Senior photos are such a big part of your senior year! They are also one of my favorite things to photograph because I love the energy each senior brings to their session and their unique senior photo ideas!
First, for legal reasons, you’ll have to have a legal guardian with you because you’re mostly likely still a minor. Usually just one parent or guardian attends. Most of the time, its Mom – who is your biggest cheerleader!
After we get all the shots that we need for your senior session, I always love taking a few quick photos of you with whoever you brought! Sometimes, these are the photos that end up in dorm room frames! You know, the ones you look at when you get a little homesick! (It happens to the best of us!)
If you decide you want to include an animal as part of your senior session, it’s super important that you bring someone with you that can help you handle your pet while pictures aren’t being taken of them.
If your dog is young or gets easily wound up, make sure they get a good amount of exercise before they come! Getting them a little tuckered out usually makes them easier to work with! It also tends to get them to stick that big happy tongue out! Always bring a leash and if you have one, bring a favorite toy! Someone can squeak it or show it to your pooch while you’re focusing on smiling!
Same as with dogs, having them get some exercise before the session can help tucker them out and make them a little easier to work with! I always recommend a trusted barn friend lunge your horse a bit (or you could do this earlier) and give them a good groom and walk them over to you when we’re ready. Mint wrappers or squeaky toys can help get those ears up! Especially when a helper can make the noise behind the camera. And most importantly, keep them in a safe area. Horses are flight animals and spook easily! We definitely don’t want to be chasing them down if they get loose! I promise I can make your photos look amazing, even at your barn!
Third, don’t bring your whole crew! Having too many people at your session can get overwhelming quickly! Stick with your legal guardian(s) and you’ll be good to go! If you’re wanting some pictures with your siblings, have them show up at the end after we get all the shots we need!
The Sugar Bowl in Scottsdale (I actually did a senior shoot here!)
The Screamery (They have ice cream flights!)
The Creek Cookies & Cream (They have awesome ice cream sandwiches!)