As senior portrait photographers, our goal is to provide high-quality images that will ultimately capture your individuality. When getting ready for your senior pictures, here are a few tips to consider to make the most out of your session.
Clothing . . . We suggest bringing 2-3 outfits that make you feel comfortable and fabulous. Maybe try one of your favorite casual looks, as well as a more elegant style—something you’d wear to an upscale restaurant. If possible, steer clear of logos and graphics. You don’t want to look back and see yourself as a walking billboard. If you want to buy something new for your session, try it on beforehand to make sure it’s the look you’re going for.
Colors . . . Don’t be afraid of color! Bright, bold colors, and even patterns (think plaids and stripes) bring a feeling of liveliness to your images and great contrast to your settings.
Hair . . . Aim to get your hair cut about a month in advance. That’ll give you a chance for damage control in the event of a fiasco. We’re here to shoot you, so if you plan on having your hair styled professionally, we recommend also taking some shots with your routine hairstyle. Make sure to bring any hair binders or bobby pins you’ll need to make that happen.
Makeup . . . Having your makeup taken care of by an expert can boost your confidence and pizzazz. Even if you’re comfortable applying the makeup yourself, steer toward a more natural look. The idea is to highlight your features, not create new ones. Skin blemishes are a part of life and can’t be avoided. Conceal what you can, but then have no fear―we can take care of the rest through post-processing.
Accessories . . . Hats, scarves, jackets, and jewelry are great ways to add a unique flare to your portraits. Just be sure not to overdo it. They should enhance your image, not distract from it.
Props . . . We love seeing all of the creative talents our seniors have to offer. Feel free to bring any props you feel will make your images more personalized. But we’d rather have you kick that ball, swing that bat, or strum that guitar than have you hold it. If you want to be captured in your uniform, let’s try to shoot on the field or in the pool—not just in the studio.
Style . . . While there’s no need to worry about poses or location, it never hurts to have an idea of what style you’re looking for. Feel free to look through our website to see what you’re drawn to.
Companion . . . Many choose to bring a parent along (after all, mother knows best) but if you'd prefer a buddy, don’t forget to phone that friend in advance. Pick someone who will help you feel relaxed and be yourself.
Arrival . . . This one’s easy. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your session to give you time to unwind and make any last minute touches to your hair or clothing.
Confidence . . . Smile! Our job is to capture your sensational self. Come prepared to have a great time, and we’ll take care of the rest.