College Graduation Portrait Photography Pricing

University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Birmingham Graduation Portrait Photographer

The College Graduation Portraits of Your Dreams


Graduation is a great milestone to celebrate!

Since you’re about to celebrate your graduation from college, it’s a wonderful opportunity to get some fantastic portraits made.

Get the graduation portraits you deserve!

University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Graduation Portraits

College Graduation Portrait Session Pricing


My college graduation portrait sessions are $500.

I love doing college graduation portrait sessions, and I love giving the students I work with a great deal of attention and time for these sessions.

My pricing is based on the fact the session will not have a time limit or a limit on the number of high-resolution images you receive. It’s also based on my experience, the time spent preparing for the session, and editing the photos afterward.

I believe my pricing is very competitive and well worth all the features you receive when you schedule a graduation portrait session.

It is a great investment to help you remember the years spent at your school and the future you have ahead of you!

Vanderbilt University Graduation Portraits Nashville Tennessee

College Graduation Portrait Photography Package


All students receive the following:

  • No time limit on the session + no limit on the number of locations used

  • High-resolution images delivered “out of the camera” (edited only for cropping and exposure), two edited color versions, and a black and white version

  • A private password-protected gallery to view, download, and share your photos

  • $100 print + product credit

  • Coordination + styling assistance if needed

  • A bottle of champagne/sparkling wine/grape juice to use

Total: $500

A 1/2 retainer would be required to book. The 2nd 1/2 would be due by the conclusion of the session.

The price can increase for schools outside of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

Let's Schedule a Graduation Portrait Session!

Mississippi State University Starkville Graduation Portraits Starkville Mississippi

Scheduling a Graduation Portrait Session


As we approach the day of your session, I’ll work with you to put together a timeline, get your creative input, and figure out the best stylistic choices for the shoot.

It’s YOUR portrait session, and I want as much input as you want to provide!

When you inquire about a college graduation portrait session, I’ll ask you what time you’d like to do the shoot.

I photograph portrait sessions in the early morning (At or just after sunrise) or in the afternoon/evening (Think closer to sunset).

Do also note that I limit myself to two portrait sessions a day to ensure every student who books with me gets the proper attention they deserve.

UAB Birmingham Alabama Graduation Portraits

Graduation Portrait Sessions with No Time Limit


Ever since I started doing photography professionally in 2010, I’ve wanted to tell the entire story of my clients.

That means I will not impose a time limit on your graduation portrait session.

We can shoot as much as you want and as long as you want!

This also means there are no limits on the number of locations used or limits on the number of wardrobe changes allowed!

On top of all of that, you get your photos back in a matter of days. I don’t make you wait weeks or months to receive your images.

I fully understand this is a special time in your life, and I want to help provide you with as much as I can to celebrate it!

Georgia Tech Atlanta Georgia Graduation Senior Portraits

These are Your Graduation Portraits


 This is a special moment in your life and these are your photos. I want them to be what you want and represent who you are.

I’ll make sure the graduation portrait session is 100% stress-free so that you can relax and enjoy all the aspects of the shoot.

Now if you’re looking for someone who’s going to be rigid and do things with a cookie-cutter approach, I might not be the best fit for you.

I like to do things a bit differently, and I love working with those who enjoy the same!

Emory University Atlanta Georgia Graduation Portraits

These are Your Graduation Portraits


 This is a special moment in your life and these are your photos. I want them to be what you want and represent who you are.

I’ll make sure the graduation portrait session is 100% stress-free so that you can relax and enjoy all the aspects of the shoot.

Now if you’re looking for someone who’s going to be rigid and do things with a cookie-cutter approach, I might not be the best fit for you.

I like to do things a bit differently, and I love working with those who enjoy the same!

Columbus State University Georgia Graduation Portraits

Graduation Portrait Session Availability


Birmingham, Alabama is home and my base of operations. That means a large part of my coverage area has been Tuscaloosa, Alabama along with the Nashville + Atlanta metro areas and locations throughout Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

If you are in a 250-mile radius, I do not add any additional travel fees to photograph your session.

I am, however, happy to come to any school or location beyond that radius throughout the United States for a graduation portrait session. Travel fees might have to be applied for schools out of the 250 mile radius, but I will work with you on that because I never want distances to be a factor in getting the portraits you want and deserve!

Lipscomb University Nashville Tennessee Graduation Portraits

Graduation Portrait Session Colleges and Universities


The following is a list of colleges and universities I’m readily available for when it comes to a graduation portrait session, but, if you don’t see your school listed, don’t worry. I’d love to add it to the list!

ALABAMA: The University of Alabama, Auburn University, UAB, Birmingham Southern, Samford University, The University of Montevallo, Troy University, Jacksonville State University, Alabama State, Alabama A&M, University of Alabama Huntsville, University of North Alabama, Athens State University, University of West Alabama, Stillman College, Huntingdon College, University of South Alabama

GEORGIA: University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Emory University, Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Kennesaw State University, Berry College, Columbus State University, University of Western Georgia, Mercer University

TENNESSEE: Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University, Belmont University, Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Sewanee: The University of the South, Austin Peay State University, University of Memphis, Rhodes College

MISSISSIPPI: Ole Miss (University of Mississippi), Mississippi State University



David did amazing on my college graduation photos! I could not have asked for a better photographer! Would recommend to anyone!! ❤️



He made me feel so comfortable during my graduation photos and was very patient when I wanted to visit numerous locations. He listened to what I wanted and included me in the editing process. He's a wonderful, experienced photographer and I highly recommend him!



David was so nice. The pictures are amazing and exactly what I was looking for. The turnaround was super fast. I am in love with my pictures.

Birmingham Alabama Senior Portraits


David recently photographed our teen for their senior portraits, and I highly recommend him. He understood our unique requests. He was efficient but took the time to help put any nerves at ease, making our teen look their best, natural self in front of the camera..

He captured not only their personality in the pictures but also the natural light and chosen background in such a beautiful way.

We look forward to using him again when our next teen becomes a senior. Highly recommend him for senior portraits.

Alabama Graduation Portraits


David took my graduation photos, and I must say that they turned out brilliant! He gave such good direction, and he made sure I got all of the shots I wanted to take. I got my pictures back super quickly, and I feel that the work really spoke for itself. If you’re looking for a photographer in the Birmingham/Tuscaloosa area, I cannot recommend DSmithImages highly enough!!!

Alabama Graduation Portraits


BOOK DAVID!! I can go on and on about him! He did my masters' graduation pictures at The University of Alabama and I was so impressed and ecstatic with the results! David was affordable and gave me a great portfolio with a good quantity of pictures. He also let me split a session with a friend making it well within a reasonable price range for the finished products, and I got fun, memorable pictures with friends! We were able to make the shoot very unique and personal, he helped pose us and let us add on whatever shots we wanted as well! He was extremely nice and fun to shoot with, flexible with dates, affordable, captured amazing images, does not over-edit, and was very attentive and responsive!! I never had to wait long at all for a response from him. These are all things that are extremely hard to find in a photographer in Tuscaloosa. I would know, I have lived here for over 5 years, have two degrees, and I've had many kinds of graduation photoshoots!

Alabama Graduation Portraits


David did my graduation photos and I am in love!! I can't get over how amazing the photos turned out. He was very professional to work with and he captured every moment in a beautiful manner. I highly suggest hiring David for your photography needs. He does an excellent job! Thank you again, David!!

Alabama Graduation Portraits


David was so awesome and so flexible while taking my senior photos! He led the way but ultimately let me be myself with where and how we took the photos! I highly recommend David for your graduation, wedding, or other portrait needs.

Alabama Graduation Portraits


David is an excellent photographer. He was thorough and accommodating during my session and had great ideas. He was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend anyone to shoot photography sessions with him.


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