Senior Portrait Questions

It is that time when the High School Seniors are setting up their Senior Sessions. I seem to always get asked the same questions so I thought I’d try to answer them all in one blog.
These are not meant by any means as “rules”. They are my guidelines.

1. Take your time in picking a photographer. I highly suggest meeting them 1st. Your photos will be so much better if you are comfortable with the one behind the camera.
2. Don’t just wake up the day of you shoot and throw some clothes in the car. Plan your outfits, your hair and make-up.
3. Think about props. While your photographer may have a few of her own, we really want to capture who you are. If you play an instrument like a Violin, bring it. Guys if you play football, bring the football or your letter jacket. Something that tells anyone who will see your picture, who you really are.
4. Don’t be afraid to add people or animals into the mix. If you have a pet that is family to you, bring it. Parents, siblings, friends, the more the merrier.
5. BE ¬†YOURSELF! Be yourself and you will love your photos. If you are an outgoing goofy person and you clam up behind the lens, it won’t be you and you won’t be happy!
6. If you are a self tanner, tan away. If you have never used tanning creams, lotions, sprays or gone to a tanning booth, the day before your shoot is not the day to start.
7. Keep your make up close to natural. Again, we want to see the true you.
8. When picking out clothes, pick clothes you are not only comfortable in, but that you feel represent you.
9. I tell people to bring as many outfits as you like, but honestly, by the 3rd or 4th change most people are tired of changing.

Again, these are just a few guidelines that can help make your Senior Session a fun day that will leave you with a gift of photos that last a lifetime.

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