Your senior year is going to be one of the most memorable times in your life and what better way to keep those memories alive than with a senior photo session. However, your experience and photos are only as good as your photographer, so you need to choose wisely.
Luckily, it’s much easier than you might think.
Here are 3 simple tips that will help.
1. Homework is a Must
Yes, it can take some time but finding the right senior photographer is well worth the effort. Findaphotographer.com is an amazing resource for finding a senior photographer. Also using a trustworthy search engine, search using your city and senior photographer. You can also do some searches on social media sites such as Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook – this will give you a good idea of the photographer’s capabilities. If you will be searching on social media, start by searching for hashtags related to seniors to help narrow down your search. Some good hashtags are: #seniorphotographer #seniorpictures #seniorportraits
2. Stick to the Pros
It might be tempting to get a friend or amateur to take your senior photos for free, but it’s a huge risk and as the saying goes “you get what you pay for!” You could spend weeks planning everything from your location and outfit to the props you want to use only to be left with photos you don’t want to share. Your senior session should be an experience that you will cherish, not just another photo session. A real pro will help you plan everything for your session. A pro will help you pose naturally so that you don’t look posed or stiff. They will use natural lighting along with professional lighting equipment to make sure you and the background is properly exposed in camera. This will reduce editing and you won’t look fake. Your photos should look like the best image of you that all your friends and family know and love. When you work with a pro, you can be sure they will understand how to translate your vision into photos you love!
3. Stick to a Senior Photographer
A photographer can have many different specialties, but it’s advisable to pick a photographer that actually photographs seniors. It’s fine if they also specialize in other types of photography, but senior photography should be their primary focus. Senior photographers have worked with lots of seniors, and they know what looks good for senior pictures, ensuring you will be happy.
There you have it, you’re now ready to start your search.