Look Your Best with Professional Photography

A professional photographer may be the best "gift" you get for your graduation…for both yourself and your parents.

Your graduation is a once-in-a-lifetime event. And from graduation announcements to photographs to share with friends and family, you want to look even better than your best. Shouldn't you entrust your senior photography to a highly trained professional photographer, someone who will do you justice?

After all, when the ceremony is done and the cap and gown are returned, your senior photography will be the lasting symbol of you at that moment. So invest in professional senior photography and hire the person who will best tell the story of you. It's your time to shine.

Professional photographers, seniors and their parents share thoughts about what makes a great senior photograph.

Kent Smith, M.Photog.MEI.Cr.

Kent Smith Photography

Seniors want to look 'natural'—that's what they say in our surveys. Natural does not mean not posed. They want to look right, look good. And to do that, photographers have to know about lighting and flattering the figure, doing so in a way that looks natural.

Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore Photography

Senior year is the perfect time to take professional portraits because seniors are on the verge of a new big step…and they are starting to feel comfortable in their own skin.



Beth Forester, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Forester Photography

A hairdresser once told me that if she gave everyone the same haircut, it would be easy…but it wouldn't be good because all faces are different. It's the same with senior portraits. You can't do the same pose, same lighting, same effects on everyone because everyone is different.

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