By Jenny Norman
High school senior portraits are not what they used to be. So much has changed from the days of in-studio sessions filled with feather boas, cheesy foil backdrops and unnatural poses. Senior photography has evolved to cater to each graduate’s tastes, hobbies and personality. Graduates want their portraits to capture who they are at this very important moment in their lives.
One of the up and coming trends that is so hot right now is the fashion editorial style senior photography session. This unique style allows teenagers to experience what it would be like to be on a fashion photo shoot. Complete with in studio and different locations, photographers collaborate with their clients to find the perfect spots around town that will reflect the theme of the shoot. With fashion being so important in a teen’s life as they strive to define their individuality, there are several looks involved in the editorial- style photo shoot to showcase each graduate’s true personality. Many photographers now work with teams of hairdressers, makeup artists and wardrobe stylists who offer their expertise to give teens that polished professional look which is essential when making the investment into high quality photography. So rather than just showing up with having done their own hair and makeup and picking out their own outfits, these grads get completely pampered and glammed up from head to toe. Guys are certainly not left behind. They get to showcase their love of sports, hobbies and cars at their photo sessions too. The beauty of it all is that these styled high school senior photo shoots are tailored to the grads and who they are; it is their time to shine. Parents especially love seeing their teens feel so confident when their self-esteem is boosted by such a fun and personal experience. What a unique way to celebrate one of the most exciting times in the lives of high school seniors and what an amazing way to capture these memories forever! ◆