Tips for a successful photo shoot for High school Male Seniors

Do you have a shy guy or one that simply feels like taking senior pictures are just for girls?  Coming from a mom of 6 beautiful boys, I know the importance of celebrating our handsome young men.  They deserve to celebrate this amazing mile stone too, so go all out and make it super special for them.  Allow me to share 10 tips to help you prepare for your session.


Tip # 1 It’s your time to shine!


Look your absolute best!!! We want you to arrive ready to have a great time, after all this session is totally about you. 


We will be here to guide you through your entire session to, making you’re completely comfortable; this includes giving clear direction on poses.

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Tip #2 What to Wear


We want you to be very confident in front of the camera and through our experience, wearing your favorite colors and outfits that you have gotten the most compliments on are great.


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To ensure you’re not competing with patterns and super bright colors, we encourage you to wear solid colors that compliment your complexion and body type.  Also, graphic shirts with writing and logos should be avoided at all cost.  


We are here to remove any anxieties so feel free to send us images of your outfits at least 1 week before your session.  Another way for us to share ideas with one another regarding your session is to create a Pinterest Visual Board…. DON’T WORRY… I am here to help you with that if need. This board will allow you to communicate any inspirations you have.


Tip # 3 Make sure you choose shoes that are complimentary to your outfit.


Changing wardrobes are an option however, we recommend that you have your outfits ironed and on hangers, also, we would like to stress that changing is part of the photography time so we encourage you to choose outfits that will allow you to make a quick change.  Have a few different looks such as: Casual or Dressy.


Tip # 4 Clean Face


Looking your best includes a nice shaved or trimmed face… remember these are the images that may be used for your invitations and/or hung on the wall of your parents home.  


Tip # 5   What about your Hair


This is not the time to try new things!  Get the hair cut that makes you feel super handsome, trying new things right before your session could result in a disaster so play it safe and go with what you know.  

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Tip # 6 Props        

To personalize your session, feel free to bring props that will display any activities that you were a part of such as football, baseball etc.  please be sure to notify us via your questionnaire or by text or email to let us know what props you'd like to include so that we are best prepared for the session.


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Tip #7 Glasses/Braces


These items do not define who you are and is only a reflection of a moment in your current life so feel free to smile if you desire.  Lens glare is common and can be addressed by wearing a pair without the glare or if you're comfortable in removing them, that is welcomed also.  If you choose to wear your lens with the glare, we can remove the glare in editing for an additional fee.  



Tip # 8 Complexion/Skin Concerns

We are skilled at editing blemishes and acne so please don’t feel discouraged. Be sure to maintain your skin regiment consistently up to the day of your sessions to control all acne and skin irritations.


Tip # 9 Additional People

Often times parents and your close friends desire to be included in a couple of the images, we welcome this at no additional charge after we captured all of your desired shots.


Tip # 10 Arriving on Time

You want to take advantage of all of your photography time, arriving at least 10-15 minutes early will ensure you take advantage of all of your photography time.


It is my hope that this helped you prepare a little better for your upcoming High School Senior session. If you have any questions you may reach us at 813-310-6399.  We would love an opportunity to serve you.  Finally, HAVE FUN!!!!

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