Alaina | Class of 23

Clinton Senior Photography

Clinton Senior Photographer

Northeast High School | Class of 2023

Amy May Photography is proud to partner with Alaina.  We met on a Monday evening at Eagle Point Park in Clinton.  Alaina was delighted to model a few new Senior outfits from our closet.  We think she rocked it!

We started at the very photogenic stone bridge in the park.  Gave us some fabulous lines, enhancing Alaina’s shape.  She rocked our denim jumpsuit from Akaira, found on a recent trip into Chicago’s Woodfield Mall.

We had so much fun wandering the park; especially the stone tower.  We captured some innovative images but got caught short when I rolled my ankle inside the tower while my assistant was helping me adjust the lights.  Alaina’s Mother helped me outside where we finished the shoot with Alaina in the red dress.  

Unfortunately, the pain set in early and, we had to end the shoot.  We captured some authentic images of this young lady and plan to work with her again in the future.

Alaina is a sophomore at Northeast High School where we photograph the senior class photo.

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Make the most of your senior year!

Seni0r portraits that don't suck!

Galena High School Senior Photography

Make the most of your senior year!

Believe it or not, I was young once.  I was one of those students that got decent grades, involved in a few non-sport activities, a photographer for the yearbook staff, and completely off the radar of anyone considered cool.  I know some of you can relate!  Other kids were popular, on the football or cheerleading squad and have the game of high school down. It wasn’t the way I wanted to spend my senior year!

For many students, school is your social life.  Your friendships, wardrobe, and personality are judged by everyone.  Some of us thrive in school and others wish these years would just disappear. I survived high school!  I use the term “survived”  because I know now it was only a speed bump in my life.  As soon as I graduated I found myself thrown into the unknown world of college.  This is where the rest of your life will begin. 

We all experience high school differently.   Some of you will treasure your high school days and the friendships you’ve made.  Others will leave the memories deep seated in your mind.   Your senior year is for enjoying one last year with friends, making lots of memories, taking on additional responsibilities, and preparing yourself for the next chapterLet’s celebrate your accomplishments, your passion, your personality in images for your home!

Amy May Photography would like to help you make the most of your senior year.  We’ll capture your authentic self and give you a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t forget.  You will be a model for the day, complete with wardrobe styling, specialty shots of your achievements or activities, and even hair & makeup if you choose.  You will be the envy of all your friends. Let’s celebrate YOU!


You deserve it!

Innovative | Compelling | Authentic

Galena High School Senior Photography

Questions to Ask Your Senior Photographer

We are here to help you make the most of your senior photos!

Senior Photography


  • Does the photographer choose or have chosen locations for my session? 
  • Are they available when you want your session (specific date, season, specific location)? 
  • Will you be the one shooting my student? If not, ask to speak directly to the photographer.
  • Will you have any assistants or second photographer with you during the session? 

About the Photographer

  • How long have you been shooting students? 
  • Can we see the full galleries of a few of your recent sessions?
  • Have you ever shot at  ________ (location)? 
  • Review the photographers portfolio.
  • Are you a Certified Professional Photographer?
  • Do you have liability insurance?  
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  • How would you describe your photography style? 
  • How would you describe your working style? Do you prefer to blend into the background to capture candid moments, or do you like to be more visible and take charge to posed images?
  • Do you shoot in studio &/or on-location?
  • Are you able to retouch any acne or scars out of my images?  If yes, how much will it cost?

Pricing and Packages

  • What does your starting session(s) cost and what is included?
  • How do I order prints?
  • Can I customize a package to fit my needs?
  • Do you include digitals?
  • Do you offer retouching, color adjustment, or other corrective services? Are those included or an additional charge?
  • Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?
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Prints and Albums

  • Can we order prints, gifts & albums directly from you?
  • What type of albums do you offer? Do you provide assistance selecting images and designing the album?
  • Are albums or prints included in your packages? How many pages or prints are included, and what is the turnaround time?  (Albums vary widely in size, materials, finish, and page count; be sure to compare based on specifics)
  • How long after the session will we be able to view our images? How will they be delivered?
  • Will we receive digital images? Is there a fee for that?
  • Will the images be accessible online? For how long?
  • What additional products do you offer?
  • How will you be using our images?


  • Is a contract necessary?
  • Do you charge for travel?
  • Do you accept payments in installations?
  • What is your refund or cancellation policy?
  • Do you have liability insurance? Does it cover your assistants, as well?
  • Do you carry backup equipment?
  • What is the backup plan if you are unable to shoot my session for an unexpected reason?
  • Can we request a list of specific shots we would like?
  • What is your policy on rescheduling due to weather or illness?
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Copyright Law

The photographer owns the copywriter to all photos.  If applicable you will receive a print release with your photos to print on your own.  If you do not have a print release you may be in violation of Federal Copyright Laws.

Amy May Laskye, CPP

Photographer Earns Certification

Amy May
Laskye of Amy May Photography joins prestigious group as a Certified
Professional Photographer (CPP) (Stockton, IL 7/11/19) – Amy May Laskye, CPP of
Amy May Photography in Stockton, IL has earned the Certified Professional
Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America
(PPA). Laskye earned this designation after completing an intensive program
that measures her artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers
of America currently recognizes fewer than 2,500 CPPs. The
CPP program is designed to empower photographers to be more knowledgeable,
successful, and technically equipped professionals. It’s a program focused on
foundational education and applied skills.

“It is
extremely important for me to have the knowledge to create professional imagery
as a portrait artist,” Laskye said.  “Taking
the time to educate myself and go through the process of certification has
helped me embrace the technical side while refine my skill as a professional
photographer.  I have always enjoyed
working with people and have used my camera to capture images for over 30
years. Certification has become a benchmark for me; it tells my clients that I
have the necessary skills & artistry to be their best choice as a

Photographers of America ( is the leading body for certifying
imaging professionals. CPPs must complete a written examination, finish an
image evaluation and adhere to a strict code of conduct. Certification must be
renewed on a periodic basis, ensuring continued confidence in the
professionalism of Certified Professional Photographers. For more information
on certification, visit

Amy May
Photography specializes in portrait artistry and is full-service studio
offering a full line of prints for your home and gifts.  We offer online galleries for families to
view their images and mobile apps to share your images with your phone.  Check out her website at or call at 815.947.2878