When you take your senior photos, I have something important to tell you. You deserve to feel beautiful, confident and relaxed during the day. I know you might think you don’t feel that way but I’m telling you… If you feel those things, your pictures will be more beautiful than you could have ever expected. Some of you might not know how to feel that way or some of you might be nervous to feel that way. No matter what though, I really want you to truly believe that you deserve to feel amazing on the day of your senior pictures. I want to help get you there!!
First thing is first… You deserve to feel beautiful. You’re most beautiful. This day is an exciting day and is a culmination of all you have achieved the past four years and more. So you deserve to feel beautiful. But what things can happen that make you feel less than beautiful? Hair and makeup is a big piece to the puzzle that can make or break your senior pictures. Did you know that makeup appears lighter in pictures? For this reason, I would always suggest that you don’t do your own makeup. I would always be sure you find a trusted and vetted makeup artist. These people would be sure that you don’t look pale or like an orange lollipop in your pictures. They will make you look natural and beautiful.
Another thing that might limit you from feeling beautiful is the support people you bring. This topic is always a little sensitive but remember, the people you bring is truly your choice and only your choice. Let’s just imagine this scenario. You have beautiful hair and makeup. You are excited for the day, then you put on the outfit you’ve been dying to wear. Then, out of the blue, a family member or friend says something snarky about the outfit. Or they make a face of disapproval. I don’t think you will be feeling you’re most beautiful in that situation. All that is to say, be sure you surround yourself with supportive, kind and trusted people during your photo shoot. Those people will be the people who make you smile and feel beautiful. Those people are the ones you want close. Think about who you want as your support people wisely.
Confidence. We’ve all had moments in life where we feel it and other moments when we don’t. The day of your senior photo shoot is a day you really want to feel it. You might be a little nervous going into your senior pictures because you want those pictures to turn out perfectly. Here is the single thing that can make or break your confidence during your senior pictures. Your photographer. Your photographer should know how to bring out your natural smile. They should know how to pose you, what to say during the photo shoot, and they should know the best ways to make you laugh. Trust me, there are photographers out there who do not know how to do any of these things. Some photographers won’t know how to pose you and they may not know the words to help guide you through a session. I can tell you that Jessica and I combined have 20 years of experience posing clients and pumping them up to feel their absolute best.
You know that feeling when the world just melts away. Everything is working the way it should and you are cool as a cucumber? That’s the feeling of being relaxed. When you take your senior pictures, the more relaxed you can be the better your pictures will turn out. So what are ways you can feel more relaxed? My suggestion is think of ways to help you feel relaxed before, during and after your pictures. There is so much going on and so much to plan and organize it’s best to have strategies to keep you calm. That’s where I come in. At Sarah Lindsay Photography, I take care of everything. I help you plan, choose outfits, stay calm and then I also take care of the artwork after. I do it all so you don’t have to worry about a thing. The more relaxed you can be the better your pictures will be. I want to help you and I want to give you an experience of a lifetime. Reach out, chat! Let’s get you on the calendar. Spots are filling up quickly so be sure you reach out today.