Recently, I was contacted by a reporter from USA Today. He was interested in learning more about the growing trend in people hiring professional portrait studios to do senior portraits for their seniors instead of sticking with the traditional school photos. So I told him my experience when it came to working with my clients and my approach to senior portraits photography.
I explained that when it comes to senior portraits, my approach is more about capturing that senior’s individuality. Everyone has multiple aspects to who they are. I find this is even more so for seniors in high school. That’s why I created packages that allow my clients to bring multiple outfits and travel to multiple locations. Even some of my packages include portrait albums to showcase all of the variety of different images we capture throughout their senior portrait session. We even provide professional makeup services by the best team of makeup artists in Austin, because makeup for the camera is very different than day to day makeup.
I find the results from my senior portraits sessions are a huge confidence boost for seniors during a time in their lives when they’re still learning about who they are as an individual. Many parents thank me again and again for the photos, as well as for the experience and the positivity they see in their senior after their portrait session.
It’s not about making seniors look different than who they are; it’s about enhancing them. I don’t try to do edgy or ultra modern photos. I just try to capture who they are on the inside. You can’t get that with typical blue-backdrop school photos. You can’t fit every senior into a pre-made tiny little box and categorize them as the same. Every one of my clients is unique. I try to bring out the person inside with my photography. And my clients see it in their senior portraits. The investment is something that keeps giving back to them in the years to come.