Senior year truly is special. Your child is now an adult. They might be going away from home next year. Senior pictures are no longer just about getting a photo for the yearbook. It's honestly about celebrating this time in their lives, celebrating what they've accomplished, where they are, and where they're going.
A lot of parents even find the senior photo experience to be a bonding moment with their senior. Parents are going with their senior to the photoshoot, helping them with styling and wardrobe, and then afterwards - they're having fun picking out the photos together at the photo studio.
Have fun with this. You deserve to make this experience special.
You want to make sure you get variety from your photoshoot. The best kind of senior photoshoot is one that includes a variety of the 4 styles we review here.
1. The Traditional
Traditional photos are the types of shots you want for the yearbook or other headshot needs. They are an integral part of the senior photoshoot. Every senior should have photos like these, but they're certainly not the only type of photo you should aim for. Many families look forward more to the other styles of pictures that come out of a senior session.
2. The Fine Art
Fine art portraits leave you breathless. They feel like museum paintings but also feel deeply personal and connected. Fine art portraits capture your personality in a beautiful and authentic way. These types of portraits are perfect for hanging as wall art at home.
3. Fun & Creative
Your fun photos should be about laughter, candids, and showing off your personality in a light hearted way. These photos will be some of the most special and uinque ones that you treasure because they'll be totally different from 'traditional photos.'
4. Include A Special Interest
Including a special interest is all about highlighting your senior's personality and who they are as a young adult. It makes your photoshoot unique and also creates another level of meaning to your photographs. You'll get to look back and have memories of who they were or what they did in their younger years. Popular special interests are music, animals, pets, and sports. But you can truly include anything you want.