When I first met Ana during our first SLP Senior Influencer shoot, she eluded confidence and excitement. The excitement was contagious and it added to my excitement for our shoot as well! Well, fast forward a couple months to her Senior VIP Experience and the excitement, confidence, and love to be in front of the camera was multiplied by 10,000 I swear!
A perk of being an SLP Senior Influencer is that you get a behind the scenes look at my favorite locations to shoot at! Ana decided she wanted to have her photoshoot at Standley Lake because of the variety of backdrops. Her style was on point with a mix of formal and casual outfits! The white dress totally made her dark eyes pop in her images, oh my!
Ana, you are one of a kind- beautiful, intelligent, confident, and loving! You know who you are and are not afraid to show it, I need to take some lessons from you lol. Thank you for choosing me for your senior pictures!
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Tips and tricks that you dont want to forget for your senior portrait session: Senior Portrait Checklist
Your senior portrait session is important! These images will be seen by so many people for years to come. It sits in the yearbook and serves as a memory of who you are in this moment. You and your parents will bring these pictures up for many reasons down the road! Like showing them to your future kids or reminiscing on the high school years with your friends. This is why we want to make sure this experience is as fun and worry free for you as possible. Here’s a checklist of all the things you will want to make sure you complete prior to your shoot and also what you will want to remember to bring with you the day of.
One Month Before Your Shoot
One to Two Weeks Before Your Shoot
A Couple Days Beforehand
The Day Of!
When I first talked with Ava, her love for sunflowers came out. It was clear that we needed to find a location with sunflowers! Luckily, I am friends with the owner of Sol y Sombra Flower Farm in Longmont and she allowed us to photoshoot at her farm. Originally Ava's shoot was scheduled early in the summer, but we quickly found out that sunflowers really start to bloom in August, so we moved back her shoot to catch the beautiful flowers!
The day of Ava's shoot was probably one of the smokiest days last summer due to the wild fires, but it didn't affect the outcome of the photos. I mean Ava is just gorgeous! Looking back at her pictures, you would never guess how hot and smokey that day was. Ava is a true queen!
Ava- thank you for choosing me to take your senior pictures. Your style was spot on and I truly enjoyed getting to know you. You have an amazing smile and I know you will make a difference in this world! Congrats Class of 2021 Graduate!
How do I pick a location for my senior portrait session?: 3 things to consider when picking a location
Colorado is such a beautiful, diverse state (might be biased as I’m a native ;)). It has big cities, little towns, mountains, rivers/lakes, forests, plains, and deserts. This gives you so many different options for a backdrop for your senior pictures. In some cases you could even have a combination of backdrops! You might not know where you want to have your pictures taken (that’s Sarah Lindsay Photography’s job to show you exact locations), but it’s helpful to know what type of background you are looking for. Here’s 3 things to ponder when thinking about the location you want.
What outfits are you wearing for your photos?
If you had to describe your style, what would you say? Do you like vintage? Classic? Chic? Casual? Fancy? A combination of a few? If you aren’t sure what your style is, here’s a link that explains the 10 styles of 2020-2021. Knowing your style and the clothes you want to wear is helpful to picking a location. There are some outfits that just fit better in a natural location whereas some that fit more in an urban setting. You want the vibe of your outfits to match the location.
Think about this. Does country style with a cowboy hat, boots, and a big belt feel more rural or urban? You might feel out of place in an urban location with this outfit choice! You might think more of a natural, dirt road type of location. On the other hand, a business suit to showcase your involvement in DECA might feel more in place at an urban location like in front of the big buildings.
So, stick with the style you are most comfortable in and then find a backdrop that matches that feel!
What do you want your images to say about you 10 years down the road?
This goes along with the first one. In high school you might have been known for your involvement in sports, your love for animals, your professionalism, your free spirit, or your trendy style. Those ‘hats’ you wore in high school are important to who you are right now. We want to capture that person as much as possible. Your outfits, props, and location all play a role in the story your images tell about you.
If you were involved in sports a location that is meaningful to the sport can be great. Or if you want your business side to show through, a location like the courthouse or downtown Denver's busy streets can be perfect. Or if your free spirit wants to shine through, maybe a big field where you can twirl your dress or dance in the water is what you want.
Thinking about the story you want your images to tell is important. The location can amplify your story telling the world more about who you are as this senior! Think about that story!
What time of year are you getting your portraits done?
Colorado’s beauty changes so much based on the season. The colors are constantly changing at any given location. Well minus the buildings if you decide to go urban. But, the natural areas vary. It’s important to consider when you are getting your pictures done. If you want a lush, green background but it’s winter, we might have to find a location that has a lot of pine trees or a mountain that is visible that has growing trees on it. If you want those natural brown tones, in the summer you might have to think about a more desert, dirt/rocky area whereas in the early spring a field with the old tall grass might be perfect!
Time of year affects the look of each location. It’s important to consider how certain areas will look in your time frame!
Book with Sarah now! We will find the perfect location for you that fits you perfectly!