6 Steps to Plan your Senior Photos

Senior year is a momentous time in a young person’s life, filled with achievements, milestones, and memories that will last a lifetime. One of the most exciting parts of senior year is capturing those memories through a senior photo session. Whether you’re a senior yourself or a parent helping to plan the session, careful preparation can ensure that the photos reflect your personality and style. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to plan a memorable senior photo session that you’ll cherish for years to come. We will be sharing Brooke + Luke’s Senior photos today as inspiration for the points we are talking about in this post!

Step 1: Choose the Right Photographer

The first step in planning your senior photo session is selecting the right photographer. Look for someone whose style aligns with your vision and who has experience working with seniors. Ask for recommendations from friends and family or search online for local photographers. Take the time to view their portfolios to ensure their work resonates with you.

Step 2: Determine Your Style and Location

Consider the style of photos you want – whether it’s classic, modern, or artistic – and choose a location that complements that style. Do you prefer urban settings, natural landscapes, or somewhere with sentimental value, like your favorite park or school campus? Discuss your ideas with your photographer to find the perfect backdrop for your photos.

Step 3: Plan Your Outfits

Your outfits play a crucial role in your senior photos, so plan them carefully. Choose outfits that make you feel confident and reflect your personality. Avoid busy patterns or logos that can distract from your face. Consider bringing multiple outfits to add variety to your photoshoot. Having a more formal look, as well as a fun casual look that portrays where you are choosing to go to College is often a great combo!

Step 4: Schedule Hair and Makeup

Consider scheduling hair and makeup appointments for the day of your photo session. Professional hair and makeup can enhance your natural beauty and give you an extra boost of confidence in front of the camera. If you prefer to do your own hair and makeup, practice beforehand to ensure you achieve the look you want.

Step 5: Skip the DIY Faux Tan

Having glowy gorgeous skin DOES look great on camera, but having orange hands, or uneven spray tan lines in your photos is NOT IDEAL. My best advice is to skip the faux tan altogether. If you have your heart set on a faux tan, be sure to book with a very experienced spray tanner well ahead of time, so they can walk you through when to book, and best ways to keep your tan streak free for your photoshoot.

Step 6: Relax and Have Fun

On the day of your senior photo session, relax and enjoy the experience. Trust your photographer to capture your best angles and guide you through poses that showcase your personality. Be yourself and let your natural smile shine through. Remember, this is a celebration of you and your accomplishments, so embrace the moment and have fun with it! If Mom+Dad are joining at the session, be sure to wear something cute too! I love to snag a few photos of you WITH your senior, as a keepsake memory for you!

Planning a senior photo session is an exciting opportunity to capture memories that will last a lifetime. By following these steps and putting thought into every detail, you can ensure that your photos reflect who you are and the journey you’ve been on throughout your high school years. So, embrace the process, enjoy the moment, and get ready to create some beautiful memories!

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