Senior Portraits are one of the most exciting things a high school senior will do. Some come in very excited to express who they are, in pictures, while others come in annoyed that they have to take another school photo they won’t buy.
That’s where I come in. It’s my job to make the student feel like having their picture taken, is an amazing experience and the outcome will be something both them and their parents will treasure forever. I can’t tell you how many Mommies come in and start crying when they see their baby taking senior portraits. Do you know how many times I’ve heard the phrase, “I can’t believe he’s a Senior already!”?
Here are a few examples of what we are doing….
+ Freestyle - using the Eyelighter (see the half moons in the eyes?)
+ Sports/Personality/Freestyle - using Split Lighting
+ Personality/Freestyle - using Monster lighting
+ Classic Portrait - using Short Loop lighting
Senior Portraits aren’t just “school photos”. They’re a statement. They are a culmination of who the student has become. They are the photos that will complete the entire series of school photos Moms and Dads around the world have been keeping since 1st grade. Allow them to have this. This is what they’ve been looking forward to for 12 years. Just let them have their moment.
There are so many different options for the type of photo to take and what kind of props to have. Let’s be real and honest about it here for a moment.
If the student plays a sport, have them take pictures with their equipment.
Are they in the band? Photos with instruments and letterman jackets are always popular.
Perhaps they’re just the school slut, and don’t have any extra curricular activities. I’d suggest maybe just taking Cap & Gown pictures, if that’s the case. I mean, there’s probably enough slutty photos of your kid floating around. Having them hanging in your house isn’t necessary.
In three days, Senior Season starts. We already have 50 students booked for day one, and it goes all the way through the beginning of August. Sessions take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on how many different looks they’re wanting. Some students will have 20 pictures to choose from, while some will only have four. Keep in mind, the more outfits you bring, the more photo options you get.
Looking at seven different high schools over the next six weeks, each with 500+ students.
Bring. It. On.