Senior Pictures:

 

Thank you for considering me for taking your senior pictures!  This page will go through what you can expect before, during, and after a senior photo session with me.  There is a gallery of my work at the bottom of the page.

Note - if things look wrong on this page like text overlapping pictures, just zoom out and back in on your browser.  Ctrl+scroll, or ctrl+ or ctrl -

It's an issue with Wix's rendering and I can't fix it, I've tried extensively

Before: Planning Ahead

Time

 

The shoot itself will take approximately 2 hours.  See the "Picture Locations and Route" section below for details.

The best time to start is 2-3 hours before sunset.  This gives us the best lighting for the pictures.  Cloudy days are actually a good thing. 

What to Bring

  • Cap and Gown

  • Class ring (if you have one)

  • Flats (walk between locations)

  • Anything else you want!

    • Friend for carrying things​

    • Parent

    • Dog

    • Glitter, Bubbles, Chalkboard, Champagne, Confetti, Signs, Band/Military Uniform, second outfit, etc.

Expectations

 

We will walk to the locations detailed below and take a variety of pictures at each location.  Some with cap and gown, some only cap, some just in your dress/suit.

Within 2 weeks I will send the pictures to you through an online gallery where you can download all of them (free).  There will be 40-100 pictures.

Locations and Route

 

The route can be customized for what you want - this route is just what I typically do.  If you don't care about pictures at a certain location we can skip it to save time.  Conversely, if you want pictures at places not on the route, just ask!

  1. Football stadium by Howard's Rock and across the street

  2. Tillman

  3. Bowman

  4. (sometimes) Clemson University sign by downtown

  5. Carillon Gardens and bell

  6. Sikes

  7. Reflection pond

  8. (sometimes) Building(s) of your choice - Brooks Center, Life Sciences Building, Riggs, etc

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Frequently asked questions

Can I bring my dog/cat/tiger?


Yes! I just ask that you also bring a friend or someone to keep control of it while I take pictures of you without the dog - I can't juggle taking pictures and keeping track of a dog. But you are absolutely welcome to bring a pet!




Can I purchase prints?


Yes, the gallery link I share with you has options for ordering prints. Alternately, you can download the digital files and order pictures at a print shop of your choice such as Walmart Photos, Shutterfly, Walgreens, etc.




What if it rains?


If rain is forecasted for the day of pictures then we will reschedule. The earlier you take your pictures before graduation the easier this will be.




How and when do I pay you?


You can pay me with Venmo, Paypal, Check, Cash, or Chick-Fil-A/Amazon gift card. I ask that you pay me when we are together for the photo shoot - either before we go around and take pictures, or when we end.




Can I take pictures with more than 3 people?


...Maybe. If we do pictures with more than 3 people it ends up taking significantly longer (2.5 hours+) and everyone involved is tired of taking pictures by the end of it. With larger groups I would probably only take pictures at a few of the locations on the list - maybe just Stadium, Tillman, and Sikes. Just email/message me and we can figure it out!




Can we take pictures inside the football stadium?


If we time it right, yes. In the spring semester you can go into the stadium on Saturdays of baseball games (I think). In the fall you can go in the stadium on Sundays after football games (Maybe). Mention if this is something you want to do and I'll look into it and figure it out for sure.




I'm a guy and I only want like 10 pictures, just in front of Tillman/Bowman/Sikes, can I get a better deal than $75?


Absolutely, just ask! I know that guys are often only getting them for the sake of their parents/grandparents, and if you only want a few pictures all close to each other I'll be happy to give you a price like $50.




I'll be graduating in x years, will you still be here?


Probably. I'm a co-op (+1 year) and planning to get my Masters degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Computer engineering (+2 years), so my current final graduation date is planned for May 2022.





Example Gallery

Ericka and Tabitha
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Rachel, Sarah, and Harold
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Darian Celeste Thomas
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Katie Taylor
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Pricing

 

I charge $75 for one person, or $50 per person for groups of 2 or 3.  I usually don't do groups larger than 3 because then it takes 2.5 hours or more.  For groups I'll take some individual pictures of each person at each location and some together.  Everything is flexible so if you want something different, just ask! 

$75

$50/person

$50/person

Contact Me

 

Email/Message me today if you're interested so that I can get you on my calendar!

Email:  jat5@g.clemson.edu

Messaging:  https://www.facebook.com/jacob.thompson.56

Alternately, fill out the form below.

Contact Me

Availability

I'm on co-op rotation this semester (Spring 2019) so I'm free most evenings after 4:00pm.  Unless it says otherwise, I'm free after 4:00pm on weekdays and available all day on weekends.  

Click here for Mobile calendar view

(The embedded calendars don't look right on a phone screen)

Recommended Photographers

If I don't have any availability that fits with your schedule or my style just isn't what you're looking for, please check out some of these other photographers that do senior pictures in Clemson.  I know them through photography club or my job with the athletics department, and I can personally recommend each one of them.  Click their picture to go to their portfolio with contact information.  I hope that you find what you're looking for in one of them, and thank you for considering me!

Melina Alberti
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Olivia Manzi
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Emily Goad
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Jacob Thompson

jat5@clemson.edu

Clemson, SC

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