top 10 Trends for senior portraits

by Thomas Cooke Photography

ABOUT ME: What I do is… make you forget you’re in front of a camera and just BE YOU! If you’re a parent… I make you HAPPY that you commissioned me to create images of your child that make you SMILE even when they’re not there with you!

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Contemporary Studio Portraits

This was number one according to the mom's of high school seniors. REAL studio Classic and Updated-Traditional portraits should be the absolute must have in your senior portrait session! This is something you'll hang on to for the rest of your life.

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You Gotta Have Fun

How about just kickin' it... allowing you to show off your fun side! Whether you do hair flips or twirl in your party dress, you definitely want to incorporate something fun to remember your goofy self.

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Add Drama

Adding drama to your senior portraits is the perfect way to show off your serious side. No smiley "say cheese" picture here!

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Pretty Colors

Make sure to use colors that are in harmony with your hair color and skin tone. You also want to use a photo location that is in tune with your outfit, hair and makeup! It can make or break a portrait.

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Incorporate a pet

Don't forget those you grew up with! If you have a dog, cat, horse etc.. don't forget to bring them along.

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Show Off Your Activities

Whether you participate in a school activity or travel team, those are some of the most memorable moments in high school. You want to make sure to take a portrait with your sport/club or music stuff.

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Fashion Black & White

Taking a portrait with a fashion black & white look is timeless! It makes for some of the best portraits!

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Make sure to choose a senior photographer that can make you laugh and have fun!

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Your Car

Having your car as a part of your senior portrait session is almost vital! You'll want to remember what you drove.

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Guys: Wear a Suit

This one is for the senior guys. Don't just wear a t-shirt and jeans. Dress it up with a suit or even just a shirt and sport coat.

Other Senior Portrait Ideas

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