The pressure to have the perfect senior picture that you want to show off is real. But how do I get that picture? How do I find the photographer that makes me feel the most confident? How do I know if my images will showcase me? There might be a lot of questions running through your head about finding the photographer you trust to take these important images.
Picking a senior photographer can be hard. These pictures last a lifetime and will continue to show up throughout your life. Think about how your grandparents. They have likely pulled out your parents senior pictures and gone on and on about who they were in that moment and how proud they still are. Your parents will end up doing the same thing, trust me. Because of that you want to find that perfect photographer that creates beautiful images you will want your parents to show off for years to come and captures this accomplishment.
Sarah Lindsay Photography offers a unique opportunity for seniors. We want you to understand where we are coming from and how we differ from other photographers. Hopefully this will help ease your mind about getting that perfect senior picture and increase your confidence in choosing us as your senior photographer.
Growing up, I had low self confidence. I didn’t believe in my true beauty and always had an inner battle with myself. I would tell myself you aren’t skinny enough, you don’t have the flashiest clothes, you should wear more makeup. Lots of self defeating talks. Society puts a lot of pressure to be something and I was always trying to live up to that instead of just being me. (To be honest I still sometimes struggle, it's part of life)
Sarah Lindsay understands this. She sees you for exactly who you present yourself as. She will never try to manipulate your appearance or personality to get you to be something else. Her main goal is to capture YOU. Throughout your experience you will find that she genuinely cares what you want and will only provide suggestions to add to this. For example, when deciding what outfits to wear she will walk you through general tips, but allows you to make the final decision. Like it should be, these are your photos!! Another example is that she will guide you in poses that she knows photograph well. However, if a pose feels unnatural, tell her and she will change it up! Or once you are in the pose and she can’t see that genuine smile, she will switch up the pose to capture the genuine smile.
Her main goal is to make sure you feel confident being the true you. Because she understands how beauty standards affect confidence, she does anything she can to empower you to be YOU. To find out more about Sarah Lindsay, click here.
More one on one appointments in the comfort of your home
A lot of photographers offer you an initial phone call, meet you for photos, then an appointment to view/order your images. This probably doesn’t feel super personal and can increase your feelings of worry about having your photos taken. Sarah Lindsay offers you an initial phone call, then an in person design and wardrobe consultation, your session, an in person viewing and ordering appointment, and hand delivers your artwork. Knowing who she was, having personal conversations with her made me feel much more comfortable going into my senior portrait session. It also helps ease my mind about how my pictures would turn out. Think about it, aren’t you more comfortable after you have met the person? The more comfortable you are, the more authentic you we can capture on camera! So, Sarah Lindsay offers more one on one opportunities to increase your comfortability and confidence about getting your pictures taken with her as the photographer.
Life gets busy. Senior year probably feels even more busy than usual. You have so much you want to do this last year of high school. Sarah Lindsay gets it. When you are busy things just start to feel more stressful and we want to avoid adding stress to your life. This is why she makes a point to come to you for every appointment. No time spent in the car driving too and from. This makes your appointment time shorter and gives you more time for other activities! Not only is it nice in regards to time, but also comfort. Don’t you just feel more like yourself in the comfort of your own home? This makes sure that we get to know the authentic you before your shoot and gives you an opportunity to see how products will look in your home! Having all appointments take place in your home has lots of benefits.
Professional hair and makeup included
If you haven’t heard this before, here ya go! For pictures, wear more makeup than you normally would! Your everyday makeup will get lost on camera and the extra makeup will help accentuate your beautiful eyes and other facial features. If you are like me though… doing makeup is hard!! I don’t know how much to wear or even how to do it. So if I was to have my pictures done without a pro doing my makeup, I don't even want to know how they would turn out haha! This is a huge difference from other photographers. Having a built in person who knows how to do makeup for professional shoots is amazing! It eases worries of how your hair and makeup will photograph while also giving you a chance to be pampered! Every girl deserves to be pampered here and there, right?!
More unique artwork choices
Knowing how you want to showcase your images doesn’t come easy. Having more options is a blessing. A lot of photographers offer you the basics: framed, digital prints, canvas art, nothing you haven’t seen before. If that was to happen you might be thinking that I'm not looking for a traditional framed picture. Maybe you are looking for a more modern look like an acrylic print instead. Sarah Lindsay provides you with so many options of how to show your images off traditionally and in so many new ways. To find out more about the artwork options, click here and scroll to page 16!