Hello Class of 2023! You’re SENIORS now, yassssssss! It’s FINALLY your turn for all the fun of being a senior and that definitely starts with senior pictures!
Have you started your search for your senior photographer yet? Here are some helpful tips on booking your senior photographer:
Know your style.
The world of senior photography is filled with variety. Are you a run with the pack, craving what your friends got kinda person? Or, are you someone who really desires something unique and distinct, something that feels less cookie-cutter? When you’re checking out a photographer’s website, do you see the same poses and camera angles on each person? Can you get a feel for each individual person’s personality? If so, what do you think of that? Is that a good thing or a bad thing for you?
We may be the photographers for you if you have tons of personality that you NEED captured! Take Lillian below. She’s a total rock star in front of the camera. Hopefully, you get a feel for all of the aspects of her personality, not just one expression, but alllll of them. Her commanding confident face, her sweet smile, her silliness, and her adventurous spirit (take a look at how we ended the session!!). We specialize in personality, all kinds. We’ve been blessed to photograph big loud personalities as well as folks who might be considered introverts. We love it all as long as it’s the real YOU. If that’s your thing, let’s connect!
Do some recon for your parents.
Each photographer will have a different way of doing business, offering various types of sessions and products. For instance, does the photographer you’re looking into provide hair and makeup, like Lillian’s session below? (If this interests you, you’ll love our Deluxe Senior Session) How does your photographer plan to make sure you love everything about your session? Do the research you can and then give your parents the scoop: photographer website, contact info, basic details. From there, the person who will be paying and signing any contracts should be the one to discuss booking and scheduling with the photographer. Once your session is booked with us, we bring the senior into the discussion to the degree they want to be included. We highly value hearing from you, the one getting their picture taken, on what you really want your pictures to be like!
When is the best time for senior pictures?
If there is one thing we hear A LOT, it’s that things are just so dang busy for the families who wait til Fall or Spring for their senior pictures. We cannot recommend scheduling sooner rather than later ENOUGH. What are your days like once school starts? If the answer is FULL, then now is better than later. Like, seriously, do yourself (and your parents) the biggest favor and get your senior pictures taken care of now, during the summer, when you have more room in your schedule. Plus, the weather is just incredible in June compared to July and August AND you know you’re ahead of all those school yearbook deadlines too.
Did we leave anything out? What questions can we answer for you to help you on the journey to find your senior photographer?