Caps, gowns, and final exams-graduation season is approaching! We here at Cean One love to capture seniors before they bid adieu to school. Whether the images are for graduation announcements, yearbook pictures, or just a keepsake for family and friends, senior sessions are perfect for capturing the end of a journey and the fresh face of starting a new adventure. . Because we love to be apart of this milestone so much we have some tips for how to rock your senior session!
- Dress for Success
The number one stressor for a session can often be wardrobe choices. Senior sessions are a chance to express your personality, whether it’s daring and fashion forward, or classically chic. Your outfit choices should be something that represents your unique perspective.
That being said, bringing a couple of outfits to your session is the way to go. At least one parent approved outfit is advisable so mom can happily send out pictures to relatives. Also, choose something fun for you. You’ll only be young once, and what better time to make a statement with your outfit!
- Prop it Up
You’ve worked hard honing in on a talent, sport, or musical instrument (or maybe all three!) Bring something that represents the countless hours you’ve spent on extra-curricular activities. Are varsity sports your thing? Bring your letter jacket! Book worm? Bring a stack of your must reads. Adding props to some of your images can create whimsy and a fun twist. Of course, your whole session will not be focused on props, but having a few can give your senior images variety and personality.
- The Devil’s in the details
Well, maybe not the actual devil, but you know what we mean! In order for you to look polished and model-esque, making sure the details are taken care of is a must. For the ladies, your hairstyle should look like you, but a bit extra. This probably isn’t the time to go for something totally new and overly trendy (just ask your mom about the ‘80’s bangs she used to rock!) Same goes for your make up. If possible, having your hair and makeup professionally done goes a long way to looking amazing for your session. Also, a fresh manicure and pedicure, if you’ll be wearing sandals, is always a good idea.
For the gentlemen: A fresh haircut and wrinkle free clothing ensure you’ll look your best.
- Location, Location, Location
Outside of picking your outfits, choosing a location(s) is the next most important aspect of preparing for your shoot. Do you love an urban environment with colors, movement and city lights? Or perhaps a rustic field to wander speaks to your soul. If you’re not sure of an exact location that fits your vibe, don’t worry! We’ve got tons of ideas (and are always available to travel!)
Once you’ve rocked your senior session, our services don’t stop. We offer a range of custom designed, professionally printed items to show off your session. From announcements to guest books for your grad party, we do it all. Oh, and if grandma wants to order her own set of prints, you can just share the link to your personal online gallery and let her order to her hearts desire.
We have limited spaces for our 2017 senior session, contact us to book yours today! We can’t wait to work with you!
The Cean One Team