Portrait Adventures

1500 High Street Racine WI 53404


Senior Glam

New in 2013    Senior Glam   The Ultimate Senior Photo Experience

Make your daughter's Senior Photos a Glamour Shoot! Your daughter will be treated like a super model.

*note all children under the age of 18 must be accompained by a parent or legal guardian*


A Senior Glam photo Shoot takes from 2 to 3 hours to complete. If the Senior Glam Shoot runs a little long, we won't worry. If you are just having too much fun for this to end, and there are no appointment conflicts, you can choose to extend your shoot at an hourly rate of $75.00.


All Senior Glam photo shoots start with a consultation. Here we will discuss the types of photos you are looking for and the makeup style desired. A couple of popular looks:

'Fresh' fresh makeup will cover the majority of skin blemishes and add just enough color so your daughter does not look washed out.

'Glam' this look tends to make the subject look a little more mature including heavier makeup and false eyelashes.

'Gothic' this makeup style will lighten the color of the over all complexion, making features like eyebrows, eyelashes and lips more bold.

These are just a few possibilities. The final choice of photo type and makeup style rests with the parent. We suggest you have an idea of what you would like before your Senior Glam Shoot.


Once we have an idea of the look we are going for, it will be off to select wardrobe. You will have time for at least 4 outfits. One outfit should be Yearbook appropriate. We make no other restrictions on the other outfits you bring. We have a huge wardrobe of nearly 2000 dresses (sizes 0 to 28) and many accessories to help you augment your clothing choices. Our dresses range from the styles of the 60's through contemporary fashions, with a stop in every decade. We have a nice selection of fancy formals and prom dresses as well as a great collection of Victorian Gowns with all the hoop skirts and petticoats to match. And if that were not enough, we also have fun renaissance wear. We always have a good time; this is going to be fun! Between our dresses and what you have brought, we will come up with what you will wear. Then, it's off to the next phase which is Makeup!


In our consultation we learned what look you are going for. After deciding what you are going to wear, we can work out a makeup scheme to match both the look and colors that are best for your Senior Glam Shoot. Makeup will take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. This will depend on how intricate of a look we are going for and any special challenges a particular face might give us. Not only do we apply a foundation to the face, but we will apply body makeup as well. It is common for young ladies to have acne on their shoulders and upper body. This application of body makeup serves to minimize body acne and blends the freshly made up face with the body. Body makeup works great to get rid of farmer's tan. We will start by determining what color of foundation will suit you best. We carry Graftobian airbrush foundation in 31 different colors and special color correctors in order to match any possible skin tone. We have considerable experience in various skin colors. Young ladies of color will be glad to know they are in the deft hands of a professional who is well in tune with the unique characteristics of ethnic skin.

After we determine your foundation color, we will check your eyebrows. If you desire, we can reshape and clean them up. Eyebrows frame your face and its very important to have them look their best. Once the eyebrows are in order, we may choose to add moisturizers, concealers and cream based foundations to prep your skin for the air brush make up. Air brush makeup is applied with a low pressure airbrush (think of it as a tiny paint sprayer). The makeup goes on very thin and light. It does a good job of evenly covering blemishes and skin irregularities. It makes your complexion look even and allows your natural skin to show through. This a single color product, and we sometimes use more than one foundation color if there is a large color variance within your face, as is common in many African American women. An air brush blush is then added to give a healthy glow to your face. We augment the airbrush makeup with a bevy of powders. It is not uncommon to use over 10 different colors in a makeover. Human skin is made up of many colors, the makeup going over it needs to mimic natural skin while letting it show through.

We pay special attention to your eyes and lips. "The eyes are the windows of the soul" it is said; we want your eyes to brighten up your face like a well lit window brightens up a room. Choosing the right eye shadow is usually a great challenge. We will likely ask you what colors you feel look best on you. We have over 250 eye shadow colors in our pallet. We also make custom eye shadow colors using professional cosmetic pigments and application media. There are several different mediums as well. We have water based colors, loose powders, pressed powder pans, waterproof shades and even acrylic airbrush skin paints. We never know for sure what we will use until we custom design your makeup scheme. Because it is an easy way to spread eye infections, we never use mascara. Instead, all of our clients receive a free pair of false eyelashes. It takes a little while to get used to the false eyelashes, but all the clients love them and the way they accentuate their look. The eyes are finished off with the right eye liner and then its onto the lips.

The lips are just as important as the eyes when it comes to sculpting your face. The right shade and shape are very important. Our makeup is designed for photography, therefore it is going to be heavier than you would wear normally. Your makeup has to show through the bright studio lighting. The last thing we want is our subject to look washed out. With your lips and eyes done we will do a final blend, and then its time to dress.

Putting the look together

Participating Salons


We have a full size dressing room with a large mirror, (so you can decide if you want to be seen in what you have just tried on) hanger space and drawers to help you organize your things. We will pick a first outfit, and then work on accessorizing it. We have racks of costume jewelry and a nice selection of heels to supplement the shoes and items you have brought. We have a large number of wigs if you are interested in seeing what you look like as a blonde, brunette, or red head. We have a large number of hair accessories to accentuate your look. We will help you put together a full look that you will be proud of. We want you to know you look great, there are many mirrors throughout the studio confirm your confidence. With a tweak and a twist you will be ready for the camera and it's off to shoot some great photos.

Model Coaching

One of the greatest helps we offer is a professional modeling coach. Leigh is amazing at helping a girl find and learn the poses that look natural and beautiful. She is happy to help through out your entire shoot. By the end of your time with us you will be able to pose naturally and place yourself perfectly for the camera. Very few people come to a shoot full of confidence, knowing exactly what they are going to do or how they are going to look. We take the time to work with you as an individual and make your shoot a real adventure into photography. A Senior Glam Shoot is a great way for a young lady to get a taste of what a modeling career might be like. In fact, our shoots fairly closely resembles what a real model might go through on a professional modeling shoot.


In a professional modeling shoot they take an enormous amount of photographs and then sift through them to get the few killer shots that they use. Your Senior Glam Shoot will be no different, we will take hundreds of photos. There will be many very good photos and some not so good. You get them all, you can go through them at your leisure and choose the ones you like. Quite often a pose that you thought was goofy turns out to be the special photo you never thought possible. Senior Glam includes a Studio Edits Package. We will crop 20 photos and retouch 10 images you like. The photos you receive the day of your Senior Glam Shoot are full size (actually very large) 5 meg+ and the file type is jpeg. The images are placed on a high quality DVD(s). We know you have a busy schedule, you take home everything we shoot that day and you are granted rights in writing to do whatever you like with your photos. In a few days your Studio Edit Package photos will be ready to be picked up (there is no additional charges) or we can arrange to send them to you.

The Wrap Up

After all the photos are taken and while your files are being put on DVD(s) we will help you pack up everything you brought to your shoot. If time allows we may go through some of the photos and help you choose the photos for the Studio Edit Package. You may go through your photos at home and choose the ones you would like in the studio edit package. We may ask you to allow us to use some of your photos in our print and internet advertising. We know your time is valuable and will try to get you out the door as soon as you need. If you are of the mind, we enjoy sitting and chatting about your experience at our studio. Your Senior Glam Shoot will be an adventure in photography and we hope you will visit Portrait Adventures for the Ultimate Senior Photo Experience.


Senior Glam (in studio including Studio Edit Package)
about 2-3 hours
Senior Glam (on location including Studio Edit Package)
3 hours
Super Senior Glam (in studio with Studio Edit Package +)
4 hours and more edits
Super Senior Glam (on location with Studio Edit Package +)
4 hours
Additional Hours
if you want a longer shoot
$75.00 / hour