Earlier in my career, when people asked if I did high school senior pictures I would tell them no- that I just focused on newborns and families. A few years ago I thought- why not?! So I started offering senior portraits and now they are my favorite. Since I don’t have to worry about chasing a toddler around or getting a new baby to sleep, I can focus more on creative posing and lighting. I have really enjoyed getting to know my senior clients and being able to highlight their unique personalities. I recommend that they choose something to represent a sport, hobby, or location that is special to them to include in their session. I’ve had clients bring a soccer ball, skateboard, ballet shoes, and a pickup truck. I’ve had dancers perform beautiful leaps in a field of flowers and football players pose in their football stadiums. A cheerleader pose with her pom-poms and a (girl!) hunter pose with her (pink!) bow and arrow. We’ve used locations like the woods behind a client’s home that he grew up playing in, a nature center that a client volunteered at, and a client’s favorite trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Clients have worn letter jackets, shirts with their sport, and a traditional Indian sari. I love letting my senior clients’ personalities shine!
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