Tips for An Awesome Senior Portrait Session


1.    The Photographer
Sure your friend may have a good camera, but that doesn’t make them a good photographer. Your photographer truly needs to be an artist, someone with a vision, talent and enough creative experience to give you the photos you’re dreaming of.


2.     Outfits
Choose outfits that reflect your unique personality! Be true to yourself. Instead of choosing five or six “okay” outfits, choose three awesome outfits!
a.     One dressy: a gorgeous dress with heels
b.     One casual: your favorite jeans, shoes and a nice top
c.      One that is uniquely you!
Don’t forget to accessorize either! Choose funky statement jewelry that compliments your outfits, but doesn’t overwhelm or take the focus of your beautiful face either.


3.     Props
While clothes are certainly known to “make the man,” the right prop will tell your story. Are you a cheerleader? Nothing says it better than your pom-poms. Love to read? Bring a stack of your favorite books. Play a sport? A volleyball or a softball say it all.


4.     Appearance
How often do you get to have your hair and make-up professionally done? That’s right, almost never! Schedule that appointment the day of your photo session so you’ll love, and feel, your absolute best!


5.     Be on time and be ready

Photography all comes down to light. Some of the best photos you’ve seen were probably done with natural light. The best light during the day lasts about two hours, so make sure  you’re on time and have everything in order to ensure you get as much time in front of the lens as possible. The best way to do that? Have three boxes to hold your outfits, accessories and prop: one for each of your three photo ideas.

And remember: relax and be you! Your photographer is a professional, they know how to pose you, your outfit and your props in ways that will make you look your best: beautiful, magical, unforgettable.




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