Congrats, grad!

I know firsthand as a high school teacher how senior year is a whirlwind of emotions, filled with excitement for the future and nostalgia for the past. Senior photos are a way to capture this unique time and create lasting memories. But with so many elements to consider, planning a photoshoot can feel overwhelming. Fear not, fellow graduates! This blog here is to guide you through the process, ensuring a creative and stress-free experience.

Finding your Photographer

Obviously, the first step is finding the right photographer! Look through portfolios online and consider recommendations from friends and family. Schedule calls or email back and forth with a few photographers whose styles resonate with you (sometimes, that can be hard to decipher, but think of which photos spark an emotion in you). Discuss your vision, budget, and some location thoughts. A good photographer will listen to your ideas and offer plenty of suggestions to help you achieve your dream photos!

Location, Location, Location!

The backdrop of your photos can set the tone and tell a story. Collaborate and choose locations that reflect your personality and interests. If you're a bookworm, a cozy library could be the spot! There is so much to explore. Urban landscapes can provide beautiful lines and colors to elevate the photos to a new level. Now, Colorado is the best (I'm biased), but we have something called mountains. I love, love with all my heart those peaks. So, I'm super good at finding sun-filled meadows that we can dance around and frolic in.

Express Yourself Through Style

Your outfits are a chance to showcase what makes you YOU. Choose clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. Opt for timeless pieces over overly trendy styles that might date quickly. Try not to pick busy patterns because the background will have texture already! You want YOU to stand out in the photos. Consider bringing multiple outfits to create variety and match different locations. Plus, your photographer can you help you decide! And lastly, don't forget about accessories: jewelry, hats, scarves, and other fun props can add a personal--and fun--touch.

Preparation is Key

To ensure a smooth photoshoot, be prepared. Get a good night's sleep prior to the shoot and allow extra time for getting ready (it always takes longer than expected!) and parking (it's always a surprise). Ask your photographer about hair and makeup vendors if you want to book that in advance! It's so fun to feel beautiful and worthy as everyone deserves. Feel free to throw a water bottle in because smiling is hard work! It's your day to shine :).

Book with Kelly Today!

Working with seniors is a HIGHLIGHT of my business. I love seeing their personality and individuality come to life! I offer even more personalized guides and booklets to help grads curate a memorable experience from start to finish. Let's work together to ensure your senior photoshoot captures the essence of who you are at this special moment in your life. I promise you'll walk away feeling authenticity and joy.