One of my favorite parts about my job is getting to meet and hang out with so many amazing people. Seriously, I have the most incredible clients, and every year about this time, I get so excited for the summer because I know I'll be meeting some great seniors! This summer is promising to be crazy and wonderful - I'm booking up already, and it's coming up so quickly.A few months ago, some friends / clients (the best kind :) Josh, Shanell, and Moriah, did a shoot with me so I could illustrate some clothing tips and suggestions to future clients. When Josh stopped by the studio today, I realized I never blogged this session! Me = fail. So, here are a few tips and suggestions for your portrait session; they're specific to seniors, but the basics apply to any session. Once you schedule your session with me, you'll get a complete guide to senior portraits with TONS more tips, ideas, and suggestions!
Also, a reminder : Class of 2011 - I'm booking up super quickly already for this summer. If you come in for your session for anytime before June, you get $10 off your session fee. If that time frame doesn't work for you but you want to make sure to get a spot this summer or fall, you can schedule your session now for later this summer. I highly recommend this, as I would love to be able to work with you all, but sessions are going quickly!
So, a gigantic thank-you to some of my favorite soon-to-be-seniors: Shanell from Buena Vista High School and Josh and Moriah from Salida High School. I adore you all!
Solid colors solid colors solid colors! Should I say it again? Solid colors look great on everyone, and keep the focus on your gorgeous face, whereas most prints or patterns are distracting and chaotic-looking in pictures. Shanell's lovely in anything, but see how much better she looks in that solid blue?
Bring clothes that fit you well. Clothes that are too big will show wrinkles more, and will look sloppy. I think Moriah's eyes pop so much more when I'm not distracted by her clothing.
Bring a combination of clothes - some a little more casual, and something a little more dressy. Funny story, the image below with the holey jeans was supposed to be an example of what NOT to wear, but Josh made it look so good, I changed my mind :) Proof that rules are meant to be broken (especially when you're this hot)! *whistle whistle*
Bring a friend (or a few!) Bring some fun props! Bring some big jewelry! Bring anything you want!
Thanks again, guys. I can't wait to shoot you again (for real!) this summer :)