When it comes to senior portraits its all about having the most unique, amazing senior portraits. No one wants their portraits to look exactly like all of their friends portraits. So how do you make sure you get a session that is one of a kind and exactly what you want? Here are my 5 best tips for an amazing senior portrait experience!
Choosing your photographer
When planning senior portraits one of the hardest things is choosing your photographer. There are so many in the Denver area that finding the right one for you can be overwhelming! A few things to think about. While it may seem that all photographers offer the same services, photographing you, the actual level of service from one photographer to the next can vary greatly. While some photographers simply shoot pictures and burn them to a disk, others retouch and deliver on an online gallery and others will fully edit and help you choose custom wall art and gift prints. There are many steps in between but you get the idea. In addition there are photographers who book your date and tell you where to meet them, and there are photographers like myself who help you plan clothing, makeup, the perfect location, themes or specialty shots, customize the session to meet your needs and desires and design something that will fit your home decor! If you are looking for a truly unique one of a kind session choosing a photographer who will help you create that is a must!
Incorporate your interests or try something adventurous
Senior portraits are all about remembering your high school experience so taking some photos of you doing what you love is a must. But not everyone plays a sport or instrument so how do you show your personality? Sessions with me can incorporate your interests in a variety of unique ways. Do you love to read? Lets plan part of your shoot at a local library or bookstore. Into shopping and fashion? Lets show off your style with some unique shots shopping at Cherry Creek, Pearl Street or 16th Street mall. Or maybe a trash the dress portion of your session is more your style. Love hiking? I would love to hike up your favorite trail for a mountain top session! I am open to your fun adventurous ideas or willing to share a few ideas of my own! When you book your session tell me what you are into and we can create something great together!
Hair and makeup
You want to look your best for your session so I recommend having a professional makeup artist present at your shoot. That’s right you can not only have your makeup done by a professional but have them there to touch up and make sure you look your best during the shoot! Contact Miriam Beauty for more info. In addition to makeup Miriam can also do hair which I highly recommend, having someone there just to make sure your hair and makeup look fabulous means your photographer can focus on getting the best images possible and not on flyaway hairs!
Guys you may be thinking this tip isn’t for you be you can hire Miriam just to make sure your skin is shine free for your portraits. Especially for hot summer photo shoot this is a great idea!!
Bring several different looks
I am going to talk all about the 3 kinds of clothes to bring to your shoot next week on my blog but for now here is a quick overview. You want to bring not only a variety of looks (formal and casual) but a variety of accessories. Make sure to bring shoes, jewelry, hats, sunglasses and your letter jacket to the shoot!
Bring a friend
I always offer a friend or family shot included in the price of your senior session so don’t be afraid to bring along your best friend, boyfriend or girlfriend or have your family come prepared to get a quick family portrait.
I hope these tips help make your senior session amazing!! Tell me what you think in the comments!
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Truth Photography is a full service Northglenn Colorado based portrait company. Photographer Jennifer Tavera specializes in creating a unique photo session that will be an adventure for your child or family and turning the finished portraits into beautiful wall art for your home. For more information on my sessions join my insiders club at bit.ly/TruthPhotoInsiders