How To Choose A Senior Photographer

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.

How to choose a senior photographer based on style

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.

Is the photographer available?

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.

How to choose a photographer based on packages: digital images vs products

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.

high school seniors at local Missoula parks getting senior photos

Studio vs outdoor location

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).

How to choose a senior photographer based on the experience

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’m going to have a friend take my senior pictures”

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.

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high school senior girl stands in downtown Hamilton, MT smiling wearing a green t-shirt and jeans

September 13, 2022

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