds your date and time of your Moz Experience.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THEIR MOZ EXPERIENCE
Craig is an amazing photographer. I have used him for both of my kids senior pictures and our family photos. He gets to know the kids personalities prior to the session so each photo session is unique to the kid or the family . Highly recommended, you won't regret having Craig capture your memories.
There are thousands of options for senior portraits in my city, but flying to Craig’s location to get the best was an easy decision. We had no vision for the shoot, and enthusiastically let Craig work his magic which he certainly did! The images are simply incredible, I couldn’t be more thrilled with his creativity and execution! At the time, my son had a new interest in cameras, Craig was so generous and spent over an hour sharing his wisdom, insight and personal journey with an eighteen-year-old boy whom he had never met. Our family will cherish the images forever, they are far superior to anything I envisioned. The best part, they will forever carry a special memory of reconnecting with the school mate I hadn’t seen in thirty years and his profound impact on my son, currently studying photo-journalism in college.
My daughter has never felt super comfortable in front of a camera and she wanted really amazing senior pictures so we decided to talk to Craig at Moz studios. From the consultation to the photo session to getting her pictures back, Craig made her feel comfortable and confident. The pictures turned out stunningly beautiful! We love her pictures and most importantly, She loves them! Craig is gifted at what he does and we’d definitely recommend him!
When it came time for senior pictures my daughter already knew she wanted Moz Studios. Craig was able to capture her gracefulness in dance and her toughness in soccer! We absolutely love all of her pictures and highly recommend Moz Studios!
As a busy mom with boys when it came time for my oldest son to schedule his Senior Pictures I knew exactly who I was going with. Without question I chose Craig Lamere. Not only does his work supersede all of my expectations his repore with my son during his session was unforgettable. Mason is an avid fly fisherman so when he said he wanted an outdoor session we knew we were in for some fun. Craig captured the very best of my son that evening and I am more than grateful and appreciative of his attention to detail, even getting in the river with Mason to capture the perfect cast, catching a fish as well. Craig was most accommodating to our wishes and was up to the challenge when we also requested time in a welding shop, Masons grandfathers to finish out the variety of senior photos. To me these photos are PRICELESS. I am thankful for Craig Lamere giving me them and the memories are the utmost cherishable.
Honestly, the best! I've had 2 of my daughters take their senior pictures with Craig. He was able to take their ideas and make them come to life. They were both nervous at first but he was able to make them feel comfortable and relaxed, the results shine through! I couldn't be happier with Craig, a true professional. I have 2 sons graduating here soon. One next year and the other 3 years from now. Moz is who I'm going with! Thank you, Craig!
Craig at Moz Studios has taken all three of my senior boys pictures. We love both Craig and his work. Craig is unbelievably easy to work with and will do whatever it takes to get a great picture and make your senior feel comfortable. Craig has taken absolutely amazing shots that show our boy’s personalities and what it feels like to love the things they love. Craig is super responsive over text and email and has provided us with beautiful photographs and announcements that we will treasure for years to come. Our family highly recommends Craig at Moz Studios!
How much does it cost to get my seniors pictures taken?
There is only one set cost involved with your senior session and that’s the sitting fee. The sitting fee is $150 and covers the cost of the shooting time. Your paid session fee is how you book your session and hold your time.
The rest of what you spend on your images and products is completely up to you. Most of our clients spend between $500 to $1000 on their images, products and announcements.
Our starting package starts at $350
When is the best time of year to take your senior images?
That really depends on the look and feel you want in your images.
If you want warm tones, deep yellows, orange and reds, I would schedule your session for the fall September to November.
If you want more greens, blues and cooler colors I would schedule in June, July or August.
There really isn’t a bad time to shoot your session other than the middle of the winter because you are so limited in the places you can shoot, in the clothes you can wear and the variety in the looks you can shoot.
What should I wear for my shoot?
In two words… BE YOU! Your senior images are really just a snapshot of who you are today as a person. So, be the person you are. I tell my clients do not go buy a bunch of clothes you would never wear in a million years if you were not taking your senior pictures. Wear the colors, the styles and the brands you wear everyday. Wear your favorite jeans, or jacket or hat or team jersey.
No matter what you wear just make sure your clothes are clean and pressed because you will see stains and wrinkles in your images.
Should I bring other stuff than just my clothes for my shoot?
We are here to celebrate every part of who you are and all the things that make you YOU! If you are a hunter bring your bow or rifle. If you are a musician bring your instrument. If you have a car you love bring it. If you love comic books bring them. Bring me the things that make you who you are and I’ll do the rest.
What if I want more than one season for my shoot?
We know some kids have multi interests. You may have a senior who plays a fall and spring sport who wants images from each season. For those kids we offer multi season sessions. Each additional shoot is $75 per extra shooting session.
Do you have locations to shoot the session or do we find the locations?
If you have a specific locations you would like us to shoot your images we can do that for sure. But if you do not have locations I find the perfect places to take your images.
How many changes of clothes do I get at my session?
Our sessions are based on time and not on outfit changes. Our shooting style is very run and gun. We get to a location and – boom, boom, boom – jump in the car, off to another location. We don’t stay in one place long because we want you to have wide variety of images to choose from at your view session.
We encourage our clients to bring up to five changes of clothes.
Do seniors ever bring pets to their sessions?
YES!!!! Our seniors have brought horses, dogs, cats, rabbits and even a mini donkey!
How do we choose our images?
After the shoot we schedule a time for you and your senior to come to the studio and do an in-person view session. At the view session we go through all the images and you will pick what you would like to purchase. The images will NOT be edited. Images are edited after you make your order.
You get one view session per shoot. Whoever is choosing images needs to be present at the view session. If someone who is choosing images can not be there and we have to do another view session there will be a $250 charge for the additional view session.
Can I buy printable digital files or do we have to purchase prints?
You absolutely can buy digital files for print! The digital files we sell come formatted at 8x12 at 300 dpi. The files come with full printing rights and print release.
What types of products do you offer?
We have a wide range of options for you! We offer full rights digital files, our signature line of paper prints, metal prints, acrylic prints as well as canvas. We also have books, albums and graduation announcements.
How long does it take to get our images and products?
We have a six week turnaround. We do offer rush service if you need your images and products sooner.
What if I have to cancel or reschedule my shoot?
We understand life gets crazy and stuff happens. If you have to cancel your shoot or move it to another day you just have to let us know 48 hours before your shoot. We will either refund your sitting fee or move the shoot to another day.
If you cancel or try to move your shoot within 48 hours of your session, the session will not be moved and your session fee will be forfeited.
My senior is a girl. Do I need to have her hair and makeup professionally done?
That is a 100% up to you! Wether you have someone do it for you or you do your own hair and makeup here are our tips:
NO Glittery Makeup. Glittery makeup looks great in real life but looks like little white specks in photos. I caution about going too crazy with the hair and makeup. Your shoot is to show who your are, not how great your makeup and hair are.
Clumpy mascara in close up photos looks exactly like clumpy mascara.
Tan lines should be hidden by clothing if they are very noticeable. We do not fix tan lines. Getting too much sun before your shoot is not the best idea.
If you would like photos with your hair pulled up/back, plan on starting your look off with the up-do. It's much easier to take the hair down for some fashion forward type looks than it is to spend time putting it up during our limited session time. Also, for sure bring hair spray as Idaho is windy all the time.
THIS IS MEGA IMPORTANT!!! Your finger and toe nails will show in the shots. If your nails are a crazy colors or chipped with old nail polish they will be that way in your photos. Nails we always recommend a darker nail if you are going to paint them or just go plain or a french. If you do come with haggard nails we can fix them in the editing, but at a VERY LARGE extra charge!
My senior is a guy. Do you have any grooming tips for him?
Be clean shaven or well groomed and have your hair in order. Do not wear a hat before your shoot. And make sure your clothes are pressed. I tell all the guys, "your mom will love your pictures far better if you are looking your best".
Guys are far less detailed than the girls. You would not think it but the little details make all the difference in your images. Make sure you bring a belt, socks and good shoes. You would surprised how dirty shoes, no belt and the wrong color of socks ruin great images.