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4 Steps to a Successful Senior Portrait Session

In many professional photography circles, the question about how to have a successful senior portrait session always seems to come up.  Well, at Walck Portraits, we've found that it's quite easy.  In fact, we've laid it out in a step-by-step list.

Step One:  Find Some Awesome Seniors to Participate in a Senior Modeling Program

In January, we start looking for seniors to participate in our senior modeling program.  It's easy:  they come in for a planning session, have their portraits taken, and then they are given our senior representative cards.  For every person that books a session from their representative cards, the seniors earn $100 in print credit.

Step Two:  Have Fun Taking Beautiful Images that They (and their moms) Love


Step Three:  Schedule & Shoot Their Summer/Fall (Traditionally-Timed) Senior Session


Step Four:  Show Off Their Unique Styles & Personalities


Shaylei is a sweet girl who is in the color guard and enjoys Manga.  Her favorite character is Kirito, and she allowed us to photograph her in all of her Kirito glory.  We just loved the sword props and the amazing trench coat!



Torie is also in the marching band, but she's more of a fashionista.  She loves beautiful outfits and fabulous shoes.


The Fun Part of Photographing Seniors?
As this is such a transitional time in their lives, it is so special getting to know what their personalities and interests are now and combining those with their plans for the future.  

Tell us about your senior portrait experience.  Was it what you hoped for?  Did you have fabulous 80's hair or huge glasses?  Has your sense of style changed?  Did the photographer capture your essence?  Leave us a comment, as we'd love to hear all about it.



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