If your senior portrait session is right around the corner, it’s likely you are wondering how to best prep for your senior pictures. You’ve done all the work to find the perfect photographer, choose a date, plan your outfits, and even know who will be joining you. But following a few easy tips can help ensure you have the most amazing photo shoot possible.
This may seem obvious, but it really helps to get organized!
When my seniors arrive at their photo shoot I like to go over our outfit and location plan. We will take a look at their wardrobe choices and decide where we should photograph each one. Likely, I will have you start in your least favorite outfit. The light is a little harsher, you aren’t as relaxed yet, so it’s a great way to get started. That way, by the time we get to your absolute favorite outfit choice, you are more relaxed, the lighting is at it’s best, and the most amazing photos tend to happen.
A photo shoot “emergency kit” is a fantastic way to make sure you keep looking your best for your entire photo shoot. Some items you may like to include:
I always take a combination of close up and distance photos. Closer images are a wonderful way to show off your personality and expression. It helps to attend to a few details before your senior session to make sure you are looking your best.
If you have some facial blemishes it’s okay! I repeat, it’s okay! Don’t spend any time worrying over them. Picking at your face and applying drying, irritating products, is the worst thing to do. That just causes red, blotchy, flaky skin. And that is much harder to remove in post processing. I always discuss with my seniors their concerns. Most often it is worry over blemishes. I will always ask first, but part of my editing process is to pay attention to those details and remove them if wanted, since they are a temporary addition to your looks. So relax and show up to your session with confidence.
I know this one sounds a little bit cliche, but self care is so important. It not only contributes to a healthy look. Arriving at your senior session feeling your best will make the day of your photo shoot so much more fun. And a big part of senior portrait sessions is having fun and enjoying the day.
Your senior photo shoot should be a ton of fun! Following a few simple tips can help make sure you arrive prepared, relaxed, and ready to take amazing pictures that show off your natural beauty and unique personality. To learn more about my Senior Experience, book, or inquire, click the buttons below. I love helping seniors plan their dream photo shoot.
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