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Five Reasons You Need Professional Senior Portraits

The youth of today are more technologically savvy than any generation before them. They’re posting more selfies than ever and are arguably the most photogenic group of young people to have ever lived! That may be the product of all those selfies giving them extra practice posing in front of a camera, or maybe they’re just naturally photogenic! Whatever the reason, there’s no question that they take good photos, and their Instagram feeds are envious. However, their selfie skills don’t exclude them from needing some high-quality senior portraits when it comes time for them to graduate and go out into the big, wide, world. After all, there are some photo’s you can’t take yourself, even with a quality selfie stick!

What Are Senior Portraits?

Senior portraits have come a long way in the past few years. Some of you may remember taking a trip to the local photography studio have some professional looking headshots done. Perhaps you wore a nice sweater for one photo, or maybe something with a collar. Regardless of the attire, a senior portrait is the first professional photo many young adults will ever have taken.

The youth of today are utilizing senior portraits in a whole new way. Their photos are a perfect excuse to express their own individual style and memorialize who they are at this point in their lives. 

Why Are Senior Portraits Such a Big Deal?

Senior year of high school marks a lot of milestones for the average young person. It’s often their last year at home with their parents. Their last year with the friends they’ve grown up with. It’s the year they become a legal adult. Taking senior portraits is the perfect way to commemorate all that they’ve done so far in their life, and a way to celebrate all the things the future has in store.

As an added bonus, senior portraits are good for more than just looking pretty in a nice picture frame. They’re a great way to customize graduation announcements. Creating a customized graduation announcement that uses a photo of the young grad is a great way to show family, friends, and everyone else what an incredible person they’ve grown into.

Reason #1: Senior Pictures Celebrate You!

Senior year is a turning point, you’re leaving childhood behind and likely leaving home and going off to pursue your dreams and have new adventures. You’ve spent 17 or 18 years getting to this point and becoming the unique and amazing person you are, so this is a perfect time to have some seriously stunning pictures taken of you.

Reason #2: Senior Pictures are a Reward.

Senior pictures are a wonderful reward and gift to yourself. You’ve worked hard to get where you are — 16 years of classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities to be precise. You deserve an amazingly fun senior portrait experience and incredible pictures to showcase how amazing and unique you are.

Reason #3: Senior Pictures Express Who You Are

Senior pictures are a perfect time to express yourself! No one else has lived your story or seen the world through your point of view. Who are you? You are a unique, multifaceted person. So why not bring a variety of outfits and props to showcase the different sides of your personality and the many activities you love? You can use these images for your graduation announcements too to show your friends and family what you’ve been up to and what’s important to you.

Reason #4: Senior Pictures Capture the Memories

Senior pictures will help you remember yourself at this time of your life years – even decades from now. This is a wonderful time of your life! As a high school senior, there are so many possibilities and paths laid out before you. It is crazy though, how quickly the present becomes the past. One day you’ll be 25, and then 40, and even older. 

A gorgeous, artistic portrait of yourself will become a treasured heirloom before you know it. Don’t let some cellphone selfie be the best record of this time in your life. Freeze this moment forever with a beautiful portrait.

Reason #5: Senior Pictures Show Off Your Best Side.

Professional photography can help you look your best.  Whatever your style, a good senior photographer will know how to light and pose you to get gorgeous shots you’ll love.

Contact JL Photography to book your Senior Session today!






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