Is your child getting ready to graduate from high school? It is an exciting time for them, and a stressful time for you. When you are worrying about things like graduation, college applications, proms and formals, the last thing you need is the added stress of senior portraits. You know senior portraits can be so complicated and finding the right photographer to capture the personality of your senior is no easy task…so you let it wait. And wait. And before you know if your senior is a freshman in college. Don’t let this happen to you. We are here to make it easy on you!
First off, if you take the time to do the research, you will find that you are probably more confused after you’ve done the research than when you first started. This can be very frustrating. Each photographer has their own way of doing sessions, breaking things down into how many outfits, locations, or hours. Giving you so many different options as far as print products and digital products. This is very overwhelming if you have no idea where to start.
The best place to start is taking a deep breath and slow down. Ask yourself where you want to do the session. Would you like a senior beach session or another outdoor location or would you like a studio? This will limit your options a bit based on what you want. Then, ask yourself if outfit changes are important to your senior, how many do you want to be included for the session? Some photographers do limit the number of outfit changes as it takes up extra time. Finally, ask yourself what you would like the end product to be? Are you more interested in print products or would you just like to purchase digital files of your senior photos? Once you have all the answers for yourself, this will help you to limit which photographers will work for you.
To help limit your decision even further, you should find out from the high school if they provide senior portraits for the yearbook or if this is something they will ask you for. If this is something they will ask you for, you should check with any potential photographers to see if providing a chosen photo for the yearbook in the correct format is something they can do and if there is an additional fee for this service.
We love our seniors and we try our best to keep our sessions simple for the families as well as the seniors to reduce stress on everyone. We like to cover all of the details so you don’t have to! We are scheduling senior sessions now so be sure to schedule your session with us today!