C.M. Forever Photography is an on-location photography studio based out of Central Illinois. We specialize in portraiture with a niche for bold colors and dreamy lighting. C.M. Forever Photography offers an all-inclusive experience with fun, professionalism and personal attention. In addition, we offer beautiful custom products such as; wall canvases, professional prints, fine art books and more. Every client will leave their session feeling beautiful inside & out! Senior sessions are taken by C.M. Forever Head Photographer, Preetika.
For info on booking, please fill out the contact form HERE !
Congratulations on reaching your final year of high school! Although we know most seniors are probably experiencing a minor (to severe) case of senioritis, now is the FUN part! Whether you have booked your session already or are just browsing around, we really hope you find the info below to be useful! We LOVE specializing in Senior Portraiture, and we truly LOVE our seniors even more! Our goal is to find the uniqueness of you so we can capture YOU as you are right now at this super exciting time of your life! We cater our sessions specific to each senior and their unique style, and most importantly we take the time to get to know each one. Personal care and attention is what we are best known for! In addition to beautiful senior portraits of course!
We have several different sessions to chose from and prices start at $250. Our prints are sold a la carte and we also offer Digital Collections that include a print release! All of our products have been hand chosen and are the top of the line, highest quality products in the industry. At C.M. Forever, we are determined to only offer the best of the best to our clients, because this is a once in a lifetime moment so we want to get it right! Contact us for more details!
How do I receive more info or book a shoot?Wonderful! Please fill out the contact form and within 48 hours we will send you the C.M. Forever Magazine, which has all of the details there is to know about the C.M. Forever Experience! Once you are ready to book, simply reply to that email with your desired date and we will send over the online booking contract, pre-consultation form and link to pay your deposit.
How far in advance should I schedule my session?The earlier the better! We often book out weeks and even months in advance. Fall sessions are usually booked by Summer and Spring Sessions are usually booked during the Winter months.
When do I view my pictures?Your viewing and proofing gallery will be ready approximately 2-4 weeks from the date of your session. We will also provide you with a virtual product guide that will help you in the ordering process.
What should I wear?When you book with us, we will share our Pinterest Board that is full of different hair, makeup and outfit ideas! We are always here to give suggestions and help you decide what to wear. We also have outfit inspiration in our C.M. Forever Magazine that you can browse through!
I can’t wait to see my pics! Will I get a sneak peek??We LOVE Sneak peeks!! And we are just as excited about your images as you are so we always send a sneak peek within a week of your photo shoot of an image or three that caught our eye! Be sure to Like C.M. Forever Photography on Facebook & Follow us on Instagram! That’s where all the behind-the-scenes action and sneak peeks go first! Also, if you post a pic please tag us at @cmforeverphotography and use #cmforeverphotography!
I’m so nervous about my shoot! Will you give me pose ideas?Absolutely! In fact, that’s what we’re known for! We will give you tons of ideas and directions throughout your session to help you feel at ease. We find the best photos to be the candid photos because that is when you are at your most relaxed state. We will coach you along and make you feel like the beauty queen you are!
Who should I bring with me to my shoot?Feel free to bring mom, dad or a friend as long as you’re comfortable in front of them, if not then you can also come solo! Keep in mind this is also a special, scary, sad, exciting time in mom and dad’s life.. plus they can be very helpful with outfit changes, lip gloss touch ups, etc.
What if there is bad weather on the day of my shoot?We will notify you asap if we do have to reschedule, however we usually only reschedule if it's raining, OR if it’s colder than 40 degrees out. If it’s overcast don’t worry your pictures will still look amazing!
Where do I change my clothes?Be prepared to turn your car into a dressing room! Most of the locations we are at are private but feel free to bring a towel or blanket to cover up with between changes. Also, we may do some walking so bring a pair of flip-flops for in-between scene changes.
Can I get a disk of my photos?We know we live in a digital era and we want you to share your beautiful pictures online as much you do! YES, we will provide you with web-ready digital copies of any print or product that you purchase. These images have been fully retouched (blemish removal, skin smoothing, color enhanced etc.) and ready for the world to see. We only release fully edited images. After all that is what brought you to CMF in the first place!
How long does it take to receive my images?Once your order has been placed, your beautiful package will arrive within 2-3 weeks, or 4-6 weeks for custom orders.
I LOVE C.M. Forever Photography! How can I share my experience?Hearing about your experience with us is honestly the BEST compliment we could ever receive! If you have a few moments then you can leave a Google review, Facebook recommendation or feel free to send us a note! We hope these FAQ’s were helpful! If you have any other questions feel free to drop us a note or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you! XO, Coltin & Megan
Our Love Notes!!“We decided to make the 2 hour trip from Galva, IL to Petersburg for Senior pictures. We were not disappointed! They greeted us with warm, friendly smiles and immediately started putting outfits together from a trunkful of clothes! They made it so easy and we felt like we had known them forever!” – Talona Withrow, Senior Mom “My daughter, Tori, was chosen to be C.M Forever Phototgraphy's 2013 Havana Model. All I can simply say is.....WOW!! Not only were the photos above and beyond our expectations, but Megan and Coltin are amazing individuals. Before the 1st shot was taken, they made Tori feel extremely comfortable and relaxed, which resulted great shots, great memories, and a great bond between 2 people she had never met before that day. Their passion for photography is shown in each and every creative idea, background, and prop they use...making sure no 2 pictures resemble in any way. Megan & Coltin - From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for not only the awesome photos and experience, but we thank you for being who you are!!" -Carrie Hackman, Senior Mom “Working with C.M. Forever Photography was awesome! Anything you want, they will make it look 10 times better than you expect! I wish I could do it all over again! They are the most fun, most creative, and most professional photographers I have ever worked with before. Trust me, they call it C.M. Forever for a reason, because you will want them to do all the rest of your pictures, forever!” –Kayla Spraque, Senior “They provide more than just a typical photography business. They get to know their customers, provide quality and unique pictures, and elicit the most natural poses and smiles. They are extremely outgoing, funny, and easy to work with. When I need one of a kind, affordable, beautifully done pictures, I will without a doubt come to C.M. Forever every time.” – Autumn Guerra, Senior “We just received our order and love the difference the choices in paper and finish makes. When you actually see your son or daughter in the metallic or pearl, you will definitely think they are exceptional. Her gallery block was way more than we expected. Everyone in the family loves it!” – Heidi Scaggs, Senior Mom “They are so easy going and fun to be around! It was never awkward getting my picture taken- it was a blast. They have such great ideas on where to take you and they are really concerned with what is the best for you! They really make it a fun experience!” – Ali Jones, Senior “Getting my senior pictures done by C.M. Forever was such a great experience! I loved how I could bring unlimited outfits, and they wanted my input on locations. Overall, the experience was great and I had a blast. I make sure to tell everyone how much fun it was to work with them. I highly recommend C.M. Forever Photography!” –Lyndi Clouser, Senior