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How to bring personality into your senior portrait session

Updated: May 14

When it comes to Senior Portraits, I want my seniors to show up as their most authentic self. The first half of that process is me getting to the senior prior to our session. What things or interest the senior has, any sports played, a family pet, etc... The second part of that process is choosing a few locations that showcase your personality and how we can incorporate different outfits. If you're planning your senior portrait session, check out these items below on how to bring out your personality at your photo shoot!

  • Choose a location that reflects who you are - Are you into urban, cityscapes? Or more into nature? What about the ocean? We could head to your soccer field. Better yet, the Midway at the State Fair!

  • Bring a few props or outfits that reflect your interests - e.g. your cheerleading outfit, your dog, ballet shoes, cowboy boots, your guitard, drumsticks, car, letterman jacket, football helmet, converse, etc... The options are endless!

  • Consider asking your photographer to capture you doing something you love - e.g. riding your horse for a few photos, in your prom dress, dancing, shooting a few hoops, playing violin, or hanging out with your pet! I had so many 2020 seniors whose proms were cancelled. So some requested to wear their prom dresses for their sessions. My 2021 seniors are welcome to do the same!

  • Get the smiling photos for mama, but don’t be afraid to be silly! Make funny faces, laugh, have fun!! I'll use prompts to try and get you to give me those big laughing smiles. But your end of the bargain is to be open-minded about getting a little silly with me.

  • Bring unique props, like smoke bombs or confetti! We'll make magic with either.

No matter what you choose to incorporate in your session, it will be uniquely yours! If there is something you were thinking of, but I didn't include on here, that doesn't mean we can't include it. Just shoot me a note and we'll make it happen!