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Getting the most out of your senior photo shoot

I absolutely love my Senior shoots! It's a time for you to celebrate how far you have come in life and feature the beauty and maturity you have developed into. I make sure all my seniors are prepped for our time together with resources and a planning phone call.

I will send you my BOSS-designed 32 page Style Guide that covers the A-Z for being ready for this special day. Topics include the best clothing to choose, personalizing your location, and how to flatter your best features!

I will also talk with mom one week before about what shots and props that will showcase your personality and achievements.

My top 3 tips taken directly from my style guide:

1. Summer or Fall?

Decide early on what time of year you want. Then get in touch with me to book!! My schedule fills up fast. I have had several seniors wait until the Oct/Nov and try to "book". It makes for a chilly shoot in January.

2. Locations:

I encourage you to brainstorm unique places that you might have special access to that most people don’t. For example, maybe you (or someone you know) have access to an amazing location that would otherwise be off-limits, like a beautiful private estate, family ranch, exclusive country club or resort. Spend a few minutes thinking about it and checking around with people in your personal and professional circles. You’ll be surprised with what you come up with! If something seems out of reach, just remember: you never know until you ask! You can also consider Airbnb or other property rental sites. In the past, my clients have secured permission to shoot in some pretty incredible places! But if you don't have a special location, I have my favorites that are always a winner!

"You will have these photos forever, so this is the time to pamper yourself!"

3. Go Pro hair and makeup Ladies!

It looks amazing on camera and removes the stress of getting ready on your own. You’ll have these photos forever, so this is the time to pamper yourself! Whether it’s lash extensions or blown-out hair, professional hair and makeup will give you an extra boost of confidence in front of the camera, and it always photographs like a dream. If you’re working with a makeup artist, have her apply your makeup in natural light (if possible) so that it looks fresh and not too heavy. Plus, that’s the type of light we’ll be shooting in, so it’ll give you the best expectation of how it will translate on camera. I have recommendations for a stylist if you need one! It will be worth it.

Do you know the best time for a haircut before pictures, guys? What clothes pair well with your location? Ladies, should you consider a spray tan to make your skin pop? I answer all these in my Style Guide. There is even a checklist at the end to keep you organized. I won't lead you wrong!


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