What is an NDP session like?

We know how daunting adding ANOTHER senior event can be, but we know how important Senior pics are to you. That’s why we’ve taken the guesswork out and made the info clear!

The Client Process

Pre-Session Prep

Before the session even begins, we help you find out exactly what outfits you’re going to wear at each locations and how your hair and makeup will be styled with each look.

There’s no need to panic wondering what to bring or what to wear.

Session Day Details

On the day of your session, all you have to do is show up, we will handle the rest! Our team of professionals will have you looking your best and ready for your close up!

You don’t even need to schedule a makeup or hair appointment - we’ve got you covered.

Post-Session Perfection

Ready to see your Senior gallery?

We will send your beautiful curated gallery right to your inbox and if you’d like to order an album or canvas, we can have an ordering appointment.

You can download your gallery with the click of a button and share them too.

A sneak peek




Our professional hair and makeup artists are the best in the area. They’re known for really listening to what our clients want and glam, natural, or somewhere in between, they pride themselves on giving you the exact look you’re going for.

Standard in the NDP Experience, your session includes an on-location makeup artist and hairstylist to provide you with a variety of looks throughout your entire session.

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What makes NDP different?


If you’re bubbly and fun loving, it will be our ultimate goal to capture that in your images. If you like a more serious look, we can assure you that your Senior pics will showcase that. Want both? Perfect! We can’t wait to capture it all!


What do we specialize in? Beautifully natural shots with movement and portrait perfect placement. It’s my job to know how to take any pose and make it look natural and effortless so that your lines look beautiful and you look relaxed.


Nickole Drake Photography is FAMOUS for our photographic style. We show clean images with bold and bright editing techniques to maintain the true colors, textures, and tones in every image.

Seniors … Get in the know!

No matter who you choose as your senior photographer, we want to help you get prepped & ready for your senior session!

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“ Nickole made me feel like it was a natural everyday thing for me to model for pictures. She gave off a sense of comfort which made the shoot feel so effortlessly fun. The shoot made me feel good about myself. Not only was I trying new poses, but I also felt carefree. The locations were absolutely creative. I loved the bright pink flowers and the beautiful sunset by the big trees. I had the most fun I’ve had since quarantine started. I left the shoot with a big smile on my face and was confident the pictures were going to come out nicely. Nickole was absolutely fun and friendly. Every time I have a shoot, I feel like I’ve known her for years and like we could find literally anything in the world to talk about. My favorite part was my sarcastic “haha’s” or as you like to call it, me being a smartass.

😜 Thank you so much for shining light on my mood the night before graduation, definitely an unforgettable memory. “

Susannah b.

The Client Timeline

This is how we do our thing...


Book your session & get on our calendar! We book 2-3 months in advance.


Start prepping! We send you awesome resources to help you get ready!


A month before your session, you’ll have your fashion consult.


Your session day is finally here, Time to have a blast with the NDP team.


About 2-4 weeks after your session, you’ll receive the link to your gallery via email!

Wanna know what our clients really thought of their experience?

“ What an amazing day of creating memories,”

I felt super comfortable and SO dolled up during the session! It was so much fun to feel dressed up but also in my element. The locations were breathtaking, the posing made me feel like a model, and the flow was so great and easy to keep up with! My favorite part of the session was laughing about the silly little things, like wiping my eyebrow 😉. This session is so important to me because I get to look back years from now and reminisce on my high school days, and how exciting it was to be a 2020 graduate!

Taylor M - Class of 2020

Frequently Asked Questions...

Not quite ready to book your NDP Session yet?

That’s ok!

We’re here to help you answer any questions you have!

Scroll through the following FAQ’s and if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email!

Get your answers below...

FAQ #1

What if I want to wear my own clothes?

We know that every Senior is different and that it’s important that you feel like YOU on your session day. That’s why we would never force any of our clients to wear anything from our client closet if they don’t want to. You can absolutely wear your own clothes, mix ours with yours, or wear outfits made completely from our closet. The choice is 100% yours.

FAQ #2

Can I do a really natural makeup look?

Heck yes you can! Our professional make up artist can give you any look you want - from super glam to super natural. YOU get to choose how you look in your Senior pictures. We even work with you before the session day to figure out exactly how your face and hair will look like for each and every look.

Did you know that our LUXE clients get on-location makeup & hair changes during their session?! This adds a ton of variety to your images.

FAQ #3

When do you schedule your senior sessions?

I schedule Senior sessions on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s 1-2 hours before sunset. Remember, your session will begin a total of about 3-4 hours before the sun sets depending on whether you choose the LITE or LUXE session. We allot about 2 hours for hair and makeup prior to your session.

FAQ #4

How can I book a session with you?

The best thing you can do is BOOK YOUR SESSION EARLY!

Sessions book up a few months in advance and have to turn senior’s away every year because I completely sell out by the early spring of your senior year. When you decide to book your session with me, you’ll choose your date, pay the deposit to secure your spot, and answer our senior questionnaire to start the process.

FAQ #5

What types of payments do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, cash, and Venmo.

A $50 non-refundable booking fee is due immediately at booking. This ensures that your date is yours only. The session fee is due 48 hours prior to your session day. Hair and makeup is paid to the stylist/artist on the session day.


We offer ALL INCLUSIVE sessions that include digital images as well as collections that include heirloom products - whatever you need, we have!

We provide a luxury photography experience that is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with professional makeup & hairstyling, fashion consult, and a wide variety of looks for your senior session. With Nickole Drake you are working with an experienced photographer and team of stylists and artists to get a one-of-a-kind portrait session you will cherish for the rest of your life