Your Senior Session Tips

Your Senior Portrait Session can be either one of the most stressful experiences of your senior year, or it could be one of the most enjoyable, positive, and confidence building experiences of your entire life. Here are some tips to help you enjoy your session while also making sure your natural youth, charisma, and amazing personality shine through.

Pampering

  • Make sure you’ve got an even tan. Don’t spend too long out in the sun within three days of your session to ensure you do not burn or have an uneven tan.
  • Pamper yourself a little. Moisturize your skin and scrub away all the dry skin left. Then clean and freshly paint those nails. Guys, you may not want to paint your nails, but make sure they are trimmed and neat.
  • Get plenty of sleep the day before. There is only so much you can do to hide how tired you are and it definitely shows in your pictures when you have large bags under your eyes.
  • Some photographers offer hair and make-up with your session. If you would like it, make sure your photographer offers it in your session or get it done before your Senior Session.

Senior pictures girl in a prom dress

The Style

  • Bring more than one outfit: cap and gown, casual attire, formal attire, a stylish outfit you enjoy. Girls, wear a nice dress that you love to surprise people with. Guys, maybe wear a nice suit or a collared shirt and tie to impress all the women in your life. Wear what you think looks best on you, but don’t be afraid to try new things.
  • Bring props that help you remember your high school years by. Such as a musical instrument, a uniform, sports gear like a football or volleyball, your high school car, or your letterman’s jacket. Remember that your session and photos should be unique to you.

Senior Session girl smiling in flour

The Extras

  • Meet with your photographer for a short brainstorm session about you, what you want to get out of the session, or what your parent(s) or guardian(s) may want out of the session as well. Just make sure you are on the same page.
  • Think ahead of time about what types and sizes of prints you are going to want or need: wallet size, 8×10, 3×5, or maybe a 16×16 canvas. These are all different ratios and only certain pictures will look good in that size. If you know or have an idea of what you would like the photographer can plan in advance.
  • Decide with your photographer on the style of photo you would like whether it be simple portrait or something more unique and creative. Make this decision early so it can be planned into the session.

Join our Senior Reps program to give you more photo opportunities and to allow you to get all of your friends in on the fun also!

Use these tips as well as any advice you can receive from your photographer to capture these special moments in your last year of high school while you can. Make them happy! Make them great!

 

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