Senior photos have become the norm, but this doesn’t mean you need to schedule a photo session if you don’t want to. Like I tell my own kids, ‘It’s your life! You get to decide where it goes!’ Before you make a final decision though, here are six reasons to take senior photos.
The photoshoot is just for you.
This might be one of the few times (or only time) you will be the sole center of attention during a photo shoot. Throughout your life, other people will generally always be part of your professional photo sessions (wedding, family photos, etc), but your senior session is just for you. It’s also the last formal portrait before your wedding (should you choose to get married, of course). During a senior photo session, you get to show off that letterman jacket, those track medals, or that favorite instrument you play so well.
This is a major milestone.
Your senior photos mark a massive milestone in your life! It’s one that deserves to be celebrated. You’ve worked so hard for 12 straight years; well, 13 if you count how hard you worked in kindergarten, and you should show out! This is a time when you can tell the world who you are and where you’re headed. It’s a great way to let everyone know that you’ve made it to one of the biggest moments of your life. It’s all about to change. You’re jumping from the nest. It’s time to fly.
You can use your senior photos at your graduation party.
If you’re planning to have a graduation party, photos of your entire school career make for the perfect decor. The collection won’t be complete without photos from your senior year though. How sweet are those kindergarten grad photos next to those high school graduation photos?! You can also use the images for the celebration invitation. You can also use them in your senior yearbook ad and for sorority or fraternity resumes.
Senior photos make great gifts.
Let’s be honest here, parents really want these photos. Professional senior photos are the ideal gift for your parents and grandparents. They’re already proud and certainly wouldn’t mind being able to show you off in their home. Or on their computer screen saver. Or hey…even that iPhone wallpaper. Can you imagine?! There you are…right there on your mom’s iPhone every single time she picks it up. 😉
It’s a fun experience.
If you’ve never had your photos taken by a professional, get ready to have a fun and positive experience. Trust me, this is my thing here and I love to have fun. Your senior session will not be stuffy or boring. I can pinky promise you that. This is the ideal time to capture who you are in your senior year. Plus, you get to decide on your outfits, location, and the style of your photos. Your senior photos offer a fun and unique way to express yourself. The perfect way to show off your true self.
TMZ is going to need something to share when you become famous.
One day? When you hit the big time? The media is going to need a photo or two of you. One that they can spread like wildfire. Do you really want it to be that one Halloween picture where you’re dressed up as Jessie from Toy Story? Nah. I didn’t think so.
Now it’s time to sort it all out and weigh your options. If you decide senior photos are a GO? Just shoot me a message, Jessie from Toy Story, and we’ll get right to it!