If you’re a graduating senior, have you found yourself wondering why you should book a senior photo session? Have you wondered whether it’s worth your time, energy or money? Well, if you have, you definitely need to read this post! Having a senior session allows you to celebrate your achievement, mark the occasion with great pictures, and allows your personality to really be visible. A professional photographer can help you with all of those things. So, my goal today is to give you some food for thought in regards to why you should calendar this for yourself.
When you successful meet any and all objectives, standards, requirements, and expectations given to you in a specific area, you have reached achievement status. You have accomplished a feat. Before moving forward onto your next life goal, this one had to completed. That fact is not one to ignore. It’s one to relish in and to celebrate. Quiet joy, while humble, is a waste of your time. A senior photo session is not. Now is the time to boldly say–“I deserve to be celebrated. Take my picture.”
What does it mean to mark the occasion? Well, it could mean a ceremony or a party–which you’re probably having already–but it also means photos! And those photos should be on purpose! I’m not talking about the ones of you outside of the stadium after your graduation ceremony. And, I’m especially not talking about the ones of you standing behind the cake at your graduation party. Photographs, which I’m sure you’ve heard again and again, is documentation of a moment, a feeling, and of an experience. Allow yourself to be receive this validation.
I’m an advocate for documenting yourself at all stages of your life. I’ve written many posts about that idea, but one that might also encourage you to have your senior session is You’ve Had a Birthday! Book a Portrait Session. In it, I discuss how important it is to celebrate being alive and growing and changing and learning. That’s exactly what is happening in your life right now. You must mark this important occasion–graduating!
Let’s face it. A basic cap and gown photo taken at your school isn’t going to capture who you are. It will, unfortunately, not reflect your inner joy, your confidence, your optimism about your future or your excitement to move ahead. A school photographer can only give you a few chances to pose and smile. Those few chances aren’t enough to relax you, engage you, and find you.
This idea brings me really to the most important reason for why you should book a senior photo session. That reason is–because for an hour and a half, you get to be the focus. You’ll have a photographer devoted to making you look and feel your best. He’s going to find the right poses for you and the most flattering angles for your features. The result–senior photos that truly capture you at this important stage. Photos well worth your time, energy and money. Book that session!