Gone are the days of super cheesy, posed studio photos. You won't see any Olin Mills inspired sessions from any of your more popular senior photographers, that's for sure! And you DEFINITELY will not see seniors draped over a giant 2018 or posing with their hand under their chin.
1. IT'S ALL ABOUT NATURAL LIGHT
Hello Texas sun!! Senior portraits that embrace natural light are often more authentic-looking than a more posed session. You can get that vibe of "hey, look at me... just hanging in the park"... as opposed to very staged and "cold"!
2. THE MORE THE MERRIER
Upcoming graduates are ALL about doing senior photos with friends, significant others and groups! This is a great way to get some interaction between friends and capture those relationships! Just be sure to get some individual shots as well - nothing is more awkward than having all your senior photos with your significant other and breaking up after graduation! A-W-K-W-A-R-D!!
3. THEMES ARE "IN"
Love your car? Are you all about music? Is gymnastics your life? It's totally fine to incorporate what you love most into your senior session!
4. CANDIDS 4-EVER
There is a time and a place to pose but nothing captures your personality like a good candid. A great photographer can get these without you even realizing she is doing it!
5. HAIR AND MAKEUP AND WARDROBE, OH MY!!
Many senior girls are splurging to have their hair and makeup done professionally and their wardrobe styled for their session. Most photographers can recommend a hair and makeup artist and are happy to talk through your wardrobe with you. I often have clients send me snapshots of outfits they are contemplating.
For guys: casual, more dressed up (think suit) and then a hobby (baseball, trumpet, etc.)
For girls: casual, a pretty dress and something that is really "you"... this can be a hobby or one of your signature looks (I went to high school with a girl who wore orange Converse every single day!!)
6. A COOL OR UNIQUE LOCATION
A park is great but not everyone is into nature. Are you more edgy? What about a graffiti wall in the arts district? Or a cute downtown area. Let your imagination fly!
It's not too late to book senior photos for 2018 graduates! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the calendar ASAP!!