Hey babe! Can you believe it?! The moment is finally here. Your senior year. I remember that season of my life like it was yesterday. In high school, it brought all those memorable moments and the emotions that came with them. Prom night, telling my parents I was staying at a friend’s house when I really went out to a party… (only the second party of my high school life I might add). Having to say goodbye to all the teachers I had grown so close to over the last 4 years. Graduation. And finally saying goodbye to all my friends because I decided to go to college 500 miles away. You probably have a lot of weird emotions going through your head too. As weird as they might be, you’ll want to hold on to them!
One of my favorite experiences from my senior year though was having my pictures done. My photographer was a lady I babysat for and had grown close to. She was even a mentor to me during the early stages of my photographer and I’m so thankful for her! We drove around to all sorts of places and she listened to every idea I had and made it come to life. I still look back on the pictures she did for me and they instantly take me back to that time and fill me with all those good emotions. In a time when I was struggling to understand who I was, Jaime helped me discover me. (See below, me spring of 2012) ??
The term senior applies whether you’re graduating high school or college. I didn’t have pictures done my senior year of college and I kind of regret it. Okay, I really regret it. But my senior year I also did senior pictures for my best friends and we had such a blast.
All of this applies to boys too! (See the #1, #2, #4 of the Why section below and I’ll tell you). The pampering part is targeted more towards the ladies, but guys need to get them done too!
There’s never a right or wrong time to take your Senior Portraits (unless of course you choose January – when it’s the coldest here or July / August – when it’s the hottest here). As with all my sessions, I like to start Senior Portraits 2 hours before sunset. Right when that Golden Hour starts. As far as the time of year goes, it’s totally up to you and the vibe you’re going for! Personally my favorite is Spring, right before you graduate. Reason 1 is that it’s started to warm up, flowers are blooming, and it’s such a pleasant time. Reason 2 is that you usually get your cap & gown around then and I love incorporating them in to pictures!
You might be thinking ‘why do I even need to bring anything to the session? It’s all about me, isn’t it?’ And you’re exactly right! It is all about you and we want that to show in your portraits!
I hope this helped you decide what to do for your Senior Portraits! Stay tuned for my next post in the series… Fashion Trends and How to Avoid Embarrassing Mistakes.
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Hey babe! Can you believe it?! The moment is finally here. Your senior year. I remember that season of my life like it was yesterday. In high school, it brought all those memorable moments and the emotions that came with them. Prom night, telling my parents I was staying at a friend’s house when I […]
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