Over the years, I’ve noticed a few misconceptions that seniors tend to make when going into their session. I’ve highlighted a few that I wanted to straighten out.
If you do happen to have a few favorite poses, I would love to hear from you! After that, your only job is to show up and be yourself. I find it best to capture you in the most comfortable and natural positions, but in case any direction is needed, I’m there to help.
I’m excited to share your images with you, but I have to take a couple of steps before your portraits will be ready. I want to give you my best work, so expect to wait around 2 weeks for editing and processing.
Once again, I’d be happy to hear any recommendations or requests, but by no means are you responsible for choosing the location. After exploring for many years now, I’ve found a few hidden gems around the downtown Minneapolis area that I’d love to share with you!
While the natural light of the evening produces great results, the time of your session isn’t limited to just the golden hour (for those of you who don’t know what the golden hour is, it is the hour before sunset). Depending on the location of the session, I can schedule at almost any time of day to coordinate with your schedule.
I want you to look and feel your best, so if that means bringing 2-3 outfits that are more casual, by all means go for it! Many of my seniors choose to bring one formal look, but it is not required!
Just as I mentioned before, my goal is to capture you. Your session is an opportunity to highlight your features, not create new ones. You are welcome to get your makeup and/or hair professionally done, but don’t forget to keep your natural beauty in mind. If you do go for a new look, I encourage you to test it out beforehand to make sure it’s one you love.
At your request, I would be happy to shoot studio pictures of you in a uniform. Otherwise, I’d love to find the field, court, or pool where you are truly in your element. These images are also a great opportunity to put any props (balls, bats, ballet shoes, etc.) to use!
Along with capturing your individuality through posing and outfits, I strive to find unique locations every time. My goal is to have your session be totally tailored to who you are, not a replica of the person before you.
I love what I do, and by now it has become second nature for me to keep my shoots relaxed, enjoyable, and most importantly, fun (for both of us). After joining me for your session, I hope you agree!