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Who am I - The Process - Session Options

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Who am I?

Hi I'm Kara - one half of the Stackwood Studios team. You may have seen my husband around Northville High if you go there - he has worked and coached there for a while now. We both went to Northville a few cough years ago, and had very different senior picture experiences...... He went to the big box studio and stood by a fake pillar with his fake smile, and got 6 photos to choose from. I had a family friend who was a photographer fly in from California to take my photos throughout a whole day in 12 different outfits and 2 hairstyles, with my car, and my bedroom, and my house. It was crazy. So we know there are many ways to approach a senior session and thankfully have found a middle ground.

I went to college at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA and got my degree in Photography. I worked out there as a photo retoucher for a few years before deciding to head home and open up my own photo business. In 2012, after a few years of shooting only weddings, we decided to move back to Northville and open up a studio. We recently moved our studio and have been spending a lot of time making it into exactly what we need.

I am a super easy going, go with the flow kind of person, so I think you'll find it fun and easy to work with me. We have three little girls, 6,5 and 18 months, so our hands and hearts are full! Traveling is my favorite thing to do, and when I'm not doing that we are all curled up on the couch with our standard poodle, Kota.

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The Process

Your senior photo shoot only happens once, so I want to make sure you get amazing photos and have a blast! Before your shoot we will talk about your style and what kinds of locations you like to tailor the images to fit your personality. I want to hear about what is important to you so we make sure the images reflect who you are.

You will choose which session will work best for you from the session options and together we will choose locations - I can even help you choose outfits if you want. We will wander around our locations finding the best light and backgrounds, and talking along the way so I can get to know you even better. It's important to capture everything from the laughing and seriousness, to the in-between, creating wonderful frozen moments that last forever.

Within 3 weeks of your shoot you will receive a link to your gallery of proof images. These images are not fully retouched and are just to show you the photos you have to choose from. From these images you will choose your package of digital files and/or prints that you want. This is when the images are retouched and delivered to you.

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Summer and fall 2024 schedule will be loaded by the end of April

All sessions include the session and yearbook submission. Prints and digitals are extra.

For full pricing information click here:

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Contact us for shoots outside of the Northville area

No headshot -
Simple Session - Yearbook headshotup to 1.25 hours of shooting timeUp to 3 outfit changes (not including headshot)Include your family in the session1-2 outdoor locations within 5 miles of Northville60 photos to choose from
Mini Session - Yearbook headshot20 minute outdoor shoot 1 outfit1 location in downtown Northville25 photos to choose from
Includes:Yearbook headshot up to 2.5 hours of shooting timeUp to 5 outfit changesInclude your family in the sessionUp to 3 outdoor locations wtihin 5 miles of Northville90 photos to choose from
Headshot Session - 10 minute studio shootYearbook SubmissionPreset dates
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446 S Main Street Northville, MI 48167

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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I see full pricing information?
If you go to Northville High there is a link to our pricing pdf in the email the school sent. If you go somewhere else or can’t find it, fill out the contact info below and we will send I over.
What time will my session be?
Sessions are usually on weeknights starting at 2:30, 4:00, or 5:30 for a simple session. Starting in October sessions will need to start a little earlier as the sun starts setting earlier, and in November even earlier after the time change. In the summer we can also do morning sessions if you prefer.
Where will my session be?
If you have somewhere specific you want to shoot please let me know, new places are great! If not I have a lot of locations around Northville that I like to shoot. We can decide what is best based on your style and preferences.
When do I see my photos?
1-2 weeks after your session I will post your images in our online proofing gallery for you to view. You will receive an email with the link and password to the gallery.
Do I have to order a package or is there a minimum order?
We do have some package options, but you can order a la carte if it makes more sense. There is no minimum order, you can get exactly what you need!
Will you retouch the prints and products that I order?
Yes! Typical retouching includes facial blemish removal, under eye circle softening, fly away hair removal, and removal of anything distracting in the background. If there is anything else you would want done to a photo please let me know!

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