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It’s completely normal to feel a little awkward when taking senior portraits. Many seniors tend to feel self-conscious about their appearance because they feel uncomfortable taking photos on their own.

 

 

Below are our top five tips for taking on your senior portrait with grace and confidence and leaving with photos that you will love for years to come.

 

  1. Use your eyes.

Use your eyes to express emotion. When you smile naturally your whole face lights up and your eyes look bright and awake. Before the photo session practice smiling in the mirror and use different expressions to see what looks best.

  1. Relax. Great photos happen when the subject is relaxed and confident. Let the excitement of you photo session show through the lens as you take a moment and breathe, relax and just have fun. You may feel silly during this process but we will do everything we can to help you feel more comfortable.
  2. Breathe.

This may sound obvious but breathing is key to capturing a natural look. Take time to  practice taking a deep breath while smiling in front of the mirror.  Slowly release the air while holding the smile and notice how your face and eyes settle into a natural and relaxed expression. Allow your eyes to “smile” by focusing on the apples of your cheeks pressing upwards. When in doubt, just breathe.Music_Broadway_Senior_Portraits

  1. Move.

Staying stationary can sometimes produce a very staged and cheesy look. Just because you are sitting or standing still doesn’t mean you can’t change the angle of your body to create a look that is fresh and inspired. Try leaning into the camera slightly to appear more engaged, shift your weight from left to right, or simply move your chin slightly up and down for different shots as this gives us a variety of facial expressions to work with.

  1. Beautify.

This goes for everyone. Ladies, spend some extra time getting your hair blown out, get your makeup done and choose an outfit that makes you look and feel your best. As for the men, take a shower and shave. When you look your best, you feel your best and when you feel your best, you are naturally more confident. Go the extra mile to walk into your senior session feeling confident, attractive, prepared, and inspired.

 

The shoot

 

The Shoot: How We Work

Our job is to enhance your philosophy of style. We’ll use a variety of lenses to get full length, mid-length and close-ups.

We welcome your ideas for location and we have a few favorites we can recommend. If this is your first solo shoot, it might feel a little awkward. So, we’ll take a few “icebreakers” just to get you warmed up. We want you to be relaxed in your photos, so we like to joke around with you and make it fun.  

Remember, senior sessions are all about the extraordinary phase of life that you are in. It’s a great way to kick off the new school season, but we‘re available to shoot them at any time throughout the year! Schedule your session today 516-343-3819.

 

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As you navigate through our website, you’ll find plenty of samples on different pages and Senior Portraits Gallery.
Visit the Top Tips for Seniors page and get some ideas for your wardrobe on the What to Wear page.

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Rating
★★★★★ |  Melinda U.  – Senior Portrait NYC Client

We came from a small town in TN to NYC for my son’s senior pictures/vacation. We were unfamiliar with the city of course and Roy was so professional and kind, assisting us with the transportation issues and being flexible with us with the anticipated rain. He was very personable. We felt as if we had a tour guide, photographer and friend all on one!
We loved his creativity and also asking our opinions as to capture what we wanted as well. He was very interactive with our 6 yr old, engaging him as much as possible in conversation and helping to include him in the special day. The pictures were online quicker than anticipated.We couldn’t be happier with them all! Now the daunting tasks of choosing out of so many great ones, but as he said “that’s a good problem”! We wholeheartedly recommend Roy for your special occasion. He is a gem. I made sure to snap a picture of him photographing my son, so we will remember him connected to that special day.

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Top Tips for a Sensational Senior Photo Session in New York City.

Top Tips for a Sensational Senior Photo Session in New York City.

 

It’s completely normal to feel a little awkward when taking senior portraits. Many seniors tend to feel self-conscious about their appearance because they feel uncomfortable taking photos on their own.

 

Below are our top five tips for taking on your senior portrait with grace and confidence and leaving with photos that you will love for years to come.

 

  1. Use your eyes.

Use your eyes to express emotion. When you smile naturally your whole face lights up and your eyes look bright and awake. Before the photo session practice smiling in the mirror and use different expressions to see what looks best.

  1. Relax. Great photos happen when the subject is relaxed and confident. Let the excitement of you photo session show through the lens as you take a moment and breathe, relax and just have fun. You may feel silly during this process but we will do everything we can to help you feel more comfortable.
  2. Breathe.

This may sound obvious but breathing is key to capturing a natural look. Take time to  practice taking a deep breath while smiling in front of the mirror.  Slowly release the air while holding the smile and notice how your face and eyes settle into a natural and relaxed expression. Allow your eyes to “smile” by focusing on the apples of your cheeks pressing upwards. When in doubt, just breathe.Music_Broadway_Senior_Portraits

  1. Move.

Staying stationary can sometimes produce a very staged and cheesy look. Just because you are sitting or standing still doesn’t mean you can’t change the angle of your body to create a look that is fresh and inspired. Try leaning into the camera slightly to appear more engaged, shift your weight from left to right, or simply move your chin slightly up and down for different shots as this gives us a variety of facial expressions to work with.

  1. Beautify.

This goes for everyone. Ladies, spend some extra time getting your hair blown out, get your makeup done and choose an outfit that makes you look and feel your best. As for the men, take a shower and shave. When you look your best, you feel your best and when you feel your best, you are naturally more confident. Go the extra mile to walk into your senior session feeling confident, attractive, prepared, and inspired.

 

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