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Top 5 mistakes to avoid when planning your senior session

When planning your senior portrait session, it's important to take certain factors into consideration to ensure you have a successful and enjoyable experience.

To help you out, we’ve listed the top 5 mistakes to avoid:

1. Waiting Until the Last Minute: Don't procrastinate when it comes to scheduling your senior portrait session. People are always wanting their pictures done, and we are . busy! So book your session well in advance to secure your preferred date and time. Usually a good time to start interviewing photographers is February/March of your high schoolers Junior year. Once you decide who to go, with contact them in April/May to get on their calendar. If you wait until summer, you will have waited too long.

2. Neglecting to Research and Choose the Right Photographer: Your senior portraits are a significant milestone, and you want them to reflect your personality and style. Take the time to research different photographers in your area, review their portfolios, and read client testimonials. Choose a photographer whose style aligns with your vision. And talk with them!!!

3. Not Planning Your Outfits in Advance: Your outfit choices can greatly impact the overall look and feel of your senior portraits. Plan your outfits in advance to ensure they are appropriate for the location and reflect your personal style. Avoid busy patterns or logos that may distract from the main focus—you! When you book with us we supply you with a what to wear guide.

4. Forgetting to Consider Location and Lighting: The location and lighting can make a huge difference in the outcome of your senior portraits. Discuss potential locations with your photographer and consider the time of day that offers the best lighting conditions. Natural light, such as during the golden hour (the hour before sunset), can create a beautiful ambiance. And a photographer that offers off-camera flash can produce amazing images, like ours.

5. Overlooking Hair, Makeup, and Grooming: Presentation matters, so don't overlook the importance of hair, makeup, and grooming for your senior portraits. Whether you choose to do it yourself or hire professionals, make sure you feel confident and comfortable with your appearance. Avoid drastic changes right before your session and opt for a timeless and natural look.

By avoiding these common mistakes, you'll be well on your way to planning a successful senior portrait session that captures the essence of this exciting chapter in your life.

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