Looking for Spring 2019 Photo sessions? Click here!
My name is Trevor Mahlmann. I am a professional photographer based here in West Lafayette.
I am gearing up for the Spring 2018 graduation season here at Purdue and have a much more refined process for scheduling photo sessions this year!
Below you’ll find a place to select which type of session you’d like, from just yourself all the way up to a full group of friends or family!
If you are interested in booking a session, you’ll find an FAQ below the booking section with LOTS of information about logistics/etc and will help answer your questions!
If you could, please read through the FAQ section to see if your question is answered there before sending me an email.
Frequently Asked Questions
According to the Purdue commencement attire webpage, it appears you can order a cap and gown for home shipping without late or shipping fees until April 19th, 2020! (Source: https://collegegrad.herffjones.com/capgown)
I'll email you a link to your private gallery, within 1 week of your session date/time, where you can download your full-res, edited JPG files!
For example: If your session is on say Thursday the 3rd at 3:00pm, you will have your photos signed, sealed, and delivered by Thursday the 10th at 3:00pm.
You are guaranteed a minimum of 25 photos!
Yes! I know things can come up. If it is more than 2 weeks before your respective session, you can reschedule directly through the confirmation email you received at the time of booking!
If it is within two weeks of your session, just email me:
I would be more than happy to help try to find you a new day/time within my May 11th - 18th window!
If you have ideas for specific photos that you want taken, I would love to hear them! During or after booking (via confirmation email) you can add your ideas to the "notes" section of your photo session. Add them there or email me: email@example.com, I would be happy to discuss ideas and/or add them to your session for you!
My Single, Small Family, Large Family, and Small Group sessions include individual photos of graduates.
Large and XL Group sessions are group photos only, unless time allows. (which, it usually does if we're efficient and you know where you want photos at on campus)
Looking to have photos taken with your boyfriend or girlfriend? I'd be glad to accommodate you both!
Simply book the Small Group (2-5 Grads or Friends) session!
Yes! And when I send you the completed gallery of images, there will be a 20% off coupon code at the top of the page you can use.
I am open to your suggestions of things generally in-between the Arch and PMU but here are the locations graduates want to visit most frequently:
- Purdue Gateway Arch
- Neil Armstrong Statue/Hall of Engineering
- Engineering Fountain
- Hovde Hall
- Bell Tower
- John Purdue Statue
- Loeb Fountain
- University Hall
- Memorial Mall
- Unfinished "Block P" Sculpture
- Purdue University Sign #1 on Grant Street (near KNOY)
- Purdue Memorial Union
- Purdue University Sign #2 on Grant Street (L shaped corner of Grant and State St.)
- Harry's Chocolate Shop Outside Wall
The order will vary inversely based on your meeting location.
The prices shown above are a total price!
You would divide the price by how many graduates/friends you have in your group.
For example: Large Group // $350 // 10 Graduates // $35 per Graduate
The group should designate one person to book the session and the friends in the group would be responsible for paying that person back.
Full payment at booking required.
- Full refund: If cancelled within 24 hours of booking your respective session.
- 50% refund: If cancelled after 24 hours of booking but more than two weeks from your respective session.
- No refund: cancellations within two weeks of respective session.
- Weather & Safety: If rain, thunderstorms, or some other dangerous situation create an environment unsafe or unsuitable to take pictures for 50% to 100% of your respective session duration a 50% refund will be issued.
- Family Emergency: If you are unable to make it to your session due to a family emergency (like a family members passing) and there are still session slots available, you will be given an opportunity to reschedule. If no sessions are available, a 75% refund will be issued.
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Situation: Barring any restrictions (lockdown) physically preventing travel to/from the Purdue University West Lafayette campus, I plan to do each and every photo session. As a photographer, I am able and will keep my social distance properly. Should a physical travel restriction (lockdown) be put in place (versus stay at home, which is currently being used) that prevents you to make your session date and time - a 75% refund will be issued.
All refunds take between 9 - 14 business days (total) to process and show up on your end, depending on your bank. If you decide not to show for your appointment, no refund will be issued. Thank you for your understanding.
I will adjust the leniency of this refund policy as I see fit given the changing Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.
If you still have questions about booking not answered above, feel free to contact me here and I’ll do my best to get back to you ASAP!
Please double-check the email you provide is correct to make sure I respond to the right one!
What you can expect: