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This will be one of the most exciting years of your life and I am so honored that you are considering me to help you document it!  You can expect custom senior pictures that are fun and absolutely beautiful.  You are one-of-a-kind and the pictures should reflect that.  I love working closely with my seniors, giving helpful direction through the posing process, ensuring that every shot is natural (not awkward), yet perfectly composed. 



Upon booking you will be sent an online questionnaire to help me get to know you better.  We'll select your ideal locations and since I know how stressful it can be to coordinate your outfits, you'll also get immediate access to my styling service!

You'll answer a short questionnaire about how many people, ages/sexes, color preferences, and style you're going for, and the service will choose outfits for you to compare side-by-side.  Once you love what you've selected, you'll receive the shopping links in an email to make shopping a breeze.  You can also pull from your own closet and use this simply as inspiration.  

Once you have your outfits figured out, I'll ask that you take a snapshot of each one and send to me.  From there we'll coordinate your outfits with specific locations to get the very best look!  Below is an example of photo-approved examples you might see in your styling results.

Along with the styling service, I'll send you my Style Guide Magazine to help you prepare for your session.

The Style Guide will also walk you through ideas for incorporating your finished images into your home as artwork (wall art, albums, or printed keepsakes).  As your photographer, I believe it is my job to help you do something with the pictures so they don't get lost on your computer somewhere never to be seen again (except for maybe facebook).

I'll also have you send me photos of your walls before your session so I know a bit about your style.  You'll receive complimentary wall designs after your session.


Having your hair, nails, and/or make-up professionally done is a fun way to feel pampered and take the stress out of doing it yourself.  Regardless if you choose to hire someone or do it yourself, I highly recommend putting more make-up on than you normally do for the camera. 

Most of my clients change in the car so it's important to have your wrinkle-free outfits, jewelry, and accessories organized beforehand and ready to go!  

Enjoy a session being yourself!  We'll listen to music, laugh, goof off, and just have fun.  I'll give easy directions on how we can achieve natural poses.


About three weeks following your portrait session, you'll pick a date/time to receive your link to view your online gallery from the comfort of your own home.  This is everyone's favorite part!  You'll be able to download your photos and for one day you'll receive 20% off professional print products that you'd like for your home or for gifts. 

My streamlined, easy online ordering system will make selecting your images and products straightforward and fun!  I'm also available for in-person ordering sessions!

You'll also get access to my online wall gallery designer to visualize exactly what your photos will look like on your own walls. I can even upload other personal photos for you if you want to mix them in.


2 - 90 minute sessions in different seasons (for example summer and fall) 

2 locations per session

4 outfits per session (8 total)




2 hour photo session

2 locations (for example a rustic location and an urban location)

5 outfits



1 hour photo session

 1 location

3-4 outfits



30 minute photo session

1 location

2 outfit


SESSION pricing

All packages include your high resolution, edited files delivered to you in an easy online gallery from which you can download all of the photos with a print release.  

You'll have the ability to order prints and products directly through your gallery if you'd like and share with family.  A 24 hour 20% off sale is also available to choose your favorite mix of photos for products.  Use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what your images will look like.

Half of your session fee is due upon booking to reserve your date/time and the remaining amount is due on the day of your session.  If the weather does not cooperate or you need to reschedule, your non-refundable deposit is good for up to 1 year.  

Access to my online styling service to help take the stress out of what to wear

A Style Guide Magazine with tips on how to prepare for your session and ideas on how to style your photos in your home will be mailed to you.

Prices are subject to change at any time and are locked during the time of booking. 

Travel fees may apply beyond 30 miles of Decatur, IL for all sessions.

Sales tax of 8.75% will be added to all orders that include prints and products.


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What days of the week do you shoot senior portraits?

What days of the week do you shoot senior portraits?


I shoot Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings - the last 2 hours prior to sunset.

What do I need to do to book a session?

What do I need to do to book a session?

Contact me through my website or send an email directly to

Half of your session payment is due at the time of booking, from there we will schedule your date and start the planning process!


When is the best day to schedule my senior pictures?

When is the best day to schedule my senior pictures?

Sessions can start right after junior year all the way up until the spring before graduation. Some like to schedule the session for the end of summer prior to school starting because they will have a tan, and no school schedule to work around.  Others like the fall months because of the weather, or clothing for fall.  Others prefer spring.  Keep in mind, Daylight Saving Time is March - the beginning of November and we shoot 5-7pm, the other months the shoot time is 3-5pm, typically you would need to miss part of school if during November - February.

How far in advance should I schedule my session?

How far in advance should I schedule my session?

The earlier the better.  I often book out weeks and even months in advance.  Fall sessions are usually booked by summer and spring sessions are usually booked during winter months.

How much do your products cost?

How much do your products cost?

I love helping my clients display their new images in a way that they will enjoy forever. After your session, you will have the option to add on special packages that start at $200 or a la carte items.  Gift prints start at $15, Albums start at $400, and Wall Prints start at $85.  A complete price guide will be sent to you and 20% off all products are offered for 24 hours after your initial viewing date.

Can I repost or share your pictures?

Can I repost or share your pictures?

Sure!  Please do!  Just remember not to crop or alter the image in any way and please tag me @juliescheulerphoto 

- Madison

My senior portrait experience with Julie was so much fun! I really loved my locations and the lighting! Julie was so creative and a blast to be around. I felt like I could be myself around her."

- hunter

I was very relaxed with Julie and I love how my pictures turned out!  I got to know her during the planning meeting so it wasn't awkward at all.  I gave Julie a couple different ideas and she took them and ran with them.  I couldn't be more happy with my pictures!

- riley

My session with Julie was so much fun I didn't want it to end!


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