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  • Writer's pictureJulie Stoecker

How to show your personality at your senior photo session

Springfield, MO Senior Photography Session

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: your high school senior portraits don’t have to look just like everyone else’s. In fact, they shouldn’t! There’s only one you. You’re unique, and so was your high school experience. Every high school senior should infuse their senior session with their interests, style, and unique personality. Here are a few ways you can do that!

Springfield, MO Senior Photography Session

Bring props

Show off what you love to do and what you’re best at by bringing a few props to your shoot. Did you play in the orchestra? Bring along your violin. Did you play high school soccer? Grab your cleats and a soccer ball. Did you star in the school play? Bring along your tap shoes or the hat you wore in the role. Don’t be afraid to make your photos your own!

Springfield, MO Senior Photography Session

Wear a favorite outfit

Don’t dress like someone you’re not. Resist the urge to go out and buy a brand new outfit for your photo session. Instead, wear something you already love. Dress in an outfit that makes you feel great, shows off your individual style, and expresses who you are. If you’re a dancer, bring your favorite dance costume.

Springfield, MO Senior Photography Session

Take photos at your favorite location

Consider doing your photoshoot at a place that’s meaningful to you -- and don’t be afraid to get creative! Did you spend all your time in the high school art room? Get a few shots of you at work on a canvas. Did you spend countless hours at football practice? Snap a few photos on the field. Did you walk over to the nearest Taco Bell during lunchtime every day? Strike a pose with a burrito. The more creative, the better!

Springfield, MO Senior Photography Session

Show off your less serious side

Sure, you’ll want to get some posed formal shots for Mom -- but that doesn’t mean all of your senior photos need to be that way. Get a few fun, candid shots of you just being you! Make a funny face, strike some silly model poses, balance a football on your head -- don’t be afraid to goof off a little in front of the camera.

Springfield, MO Senior Photography Session

Bring your pet

High school friends may come and go, but your furry friends are as loyal as they come. Bring your pet along to your senior session to make your senior photos even cuter. Just make sure you let your photographer know beforehand that you’ll be bringing an animal along.

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