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Senior pictures are no longer just about getting a photo for the yearbook. 

It’s honestly about having a fun time at your photoshoot. It’s about celebrating this milestone in your life. Its about going home with photos that feel like art for your walls and capture your senior’s personality in an authentic way.

Say good bye to traditional cliche photos with awkward smiles. 

A lot of parents find the senior photo experience to be a bonding moment with their senior. Parents usually go with their senior to the photoshoot, help them with styling or wardrobe, and then afterwards – you’ll have fun picking out the photos together with your senior at the photo studio. 

You deserve to make this experience special. 

Make sure you get variety from your photoshoot. The best kind of senior photoshoot is one that includes a variety of the 6 styles we review here.

1. The Traditional

Traditional photos are important but should not be considered the only or main important part of senior photos. You’ll want more traditional photos for the yearbook and as your professional headshot. However, most families look forward to the other styles of photos to cherish for themselves at home. 

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. Go Big With A Styled Photoshoot

If you want to make your senior photoshoot truly a special experience, book a professional hair and makeup stylist. 

A professional stylist will be able to give you a natural glow and perfect hair that lasts the whole photoshoot even with the outdoor elements. Pierre Chiha Photographers have professional stylists that can you get ready right at the photo studio or even at your home.

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.

5. Go To A Special Location

One easy way to make your photoshoot more fun and memorable is to pick a special location. It can be a favorite place you go to, or somewhere new you’ve always wanted to try.

Popular special locations are the beach, the lake, or the mountains.

6. Get Creative And Fun

Make sure you choose a photographer that will help bring out your senior’s personality during the photoshoot. The last thing you want are photos that feel stiff or cliche. And it becomes boring if the photoshoot only consists of your senior standing still in one place. Get creative and let loose – this should be a fun experience. 

Don’t mess up your senior photos. Download our free Senior Picture Checklist

Or go visit Pierre Chiha Photographers to chat today about booking senior portraits

Thanks for being here and reading.

– Gaby and Pierre Chiha
Father-Daughter Photography Team

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