Picking out your senior picture photographers is a big deal. Your senior photo session is one of the last times your parents will have professional photos taken of you. Once a year from the time you were five years old, you have gotten a professional photo taken at school. Now, the time has come when your parents won’t have that anymore.
Trust me, you will want to think about this one! A lot of time has gone into planning for your future. What about planning for your past? What happens after your high school graduation? None of us really know. We just know that today is all we have. Finding a photographer who will bring out the best in you right now is really an important detail for your senior portraits. Other things you need to think about are the following:
By answering these questions, your photoshoot will be all about you! (And you won’t cringe every time you walk past your senior portrait hanging on your parents wall for the next 20 years!)
It’s important to at least have an idea of the photography style you like the best, and that comes from researching and looking at photos! Looking at others’ senior photos will also help you notice the differences in photographers’ skills. “Quality is in the eye of the viewer,” says Eric Anundi of Eric John Photography in Salem, Ore. “You need to shop around so you can see the difference in quality…and you’ll appreciate your final decision much more.”-
Remember that your senior photography choices don’t depend solely on your desires. Who is paying for the photography? If your parents are, you should definitely consider their thoughts, which may include a certain type of product they want, their favorite pose and, of course, the budget.
One of the best pieces of advice? Discuss a budget beforehand. Then gather information—based on the tips above—to support your best choice. When you look at the budget again, your research in quality and service may help sway your parents if needed.
Are you ready for your senior portraits? It is best to call in advance and make an appointment to go over your senior photography. I look forward to working with you!