Senior Portrait Blog / Portrait Styles for Everyone

  • Published March 26th, 2012 by Jessica

Take a look at our senior galleries and you will see a mix of styles... some traditional and some more contemporary.  We think it is important that we offer a balance between the two styles.  Trends are ever changing and it is imperative that we offer current trends but still offer a little something that will remain timeless in years to come.  (I grew up in the 80's... although 80's clothing is back in style, I would die if ALL of my pictures of me were wearing parachute pants.  I NEVER want to re-visit that era again!)

Many people think that the word traditional means "old."  I, however, believe that traditional is "timeless."  Yes, traditional photos can possibly look old, but that is usually due to particular clothing or hairstyles in the portrait.  A simple suggestion to avoid a senior portrait looking old in the years to come: choose a simple outfit to be photographed in... A solid white dress or khakis and a polo with minimal or no accessories in your hair would be ideal.

Lynn's style leans a little more on the traditional side, so she is sure to create a timeless piece of art for you to hang on your wall.  I try to shoot a little more candid, by experimenting and trying new ideas when I shoot.  I aim for storytelling imagery.

We, as a team, strive to reach a balance of hapiness for both our seniors and our parents.  Most parents tend to like the more traditional approach, while a lot of our seniors like to push the boundaries of photography and get a more trendy look.  This is why we have not defined our style as one look or the other.  We feel that both of our styles combined create a perfect harmony between both parents' and seniors' wants and needs for senior portraits.

To taylor a session to fit your unique individual lifestyle, we highly suggest a consultation with us prior to your session.  This allows us to hone in on your specific style and make suggestions along the way.



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