Now that school is back in session, it's time to start thinking about senior portraits. Here are some helpful tips for your senior portrait session:
- Wear clothes that represent you. If you play a sport, bring your uniform (if you can). If you're in AG, bring your blue jacket. If you like to make a fashion statement, bring your swaggest outfit. In fact, bring a couple of different outfits and ways to change up your looks. Scarves for girls and jackets for boys work great. Try to avoid loud patterns and colors that wash out your skin and make you look like an extra from Fear of the Walking Dead.
- Bring some props. Bring that trumpet, chess board, or copy of Catcher in the Rye. If your car is your "bae", ask to shoot some portraits with it. In twenty years, you'll want to look back on these portraits and think, "Wow, I really thought that was cool??"
- Pick a location that has lots of possibilities. A park is great, but a park with a nearby brick wall is even better. Think about shooting portraits at your school and one other location to get variety.
- Don't be afraid to mix it up. You may think a pose feels awkward, but try it...it may turn out goals. Your photographer will give you some guidance on how to get those traditional, "mom-approved" shots and then those awesome ones you'll want to share with your friends.
- Choose a photographer you're comfortable with. Talk to your potential photographer ahead of time and see if you connect. The best photographers will make you feel comfortable so you'll enjoy the experience and laugh a lot. Then you'll end up with some awesome senior portraits!
We here at Aaron Roe Photography would love to be your senior portrait photographer! We'll work with you to make sure you're comfortable and get the shots you want. Or if you have no idea what you want, we'll throw some ideas out there and see what you like.
We have a senior portrait special right now. Check out the details here.