- Lincoln Gap Photography
The Official Guide to Vermont Senior Photography
I know you are ready for so many exciting things this year, and your senior photo session is just one of the many things your to-do list. I remember back when I was a senior, going to the local portrait studio, choosing a background, and posing a la Portraits by Deb (Napoleon Dynamite anyone?) Well, things have changed a lot since then, and I can promise that for your senior session with me, you won't have to pose like Uncle Rico. Vermont seniors today want natural , fun portraits that focus on their personality and interests, and the sky is the limit when it comes to ideas and creativity for your senior session.
When should my Senior Session take place?
I highly recommend scheduling your senior session for the summer before your senior year, or by September 30th at the latest if you would like to use a photo from your session for the yearbook. Yearbook deadlines vary from school to school and year to year, so to be safe and guarantee your photos ready by the yearbook deadline, your session has to take place by September 30th. My schedule books up quickly, so please reach out 2-3 months in advance to schedule your session.
If you don't need your photos for the yearbook, your session can happen any time! The end of your senior year can be a great time to document all of your accomplishments before you head off on your new adventures. Just remember, if your session takes place during cold weather, you will have to dress appropriately so you don't look freezing in your photographs!
What locations are best for Vermont Senior Sessions?
Vermont has so many beautiful locations for your senior session. I provide all of my clients with specific location recommendations via a location guide in the exclusive Client Lounge on my website. After you book your session, I will have you fill out a questionnaire so that I can get to know you a bit and find out what your interests are. From there I'll be able to make a recommendation on the best location for your session. Here are some of my favorite ideas:
Field of wildflowers
Mountain top via ski lift
School grounds featuring your sport or activity
What should I wear for my Senior Session?
I will help you choose the perfect outfits for your senior session. Seniors typically want more than one outfit, so you can bring everything with you to your session and get changed in between locations. What you wear will be determined a lot by the weather- ladies, you need to be warm and comfortable for your session, or how cold you are will really show in your photographs. Some other factors to consider when choosing your wardrobe:
Location- will we be hiking a lot, or will we be photographing in town. Two very different outfits make sense here.
Your style- you need to feel comfortable. Don't wear something that you feel self-conscious in.
Do you want your session to be casual or dressy? Many seniors choose more than one outfit.
Are you going to incorporate your sport or activity? If so you should bring your outfit/uniform and any props you would like to use.
I include a style guide for you in my Client Lounge so you can get some ideas on what colors and styles photograph best.
Should I bring anyone with me to my Senior Session?
Yes! You should definitely bring someone with you to your senior session. In fact, if you are under 18, I do require a parent or guardian to be present. Others who might come to your session with you might be your BFF or your beloved pet. I love finishing a session with a photo or two with your parent, friend or pet, because they are an important part of your life and this is a special moment to capture. Having someone with you at your session will help lighten the mood, they know what makes you laugh, and just makes the experience more fun.
So, what's next?
If you are ready for your relaxed and fun Vermont Senior Photos, reach out now to schedule your session. I can't wait to meet you!
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Lincoln Gap Photography is a Vermont Family Photographer located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains in the town of Warren and serves all of Central Vermont including Warren, Waitsfield, Fayston, Moretown, Waterbury, Stowe, Montpelier, Berlin, Barre, Northfield, Richmond, Williston, and the Greater Burlington Area.