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What to do for Senior Photos

September 13, 2012  |  Senior Photography

Calling all Cincinnati-area high school seniors! Ready for senior portrait season? If you’re not sure how to prepare for your photo session, read on – these tips will help your senior photo session go smoothly and ensure you’ll treasure your senior portraits for years to come.


Where to Go

First things first – give Images by Daniel Michael a call to set up your Cincinnatiseniorphotosession, of course! If you live on the east side, SharonWoods is a great spot for your senior photos; for you wild west-siders, how about RapidRunPark or Mt. EchoPark? Outdoor venues provide the best backdrops and lighting. Don’t worry – we can always reschedule if it rains!


What to Wear

OK, we know what you’re thinking: “Who cares about the location! What am I gonna wear?!” The most important thing to remember is to flatter yourself: if you know you look great in a particular style, wear it! Choose a trusted outfit, or use this as a great excuse to head up to KenwoodTowneCenter or CincinnatiPremiumOutlets and shop for something great!


Keep in mind that simple is often better. Avoid loud patterns, big logos, and anything overly “trendy” – these all tend to distract from the subject: you! Same goes for your makeup, jewelry and hairstyle. That said, a couple of great accessories can really make an otherwise simple outfit stand out on camera. Think cool shoes or one piece of jewelry that shows off your personality.


Make sure to check whether your school has guidelines on how to dress for your senior yearbook photo, and bring at least one outfit that falls within the guidelines. Our photographers work with seniors from all around the Cincinnati area and know their stuff when it comes to taking senior photos that you, your parents and your school will all love!


What Else to Bring

Along with your awesome outfits, consider taking a few props along for your senior portraits. A ball from your favorite sport (hit up MidwestSports or Sieferts for new gear if yours has seen better days!), your musical instrument, ballet slippers, even just your letter jacket – these are all great tools for showing off your personality and interests in your senior photos.


You can even bring along the best prop of all – your best friend! [Insert client’s policies/discounts/etc. for including friends in senior portraits.] Or how about man’s best friend: if your dog is friendly and well behaved, we’d love to include him/her in a few poses. [Ditto for any additional pet policies] Just call Daniel Michael first to let us know if you’re bringing a human or canine companion to the shoot.


Leave the Rest to Us

Our photographers will guide you through posing, smiling and having fun, so your senior pictures will look great and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy your Cincinnati senior portrait session – it’s all about you!



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