Planning Your Senior Portrait Session.
So make sure to start planning your senior portrait session at the end of your junior year in high school. You will have more time to be photographed in the summer when the weather is good and the days long. OR, like I did with Lexi here, in the fall of your senior year – BUT plan it early, there are only so many weekends in October and the weather is not always good. I ALWAYS make rain dates.
Big Changes Ahead.
Once a student graduates from High School, everything changes. It happened with my two sons. The changes personally and physically are enormous. In fact, every parent of my high school senior portrait clients say the same thing one year later, “We are so happy we had a senior portrait safari with you, our daughter has grown up so much since then!”
Interview Photographers in you area.
Find an experienced photographer and look at their work. Make a date to chat with them in person well in advance so you can get a session date that works for you. There are limited weekends for fall portrait dates at the peak of color. I will shoot during the week if school schedules allow. I usually meet many weeks prior to our session for 30 minutes or so. We discuss what kind of photos my senior wants, I tell them how I work with my seniors in order to capture who they are right now. I show them photo samples, possible locations, what to bring to the session and find out what they want to do with the photographs after the shoot. I show them wall prints, books and albums that I have created for previous clients to get an idea of what they might like for themselves.
Meet Lexi, a young lady who loves riding horses. She could not bring a horse, so she brought her saddle. We had a great day on the Joshua Trust property near my studio and made some great portraits last fall. Take a look here-
Then we had a change of clothes and continued our ‘photo safari’ to a few more of my favorite autumn locations and made these images below.
Stay tuned for more senior portrait session photos coming soon!
Contact me anytime if you are interested in planning your senior portrait session. If you are a junior in high school, let’s start a conversation to see if I am the right photographer for you!
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