Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tips for High School Senior Portrait Photography in DC, VA, MD by Tracey Attlee

Want to know how to get the best out of your high school senior portrait photography session?  Here is a sneak peek at a session last week with Zoie: 

Following are a few tips that made Attlee Weddings and Portraits' Virginia high school senior photography session so great with Zoie:

l.  Wardrobe:  Have ready two or three outfits or pieces to combine to make each look.  Zoie had several dresses, sweaters, slacks, boot and shoe choices for the shots she requested.  Everything was set out when we arrived and that made final selections easy.

2. Accessories:   Bring a few accessories to change up a look:  Zoie brought extra hats, jewelry, scarves and jackets.  This helped indoors under the studio lights and outdoors in the snowy Virginia countryside.  Of course our favorite accessory was her loving, gentle dog Lincoln.

3.  Lint Pick Up:  Great idea to run this over your wardrobe several times because today's professional portrait lenses are so sharp they will see every speck, lint and dust particle.

4.  Hair/Makeup:  Zoie had hers planned in advance so there was no slowdown in the action on the shoot.

5.  Timing:  Zoie answered the front door herself when we arrived.  Perfect timing!

Tracey Attlee is a former White House photographer in Alexandria, Virginia who photographs weddings, children, high school senior portraits, social and corporate events in Washington, D.C, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.