Your senior photo session is the perfect time to highlight you, your achievements, and all the emotions you’re feeling at this stage of your journey. When you’re about to graduate, you feel confident, optimistic, audacious–and, most of all, ready to move forward in your life. My plan for your senior session is to use all of these sensations you’re experiencing to create pictures that will truly document you at this momentous time.
What does it mean to feel confident? It means being self-assured, poised, and self-reliant. But, what does that look like in a photo of you? Well, it looks like you “large and in charge”. You’re sure of the next step you’re taking and your posture shows it. To illustrate some of that confidence in your photos, I’ll pose you in different stances that give you a strong base in your legs. Stepping up on a stair case as in the photo below is a great stance for demonstrating self-assuredness.
What does it mean to feel optimistic? It means thinking positively about yourself, your future, and your direction. And, it means you’re hopeful that good things are coming your way. A big smile can communicate those thoughts. That kind of smile in your portraits is a great way to show optimism, which you can see in the picture below. You might also notice an openness to the way she’s positioned. Her chest is open and she’s lightly holding onto the step beneathe her. It’s a hopeful posture–unblocked and carefree.
What does it mean to feel audacious? Well, if you’re audacious, you’re daring, bold, and courageous. To elicit this emotion from you in your senior session, I’ll cue you to think of the mantra–“Oh, yeah, I got this.” And, poses like the one below–a slight leaning back with the legs extended–help to showcase you reveling in that feeling. You’re unafraid, and it shows!
What does it mean to feel ready to move forward? It means not being content to stay where you currently are. Photos of you leaning towards the camera, as shown in the pose below, will highlight this attitude. Leaning forward slighting is indicative of moving towards the future. You’re leaning in–eager to experience and achieve.
Family and friends will ask how you feel now that you’re graduating. My hope is that your experience at your senior session with me will solidify those emotions and help you to definitively answer those who ask. I also hope that the photos you send them to commemorate your completion of your high school diploma or of your college degree will be concrete representations of the answers you give. I’m here for you, graduating senior! Let’s have that session!