Tips for Senior Guy Session
Here are a few tips to help your session run smoothly and get the most out of your limited time. The most important tip, though, is RELAX and ENJOY the time! It's your senior session and you're going to LOVE your photos. Trust me.
Let's face it, most men hate to have their picture taken! Photographing guys is much different than photographing girls and I totally get that. I'm not going to ask you to do girly poses or make you feel awkward. I know exactly how to pose guys. If you know that coming into your session, we can avoid the awkward first few minutes that it usually takes guys to warm up. Trust me, I'm gonna make you look like a rockstar!
Be on time, or early, to your appointment. Your session fee includes a limited amount of time, and showing up late means you lose camera time.
What to wear
Did I mention how most guys hate to get their picture taken? I (and your mom) want you to look your best, so try not to be apathetic when it come to this part. Dress in a style that expresses who you are, but please dress nicely. If your style consists of mostly hoodies and t-shirts, have your mom, sister, girlfriend, or aunt help you. Even just a simple, solid color sweater is better than a hoody. Avoid shirts with screen printing or big logos. Solids work better than stripes or plaids. Wear black or dark grey undershirts, try to avoid white. You have unlimited wardrobe changes, so bring several options. Make sure items are clean and pressed. Make sure you’re comfortable in your clothing and that it flatters you. If we're shooting sports-related photos, make sure you have all of your jerseys and any equipment you want in the photos. Some equipment examples might be: football, helmet, bat, glove, ball cap, basketball, letter jacket, or class ring.
Bring a variety of casual and dressier shoes. Try to avoid gym shoes, if you can, unless we're shooting sports-related photos.
Do your mom a favor and please come to your session clean shaven. I promise it WILL grow back.
Most lenses have a glare. Check with your eye doctor before your session and ask if they’ll loan you a similar pair without lenses.
I retouch your photos, so please don’t be concerned about breakouts or acne. Almost every senior session requires retouching, so don't sweat it!
Friends & Parents
Friends or parents are welcome and often can be a help. However, if they distract you, it may be best to meet them when the session is over. You’re welcome to have a couple of shots with a girlfriend, best friend, sibling, or parent at no extra charge.