Senior Portraits

All seniors must have their portraits for the yearbook and class composite photo taken by John Viscosi. There are no exceptions. There is no fee for the yearbook photo, and families are not obliged to purchase any packages from Mr. Viscosi. Families who choose to purchase senior photo packages for their own use are free to use any photographer. Broadalbin-Perth uses Mr. Viscosi for yearbook photos because of logistical and continuity needs.

Seniors will have an opportunity to have their portraits taken for the yearbook and composite photo on Sept. 20 during the school day. There is no fee for this portrait. Seniors have the option of purchasing portrait packages of their yearbook photo.

Seniors who would like a full portrait sitting with Mr. Viscosi at his studio in Johnstown, with options that include outdoor sittings, can choose from among four sitting options. Sitting fees and photo packages are discounted by 20% when paid in full by Aug. 20. Studio sittings are by appointment only. Appointments may be made by calling (518) 762-2780.

Seniors opting for a studio sitting with Mr. Viscosi can bring changes of clothes (how many depends on the sitting option they choose). The studio will provide the senior drape for girls who would like to wear it, but it does count as one clothing change. The studio has white dress shirts and black sports coats available for anyone who would like to wear them. Seniors who choose a studio sitting are welcome to bring pets, uniforms or props, including sports or musical equipment.Seniors who wear eyeglasses should either take them off before the sitting or arrange to borrow a pair of empty frames from their optician. Eyeglass glare can be removed for an additional fee and requires more time. If you choose to wear shorts or a skirt, please also bring long pants for some of the poses. Seniors are welcome to bring a parent or friend to the sitting.

BPHS seniors are allowed to choose what they want to wear for their yearbook photo, but the school does not allow spaghetti straps, tank tops, tube tops, or t-shirts with inappropriate messages, including alcohol and tobacco logos.

Mr. Viscosi’s sitting options include:

  • #1 – Standard Sitting: 12-20 portraits. One clothing change. Includes online proofs and a retouched image for the yearbook. $25 sitting fee plus $60 deposit toward any photo package you order due at the time of the sitting.
  • #2 – Full Sitting: 15-35 portraits. Up to four clothing changes. Includes online proofs and a retouched image for the yearbook. $35 sitting fee plus $60 deposit toward any photo package you order due at the time of the sitting.
  • #3 – Outdoor On-Location Sitting: 50-80 portraits. Up to four clothing changes. Includes online proofs, a retouched image for the yearbook, a $200 print credit, and six retouched images on CD. $380.
  • #4 – In-Studio & Outdoor Sitting: Approximately 20 portraits in-studio and approximately 20 outside studio. Up to four clothing changes. Includes online proofs and a retouched image for the yearbook. $55 sitting fee plus a $60 deposit towards packages 2 through 6 due at the time of the sitting.

Sittings between July 1 and Aug. 5 are discounted $10. All sitting fees go up $5 after Sept. 1.

Mr. Viscosi’s portrait packages are sold by the unit. Available units are:

  • (1) 8×10
  • (2) 5x7s
  • (4) 4x5s
  • (8) wallets
  • (1) 5×7 and (4) wallets

Portrait package options include:

  • #1 – 4 units, up to 2 poses: $135
  • #2 – 7 units, up to 3 poses: $170
  • #3 – 11 units, up to 6 poses: $225
  • #4 – 14 units, up to 8 poses: $290
  • #5 – 16 units, up to 9 poses plus (1) 11×14 with retouching and 6 images on CD: $365
  • #6 – 20 units, up to 12 poses plus (1) 11×14 with retouching and 7 images on CD: $490

Options that can be added to portrait packages include:

  • Additional units – $30 each
  • Additional poses – $10 each
  • (56) wallets – $105
  • (1) 11×14 – $55
  • (1) 16×20 – $100
  • Senior 8×8 storybook with 30 images – $180
  • (1) image on CD with retouching – $25
  • (10) images on CD with retouching – $85

Digital composites of up to 5 images are also available for a $30 creation fee. You may purchase a package or separate units of the composite once it is created.

Additional options include:

  • Blemish and scar removal – $15 per image
  • Eyeglass glare removal – $10 per image
  • Braces removal – $15 per image
  • Digital files sold outside a package, including 10 images on CD with retouching – $175

For more information about sittings and portrait packages, call Viscosi Photography at (518) 762-2780.