Five Reasons to Hire a Professional Senior Photographer
It’s finally your senior year, and you may be wondering why you should hire a professional senior photographer. Perhaps a friend or family member has a nice camera (or even an iPhone) and has offered to take your portraits for you. As tempting as this may be, you don’t want to entrust your senior portrait session to anyone but a professional!
I have more than 17 years of professional photography experience, and I have perfected my craft as a senior photographer. Not only have I been published in numerous magazines and featured on senior portrait websites, but I am also constantly learning new techniques and improving my business. The AHP experience is unlike any other.
I get to know each of my seniors and plan a portrait session that represents who they are. Professional senior portraits make a huge difference. This is an exciting time in your life, and there are plenty of reasons to hire a professional senior photographer. Here are the top five:
Reason 1: The Right Equipment and Skills
The right equipment and skills go hand in hand. I have invested in multiple cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment. I carry three camera bags with me to each senior session, and you can take a peek at what’s inside them on the blog.
The right equipment wouldn’t mean anything, though, without knowing how to use it. You may have heard someone say, “Your camera takes beautiful photos!”, but there is more to a great senior portrait session than the camera itself.
I have a BA in professional photography. And I have continued my education since to make sure I use the right lens, shutter speed, and angles for your senior portraits. With years of experience, you can rest assured that I will capture you in your best light.
Reason 2: Professional Hair and Makeup Included
Every AHP Senior Session comes with professional hair and makeup. I work with select hair and makeup artists (HMUAs) each year, hand-picked for their experience and skills. There are so many reasons that hiring a pro HMUA for your senior photos makes a difference. In fact, I wrote a whole blog post about it!
Pro HMUAs know the difference between everyday makeup and makeup that will look good on camera. There is absolutely a difference. And my team of HMUAs knows that I want my seniors to still look like themselves. They work with you to highlight your natural features, boost your confidence, and make sure you look your absolute best. And who doesn’t love a couple of hours of pampering? This sets the tone for your senior portrait session and ensures you feel relaxed before getting in front of the camera.
Reason 3: I Take Care of Everything for You
Hiring a professional senior photographer means you don’t have to worry about a thing. I take care of everything for you. You won’t have to take time out of your busy senior schedule to stress about where to have your portrait session or what to wear. From location scouting to wardrobe styling, I am here every step of the way.
I will happily answer any questions that you or your parents have throughout the process. I make it easy to reach out on my website, via email, or by phone. And I walk you through every step of the process to make sure that you feel confident in your decision to hire a pro.
Reason 4: Professional Prints and Products
Once your portraits are ready, I host you and your family at my client lounge at Studio 253. We go through your gallery together and pick your favorites. This is also a chance for you to see samples of the professional prints and products that I offer. I decorate the client lounge and studio with wall hangings, albums, and prints.
Your portraits should not just sit on a computer or your phone. You should absolutely share your senior portraits on social media (and be sure to tag me)! But in addition to sharing your portraits online, you should also print them. I offer heirloom-quality products, including canvas wall art, albums, and more. You’ll be able to look back at your beautiful senior portraits for years to come.
Reason 5: You are Only a Senior Once
This is such an exciting time in your life, as you wrap up your high school education and move onto bigger and better things. You have worked so hard, and your achievements deserve to be celebrated.
Hiring a professional senior photographer ensures this moment in time is captured perfectly. It won’t last forever, and you’ll be headed off to college before you know it. I want to make sure you cherish every part of your senior year.
If you are ready to book your senior portrait session with AHP, let’s connect! I would love to capture this exciting time in your life. You can always contact me through my website. You can also email me at [email protected], or call/text me at 530-412-0730.