Everybody loves trends, and Kansas City is always on the cutting edge of whats hot, but when it comes to memories that are meant to last a lifetime how do you have fun with the trends and still end up with timeless photos? This is an especially important question when it comes to Senior Portraits, because Seniors love to be trendy. And who can blame them, trends are popular for a reason. The main key is not trying to do every trend in one shoot.
Its important to identify with the Senior which trends they are looking to incorporate and build a concept around them. That way you will be able to effectively work in both traditional shots and trendy creative shots.
Senior pictures are such a special right of passage, and it’s a milestone they’ll want to remember for a lifetime, so you want the photos to reflect who the Senior is. Make sure they are personal and have meaning. For instance if they want hip city shots is their a cool location that has sentimental value, or filled with awesome memories.
Senior Friend Sessions have become a huge hit among Kansas City Seniors and this is a great time to play up the trends. These photos are a little bit more about capturing the carefree fun of their Senior Year. This is the perfect time for props and poses that will make them laugh, and trendy locations and themes.
Artsy photography with bokeh and blurred backgrounds, lens flair, and other dramatic effects are a favorite among today’s Seniors. This is when the location and time of day can really be vital in helping you achieve those trendy shots and also more traditional, timeless shots as well. A perfect time of day is golden hour, so find a location that has both sun and shade, and you will have limitless options. You can get those lens flair shots in the sun with them directly in front of it, and then head to a spot with a bit more shade and shot some classic close ups.
In the end it’s really about the individual Senior, so work closely with them so they will have a fun experience they will look back at and smile. Help them find ways to mesh their dream shots with traditional shots, and they will walk happy and excited, with pictures that they will cherish for a lifetime.