Mama, can you believe that your baby is going to be a senior!? I can hardly believe it for you. My oldest is only a few years away from his senior year, and I’m NOT ready. My Seacoast senior portrait sessions are so special to me because I know this is a BIG year for your family as you prepare to send your senior out into the world. I want your senior’s portrait session to be a memorable and stress-free experience for both of you.
Today, I want to share my favorite ways to display your senior portraits. The best part? I do all the heavy lifting for you.
Ideas for Displaying Your Senior’s Portraits
Heirloom Album – Create an album with your senior’s portraits so you can hold these memories in your hands. Let me do the heavy lifting and design the album for you and your senior after we choose your favorite images. You will approve the final design, and I’ll order this for you. You can’t make an album any easier than that!
Printed Portrait – Your senior’s printed portrait on the wall will make you happy every time you miss them! We can choose a special spot in your home and choose the framing to match your home’s decor. After you choose your senior’s official portrait, I’ll take care of the custom framing and ordering for you. I’ll even hang it on the wall for you.
Add to the Family Gallery Wall – This is my FAVORITE. I love when clients create a family gallery wall that grows with the family. We can add your senior’s portraits to your gallery wall to tell your family’s story. Don’t have a gallery wall yet? This is the perfect time for a family portrait session before your senior leaves home.
Image Box – This is becoming very popular with my clients. An image box features your top eight favorite images from the session in a beautiful keepsake box. Your senior will be able to store small treasures from their senior year in this box. It’s something they will treasure forever.
Exeter, NH Seacoast Senior Portraits Photographer
Mama, this is such a special time for your whole family. Your baby is graduating high school and making their way into the world. If you’re worried about your senior enjoying the portrait process, let me assure you my seniors love it! I’ve even had shy senior boys share inspiring words such as “That wasn’t so bad.”
Let’s create images that tell the story of your senior and create portrait artwork that you’ll treasure forever.
You blink, and your precious baby is now about to graduate high school and head off to her next adventure. If I think about my kids graduating for too long, I feel teary. And I still have a few years to go! I truly understand that this is a special time for your entire family, and I know how to make this a pleasant experience for your kiddo.
I’d love to share more about my senior portrait process with you so that you can feel comfortable and confident when choosing the right photographer for your graduate. Whether they love taking selfies with their friends or they don’t like the spotlight – we’ll make sure to craft an experience around who they are to capture portraits to treasure forever.
Your Senior Session
This is way more than just snapping a few photos. I’ve worked hard to build a senior session that’s fun, laidback, and results in portraits that reflect your senior! Our end goal is to take and display photos, but I like to start by learning more about your senior than building the session around him. This process has laid to even the most resistant senior boy to say, “That’s wasn’t bad.” Curious? Let me show you how it works.
5-Step Senior Portrait Process
Carefully Crafted Session – I start with asking a few questions to get to know your senior. Questions like, What are your hobbies? Is there a meaningful location? What look are you going for? Starting here helps me craft a session around what’s important to your senior!
Location Scout – I know alllll the best spots for a senior portrait session, but I’m not afraid to try something new for your senior. Whether you want the beach, studio, park, or somewhere in between. Recently, I went off the trail and into the woods for a gorgeous session.
Wardrobe Guidance – Sometimes seniors know exactly what they want to wear, and sometimes they have no clue! I’m here to help. I can literally pull things out of the closet and find an outfit she’ll feel cute and comfy wearing.
Product Selection – This is very 1996 but in a really good way! I go through and choose the best photos to edit. Then, I print them all and invite you to the studio to go through each photo. There’s just something about holding each photo in your hand that helps you decide if this is the yearbook photo or the printed portrait for the living room. Hey, if you want to make it even more 90s with some Kool-Aid and Dunkeraoos, by all means!
Mom Moment – I highly encourage moms to join the session, even telling moms to be photo-ready. I love capturing a few photos of mama and her baby. I also really need mom with me to tell me if it’s a genuine smile or not. I will pretty much do whatever it takes to get a smile out of even the most resistant senior!
Find Your Senior Photography
This is such an important experience for you and your senior. You need a photographer you can trust to make sure your senior has a good time and takes the portraits you’re dreaming of. That’s why I’ve carefully crafted a senior portrait experience that makes the magic happen! If you’re interested in booking me, please contact me here.
Last year when the pandemic hit, my heart broke for the high school seniors here on the Seacoast. Proms were cancelled, graduations in masks with limited family able to attend and no end of year celebrations. The classes of 2020 and 2021 missed out on so much. One thing that we could still do to commemorate this important milestone was a Senior Portrait Session. Over the summer of 2020 I had the pleasure of documenting one of the most beautiful souls I have ever had the pleasure to know.
Natalee has a love of theatre, music, skiing, flowers and the color pink. I remember the pink part because a few years back at herBat Mitzvah, I remember her saying she didn’t care about anything but her pink dress and the candy! Natalee was about to have major surgery on her jaw so we wanted to get her session before that. I knew Prescott Park would be a perfect location for her, between the flowers, the stage and the pier it was totally “Natalee”.
When meeting with seniors to plan the session, I always ask them what their vision is…most don’t really care. Not Natalee…she had her wardrobe all planned out and ready to go. Her favorite RED shirt against the beautiful gardens are some of my favorite. This fashionista really knows her stuff. At the reveal session, Natalee invited her best friend, parents and grandparents to preview her images. I will be honest when I say that I welled up a little watching them all see her looking so grown up. The little girl who was my neighbor many years ago is now and adult heading off to college and it has been an honor to watch her become such a beautiful woman. Both inside and out!
As a Portsmouth, NH Senior Photographer, I have been out scouting locations and it’s getting pretty out there! There are a few dates still available for those in the Class of 2021 who may have missed out. Class of 2022 – NOW BOOKING June, July, August & EARLY September. Yearbook deadlines are in early Fall so plan ahead!
Contact me today to learn more about senior photography with White Wave Photography.
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