Teenagers who think professional senior portraits are worth every penny

Teenagers who think professional senior portraits are worth every penny

Would you pay $5,000 for yearbook photos The teenagers who think professional senior portraits are worth every penny

7:27 PM on 15th August 2011

Picture perfect: Senior student Lindsay McManis is photographed by David Neuse as part of the $460 45-minute shoot. She was photographed the day before her 18th birthday

Picture perfect: Senior student Lindsay McManis is photographed by David Neuse as part of the $460 45-minute shoot. She was photographed the day before her 18th birthday

Model behaviour: 18-year-old Lindsay McManis poses for the shoot, choosing to pay for a special set of Senior pictures rather than go with the school photographer

Model behaviour: 18-year-old Lindsay McManis poses for the shoot, choosing to pay for a special set of Senior pictures rather than go with the school photographer

Professional senior: Photoshoots to celebrate the end of school are booming and some students are willing to pay up to $5,000 for the privilege

Professional senior: Photoshoots to celebrate the end of school are booming and some students are willing to pay up to $5,000 for the privilege

Proud parent: Ms McManis is photographed as her mother looks on and helps. A make-up artist prepared the youngster for the special day

Proud parent: Ms McManis is photographed as her mother looks on and helps. A make-up artist prepared the youngster for the special day