As spring approaches so does senior portrait time-yay! This time should be memorable and fun. So what mistakes should you avoid? Here are the top 3!
#1. Wearing the wrong clothing
Colors, fabrics, and silhouettes all contribute to the look and feel of your senior portraits. Don't wear bagging or unflattering clothes, distracting prints, wrinkled fabrics, or anything you don't feel comfortable in. Please don't show up in sweatpants either, unless they're college themed of course! But don't feel bad if you need help-even the model doesn't choose their clothes! The art director does.
#2. Faking a smile
Everyone can tell when a smile is genuine and faked. Bring a friend along to help you relax. You want your smile to say "yay I'm having so much fun!" NOT "I want to be anywhere but here" :) Remember to let loose and have fun!
#3. Picking the wrong photographer
Do you like their style? This may be sound like a stupid question but it's sometimes overlooked! Don't just choose someone because they're cheap, free, or everyone else did. Look at the people in their pictures and ask yourself "Do I want my photos to look like this?" If you choose a photographer but want to change the way they shoot this will be a frustrating process for the you and the photographer alike.
Keep those 3 things in mind when planning for your senior portrait session and you will have an unforgettable time! In a good way of course ;)