Press Release

October 9, 2016, , Oregon
Status: * IMPORTANT *

Senior Portrait and Graduation Photos due November 1

Last call for senior portraits and graduation pictures. Bend LaPine Redmond and School Districts senior portraits must be submitted by November 1.

If you do not submit your own senior portrait, the school district will use your default student ID and life touch photo on a plain background. You have the opportunity to send your own photograph to the district, but with the November 1, 2016 deadline only days away, you must act now. is offering a $50 discount on remaining senior picture sessions, but slots are filling up fast. If you complete your session before October 25, we will guarantee processing by the November 1 date. Submissions to the school district after November 1 are possible, but there is a late fee. We urge you to take advantage of this special by going to and booking your spot. will call you to confirm your appointment, talk about the location, clothing, number and type of people in your photo, and other details!

Payment is due at the time of the session, and these special sessions are 30 minutes long – more than enough time to complete a great senior portrait. We will also shoot the image outdoors for a natural look.

Why use for your portrait needs? We thought it was a good time to remind you of why and Michael Axel are the perfect solution for your portrait needs…

Axel is a master photographer, author of several books on the subject, and featured lecturer and speaker about photography, portraiture, and post-processing. His work has also been exhibited at a major national art museum.

Axel brings 50 years of photographic experience to his work, including time as a photojournalist for a major news service, work with a Hollywood studio as a promotion photographer – bringing elements of to his work.

Axel uses the highest quality cameras and lenses, yielding exceptional starting points for his master post-processing of images. By comparison, almost all other photographers are using amateur, consumer cameras and lenses, devoid of dynamic range, professional, cinematic tonal range, sharpness, and clarity. (You can read about the difference, here:

Most importantly, Axel is truly an artist (painting, photography, and sculpture), and knows how to make your portrait look like a classic image with meaning and intention, rather than plopping down the family and snapping the picture. Axel is not only personable, but fun! He is very focused during his sessions, and knows what he wants to accomplish. He directs the scene like a master, making everyone at ease and comfortable.