Celebrate this very important time in your life by capturing some great photos of you and your friends and family. Here are some things to keep in mind to make your prom/graduation photography session as fun as possible.
There are two different types of prom/graduation sessions. In Studio sessions can be done on the day of your prom/graduation or anytime after. Having the session on the actual day can be a good idea as you will already be wearing your gown and have your makeup done. These sessions are a little more formal but can still be incredibly fun and you can include your family in these sessions.
On Location sessions give you a chance to express your personality by choosing a location that means something to you. The session can be done on the day of the graduation/prom or anytime after.
Please note that if you want to have either type of session done before or after the day of graduation and want to wear graduation attire, it is your responsibly to provide the cap and gown for the photos.
Hair and Makeup
I cannot stress enough the importance of having a high quality hair and makeup artist for your prom/graduation session. A professional will be able to bring out your best features and will know how to apply the makeup so that it will look good on camera but can also keep it natural looking. Fake tanner is a personal choice but I recommend that you not use it unless you have had a trial run and know how your skin reacts. There is nothing worse than having to do the entire session in black and white because you do not like the colour of your skin!
I recommend that you have a few options so that if a certain option isn’t working you have other possibilities. Generally I suggest starting the session with something formal like a suit, prom dress, or graduation gown. You might then consider having a few shots done while wearing something business casual and that can be used for headshots in the future. And lastly, something more casual that is really “your style” as far as colour etc. is concerned.
Most of the time if a prop is being used in a prom/graduation session it has a relation to your time at school, for example if you were on a sports team bringing a jersey or equipment or if you majored in music, bringing your musical instrument.
Use them as your profile pic, share them online with friends and family and also be sure to make prints to give to friends and family!
- Bringing a variety of accessories can add variety to your session
- Be sure to be hydrated by drinking lots of water for a few days ahead of your shoot and moisturize.
- Eat before your session so that you have the energy to be able to smile with your eyes and show off your wonderful personality.
Prom/graduation pricing starts at $150+hst
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Erin was so wonderful to work with at my second wedding we didn't hesitate to contact her for our first prom. She is the ultimate professional and the pictures were stunning. Looking forward to working with her again in 2016 when we have two more heading to prom!