It's Senior year and time to start thinking about booking your Senior portrait session. How do you find the right photographer for you? How do you find a photographer that you can trust to create an enjoyable experience! Consider this as a guide to "Find the Best Senior Portrait Photographer" for you.
Reflect your Personality
Senior portraits should reflect who you are. You should be proud to share your portrait now and in years to come! A good relationship with a friendly photographer can help you look relaxed and happy.
Recommendations from Peers
Start by looking at last year's yearbook and see who's photographs really jump out at you. Ask family and friends for recommendations for a professional photographer that they had a great experience with. What did they like about that experience?
Qualify your References
Once you fine-tune your list of photographers you might want to work with, take a look at their website and social media accounts. If their work really speaks to you then reach out to them for more information.
Consider these when choosing a photographer:
Is the photographer willing to explain how they work and answer any questions you may have?
Does the photographer offer suggestions with regards to clothing, hair, makeup, and location ideas to suit your personality.
Is their work consistent in lighting and quality?
Lighting is a critical component In portraiture. This is the difference between a good portrait and an exceptional one. I like to see my subjects’ eyes sparkle! The light should be balanced in such a way that does not overpower the subject. Proper lighting produces a natural effect, balancing the subject (you!) and the background, to let you glow, without feeling overly edited. An experienced photographer will highlight you within your location harmoniously.
Each photographer has their own style, but finding one that makes you shine is priceless.
Johnson Photography is available for fall portraits: Looking forward to celebrating your year!