Top Tips for a Sensational Senior Photo Session

It’s completely normal to feel a little awkward when taking senior portraits. Many seniors tend to feel self-conscious about their appearance because they feel uncomfortable taking photos on their own. Below are my five tips for taking on your senior photo session with grace and confidence and leaving with photos that you will love for years to come.

1. Use your eyes.

Use your eyes to express emotion. When you smile naturally your whole face lights up and your eyes look bright and awake. Before your senior photo session practice smiling in the mirror and use different expressions to see what looks best.

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2. Relax.

Great photos happen when the subject is relaxed and confident. Let the excitement of your senior photo session show through the lens as you take a moment and breathe, relax and just have fun. You may feel silly during this process but we will do everything we can to help you feel more comfortable.

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3. Breathe.

This may sound obvious but breathing is key to capturing a natural look. Take time to practice taking a deep breath while smiling in front of the mirror. Slowly release the air while holding the smile and notice how your face and eyes settle into a natural and relaxed expression. Allow your eyes to “smile” by focusing on the apples of your cheeks pressing upwards. When in doubt, just breathe.

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4. Move.

Staying stationary can sometimes produce a very staged and cheesy look. Just because you are sitting or standing still doesn’t mean you can’t change the angle of your body to create a look that is fresh and inspired. Try leaning into the camera slightly to appear more engaged, shift your weight from left to right, or simply move your chin slightly up and down for different shots as this gives us a variety of facial expressions to work with.

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5. Beautify.

This goes for everyone. Ladies, spend some extra time getting your hair blown out, get your makeup done and choose an outfit that makes you look and feel your best. As for the men, take a shower and shave. When you look your best, you feel your best and when you feel your best, you are naturally more confident. Go the extra mile to walk into your senior photo session feeling confident, attractive, prepared, and inspired.

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  1. Rohana on March 23, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Love all of these tips!!!

  2. Gina on March 23, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Great Ideas!!

  3. Jennifer on March 23, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Love these tips! And I love that they work for guys and girls!

  4. Ariana on March 23, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Great tips! Seniors have such a vibrancy to them and you post shows how to capture this so well! Lovely images!

  5. Julie on March 24, 2018 at 3:31 am

    So helpful!

  6. Brooke on March 24, 2018 at 4:08 am

    These are great tips! I think it will really help them to feel prepared!

  7. Corina on March 24, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Great tips!

  8. Seraphine on March 24, 2018 at 4:18 am

    Great article with awesome tips for helping prepare for Senior Sessions.

  9. Jennifer on March 24, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Great tips!!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Mariko on March 24, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    These are great tips! So helpful when getting ready for your senior session.

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