Senior / Graduation Portrait Tips

Many times, I am the first photographer my clients have come in contact with. Many times, our session is their first with a profession. Generally, each client has the same worries and questions as the next. I’ve borrowed a list of tips courtesy of They are wonderful and cover the majority of questions I receive. If you have another concern or question, please contact me directly, or leave a comment!


  • The biggest tips for seniors are to have an even tan, don’t get sunburned, clean and freshly-paint those nails, and moisturize and scrub away dry skin.
  • Bring a variety of outfits – cap and gown, something casual, something stylish, ladies slip a dress in there to throw folks off, fellas try a formal look to impress. Wear what you think you look best in, but take the opportunity to also try a new look, just to surprise folks.
  • Bring props that recall your high school years – band instrument, sports gear like a volleyball or baseball bat, your beloved (or cursed) high school car, letter jacket, sunglasses. Most of all, rep your style, whatever that may be. Your senior photo should be unique to your life and personality.

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