Over the years, we’ve noticed a few misconceptions seniors tend to make when going into their session. We’ve highlighted a few that we wanted to straighten out.
1. You must come with prepared with poses in mind.
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 your natural look, but in case any direction is needed, I'm there to help.
2. To avoid glare, you should not come wearing glasses.
My purpose is to capture you, and if that you usually wears glasses, then do so! You may have been to told to borrow frames without lenses from a glasses store, but I’ll manage any glare during post-processing.
3. Your photos will be available immediately after your session.
I'm excited for you to see your images too, but I have to take a couple of steps before your portraits will be ready. I want to give you our best work, so expect to wait around 2 weeks to give me time for editing and processing.
4. You need to decide the location of the shoot.
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 a few years now, I’ve found a few hidden gems around the downtown Minneapolis area that I’d love to share!
5. Your session can only be during the “golden hour”.
While the natural light of the evening produces great results, the time of your session isn’t limited to just the golden hour. Depending on the location of the session, I can schedule at almost any time of day to coordinate with your schedule.
6. Formal clothing is required.
While I want you to look your best, a casual outfit can be just as effective. Bringing 2-3 outfits is a great and easy way to add variety to your images. Many of my seniors choose one more formal look, though I also recommend an outfit that shows the camera who you truly are.
7. Your session is a good chance to try out new hair/makeup.
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.
8. Pictures in uniform should be done in the studio.
On your request, I'd 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. Here is also a great place to put any props (balls, bats, etc.) to use!
9. Your senior session will not be fun.
I love what I do; by now, it has become second nature for me to keep our shoots relaxed, enjoyable, and most importantly, fun (for both of us). After joining me for your session, we hope you agree!