Senior Portrait Myths Busted: Don’t Fall for These Common Misconceptions
As a high school junior in the Austin area, you’re probably gearing up for your senior year and all the exciting things that come with it – including your senior portraits. However, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about senior portraits that can leave you feeling confused, frustrated, and unsure of what to expect. In this blog post, we’re going to debunk three common senior portrait myths that you might have heard. Whether you’re planning to have your pictures taken this summer or later in the school year, read on to learn the truth about senior portraits.
Myth #1: Wait Until School Starts to Take Your Senior Pictures
Many students believe that they need to wait until school starts to have their senior portraits taken. After all, that’s when the yearbook committee will be gathering photos, right? While it’s true that you’ll need to submit a photo for the yearbook, you don’t have to wait until the school year starts to have your pictures taken. In fact, summertime is a great time to have your senior portraits taken. The weather is nice, you have more free time, and you can choose from a wider range of outdoor locations. Plus, if you wait until the fall, you’ll be competing with every other senior for appointment times with photographers, which could mean limited availability and higher prices.
Myth #2: Cloudy Days Are Bad for Senior Portraits
Another common myth about senior portraits is that they should always be taken on sunny days to ensure good lighting. This simply isn’t true. Cloudy days actually open up new locations that otherwise would have had bad lighting. Plus, cloudy days are super flattering for your skin as they provide a more even light, reducing shadows and highlighting your natural beauty. So, if your photo shoot happens to fall on a cloudy or overcast day, don’t panic! Your photos will turn out great.
Myth #3: You Should Only Wear Solid Colors in Your Senior Portraits
While it’s true that solid colors can look great in photographs, you don’t have to limit yourself to them. Wear whatever makes you feel amazing! Mix in a classic outfit, something on trend, and something fun or casual. Your senior portraits should be a reflection of your personality and style, and that can include patterned dresses, graphic tees, or anything else that makes you feel like you. The key is to choose outfits that flatter your body, complement your skin tone, and make you feel confident.
Whether you’re planning to take your pictures this summer or later in the school year, remember that the most important thing is to feel confident, comfortable, and like yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask your photographer questions, share your ideas with them, and have fun during the shoot. Your senior portraits are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture this special time in your life, and by busting these myths, they’re sure to be even more amazing. Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Senior Portrait Myths Busted series!