Hey, high school seniors! Can you feel the excitement in the air? Your senior year is like a rollercoaster ride – full of ups, downs, and maybe a little bit of nausea. But fear not, because there’s one rite of passage that’s sure to bring a grin to your face: the senior photoshoot. Now, we’re all about keeping it real, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 most common mistakes that seniors tend to make during their photoshoots. Think of it as your guide to nailing that frame-worthy shot without facepalms or cringe-worthy flashbacks.

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The "One-Trick Outfit" Wonder

Alright, let’s start with the fashion faux pas that could earn you the title of “outfit repeater extraordinaire.” We get it – that favorite ensemble makes you feel like a superstar. But hey, it’s not a superhero costume; it’s your senior photoshoot, and it deserves a wardrobe with as much variety as your personality. From casual chic to elegant charm, mixing up your outfits will keep your album interesting and your friends guessing. So, save the fashion reruns for your cozy movie nights and showcase the many sides of you!

The Poker Face Fumble

Ever heard of “resting serious face”? Yeah, neither have we. Sure, you’ve got the dazzling smile down pat, but when it comes to serious expressions, you’re in uncharted territory. Picture this: you’re trying to channel your inner mysterious artist, but you end up looking like you’re stuck in a math class without a calculator. The remedy? Practice those serious stares in the mirror or try out various expressions while jamming to your favorite tunes. Let’s turn that resting poker face into a brooding masterpiece, shall we?

The Tango with Tanning

Ah, the allure of the sun-kissed glow. But here’s a little piece of advice: don’t engage in a tango with tanning right before your photoshoot. We’ve seen seniors walk in with “tan oopsies” that make them resemble walking oranges or zebra patterns. Unless you’re auditioning for a new version of “The Jersey Shore,” give your skin some time to settle after applying that self-tanner. No one wants to play “spot the tanning mishap” in your senior portraits! Better yet, skip the tanning bed and self tanner! Let your natural skin glow during your shoot. 

The Last-Minute Outfit Panic

Imagine this: you’re minutes away from your photoshoot, and you’re staring at a pile of wrinkled clothes that wouldn’t be out of place in a laundry hamper. Classic, right? It’s called the “I totally forgot to plan my outfits” syndrome. But fear not, future grad! Take a deep breath, plan your outfits in advance, and give them a quick steam or iron. Trust us, you’ll feel more confident when you’re not worrying about turning those creases into your signature style.

The Prop Avalanche

Props are like the spice of senior photoshoots – a little goes a long way. But some seniors take this concept and run a marathon with it. From oversized hats to furry friends, it’s like they’re auditioning for a prop-centered reality show. While props can add a personal touch, remember: it’s about you, not about fitting every object you own into the frame. Choose props that truly reflect your interests and style, and let your personality shine without the clutter.

Unlock a BONUS Family Mini Session!

Alright, seniors, you’ve got the inside scoop on these photoshoot pitfalls. But guess what? We’ve got an extra treat for you! Book your senior session in the month of August, and you’ll snag a FREE family mini session. Yep, you heard that right – a chance to capture memories with your loved ones while looking fabulous. The best part? You can book in August and shoot at a later date, giving you all the flexibility you need. Don’t miss out on this fantastic offer! Let’s make your senior photoshoot a memorable, stylish adventure!

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