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Senior Pictures: What you need to know!

Welcome to H.S. SENIOR PICTURES 101!

Your Senior Year in high school is full of fun memories and many milestones!

Now hang on because it’s going to be a wild ride!  There is nothing like senior year!  It’s challenging, fun, exciting and just a little crazy at times.

AND now it’s time to have that important rite of passage…

Your High School Senior Portrait!

 One of the many, many things senior’s are in charge of this year is having your senior portrait created.  Did you know that more people will see your senior portrait than any other you will ever have made?  Well, a few of you will go on to become members of congress, mayors of cities, astronauts, or some other incredibly photographed person. But for the 99 percent of us, this is it!

League City High School Senior Photography

League City High School Senior Photography

But is this senior portrait really that IMPORTANT?

Yes, it really is that important.  You know how long it takes to decide which shirt, jeans, shoes … even phone to purchase?

That might be because you’re worried about making the wrong decision and possibly looking, well, goofy.

Creative Clear Creek High School 2015 High School Senior Pictures

Creative Clear Creek High School 2015 High School Senior Pictures

Now imagine how you’ll feel when you see for the first time your senior photos taken by the school’s photographer and you realize that you really want MORE for your senior pictures than a cap and gown or a tux- drape! them.

I receive many calls each year, as a matter of fact my business is built around seniors that have had horrible experiences and embarrassing photos created by the other photographers,

Senior pictures on the beach in Galveston for Clear Falls, Clear Brook, Cleat Creek, Clear Springs, Clear Lake and Friendswood High School.

Senior pictures on the beach in Galveston for Clear Falls, Clear Brook, Cleat Creek, Clear Springs, Clear Lake and Friendswood High School.

Have you ever had a meltdown because of a bad haircut?

It will grow out in two weeks.

A portrait lasts a lifetime.  What if it’s terrible??

Looking bad is simply devastating to seniors.

The pressure is on you in a big way senior year.  You are supposed to be on the top of your game.

You are getting ready for a huge change with college on the horizon and worried about not fitting in.  Even the most self assured seniors I photographed admitted to being worried… not about their grades or their intelligence, but fitting in & making friends.

High school senior pictures for the class of 2015.  We can take senior pictures in the cool Galveston ally ways and at the beach in Galveston.  Talk about some cool high school senior pictures!

High school senior pictures for the class of 2015. We can take senior pictures in the cool Galveston ally ways and at the beach in Galveston. Talk about some cool high school senior pictures!

I receive many calls each year from seniors and parents that were horrified by their senior photographs. I simply can not believe, when I meet these seniors that anyone could take a bad photo of them! And yet they are devastated.

They are convinced they are fat, plain, too tall, too short, and just un- photogenic!

Guess what?  It’s not true!   A wonderful, beautiful portrait can be made of ANYONE!

Now, I know now you’re thinking she’s gone off the deep end for sure.

Okay … here’s the secret to making anyone photogenic….  

This League City High School Senior included her musical instrument in her senior portraits!

This League City High School Senior included her musical instrument in her senior portraits!

Get them to really Relax!  Smile! and Laugh!

That’s it- I have just divulged the secret of being photogenic to you.

Think about it for moment.

Do you consider yourself photogenic?  Most people say no.

If there is one photo that you like, what’s happening in it? Are you laughing, relaxed and happy?  And did you know that you were being photographed?  Most people say that no, they didn’t know they were being photographed and yes they were relaxed and felt happy.

2015 Clear Brook Senior Pictures!

2015 Clear Brook Senior Pictures!

There it is…. the secret!

Now I’ll even tell you how I am going to convince you that you are indeed photogenic!

Okay, first off we’re going to work with you and your parents to make sure that the RIGHT clothes choices are made!  That’s huge.  This alone can ruin the portrait. You want to look great, wear clothes that are in style, right?

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Girls: did you know there is a “hot new” style of blouse that makes you look 10 pounds heavier?

 How about you, guys, I know under that cool exterior you are worried about looking good!

So we’ll go over everything that could GO WRONG in a senior portrait. Then you’ll receive a booklet with everything and more that you need to know before your session. This info is so important we’ve thought about patenting it!!

 

High School Senior Pictures 2015 in our awesome outdoor photography garden!

High School Senior Pictures 2015 in our awesome outdoor photography garden!

Then once you’re here at the studio, this is how we’ll continue with the plan to make you even more photogenic than you ever thought possible!

When you come into the studio, we’re going to greet you and offer everyone a cold drink. While we’re sipping our drinks, we’re going to chat about the clothes and props you brought and decide on which backgrounds would look best for your coloring and clothing choices.

Why Should You Want a Professional To Select The backgrounds?

For instance, some photographers just put you in front of whatever they have with them. They are not trained to know what colors work best in a photograph!

Call us 832-632-2184 to reserve your session!  Click here to see our CURRENT SENIOR PICTURE SPECIALS! 

League City and Friendswood Senior Piortraits

Senior pictures you’ll LOVE! We know how to match you’re hair, eye color and personality to the right backgrounds for an AWESOME senior portrait!

Other photographers hand you a photo album and let you decide which backgrounds you like. But how would you know what photographs best?

What if you make the wrong decision and your portrait is ruined?

This is not something you’ve been trained in. That’s our job!

We’ll talk with you and show you several backgrounds that would work best with your coloring, props and clothing choices, and then let you decide which one you like best!

That way you are guaranteed the portraits will look great!

Then we go to the shooting area, all of us – we don’t make your friends or Mom stay behind- where they cannot do a thing to help you feel comfortable!

We invite everyone to help me watch for problems such as wrinkles, out of place hair, collars flipped up, necklaces messed up etc, etc.

I am a self admitted detail freak – but even I miss things sometimes and four eyes are better than two!

Listening to music we love is always relaxing and gets our energy pumping! You can listen to our tunes or Plug your phone into our sound system!

 

We can create a casual look  or a dressy look or whatever look is YOU!

We can create a casual look or a dressy look or whatever look is YOU!

It is no secret that I love what I do! 

This is as close as I’ll ever get to photographing for vogue and every senior I photograph gets the STAR treatment.  I am having fun and soon you are too!

I believe senior year is the beginning of the greatest adventure you’ll ever go on!  You’re listening to your favorite music.

You have your support crew with you helping with hair, etc.

You just know you’re going to look better than ever.

You’re relaxed.

And presto!

You’re photogenic!!!!!!

At least that is what happens when we photograph High School Seniors!

Call us 832-632-2184 to reserve your session!  Click here to see our CURRENT SENIOR PICTURE SPECIALS!

Senior pictures for Clear Lake, Clear Creek, Clear Springs, Clear Falls, Clear Brook and Friendswood high schools

Senior pictures that capture your personality!

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