It’s almost time to graduate! Senior pictures celebrate this accomplishment in your life. However, there are so many photographers to choose from. How do you choose a senior photographer that’s right for you? Use the following tips to narrow down the photographers in your area, to find the perfect one.
Which photography style are you drawn to? When choosing a senior photographer, pick one with the same style. Each photographer has a specialty. For example, dark and moody, light and airy, trendy, film, journalistic, etc. You shouldn’t expect a photographer to capture you in a different style. Additionally, don’t re-edit their images to match what you’re looking for. They spend time perfecting their unique style.
Senior pictures can book out far in advance. To ensure you get a photo shoot with your favorite photographer reach out as soon as possible.
Not all photographers deliver digital images. Be aware of this when booking senior portraits. If digital images are not included with the package, there may be a sitting fee with required print purchases. Know this going into booking to find a package that matches your needs.
Depending on the photographer’s specialty, not all locations are possible. For example, some photographers only offer studio photos, while others photograph in natural light (sunlight).
Not all senior photo experiences are the same. Look at past senior testimonials and pay attention to what’s included with photos. What’s important to you? For instance, good communication, helping you prepare, printing options, or the photographer’s personality.
I think it’s awesome to support your friend who has a photography hobby. However, you will get a different experience with a photographer who specializes in senior pictures. This includes preparation, posing, and quality of the images. A professional photographer will have more experience helping seniors feel and look their best on camera.
September 13, 2022