How to prepare for your senior session

Hi friend! Chances are if you’re reading this you or someone you know is about to graduate. To that I say – CONGRATS! Graduating is such a fun milestone to hit and I first want to encourage you to pause and take a moment to acknowledge all of the hard work that it took to get here. OK. I am trusting that you indeed took a few moments to acknowledge your accomplishments. If not, here’s another chance 😉 Now that we’ve got that out of the way, I am here to help you prepare for your senior session. Woohoo!

Before we get into how to prepare for your session – I would like to introduce ya to Laney. She is all things kind, bubbly, and funny. I had the honor of capturing her senior photos in Kansas City in the fall of 2021. It was nothing short of amazing. Now, Here are some tips on how to prepare for your senior session!

1. Whats your ~vibe~ for your senior photos?

Do you like cityscapes, open fields, a record store? Think about whats places and spaces are unique to you. Don’t be afraid to select locations that have meaning to you. However, if you don’t have a preference on the specific location, your photographer can help you with that!

Unique location ideas: record store, coffee shop, old diner, high school track (they a runner they a track star), lakeside, murals.

2. How to pick out Senior outfit ideas

Selecting outfits can be super overwhelming but I am here to help ya narrow your selections. I always recommend wearing neutral colors and minimal patterns. Neutrals will turn out the best in photos, I promise! Selecting bold colors and patterns can distract and reflect odd colors on your skin. If you need some outfit inspo check out my Pinterest board here!

You’re probably wondering how many outfits your should bring too! My recommendation is 1-2 outfits for an hour session and 2-3 for an hour and a half session. Always chat with your photographer to see what they think though.

3. Have fun! You’re only a senior once! ( or twice )

This is supposed to be FUN. Get creative with your outfits, ideas and locations. Your photographer is there to help you every step of the way. There should be ZERO reasons to be stressed out and overwhelmed. If you have questions don’t hesitate to reach out to your photographer. We are here to help!

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