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Prepping For Your Senior Picture Session

August 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

MaineSeniorPictureBeachMaineSenior Senior pictures are an exciting time for many young adults as they enter into their final year of high school. This is the first of many fun parts of a student's senior year. I have included a few tips and tricks below to help you have the best experience possible! 

Choose Your Photographer

After gathering recommendations from friends and families, reading reviews, viewing samples of the photographers work, and speaking with the photographer you must choose which one fits right for you. When choosing the photographer take into consideration not only the work they have done on other seniors, but also how comfortable you will be as you do not want to feel stiff and nervous at your session. 

What to Bring

Begin to look at what your plan for props and outfits will be for your session. Make sure to speak with your photographer on how many outfits and props they would suggest. I usually suggest no more than 3 outfit changes and a couple of props (if you would like). This is just so we will have plenty of time to show in each outfit and outfit changes tend to take up a big chunk of time. Examples of props may be a guitar, basketball, car or another one of your hobbies! 

What Captures You Best

When deciding on what to wear pick an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Your senior pictures should capture you at your best and at this exact moment in your life. I suggest picking a variety of looks that capture each of your personalities. For example, a casual outfit that you feel confident and yourself in, an outfit involved with a hobby of yours, and finally an outfit of your choice whether that is a bit more dressy or anything of your choosing. 


Deciding on your location of photos is something many of us may overlook, however, it can really make a photo pop. There are many different examples of locations for photo sessions such as downtown, field, garden, barn, and more. Speak with your photographer and see if she has any secret spots they enjoy photographing clients at. Make sure to choose a location that feels right to you.

Your senior pictures are something that you do once in your life and you want to have the best session you possibly can. Follow these tips and tricks and you’ll be sure to have a great time and great photos to look back on for a lifetime. 


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