Welcome to the beginning of adulthood. It seems scary, this magical time between one major milestone of graduating high school and starting the next of moving out and creating your own life. Trust me. I have been there! Looking back now, I wish I could go back and just savor those moments for a few minutes more. You studied, you tested, you worked hard for years, and the time is officially here!
Have fun. Seriously, don’t stress about what to wear, what to do, or where to go for your session. Think about how great it will be to express yourself and show off in front of a camera. You’re young and hip, right? Embrace it, and be you.
Making Your Senior Session Stand Out From The Rest
You have been Pinteresting what seems like forever now looking for ways to stand out from other seniors uniquely. You find yourself running out of ideas and continuously searching for something that makes you different. Honestly, it is not as easy as you would think it is! Your senior session should be a reflection of who you are. I would love to share some information to help give you ideas of what you can do!
Something You Love Doing
Try incorporating a skill, sport, hobby, or passion into your session. No matter where the future takes you, an image that shows what you love doing pauses this time in history. I have captured sessions of a senior riding her barrel racing horse, another guy in his wrestling gear, and another who loves the ocean and thought it would be grand to have shots taken while paddle boarding.
We all have our preferences. The site of where we shoot can be essential and should go along with your personal style and personality. Do you want to shoot by the water, grassy field, urban setting, or indoors?
Again, I want to showcase you in your natural element and your personality! Wear a uniform, bring a furry friend, or a vehicle you have put some major work into. Think outside the box because the options are endless!
Diversify your shots. I allow you up to 3 outfit changes depending on your session. We can get the standard shots, but let's use some of those changes to let your personality shine via your outfit. Be the best version of you, be extra!
Move Your Body
Get away from just posing! Let's catch you in action and work on being in the moment for more natural photos. Of course, we will do structured poses as well, but seeing you do your thing will make great shots for you to share with family and friends.
This one can be tough. I have worked with several seniors who have older relatives (grandparents, aunts, uncles) that they have asked to come along for their shoot. Getting a shot with them while you are in your senior repertoire creates a great photo along with memories that last forever.
Now that you have a few nifty ideas, I can’t wait to see what you decide on doing. Your senior session will be a lot of fun, and one day, you will reminisce on these special times of young adulthood. Remember, be yourself! Everyone else is already taken.
Senior Session Investments
One-Hour Senior Session $250
Two-Hour Senior Session $375
Three-Hour Senior Session $500
Now Offering College Reveal Sessions!
Choosing what college you will attend is a big deal and major life decision! It's a four year plus commitment that will carry with you for the rest of your life. I can't think of a better way to reveal it to the world than a photo! So grab your new college gear (sweatshirt, hat, or don your new college colors), and let's get to work!
I recently shot a photo reveal session for a soon to be college freshman. We captured her school spirit, excitement, and even mom's anxiety in her images. It was a fantastic, exhilarating experience! What I didn't expect was the call from mom a week later. She called to thank me for the pictures, and then continued to tell me about the party they had for the reveal. Family and friends came over; they grilled out, had cake, opened fits, and read cards. They had smoke bombs that released her school colors and then passed out wallets we had made from her reveal shoot. The part that got me was when mom described it as ‘an important and uplifting time for my daughter as she heads out into the world. It made me realize how important it is to encourage and build up our kids when they embark on their college journey.
Not every reveal has to be so extravagant, and you can choose your style. It's the memories and excitement that you and your child get while sharing your photos. I am sure this senior felt so encouraged and ready for their big move in adulthood.
I want to thank you for the opportunity to participate in these photos. They bring so much joy to me, knowing that I was able to create these beautiful memories for you and your family. So flip the tassel and toss the graduation cap as you move on into life's next big journey.