Senior Session Tips
High School Senior Casuals
Today's High School Seniors are incredibly fun. Each session is as unique as the person being photographed. Whether it be quiet and
thought provoking, very contemporary, sports related or challenging locations. Today's seniors demand high skill levels from qualified
photographers to capture the memories of this important chapter in their lives. Clothing tends to be livelier, brighter and typically
exactly what you like to wear (even light patterns). Be careful on the sleeveless shirts unless you love your arms. White is a
challenging color. Limit your whites to one outfit if you can. The more we know about you the better! Be careful not to spend a long day
at the lake or golf course the day before your session. A tired red face can be difficult to photograph and not to much fun either!
We typically do no more than two sessions per day. Please take your session date and time as seriously as we do. Once you're scheduled,
a consultation takes place on the phone or in our studio. Your session date is planned and designed especially for you with props, backgrounds,
locations and appropriate equipment. Reschedules without good cause are a disappointment and use up a limited slot someone else could have used!
Hey Cover girl!
We advise you wear your makeup in your normal style. Simply apply it slightly heavier than normal. Note: Avoid makeup with an SPF in it.
Although it is good for your skin in the sun, the SPF tends to create a shine. You can further control shine by using a translucent powder.
We are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Do not worry if it rains on your scheduled session day. We will reschedule your session or allow you to trade its value for digital effects.
No need to fret; all of your finished portraits will be retouched so don't worry if your complexion breaks out right before your session.
We warn you not to over-do the tanning bed or sun. Your skin will have a natural luster and color if you let it rest from tanning for three days before your session.
Don't forget to accessorize! Hats, scarves, jewelry, boots, jackets, belts, and coats make stylish additions to your basic outfits.
Accessories contribute to a variety of looks for your portrait collections.
Personal props help visually define who you are. Some popular choices are: sports equipment, musical instruments, posters, pennants,
teddy bears, hunting equipment, skateboards, uniforms, and collectibles. Look inside yourself to find your personal symbols; then look in your closet!
Don't spend a lot of time hunting for shoes for every outfit. We know many of your favorite shots will be
concentrated on your beautiful face. Many other shots will be focused from the waist up. Shoes simply will not show in every shot.
Walk on the Wild Side
Bring something unique. We request that you assemble a least one outfit that represents your wilder side! Be cool. Be colorful. Be a little crazy. Be fashionable. Be fun!
Salon Extras (Hair)
The way you wear your hair is part of your self-image. We know you want to look like yourself in your portraits, so we discourage radical
changes in your hairstyle. Likewise, haircuts should be made at least a full week before your appointment. If you completely color your hair,
retouching your roots is a must. For highlights and tints, make an appointment at your salon a week or two in advance of your session. Quick,
easy hairstyle changes during your session are super, but practice doing such quick-changes so you don't lose time in front of the camera.
The camera dislikes stripes, plaids and detailed prints. The camera loves solid colors and jewel tones. Black is back and it looks great on everybody.
Think "creative." Think "variety." Think "outside the box!" We want you to bring several color choices so we can coordinate them with
different backgrounds and most flattering sets.
Be your own fashion editor! Choose different styles, colors, and textures of clothing. Remember that your pictures can represent all seasons.
Bring a range of clothing despite the actual weather. Do you want a variety of looks and background choices? Then, bring an assortment
of spring, summer, winter, and fall pieces!
Back Stage Bliss
On the day before your session, prepare and press your clothes. Arrange them by outfits and group them together on hangars.
(Don't forget to pack the proper under garments too!) Try on the outfits. Be critical of the way they fit. Are you pleased with each "look?"
If you don't like a certain "look" in the mirror, then you won't like that "look" in a photograph either. Pack your make-up, jewelry, props,
and hair preparation products. We guarantee that a little preparation will make your session stress-free and fun-filled!