Senior Portraits Austin

Free Senior Portraits Austin for 2020 Graduates

Your senior year is a major milestone, and senior portraits are a rite of passage. There are a lot of photographers to choose from, and I want to help you make sure that you get images that you love. For the 2020 Senior Class, this year did not go the way you planned. Proms, sports, and graduations have been cancelled. But you’re tough! You survived. It’s time to celebrate. Let’s capture that prom dress you didn’t get to wear, your cap and gown that you didn’t get to walk across the state in, or even that college swag you collected when you made the decision for the next stage. Whatever shows the real you, I want to help you document this time in your life. Contact me today.

2020 Free Senior Portraits

The Best Season for Your Senior Portraits

Clients ask me all the time, “When is the best time to have my senior photos taken?” And my response is alway, “What is your favorite season?” If you have no yearbook deadline and can take your senior photos any time during your senior year, then choose your favorite season. This is the season that best fits your personality and allows you to wear your favorite types of clothing and be photographed in your favorite types of locations. In other words, do you love sweaters, jeans, boots, scarves, fall colors, leaves on the ground, etc.? If so, then fall is the perfect time for your senior photos. Or are you someone who loves warm weather? The season full of fresh flowers, green grass, sunshine, sundresses, shorts, and bright colors. If this sounds like you, then spring or summer is the perfect season for you.

Senior Portraits girl in a field of flowers
Your own backyard can even make the perfect location.

Inspiration for your Senior Portraits Austin

The ultimate goal is for your senior session is to be as unique as you are, and to reflect your style and personality. However, I do think it’s important to know what you’re drawn to. Are you into sports, cheerleading, band? How do you spend your free time? What makes you happiest? Feel free to dream, and dream big! This is your time.

You can also create your own Senior Photo Shoot board on Pinterest with the inspiration you find from other places and invite me to join so that I can see what you like and what inspires you. Pin things such as clothing, poses, location ideas and more to help me get to know you and the look and feel you want for your session.

Tell Me About You

It’s important to me to get to know each and every one of my clients before their session. Whether we connect by phone or in person, we will spend a little bit of time together so that we can get to know each other. This is an important step as it will help us identify your style, wants and needs. This is your time to let me know if you have any concerns and ask questions so that your session will be the best it can possibly be.

Do you already have a vision for your senior portraits? If you do, I’d love to hear about it. If you need some help, I’d be happy to talk with you and help you pick the perfect location, outfits and overall look for your session. Call or email me today. I promise you won’t regret it!

What to Wear

What you wear is a major part of your senior portraits Austin session. Your choice of clothing helps tell the story of who you are at this point in your life and can make your pictures even better! So how do you decide? Here are a few tips:

Show your personality and style – choose clothes that are YOU! Don’t wear something you think others would wear, but rather clothes that fit your personality and style.

  • Be comfortable – pick clothes that you feel comfortable in. If you don’t like fitted styles, then don’t wear them. Make sure what you choose allows you to move into different poses such as sitting, squatting, etc.
  • Choose colors that look good on you – choose colors that flatter your specific skin tone and colors you like. If you hate pink, don’t wear it. If you have a pale skin tone, choose colors that accentuate that.
  • Don’t forget accessories – No outfit is complete without the right accessory; so don’t forget this important step. Jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, hats, belts, scarves, and even the right shoes can make a good outfit GREAT! The right finishing touches will help you look complete in your photos.
  • Choose a Variety of Looks – Three to four outfits is a great number because it allows you to have a few different looks in one session. One casual outfit, one dressy and then a couple outfits unique to you. This can be anything from your prom or homecoming dress to your sports uniform or dance outfit or even your favorite instrument.
Senior Pictures Austin Texas State Capitol girl playing guitar
Playing guitar on the grounds of the State Capitol

Senior Portraits Austin Location

Just like choosing the season for your session, the location should reflect you. Your outfits need to match the location you pick, as this will help tell the story of who you are. If your style is urban, then your clothing and location need to reflect that style; a downtown location would be perfect for you. If you are preppy, then a traditional location such as a park might be perfect. And, if you are boho, then a field might be the right location for you. Every aspect, from your personality and style, to your clothing and the location of your shoot, need to work together to tell your story.

If you’re not sure about where you’d like to have your senior portraits taken, give me a call! I know of some locations that you may not have considered. I’d be happy to talk with you and help you decide what works best for you.

Don’t Stress

If you have any questions about anything that has to do with your senior portrait experience, ask me! I am here to help, guide and make sure your session is perfect for you. Let me take the stress away and help you have the best experience possible; an experience you will remember forever! Contact me today.

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