My Seniors are beautiful people with special energy. I work closely with each to bring out the facets of their personalities in the form of visual art. Just as each human being is an individual, each photo shoot is also individual. This is my specialty. I want to get to know who you are and what you love, and bring that out on camera. Your portraits should be a positive reflection of who you are.
My style is natural and relaxed. I like to enhance what’s naturally there rather than trying to create something that isn’t you. I almost always opt to take photos in natural light rather than an artificially lit studio environment. I work directly with my Seniors to choose a location that’s meaningful and photogenic. Below are my top 5 secrets to helping you take the best senior portraits ever!
1. KEEP OUTFITS SIMPLE
This is a big one. Both ladies and gentlemen: avoid logos, mascots, and lots of small patterns at ALL costs unless you’re on a school team and that’s part of your identity! Logos and mascots tend to take the focus off of your beautiful self and small patterns can moire on camera. If you do go with patterns, which can look fabulous, make sure they’re simple, bold, and big.
2.HIRE A PROFESSIONAL FOR HAIR AND MAKEUP
I cannot stress enough: hire a professional to do your hair and makeup. These images we’re taking are going to last a lifetime and become a family treasure throughout decades. It’s important to do everything you can do to make sure they done out as beautifully as possible. I have a fantastic list If hair and makeup professionals that I’ve worked with in the past, so if you need a recommendation, just ask.
3. MANIS & BROWS: SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
We’ll be doing a lot of poses with your hands and a-lot of closeup facial shots. If you need a brow cleanup or some help to make your nails look fab, don’t shy away from having a professional work their magic on you before the session. Choosing a fun nail color can really add a pop of color to your images , so think of getting a mani as an extension of your outfits.
4. DON‘T STRESS ABOUT BLEMISHES
If you wake up in the morning of the shoot and your skin isn’t looking 100% like you want it to, not to worry- I’ve got you covered literally. It’s my job to make your skin look it’s very best in the final edits of your images.
5. GUYS. PLEASE SHAVE. SERIOUSLY.
Guys, trust me. You don’t want to have a 5 o’clock shadow ruining your face closeups. Please shave the morning before the session.
I am now taking bookings for the 2019-2020 school year! Be sure to book your session before the Holidays!!!! Contact me for more info on Senior Sessions.
Book a Senior Session by August 31, 2019 and get 15% off