By Ryan Westover
Let me start by saying that Senior portraits are very important to my mom. As a guy, there are plenty of other things that I would much rather be doing like hanging out with friends or my girl friend, skateboarding, listening to music... So, here are some of the things that helped me have a successful photo shoot.
High School Senior Portrait Tips For Success
1 - Dress how your parents want you to
That's right, your parents are the ones paying for it so you might as well make them happy and besides, I thought I looked pretty good in what my mom had me wear.
2 - Don't worry about your skin
Be confident and don't worry if your face breaks out because a good photographer will perfect your skin and make you look really awesome. I had a slight breakout and you would never know by looking at any of my pictures.
3 - Be yourself
Don't be shy, be yourself. Your photographer only wants you to look and feel really good, so just go with it, be confident, be yourself and just have fun. I was a little rigid at first but after my photographer started shooting I was completely relaxed. Since I was able to be myself, it made it fun and my expressions look natural and real.
4 - Don't change your hair style
Style your hair like you would normally wear it. Don't do anything drastic to your hair because you will end up not liking your pictures. I kept my hair the way I like to wear it every day and it made me like my own pictures.
5 - Be patient
Go in with a patient attitude because even though a good photographer will take a lot of pictures with a lot of different poses, your photo shoot will be over before you even realize it. Who knows, you might end up having as much fun as I did.
~ Ryan Westover