Congratulations Seniors

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where are you located?

We are located in Sebastopol, Call 707-823-6537 for directions

Why are senior portraits taken in the summer?

Advantages of being photographed in the summer:
o Avoid wait times
o More appointment availability times and flexible schedules
o Select your yearbook pose from your summer session
o Order senior portraits to create a unique senior yearbook ad

What if I can’t make my scheduled appointment time?

Please contact us ASAP to reschedule before the yearbook deadline. Call 707-823-6537 or e-mail us at

What does the session fee include?

Session fees include your portrait session, printed proof sheets mailed to your home, online access to view and pick your yearbook
pose, and the retouched image sent to the yearbook.

When are my session fees due?

Session fees are due at the time of your appointment. We accept cash, check, Visa & Mastercard. Money orders and checks payable to Hawkes Photography.

How many outfits can I bring/what should I wear?

Formal Session Girls, bring a tube top or thin strapped tank top to wear under your yearbook outfit. Boys, bring a t-shirt to wear under your tuxedo. Casual Session If you have scheduled a time for your casual portraits we encourage you to bring personal outfits: Props, sports equipment, instruments, jewelry and anything else to express your personality. Popular clothing options are nice casual outfits, sports attire, and letterman with jeans.

Can I take a picture with my friend, parent, dog, or cat?

Yes. Buddy pictures are $20 per person or animal. A buddy can be a friend, family member or pet.

Can I schedule an outdoor appointment?

The outdoor experience is a separate session for seniors to be photographed at an outdoor location. Outdoor sessions take place later in the summer and spring. Please contact our studio if you are interested in the outdoor experience. Call 707-823-6537.

When will I get my proofs?

You will receive printed proofs in the mail 2-3 weeks after the session date.

Can I choose my own yearbook picture?

You can choose your yearbook pose if selected before your school’s yearbook deadline. Hawkes School Portraits reserves the right to select your yearbook image after your high school’s deadline date has occurred or if you have not selected the proper yearbook attire.

How do I pick my yearbook pose?

Login into your online proofs. Enlarge the image of your choice. You can order your portraits and pick your yearbook pose on-line. If you have any questions, please email

What picture will go in the yearbook if I do a retake before the yearbook deadline?

An image from the second session will be submitted to the yearbook. If you would like an image from your first session please email with your yearbook selection.

Am I too late to be in the yearbook—if the deadline has passed?

Yes, however we can still take your senior portraits for your own personal use. Your school yearbook advisor would
need to be contacted if you have missed your yearbook deadline.

How do I order my senior portraits?

To order please go online with your code, call, mail, or visit our studio.

When do I need to order by?

Orders take approximately 4-6 weeks. Order in a timely manner. Rush charges may apply if ordering after March.