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Why do High School Seniors Need Portraits

Updated: Feb 27, 2023

Should there be a desire to have your High School Senior Year documented with portraits?

Should High School Portraits just be the standard images taken at your school for the year book with the plain black drape or suit?

If you decide to have High School Senior Portraits taken should they be the same as everyone else at your school? Same location, same outfits, same poses?

Is taking High School Portraits with your phone enough for your memories 20 years down the road?

Let's unpack all of these questions. Why would you want to have unique High School Senior portraits taken by a professional photographer? First of all your senior year of high school is usually right before you enter into adulthood - last year as a minor and it's so bittersweet for this season of your life coming to a close. At the same time it is something to be celebrated and captured just perfectly for you and your family to treasure for a lifetime. Your senior portraits should portray WHO YOU ARE now in this stage of your life. Your smile, your uniqueness, your personality, and YOUR BEAUTY.

A professional photographer should be there to take you step by step through the process to make sure this is documented properly. Planning is essential to this process, a pre-session consultation to discuss ALL THE DETAILS, location, outfits, seasons and how to display your portraits after the session. Before you meet with your photographer you should take some time to think about what you want.

Is there a place that is special to you?

Is there a special piece of family jewelry that you want to wear?

What season is your favorite?

There are a lot of questions and things to consider in the planning stage but it is essential to creating the perfect session for you.

Yes today's phones are amazing but the quality of a professional camera and the experience of the photographer behind the camera is PRICELESS to creating those memories of you to treasure for years to come. These memories shouldn't only live in the digital form either - where they will be forgotten and not enjoyed.

These special portraits should be on display around your house to see on a daily basis and bring a smile to your face.

If you live in the Raleigh, NC area and would like to know more about working with me to Experience a Wonderful Senior Portrait Session - you can book a consult here.

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