Beautiful Senior Portraits
Meet Kenzi. She is a talented uprising senior.
Capturing Beautiful Senior Portraits
When we schedule a senior portrait photo session, we help our clients prepare. Senior portraits are an important milestone in a child’s life. We want to make sure that they have the best experience and the most beautiful senior portraits possible. We often discuss locations, clothing and props that help define who the senior is. When we photographed Kenzi, we already knew about her love for reading, travel, photography and more. We also knew that she wanted to include the beach as part of her photo session.
Here are some senior pictures that outline Kenzi’s love for reading. Any guess on her favorite book of all time?
This senior portrait shows her love for reading as well as her love of travel.
Kenzi is very creative and wanted a fun senior portrait. She wanted a portrait that would express that her senior year is here and there are going to be a lot of big decisions that have to be made. She wanted to highlight that time is literally running out on her childhood days.
Beautiful Senior Portraits with the Ringlight
When you are creating beautiful senior portraits, the ringlight is an excellent light source to choose. The ringlight is exactly what it sounds like, a ring of light. It is a beautiful, near-shadowless light, that creates stunning senior portraits. When you compliment the fan with a ringlight, you can create some dramatic portraits. If you look closely you will see the ringlight in Kenzi’s eyes.
Beach Senior Portraits
A favorite location a senior often chooses for photo session is the beach. Kenzi knew that she had to include the beach, but she also wanted to incorporate a family hammock that has been traveling with her family for years. She expressed wanting to hang the hammock under a pier. We had the perfect location! Sunset was the perfect time for that portion of her photo shoot. We often will use all the elements that we find in a location. For this beach stop, we starting photographing her on the walkway to the beach.
Outdoor Senior Portrait
Our next photo stop was near the pier.
Our next photo stop was under the pier.
Beautiful Senior Portraits at Sunset
Our last stop on our senior photo shoot would be in the ocean at sunset. We had a beautiful girl, a beautiful sunset and you add some beautiful off camera lighting and you can create a beautiful sunset portrait.
Are you looking for unique and beautiful senior portraits? We would love to create them for you. Contact us today to book your photo session!
Norfolk Senior Portraits
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Meet Josh. He was in need of some awesome senior pictures and we were in need of an awesome model. Josh agreed to come to us and be photographed so that we could use his images in a marketing campaign for our contract schools. We offer discounted, short Senior Express casual sessions to our schools where we hold the school photography contract. These are normally 20 minutes sessions where we can still offer an awesome photo session.
Senior Express Photo Sessions
In our Senior Express photo sessions, we offer a 20 or 30 minute photoshoot. This is perfect for most seniors, especially if they have never had professional portraits taken. These sessions are offered at our contract schools or at our studio. If seniors choose a photo session at the school, it will be all indoor studio photos. If they choose to be photographed at our studio, we offer indoor and outdoor senior pictures.
Our studio is located in gorgeous East Beach. This is a perfect location for our Norfolk senior portraits. We have a great studio to create a variety of images to choose from. We also have parks on every block. We are also located just 2 short blocks from the beach.
Casual Senior Portraits
If you are an uprising senior and not sure what to expect from your senior photo session, you can check out more of our portfolio. We love creating unique, once in a lifetime pictures. We also love to incorporate your hobbies, interests and your personality to your senior pictures.
If you are looking for something very unique in your senior portraits, you may want to choose a Trash the Dress session. This is great option especially if you love the beach and you love wearing a prom dress. We have also have our senior guys wear a tuxedo out in the water to create some fun photos. You can view more about the Trash the Dress sessions here.
Formal Yearbook Photos
We can also take care of your formal yearbook portrait at your senior portrait session. A great formal yearbook photo is as important as your casual senior pictures. We make sure that you look sharp and flawless. This image is important because it is what will be a historical photo for you. One that will mark a time in life that was your senior year! One that will be highlighted in your school yearbook, because your are a senior! You don’t want to look back on your formal yearbook photo and say, “what was I thinking?”. You want to reflect back on your photo and say, “I looked good!”.
Here at Hayne Photographers we provide the tuxedo or for the girls the drape that you school yearbook will require. We will also submit your senior formal yearbook portrait to your school’s yearbook advisor.
Formal Yearbook Photo in Tuxedo
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Summer Senior Photography Session
What’s a great way to celebrate school being out? By having a summer senior photography session!
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Beating The Heat
For Olivia’s session we started out in the studio. During the summer months it’s best to do indoor pictures during the day and outdoor pictures in the evening. It ensures that our client looks their best and hasn’t had the humidity effect their appearance. When doing indoor pictures we can utilize different lighting and backgrounds. Olivia brought a few sets of clothing and necklaces as statement pieces that made each image unique. We always encourage our seniors to add their own flair when it comes to their sessions. Want some ideas on what to wear? Check out our guide here.
While she was having her session she wanted to do her drape portrait for school. We are the leading school photography company in the area and love it when our seniors do their school pictures with us! If you’re interested in reading about our school photography go here.
Since our studio is right near the ocean we wanted to do beach portraits to wrap things up. Late afternoon or early evening is the best time do to outdoor pictures. The lighting from the setting sun in addition to professional photographic techniques make for amazing images. Time management is also another thing photographers need to keep in mind. In order to get the great sunset shots make sure to do any other outdoor pictures before in a timely manner. A big mistake in photography is missing amazing pictures because proper time management wasn’t used. We started the outdoor portion in an urban downtown area. Then we moved on to a fishing pier and finished up on the beach. Olivia also wanted to include her sister in some of the pictures which we were happy to do. We love when our seniors want to include a friend or family member in their session. It makes for more memorable pictures and adds a bit of fun to the session!
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Urban Ballerina Photography Session
We love doing unique photography. That’s why we decided to do an urban ballerina photography session.
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We recently did a senior sessions with the girls in these images. Dance is a very important aspect of their life. We thought it would be fun to do an artistic shoot with them. We chose three different locations that each had their own unique look. A big part of getting great images is finding the perfect setting. Research the locations you want to use before each session. Our studio is very close to an urban downtown area. We are always finding new and creative spots there for our sessions.
Each girl brought an outfit that complimented the textures of each setting. We love it when we can pair beautiful outfits with the location. Their outfits also added in each girls’ unique personal flair. For one portrait our dancer wore a beautiful white ballet outfit. It stood out against the dark industrial background (image above).
For this portrait our dancer wore a bright red gown that complimented the faded brick wall.
For this portrait we wanted to add in a stunning background. The church was a perfect paring for the dancers outfit. It was exactly what we wanted for our artistic shoot.
In this portrait our ballerina wore a tutu that gave a lighthearted feel to the overall image.
Some tips for getting great pictures like these is to use good lighting. We used off camera flash and a deflector to bounce lighting onto the dancers. It really helped to make the portraits pop. Since we were working with dancers it was important to capture their beautiful posture. A great way to do that is with proper posing. You can read our guide here to learn more.
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Professional Senior Portrait Session
Are you a high school senior that’s graduating this year? Are you looking for a way to celebrate? Then schedule a professional senior portrait session today!
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Outdoor Photography Fun
For the first portion of Tori’s photo session we wanted to do pictures outside in late afternoon. It is the best time for the great lighting and we were able to get more photographic images. The area we chose for her outdoor photos had some amazing cobblestone roads. We really wanted to incorporate them into her images. Since the roads provided a nice background we decided to use her car and an antique chair we had on hand as props. When doing professional photography you have to think on your toes when it comes to outdoor settings.
There was also some great brickwork on the outside of the buildings that we thought would go wonderfully with our pictures. When you use texture in the background it adds interest to your photo shoot. Tori decided that she wanted to add in her own personal touch by blowing confetti for one shot. We always love it when clients add their own flair to their photo session!
Gorgeous Indoor Studio Portraits
After the outdoor portion of the session we decided to do some indoor head shots. Since the outdoor segment was fun we decided to do a more professional indoor head shot session to contrast it. Tori wanted serious but not too serious for her studio shots. We were able to do that by adding in an age appropriate background along with soft lighting. Half the battle of doing professional photographic pictures is making sure the lighting and background compliment whoever you’re shooting.
We are very big in the school photography scene and were able to take her year book portrait during her session. If you would like to read more about our work in the school photography industry click here.
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Trendy Senior Session
At Hayne Photographers, being up to date with what is in style is a big part of who we are. That’s why we took Adrian on a trendy senior session.
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Cars Can Add To The “Cool” Factor
We always encourage our senior’s to add their own special flair to their images. For this shoot, Adrian wanted to showcase his car. With different makes and models, it can make any session into a trend setter. Cars are a great way to incorporate professional lighting so that the photography stands out. The lighting technique we use is called off camera flash. The best time for capturing the lighting inside and outside the car is at sunset. At that time of the day you can be more creative with how you bounce the light off the vehicle and senior to create a unique photograph. Different locations can also add more character to the images. We chose the beach for Adrian’s car, as it offered different textures to the background that offset his vehicle.
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Make Your Style Stand Out
In addition to his car, Adrian wanted to show off his unique style in clothing. Showing off his urban fashion in a historic area made his pictures more photographically appealing. You can even make an indoor head shot stand out by adding in accessories that can draw the eye. For his head shots, Adrian incorporated a colorful bow tie to add to his amazing style. What to know what to bring for your senior session? Check out our What To Wear guide!
Here are a few more photographs from our awesome trendy senior session!
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Rustic Farm Senior Session
What is one of the best ways to get awesome pictures for your senior pictures? Go on a rustic farm senior session with incredible antiques!
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Unique Photography Props
When you’re taking pictures outside, it’s always best to think outside the box for prop ideas. On this shoot, we thought it would be wonderful to add vintage vehicles into the shoot. They added to the overall rustic chic look Haley had been wanting for her senior session. What are some different and unique props you would like to incorporate into your pictures? Outfits also help make any image stand out. When planning your session, think of what outfit will go with the props you have in mind. Here’s our senior photography What to Wear guide.
For Haley’s session, we took her to the country. It was a beautiful day for outdoor pictures, and the scenery was perfect for the lighting on the shots we were wanting. For professional photographs, it is important to have good lighting. Late afternoon is the best time for any outdoor pictures. Afternoon light offers less shadows which creates better portraits. The foliage is the most photographically appealing and provide a natural back drop for our seniors.
For something to contrast the rural setting from the first portion of the session, we took her to an urban downtown area. The textures in the iron gate and graffiti in the alleys really made both locations stand apart from each other. Both settings added in elements that showcased Haley’s diverse taste and interests. At Hayne Photographers, we love making sure our senior portraits show off each senior’s own unique personality.
Make sure to book your senior session today! We offer year round bookings for any season of the year.
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Spring Senior Pictures
Spring senior pictures are some of the most fun to shoot. This year we had an amazing time on our session with Schuyler!
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Unique Senior Pictures
At Hayne Photographers we love to give our seniors a unique experience. For their session love going to awesome locations that provide wonderful images!
First we went to an open field and incorporated some of the beautiful flowers. We used what was in bloom this time of year. We love to utilize natural elements that add another dimension into our senior pictures. You can see this in some of the photos and they turned out gorgeous!
How To Prepare For Your Senior Picture Session
When you are preparing for your senior photo session, you may want to consider accessories that will compliment the scenery. Schuyler loves natural settings. She and her mother picked the perfect flowers to make the perfect head piece. What accessory could you add to make your spring senior pictures unique?
If you would like a flower crown for your photo session you can find one here.
Senior Portrait Locations
Next we went to a rustic railway and an urban downtown area. This added to the look that we had envisioned for the shoot.
We added in different textures to give our images diversity. This helps with the creative photography process. The downtown location we chose for Schuyler’s shoot had a lot of eclectic elements that she loved.
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Finally we finished at the beach. This always results in the most stunning photographs, no matter what time of year!
Sunset is the best time to take pictures that capture the beauty of the coast. We strive to always incorporate the beach as the last part of our shoots. The natural rocks created a wonderful prop to focus our photographic lighting. The sky provided a lovely contrast.
Here are a few more of our favorite photos from Schuyler’s spring senior picture session.
Why wait? Book your professional senior session today for any time of the year! We love going to different locations in order to give our clients a memorable experience.
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Virginia Beach Senior Photos
When is the best time of the year for Virginia Beach senior photos? The answer is simple. It is anytime! Meet Kasey. It’s winter, but we still did beach senior pictures!
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Kasey wasn’t ready for her senior portrait session during the summer. Some seniors would think they would have to wait until it was warm again, but not Kasey. We photographed her during the winter months.
We began her senior portrait session in a wooded area. We love finding the perfect location for our clients. In talking with Kasey before her photo shoot, she wanted to do something in a wooded area. She also mentioned that she would love to have railroad tracks in some of her senior pictures. She also wanted to incorporate her grandmother’s vintage chair.
Senior Pictures by the Railroad Tracks
When our clients have a desired location that they would like to be photographed, we try to make that happen. When the request comes for railroad tracks, photographing them can be a challenge. The challenge comes with the law. We are not allowed to photograph anyone on live tracks. The reason is safety.
We always get out and scout to find new locations for our photo sessions. We were able to find these super cool dead tracks to use in Kasey’s photoshoot. No worries railroad police, no trains have been on these tracks for years!
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After photographing on the railroad tracks, we took advantage of the wooded area.
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Senior Pictures at the Beach
When you live in a beach community, beach pictures are a must. This doesn’t just happen during the summer months, it’s all year round. For Kasey’s Virginia Beach senior pictures, we headed to the beach around sunset. Sometimes our winter skies are not very colorful at sunset. Though we didn’t have a gorgeous summer sunset, the beach still was the perfect setting.
Sometimes our seniors was to do bff pictures. We always encourage it. What better way to take cool beach senior pictures with your bff chasing seagulls?
This senior portrait is a replica of a portrait we did of Kasey’s older sister 6 years ago.
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Fun Props for Senior Portraits
We love when seniors bring props to their photo session. We always try to incorporate them in a fun and creative way.
Kasey brought her Hickory High School letter and her class ring.
There’s no time like the present to schedule your Virginia Beach senior photos. Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s not a bad time for outdoor photo sessions.
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Senior Portraits at the Beach
Are you looking for unique senior portraits? Do you love the beach? Are you wanting to do something fun for your senior pictures? How about a Trash the Prom Dress session? How about senior portraits at the beach?
Senior Portrait at Sunset
Fun Senior Pictures
High school seniors always want to be unique. They want to stand out in the crowd. They don’t want to look or be like anyone else.
When it come to senior pictures, their feeling is the same. They are looking for unique senior pictures that will make them stand out in a crowd. They are looking for that senior photo that makes everyone say “WOW”.
How about if you could have fun, real fun, on our senior portrait session? What if you could have a photography session that ended doing something truly unique? How about if you ended your photo shoot with senior portraits at the beach? Not only senior portraits at the beach, but you partnered that with a Trash the Prom Dress session?
You would not only have gorgeous senior pictures, your senior photos would stand out in the crowd! Who else has the opportunity to do something fun and different? When you get into the ocean in a gorgeous prom dress, have a gorgeous sunset and the senior photographer uses state of the art photographic lighting, you may end up with senior pictures that look like this!
With the right senior portrait photographer, the right setting, the right client and the right photographic equipment, we are able to create unique, one of a kind, senior pictures.
Trash the Prom Dress Photography
When we take senior portraits at the beach we always schedule close to sunset. That way we are ensured the best light of the day. We are looking for soft golden light in our photos. This is generally captured 30-45 minutes prior to sunset during the summer months.
As the sun is setting we love to incorporate off camera lighting. This creates a moodiness in your photos that can only be created by adding lighting. Here is an example of off camera lighting at sunset.
When we use off camera lighting it allows to to photograph directly into the sun. When we use off camera lighting it allows us to expose both the sky and our subject properly.
When you understand this photographic lighting technique you can create very unique photos.
If you are interested in learning more about off camera lighting, you can read more here.
Beautiful Senior Portraits
We love the “golden hour” in photography. When we take senior portraits at the beach, the scheduling is critical. For our clients that want to end their senior portrait session at the beach we schedule the arrival 45 minutes before sunset. When you are photographing at the beach you have no protection from the glaring sun unless you have some cloud cover. If you photograph your clients in the direct sun, the sun will often create ugly shadows. Those ugly shadows are not attractive on your gorgeous clients.
We make sure that we are photographing in the right conditions, with the right photography equipment, at the right time. When you combine those elements you will produce beautiful senior portraits.
If you are a photographer and need help with posing tips for your senior portraits, we can help!
If we have a senior photography client that wants to add a Trash the Prom Dress session, we recommend that they visit the thrift store to purchase a dress. You can often find and inexpensive dress that has already been used for this type of photo session. The dress doesn’t have to fit perfectly, in fact, we have been known to add clamps to a dress to make it work. We have honestly never had anyone that has completely trashed their prom dress to the point of ruin. Most of our clients just wash, dry and repeat wear the dress from their photo shoot!
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Virginia Beach Senior Portraits – Jaclyn
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This is the perfect time of the year to schedule your senior portrait session. Summer couldn’t be more perfect in the Virginia area. We are surrounded by such beauty. The flowering of all of our plants are at a peek this time of the year and our beaches are second to none. They are simply a gorgeous backdrop for your senior photos.
Jaclyn, a Virginia Beach senior, choose us to photograph her senior pictures. We loved the time we got to spend with Jaclyn. When she called to schedule her photo session, she knew that she definitely wanted beach portraits. Most of our clients love taking beach photos, since it is a big part of our lives in Virginia Beach.
We recommended to Jaclyn that we start in a different location and end up at the beach for sunset portraits.
We began her senior photo session at our studio. There we were able to incorporate the beautiful scenery. Our studio is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and different textures. In a very small area, about one block, we are able to photograph many different looks. When we are able to photograph multiple looks it gives our clients more options to choose from! Who doesn’t like a lot of gorgeous senior pictures to choose from? Here are a few of Jaclyn’s stunning senior portraits from around our studio.
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Senior Pictures at the Beach
Ah…the beach. Almost every senior wants beach portraits. The best time of the day to photograph at the beach is sunset. We always try to arrive about 45 minutes prior to sunset. This gives us plenty of time to capture a variety of senior photos and it gives us to the best possible light. The last hour before sunset is called the golden hour. That is, for photographers, the sweet light of the day. That hour provides the softest, most flattering light for our clients.
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It is also the time of the day that we love to use off camera lighting. Off camera lighting is a photographic lighting technique that allows us to expose properly for both the sky and the subject. This often results in gorgeous dramatic portraits. Here are a few examples of beautiful off camera lighting at sunset.
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Outdoor Senior Portraits
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We love photographing high school seniors. It is always an exciting time in a teenagers life. It is a time that we are documenting a very special time in history. Senior portraits are truly a milestone. They should be photographed and photographed well.
We often will offer different types of senior portrait sessions. We offer studio senior portraits and on location or outdoor senior portraits. Our seniors generally prefer a combination of both outdoor pictures and studio senior portraits. We often will begin our senior photography session with the formal yearbook pose.
We like to begin the session with the formal yearbook photo because that is when our clients are pristine. All hair and make up are generally at it’s best at the beginning of their session.
We will then move on to a series of studio and outdoor photography.
When photographing portraits in our studio we choose a complementing background according to the outfit that our client is wearing.
On Location Senior Portraits
Alexis wanted to also do outdoor senior portraits. She was happy with just photographing around our studio. Our studio is located in a beautiful area that lends itself to great photographs. With many backgrounds to choose from, it offers a variety of looks for our clients.
Ring Light Portrait
We love using a variety of lighting for our portrait sessions. We will use studio lighting, natural lighting, off camera lighting and also our cool ring light. The ring light creates a very unique portrait. It is a steady light so basically when using it to photograph, what you see is what you get.
It is a lighting technique that creates a shadowless portrait. It also creates a “ring” effect around the pupils, hence the name ring light.
Here is a portrait using the ring light.
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Studio Portrait Sessions
We begin all of our senior pictures session at our studio. Our photography studio is located in downtown Norfolk. There we have state of the art photography and studio equipment. We like to begin at our studio to give our clients a variety of images to chose from. While we are photographing in our studio we use a variety of photography lighting. We may use natural lighting, window lighting, studio strobe lighting or the ring light. We will generally use all of these photographic lighting techniques when shooting in the studio.
Here are a few of Shane’s studio portraits.
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Outdoor Senior Portrait Session
We love the location of our studio. We are in the historic district of downtown with offers a variety of gorgeous backdrops. We have buildings, trees, iron fences, stairs, a cobblestone street, and more to choose from. Honestly, within a 1 block radius we have more stunning photographic backgrounds then most photographers.
When we are shooting on location we are looking for color, texture and lighting. Around our studio we have lots of color, many different textures, and the lighting is good all hours of the day.
Here are a few images from Shane’s outdoor portrait session by our photography studio.
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Beach Senior Pictures
No matter what time of the year, we are always photographing at the beach. Our beaches are a part of our lives. A lot of our clients want to incorporate the beach in their portrait session. When shooting an outdoor portrait session, choosing the right lighting is key to a great portrait. When we are photographing at the beach, choosing the right time of the day, to have the right light, is imperative. Sunset is always the best option to schedule a beach portrait session.
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Off Camera Lighting Technique at Sunset
Off camera lighting is a great technique to use during the sunset hours. Though we use this technique during all hours of the day or night, it really “shines” at sunset. This technique allows us to balance the ambient light and can produce moody and dramatic images. It can also create simple well balanced images.
Here are a couple of examples of using off camera lighting at sunset.
If you are interested in learning off camera flash, we have the tools to get you started.
Family Portraits at the Beach
For Shane’s senior portraits, we also included a couple of family portraits. We also did some photos of just he and his sister.
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Virginia Senior Portrait Photographer
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Meet Matt. He choose us to photograph his senior portraits. He wasn’t really sure what he wanted for portraits, he just knew that he needed senior photos taken. This is true of a lot of our seniors. It is our job as a senior portrait photographer to come up with locations, poses and dressing tips to help all of our clients have a great senior experience.
If you are a photographer and you need help with dressing tips, senior posing tips and more, check out our High School Senior Photography Kit.
As with most high school seniors, this is the first time they have had professional portraits taken since they were young. This is a very exciting time in every family’s life. We strive to create amazing images that will last a lifetime.
We began Matt’s senior photo session at our studio. Our studio is located in the historic district in downtown Norfolk. In a 2 block radius we have every background imaginable. Trees, cobblestone, history, texture, color, it is a photographer’s background dream!