You Senior guys, as well as senior gals, deserve the best senior photos! It may not be a “guy” thing to do, but choosing a photographer who will capture your best side while staying true to your awesome, laid back self is going to be important to you (maybe not now, but later!) and your family members! Dreading the “posing” that seems to go hand-in-hand with having senior portraits taken?
Guess what…..You’re not alone!
Every guy I’ve met for their senior portraits brings me at least one reservation about the entire session process.
“I don’t know how to pose…”
“What do I do?…”
“Do I smile? Where do I look? What do I do with my hands?”
“I don’t know about this…”
Listen, I totally understand your worries about this. This is probably not how you want to spend a morning or afternoon. HOWEVER, senior portraits can be cool and laid back; just ask my guy clients. I take an entirely different approach with guys than I do with girls, while still keeping true to your self and your interests.
1. Guy photo shoots are *typically* shorter. I say that because I have had the occasional guy who is up for just about anything!
2. No posing involved. The most “posing” I’d make you do is maybe leaning against something, or putting your thumbs in your pockets. Maybe holding your foottball a certain way. Easy…not forced.
3. I like to hang out. Thats it…thats what we do. We may walk around downtown or at a certain location of your choosing. I’ll find a cool area, tell you to sit, relax, and off we go.
4. No smug face. Promise. I’d never ask anyone to do the smug face…no thanks. Facial expressions may be smiling (yes, we need a few good smiley photos for your mom), or I’ll tell you to relax and look this way or that. If I can get you to laugh, I may capture a couple in action.
The most important thing for you to do is to relax. Let me know ahead of time if you have any reservations or concerns.