Remember the senior portraits of old– black and white, starched shirts, uncomfortable poses? Well, those days are gone! Today we’re featuring three fresh, relaxed photo sessions to inspire your future senior shoots. What better way to remember one’s high school years than by cherishing the style and interests that make each teen unique?
This first shoot from Lydia Photography features recent graduate Kristin, and shows off three different styles and makeup looks to inspire upcoming senior shoots. Lydia teamed up with makeup artist Jessica Palmer to style Kristin for her shoot: “I wanted to give seniors ideas on how to style their portrait session as well as different makeup looks. The first style was sweet and simple with a naturally glowing look. For the second styling we added a brown eye shadow and liner to define the eye and and a pink tinted lip gloss. Adding more shadow and a winged liner helped give the third style more of an edge.” Most of the pieces of Kristin’s looks came from Target, JCPenny, and Forever21, with a few fun designer accessories thrown in. We love how she looks sweet, natural, and polished!
Everyone wants to look their best in their senior photos, but most importantly, you want to look like you! We love how this next photo shoot is full of its subject’s personality. Sean (or “Young Studda,”) is a senior from Brazil, Indiana and loves to rap. He was completely self-styled for his senior shoot with Taffy French Photography, and his comfort in front of the camera definitely shows! “We started out in downtown Greencastle, Indiana and worked our way around on some rural roads in that area for the other shots. We finished up with a phenomenal sunset shot on the Depauw University Campus. Sean and his family LOVE his photographs–his mom has thanked me numerous times for capturing the quintessence of Sean!”
For this last senior, the perfect shoot was all about the location– and the outfits! Astudioproductions, Inc. took Claire out to a charming Texas town for her sweet portraits. “ The town of Aubrey, Texas has an old abandoned peanut mill and right down the road you’ll find the most charming little white church. Our senior specifically asked for a location that would match all of her outfits. No problem! We chose the abandoned peanut mill for her glamour/drama dress look; a little white church for her vintage look and we topped it off with gorgeous sunset shots in a wide open field across the road from the little white church!” The photos were a big hit with Claire and her parents. But what makes a senior shoot standout for this photographer? “We feel that including creativity with good, solid portraiture is key for a senior photo shoot.” We agree!
Thanks to these three fabulous photographers (and equally fabulous seniors) for sharing these shoots with us!