Senior Portrait Season is once again upon us! There is always a flurry of preparation associated with senior sessions, but we are here to tell you that a great portrait session doesn’t have to be complicated! You can check out our complete guide to effortless Senior Portraits, but just for fun, we have put together a BuzzFeed-style post (read: short and sweet with lots of photo inspo!) to help you make the most of your session in four easy steps!
Yeah, yeah, I know you have heard it all before…but really, there is no one like you, so your photos should show that! Be Silly! Dance if you wanna! Swing into your session with flair…
Or don’t…it’s really up to you. Are you feeling a more formal vibe? Then rock your Blue Steele smolder!
Are you a high school athlete? Show off your skills and maybe even your letterman jacket. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, so celebrate it during your senior portrait session!
Props Can Be Cool
These aren’t your mom’s high school senior photos! Don’t get us wrong, we are all for bringing along a prop if that’s your thing, but we promise there won’t be any cheesy poses showing it off.
But great photos props don’t have to be small – have a favorite set of wheels getting you around town for your senior year? Why not include them in your session!
We may be biased, but we think furry friends make the very best photo ops! We know firsthand that sometimes the only thing getting you through a long study sesh is a cuddle session with your bestie. They totally deserve some photos, too, for a job well done!
Dressed to Kill…
Your senior photo session, that is! The number one concern we hear voiced by our senior portrait clients is “what should I wear?” and our answer is pretty simple – wear what feels good! If you feel uncomfortable, chances are your images will look stiff and, well…uncomfortable!
Comfort, but make it colorful! Color is always a good idea – especially when it comes to personalizing your session!
There is no wrong way to dress when it comes to your senior session. You can go more formal in a killer suit or keep it casual with your favorite jersey!
For the ladies, dresses are a great way to add some movement to your images – especially when we get a light breeze coming across the lakes!
Erie, PA Senior Photo Locations that Don’t Suck
Do you want something that makes you stand out in your senior session? Take a look at some of our favorite photo spots around Erie, PA; they are guaranteed not to suck!
Presque Isle State Park
Literally hundreds of different spots and photo ops all within minutes from each other. Want some city views across the water? You can have it! Is a session with the water your jam? We’ve got you!
Just a few miles from Lake Erie, this is a nature lover’s ideal location! Wander around the LEAF Arboretum, walk the banks of Cascade Creek or visit their gorgeous labyrinth feature – your choices are endless!
Modern Tool Square
Urban architecture that offers a uniquely Erie, Pa. vibe! We love this location! You can’t go wrong with a session surrounded by lush ivy and beautiful brick architecture!
Downtown Erie, PA
Pop into your favorite coffee shop, or grab an ice cream cone from Straw Hat Sundae Shop and show off your favorite spots around your hometown!
Personalize Your Senior Photo Session With Matt Mead Photography
Helping people celebrate who they are with authenticity and joy is a cornerstone of our business. We would be honored to capture this season of your life through unique images that really capture the essence of who you are! Message us to book and start planning your Erie, Pa Senior Session now!