Most people can probably remember their senior year portrait. It’s such an epic moment in most people’s lives that genuinely wraps a huge benchmark: graduating from high school. Here’s when a lot of things start changing. Most people move out from their parent’s house to begin their official adult lives, many others move out to college, and their senior portrait is the perfect way to commemorate everything they’ve done so far.
But senior portraits are nothing like they used to be. Senior portraits have come a long way since the local photography studio days. Nowadays, more and more high school graduates are arranging elaborate photoshoots to commemorate this fabulous milestone. Let’s look at why senior photos are so popular.
Graduating high school is a reason for celebration. They’re an excellent way to memorialize this grand moment in your life. Many parents give professional photoshoots to commemorate this date as a reward for seniors.
Senior photos can be a fun experience that will result in beautiful photos that you (and your family) will hold dearly forever.
Sure, you’ll have classic high school graduation portraits taken at school. But senior photoshoots are perfect for expressing yourself. You are as unique as it gets, and these types of photoshoots give you an opportunity to personalize your graduation photos.
Unlike school portraits, you can get to dress up and try different locations that capture your true self.
Most senior portrait photoshoots let you change outfits, use makeup, or bring props to remember the important things in your life at this moment. So, for example, if you’re a football player, posing with your football, uniform, and even your teammates can make for a fabulous keepsake later.
High school graduation portraits are no longer dull. When kids and their parents schedule professional photoshoots, they actually get back photos they want to use.
You can later use these photos for your graduation announcements, to send out invitations, or just to freshen up your Instagram feed.
Many photography packages include printing options for photo albums, cards, and even canvases that make great gifts. Customized graduation announcements using your photos are a great gift idea that people will get to keep.
Senior portraits have changed a lot in the past years. With social media, filters, and short videos on the rise, it wouldn’t surprise us to see those formats becoming the new normal in the future. You only graduate high school once, so have fun and make your high school graduation portraits worth remembering with a fun and unique photoshoot.
Geraldine Orentas is a writer from Happy Writers, Co. in partnership with Seattle Fabrics, an outdoor and recreational fabric retailer.