Your senior picture day is here! You’ve got your outfits picked out, the location is decided and the day is just around the corner. But what kinds of pictures do you have to have? The options of the kind of senior pictures are endless. Posed, candid, outside, inside, dressed up, casual… I could go on and on about what you would want for your senior pictures and really, whatever you want and whatever makes you feel most confident is going to be best. But, if you want some help and want to narrow down what you are thinking, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve come up with the top 5 senior pictures you’ll want to be sure to get during your photo shoot- and truly, they never disappoint!
What isn’t to love about a long, flowy gown? Throw a beautiful landscape behind you, let me capture the lighting perfectly and ta-da! You have a glamorous, model like photograph that is not only breathtaking but something to cherish forever. If you have a closest full of these fancy gowns, I can’t wait to come help you find the one that will be the perfect dress to wear. With my VIP experience, I help you choose your outfit and be sure it’s something you love and are comfortable in. If you don’t have a closet full of these dresses, don’t worry. Search around online and find something you love. The Bridal Collection- Occasions has tons of these kinds of dresses and even a quick Amazon search will give you a lot to choose from. If you’re someone who doesn’t love wearing fancy outfits or don’t think you can pull it off… it’s worth a try. If you’re not comfortable, we’ll change outfits and continue on our way. But it’s always worth being open minded and trying something new!
I think the best thing you can wear is something that shows off who you are, and what makes you comfortable. Wearing your everyday clothes just lets your inner self shine through more than any other outfit. Having some pictures where you’re more casual allows you to play, let loose and enjoy the day. The fancy clothes are fun, but it’s remembering what clothes make you you that you will appreciate years down the line. If it were up to me, I’d go with classic jeans, a cute t-shirt and my converse. There is just something classic, playful and down to earth about that combo that I would appreciate. So whether you choose your favorite sweatshirt, a baseball cap you can’t live without or a bright sundress that you can twirl around in you’ll never be upset by the look and feel of your casual senior pictures.
I am truly inspired by girls who pursue sports, music, theatre.. anything that they feel passionate about. When you’ve dedicated so much time, energy and love into something during the last four years (or more) you should celebrate that dedication. What better way to remember your achievements then through your senior pictures? Bring your medals, letterman jacket, soccer ball, pom-poms or violin. Bring whatever you love and let’s take the moment to reward your hard work with beautiful pictures you’ll have forever. How empowering is it to look at these kinds of pictures and say “I am proud of all I’ve accomplished!” I say it’s pretty dang impressive. Heck, are you a gymnast? Let’s do some flips and get some fun action shots- I love something new and exciting!
#4: Golden Hour
What do you think of when you hear the word golden hour? Maybe you think of sweet Golden Retrievers? Maybe Kacey Musgraves pops into your head and you just can’t stop singing the sweet melody. For me, golden hour will always be the perfect time of day when the sun is just about to set and the beautifully warm glow the sun gives off makes everything you photograph absolutely stunning. Just look at this golden hour picture! There is such a warm feeling to golden hour and makes everything about the picture look magical. I’d definitely suggest golden hour pictures for any photo shoot you are going to have. You can never go wrong with this kind of picture and you’ll be so glad you took advantage of nature’s perfect timing when you get your photos back.
One of the most popular type of senior picture clients always want to have are water side pictures. There is a reason this type of picture is the most popular… just look at the outcome! The movement the water brings to a picture is stunning and there is something calming and beautiful about water. I think water side pictures really give you lots of opportunities to let go, feel free and have beautiful backdrops. Whether you choose to go in the water, sit next to the water or even just splash and play in the water, you can never go wrong. I think water side pictures are timeless and look beautiful no matter where you have them framed in your home. I love when the location girls choose have a water option there. It gives us more chances for pictures that are memorable, exciting and beautiful all at once. So, what do you think? Are you sold on water pictures yet?
So here you have it! My top 5 senior picture ideas that never disappoint. Of course, I have tons of other ideas up my sleeve and always happy to help you find exactly what you are looking for, but if you just need somewhere to start for ideas, this blog is a good place to start! Share it with your friends if they’re struggling to come up with ideas. I’m sure you have some friends who would love some help to ensure their senior picture experience is absolutely perfect.