now booking class of 2020 seniors

the PHASE 12 experience

Own Your Story | Dare To Be Authentic

This is not your basic "senior portrait" experience and we are certainly not your typical studio. You're about as ordinary as a pair of ruby slipper's at Wal-Mart, and THE ruby slipper's aren't one-size-fits-all. So why should your Senior Portraits be?

Welcome to Phase 12 Studio, where NO size fits all.


booking your session

We are known for providing one of the most sought-after senior portrait experiences in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. We have been blessed to sell out by June for the next graduating class in the previous years (we start booking appts for Spring and Summer in February). PHASE 12 is a boutique studio, which means we are not “high volume”. We take a limited amount of clients per month to make sure that we can focus our attention on each and every one of you.

Once you are ready to book, send us your info through our BOOK NOW feature and we will get you all set up for your pre-consult appt where we will learn all about YOU.



wardrobe + makeup

We will guide you every step of the way to make sure you are wearing the right clothing and choose the perfect accessories. This is extremely important as it can certainly make or break your images. #1 FACT!!  - An outfit may look great in person but it does not mean it will necessarily photograph well. The camera cannot read the lines of your body if it cannot see them. You know that flowy shirt or bulky jacket you love?? Most likely it will photograph like a sack, bc the camera cannot read YOU. 

We have studied fashion and know what works with many body types. We will also help you choose the perfect outfit for the right location. One of our favorite things is to have you come into the studio and we'll dig through the suitcases you brought to put together the perfect outfits!!

FACT #2 - Even though you do a great job on your own makeup, the makeup needed for photography is a whole different ball game!! Although hair and makeup is an option, it is something we HIGHLY recommend. We are very fortunate to work with one of THE BEST stylists in the area (Dessa Marie Artistry) and they know just how to glam you up. Fees for professional hair and make-up are invoiced by the stylist based on the service requested. Each of you are unique and so we do not have a "one size fits all", we customize styling for each client.

We believe in enhancing your natural beauty,  not changing what you look like.


the photo shoot

The BIG day!!! This is the moment we've been preparing for! Leave the nerves at home ;-) We will guide you in EVERY step, EVERY pose. We promise this will be a walk in the park. We may have some funny methods - my clients have looked at us like we were nuts more than once BUT our methods work! and we are known for our expertise in posing and lighting.  You will look back at this day and laugh at how much fun and easy your experience was. 

{Most of you will meet us at the studio unless otherwise arranged. If your session includes professional hair and makeup you will arrive with a clean face and hair washed and dried. We will spend about 1.5 hrs for styling and then head out on location for your SHOOT. }

ALL WE ASK... is for you to come ready to let loose and have fun and let us take care of the rest.  


select + order

After your session we will select a date about two weeks after your session.  You will come back to the studio to view, select and order your images. Be sure to have all of the decision makers at this appointment, this is when your order WILL BE placed. 

Each one of our clients have said "I do not know how we will choose!!" DO NOT WORRY, we have developed a streamlined simple process to help you choose your favorite images and select what products are best for you. We won't torture you by leaving you in front of an online gallery frustrated because you can't decide. Our sales manager will be there every step of the way to help you select what is best for you and YOUR family.

the senior sessions


Senior Session 
Session Consult
Custom Wardrobe/Styling Consult
Standard Professional Retouching of Images
Time/Talent of photographer
Order Session Consult

We have 2 session options to choose from, contact us for our session magazine.

** Please contact us for current pricing.**
** our PITTSBURGH studio does not do the Yearbook Formal Black Drape Image, they do the outdoor yearbook image**

We only accept a limited amount of sessions per month to provide the best possible experience to our clients. 
Sessions typically sell out by the end of May. 

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