WHAT TO EXPECT ON your SENIOR SESSION
First and foremost, my goal is to provide your senior a with a fun and relaxed experience tailored to capture their personality and style! It's all about them, and I'll be there to guide them through the process. At first they may feel a bit awkward, but most get over this initial stage quickly, and it's all fun and games from there.
I'd like your senior to understand that they don't have to force a wide smile in every shot. Our goal is to capture natural expressions and genuine smiles, so it's perfectly ok not to smile in a few pictures. After all, we don't walk around sporting big, cheesy grins all day anyways.
While your senior is welcome to bring props that reflect their special interests, it's important to emphasize that the focus is primarily on capturing their unique personality rather than relying heavily on props.
WHAT TO WEAR
WHEN SELECTING YOUR OUTFITS FOR YOUR SENIOR PHOTO SESSION, CONSIDER THESE THREE GUIDELINES:
- Dress for the weather. Always choose outfits suitable for weather conditions. My goal is to ensure you are comfortable during the session. If you're sweating or freezing, it can be very challenging to capture relaxed and natural looking photos and I absolutely cannot Photoshop out the goosebumps.
- Keep environment in mind. Tailor your outfit to the location. In natural settings, opt for warm and earthy tones, while industrial areas can benefit from high-contrast (black and white) clothing with playful patterns and prints. Generally, I recommend avoiding graphic-heavy or wordy shirts for your casual or dressy outfit.
- Plan multiple outfits. Depending on the type of session you've booked, it's a good idea to prepare several outfits. Consider categories like Casual, Dressy, and Uniquely You when selecting your attire.
Why are these pictures important?
As you prepare for your child's senior pictures, it's important to recognize that these photographs hold a profound significance that extends far beyond being mere portraits. They serve as poignant reminders of the incredible journey you've embarked on together, a journey that has nurtured and raised truly remarkable individuals. These young adults, your children, are not only beautiful but also smart, funny, and uniquely quirky in their own wonderful ways.
These photographs capture more than just their physical appearance; they encapsulate the very essence of your children—their personalities, dreams, and aspirations. They freeze a moment in time, a moment that symbolizes the culmination of years filled with love, guidance, and unwavering support.
As parents, when you look at these images, you can't help but be filled with a deep sense of pride and gratitude. They are a testament to the extraordinary people your children have grown into, a testament to the countless sacrifices and joys you've shared throughout their journey.
So, as you embark on this important step in your child's life, remember that senior pictures are not just about celebrating the present; they are also about embracing the future. They beautifully capture your child's transition into adulthood, marking the beginning of a new chapter filled with boundless possibilities.