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We take a comfortable, easy, and fun approach to our photo sessions. Our goal is to capture carefully crafted images of you side by side with happy surprises as we move through your shoot. You'll find it a relaxing, enjoyable, low-stress experience.


Your session fee is due in advance at the time of booking and is nonrefundable. Spend some time browsing through our gallery or magazines & call us to chat about your ideas. That's right, we care about your ideas. After all, it's all about you!


Photo shoots take place in our studio at 25L Inn Street in downtown Newburyport, and/or at a location of your choice if you have purchased a session option that includes a location.


It's a good idea to have more than one change of clothes. Solid colors & earth tones always work best, along with that favorite piece of clothing you just love to be seen in. Include some fun accessories such as scarves, hats and jewlery.

PLEASE NOTE: Session Option 1 is in-studio only, and does not include a change of clothes or a location. Please come to the studio wearing that favorite piece of clothing you just love to be seen in. Accessories such as scarves, hats and jewlery are welcome.


Your parents, your best friend, your second best friend, your third best friend! You get the idea.


It depends on the Session Option that you purchase. It could be anywhere from an hour up to three hours. In any case, it's a matter of capturing a special moment.


Please see our Pricing Guide to see what is include in the three Session Options we offer.


Be a High School Junior.

Be energetic, motivated, positive, and have fun! You must sign a model release if over 18, and it's always a good idea to consult with your parents. If under 18, a release must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. In either case, it's our studio policy to always meet the parents during our initial consultation. A signed release gives permission to Sweethaven Seniors and Greg Nikas to use your images for marketing and promotion of Sweethaven Seniors, Sweethaven Studio and Greg Nikas Photography. This is a legal issue. We can not photograph you without a signed release.


We HIGHLY recommend you get your hair and makeup done by a professional stylist just before your session so you can look your very best. Makeup is an important component on how your finished photos will look. If you don’t know a stylist, we work with an independent hair and makeup stylist from Newburyport who will come to the studio and give you her undivided attention for your session. This is a big plus for you as your hair and makeup will remain fresh for your entire session. The cost for this optional service is $100.00 and is paid directly to the stylist. If you want to do your own makeup, here is a link to a step-by-step makeup guide from foundation to lipgloss, We also suggest that you not try anything new with your hair before your session. Stay with the color and style you are comfortable with.


Depending on the Session Option you purchase, you will either choose your year book photo before leaving the studio, or your proofs will be presented to you in studio at a pre-scheduled proof presentation in about 2 weeks of your photo shoot. Print orders placed at your proof presentation will receive a 10% discount. Otherwise, prints will be offered at their normal price. If your Session Option does not include a proof presentation and you would like to purchase prints, you may schedule a presentaion for a later date.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, we do not sell or give away our hi-res digital files. The only digital files we include are in Session Options 2 & 3 and are low-res, to-size jpegs for use on Facebook. Please see the Pricing Guide for details.


Because of the custom nature of print orders, full payment is due at the time of your order. Only those images that are ordered will be saved to our archives. However, we offer no guarantee that they will be available at a future date, even though we have multiple backup copies and do everything possible to insure the security of our backups.


All images, including digital files, prints and images and content on this web site, are Copyright © Greg Nikas. It's unlawful to scan, copy, download or otherwise reproduce his photographs. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.


Our hope is that you are completely satisfied with our work and happy with your experience. Precious photographs tell stories and remind us of the true treasures of life. We appreciate the opportunity of making this happen for you.


If you are looking for a photo studio to do your senior portrait, we would love to hear from you! We love the energy you bring to the shoots, love what we do, and we're really good at it. The evidence is in the photo above of Elise and Claire.

You can call us between 9 and 5:30 at 978-465-7656, or email us anytime at

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The preceding information is available as a PDF and may be downloaded by clicking here.