I have been doing an insane amount of thinking about my seniors lately! They provide me with such inspiration to continue on in my photography journey, and I can totally tell a difference in my mood when I get to incorporate more senior photography into the mix. So, I have decided to totally rock out my senior sessions with even more of a unique experience for all of my seniors. Since I believe that this part of a teen’s life is crucial to their self-confidence, and that every single one of them have an abundance of beauty to show off, we are now rolling out our new senior experience, BeYOUtiful Seniors! Read on to see what makes our new BeYOUtiful sessions such a step up from the ordinary.
The biggest change this year is that all female senior portraits will include a free makeup artist! Makeup for photography is so SO different than what you would wear as an everyday look. Not only is it applied heavier simply because the camera doesn’t pick up make up as well as our eyes, but contouring and color selection is of ultimate importance when having your senior photos done. Also, some of the products we use for everyday wear such as bronzers and foundation with SPF are no-no’s for photography makeup. Also as much as the moms don’t like the idea at first, false lashes are really a must for modern-day senior portraits. I know this isn’t a glamour session, but false lashes and darker makeup (if done correctly) only accentuate the beautiful features you already have, and gives you that self-confidence that we are going for to make you feel like a star!
We know that beauty isn’t all about physical attributes, however. Some of the most gorgeous senior images that I have photographed are ones that incorporate a passion that the senior has which translates to a beautiful senior portrait that will forever be cherished. Weather it be horseback riding, soccer, cheerleading, or star-gazing, we want to incorporate what you feel is beautiful into your senior portrait (speaking of star-gazing… be on the lookout on Instagram or Facebook for a sneak peek of an awesome senior portrait we did of Jayme this week!). While we have done this for all our seniors in the past, we will be able to incorporate more time into this portion of your session all thanks to our next change…
We have always capped off our senior sessions at 2 hours unless you invested in our top-tier package. While this is more than enough time to get some great images, believe it or not those 2 hours goes by SO FAST and we end up rushing that last outfit that we planned out. So, I am now offering up to 3 hours of photography for each of my seniors (you’re welcome!). No more rushing means more great images to choose from at your viewing session.
To make our BeYOUtiful sessions as personable and run as smoothly as possible, we will now be holding a consultation with you and a parent before your session (we can Skype or Facetime if it’s more convenient for you). This can be a quick 15 minute chat or a 2 hour dinner at Boyd’s Steakhouse in Martinsburg (have you eaten here yet? Mmm, mmm, good!), whatever you are up for! We will go over what makes you YOU, your favorite style of images, your parent’s requests, the products you are looking for and we will work to make sure that we all come out happy in the end. No feeling like just another senior at Swadley Studio. You are our main focus (I swear that wasn’t intended to be a pun), and we want this to be another life-changing step in your senior year that you will ALWAYS remember!
Get in touch soon to schedule your senior session!