When it comes to senior pictures there ares so many things you should do. But what about the mistakes? Trust me, I see three common mistakes people make when it comes to senior pictures. I really don’t want you to make those same mistakes so I’m here to lay them out for you. Read carefully then when you’re off to have your senior pictures done, be sure you keep these three things in mind so that you don’t make the same mistakes so many other people make.
1. It’s just a few pictures: Be sure when you’re taking your senior pictures and ordering them, don’t try to convince yourself that you only need a few pictures. These are your senior pictures and this is a celebration of your last year in high school! Celebrate this moment and keep in mind all your have accomplished to get to this point. When you’re looking through your pictures, pick every picture that you love. Don’t just get a few… be sure you get a lot, especially the ones you really love. This is a reward for you so be sure you really take advantage of all the beautiful pictures. It would be really sad if you thought “man, I wish I had ordered more pictures.”
2. Outfits: These are your senior pictures! Don’t just buy any old outfit or choose an outfit you’ve had for years collecting dust in the closet. Make sure you go out and find an outfit that really sparkles. This is the most important photo shoot you’ll have until you get married. So take the time to be sure you really find an outfit that speaks to you, makes you feel amazing and makes you feel like your true authentic self. If you really love that sparkly dress but you’re not sure if you should get it… GET IT! Branch out and be sure you really find something you love. If you feel like a million dollars on the day of your senior pictures then your pictures will look like a million dollars. Don’t make the mistake of just having some random outfit you really don’t love.
3. Waiting too long: Here is the biggest mistake people make with their senior photos. This is the mistake I see most often and it’s honestly the hardest mistake to make. The one thing you should absolutely not do is wait to long to contact a photographer. Most senior picture photographers are booked and sessions have started by the time July comes around. I am heart broken every year because we have to turn away so many seniors just because our calendar is already booked. It’s always better to get on the calendar early. Not only will you have more dates to pick from but you won’t feel rushed during your senior picture photo shoot. I’d always say to book around spring break of your Junior year. Then your senior pictures are booked and ready to go by the time summer comes around. Trust me… You’ll be so much happier if you do!!
Tell me in the comments… What are some things you think you should do for your senior pictures? I want to hear all of the things you’re doing to get ready for your big day!!