College, guys. It's rough. I have recently had the sudden realization that I GRADUATE NEXT YEAR and it's a little too much to handle. I feel like I have so much I need to accomplish before then!
The thing is, some of you are graduating just months from now! Congratulations in advance! I know it will feel so much more rewarding once you have that diploma in hand. But let me help you make the transition from student-life to adulthood a little easier for you.
I have compiled my top 10 tips for taking perfect senior photos. What better way to enter the professional working world than with photos for your future employers to see when they stalk your Facebook, that don't consist of drunken nights and red Solo cups everywhere. Your college days are soon to be in the past, my friends. Prepare for the future!
So here they are (in no particular order):
- The night before your session, get a good night's sleep. Sleepy, baggy eyes are no fun! I need you looking excited and awake! You're graduating after all!
- Ladies, don't layer on the makeup! This mainly applies to my summer/warm-weather sessions. I don't want y'all to look like you are melting. If you are concerned about that zit that appeared out of no where over night, don't worry! A little editing never hurt anyone but caked makeup definitely has.
- Relax. It's totally normal to be camera shy. If you feel yourself start to tense up, take a second to take a deep breath and shake out those nerves!
- Bring comfortable shoes to walk in. If you plan on wearing dress shoes or heels during your session that you know you have trouble walking in, please bring an extra pair that you can walk from site to site in (especially if we are on campus).
- The more outfits, the better! Bring options. The weather might change or we might change sites. It's better to be over-prepared!
- Are you a summer/warm-weather session? Bring water! Sessions in June are brutal, believe me.
- Invite a friend, family member, or significant other. Candid, laughing pictures are seriously the best, so bring that person that keeps you laughing nonstop!
- Pets and props are encouraged! These photos should show who you are at this time in your life. So bring on the puppies, instruments, and footballs.
- When selecting photos, get a second opinion. When people see photos of themselves they can be extremely critical. Yes, that one hair might be out of place but YOU LOOK FINE. Ask a friend or family member to help you pick the photos you want edited.
- Most importantly, speak up! This is your photo session. If you don't like a certain pose or you want to try something new or go somewhere else, let me know! I want you to be completely satisfied with your session!
Hopefully these tips will help you to feel more prepared before your session! I'm accepting session reservations at all times, just send me a message on my contact page!
Happy stressful last semester of college :)