5 Tips for Senior Photos

Senior Photos, Tips

June 22, 2023

Your Senior year of high school is exciting; your Senior photos should be too! Here’s a few tips from your Roseburg Senior photographer.

Roseburg Senior posing for senior photos

Making the Most of Your Roseburg Senior Photos: Tips from your Roseburg Senior Photographer

The time has come, Senior year is here! For most parents this is a time met with excitement and a little bit of bitter sweet as your child is getting ready to spread their wings and fly. As a Roseburg Senior Photographer, I know how important it is to both you and your senior to have their senior photos taken. And maybe even more important, to make sure these photos look and feel just like who they are in this moment of time.

Whaat do you want to look back on in 10, 20, maybe 30 years and remember? Is it their big smile and laugh? Maybe it’s the sport that they have been playing for years or that truck they love so much.

Senior photos are a time to showcase exactly who they are.

Here’s a few tips on how to ensure these photos capture everything you hope.

Decide how you want your Senior photos to look.

Do you want your photos to be bright and true to color? Maybe dark and moody? There are lots of ways the photographers edit! By deciding this, you will be able to narrow down your search significantly. Make sure that you find and book a photographer that edits the way you want your photos to look.

What will make these Senior photos feel like your Senior?

Does your senior have a favorite spot? Do they love to play an instrument or sport? These are the types of things that you will want to have displayed and photographed during a senior session. I usually recommend picking 2 spots for photos and having 3 outfits. A casual outfit, a “dressier” outfit, and an outfit or item that represents something they love to do.

Get a mix of posed and candid photos.

I know you will want a few photos of your senior just giving that big ole smile that you love. Something that you might not realize is that you will also want some more candid photos where your senior’s personality really shines through. These photos of the in-between moments of their laugh, “that look”, those are also what you will want to be photographed and remember.

I would love to talk to you and see if I might be the right photographer for your Roseburg Senior photos! You can view more of my work, learn about my approach, and contact me on my website here.