My favorite part about photographing high school seniors is capturing the unique person they are. It’s so fun to learn about who they are and what they are all about, then taking that information and incorporating it into their senior pictures. Showcasing their hobbies and talents is a fun and easy way to customize their session and make it different from everyone else’s.
So what should you incorporate? Here’s some things to ask yourself when planning your senior pictures:
1. What do I do in my spare time? Play an instrument? Go running? Cheer/dance practice? Read?
2. What am I doing after high school? Going into a specific college? Traveling?
3. Do I have a prized possession? A cool sports car? Favorite animal? Family heirloom?
Once you figure out what you want to incorporate into your senior pictures, tell your photographer! I get excited when I hear about what things seniors want to bring to their session- it helps me cater and customize their session- and when we do that their pictures are sure to be different from everyone else’s.
Here’s some seniors who brought along “props” to incorporate their hobbies and talents: