“Enjoy every minute because they grow up so fast.”
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that about my two crazy boys. But after photographing my niece recently for her senior photos, I realized how true those words really are. They do grow up fast and are gone before you know it. (Sniff, sniff…makes me sad just typing this as my little dudes run around outside!)
But high school is also a very exciting time. Your little ones have grown into beautiful amazing “big people” with interests and dreams of their own.
Plans for graduation start early with deadlines for photos and yearbooks set. As parents, it’s easy to simply go with the standard school graduation photo…your little/big one sitting on a stool in front of a drab background in cap and gown. After all, you really just need a photo for the yearbook and invitations, right? And you might as well use the boring, “print-only” invitation provided by the school.
But why do that? This is an amazing time in their lives. A senior photography session can capture who they are at this moment before they’re gone.
Sessions are tailored around each senior’s interests. And don’t worry…nothing cheesy. They won’t be photographed perched on the floor surrounded by their sports memorabilia or leaning against a giant “Class of” number. Promise. As a child of the 80s, I’ve been there. I’ve leaned against fake trees for my senior photos and it wasn’t pretty. (See Awkward Back to School photos here.)
We’ll simply find an outdoor location that suits who they are and have fun. They can relax, bring a few friends to make them laugh or even be photographed with a boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend or dog. I promise it’s easy, even for the most introverted male. Trust me. I’ve photographed the shiest of them and they all came out smiling!
In addition to photos, I also create personalized graduation announcements. These feature several photos from the sessions and whatever wording you choose. It’s a great way to really stand out!
So click on the above slideshow to see more!
(To see a gallery of family photo sessions, if you’d like to include the other siblings with mom and dad, click here.)