Hi! Thanks for checking out Michelle’s gorgeous senior photos! She made my job easy.
One of my favorite locations for senior photos is the Utah State Capital. We grabbed the tail end of the gorgeous spring blossoms. If you are looking to photograph blossoms in Utah, mid April is best for white blossoms. Pink blossoms typically come out end of April.
Senior photos is one of the most important moments you could invest in remembering forever. They are your LAST chance to photograph your child!
Just like that your kid grows up and leave and are no longer a child. Okay, so they are your child, but they are not A child.
Michelle warmed up really fast to a few simple tricks and tips I taught her.
The trick to getting WAY more photos from your senior photography session is to always stay in motion and playing with the photographer. If a photographer is having fun with you, they won’t want to stop taking your portraits because it gets their creativity moving.
The less the photographer has to direct you, the more photos you will walk away with.
1) Change your hand positioning a lot. In front of you, to the side, one up and one down, one behind and one up. Never leave your hands dangling at your sides.
2)Shift your leg positions. Cross your ankles, put all the weight on your leg furthest away from the camera, turn your body, move, dance, walk, bring your knees together.
3)Move your eyes! Top left corner, top right corner, bottom left, bottom right.
4) CHANGE up your smile! Give up the pearly whites for a sultry look. Shift from your sultry look to a sassy smile. Go from your sassy smile to your sweet smile. It isn’t that hard! Just play and have fun and let loose.
If you are shifting your hands, legs, eyes and smile you will never have two images the same and you will walk away with an enormous amount of options!
A great photographer will be able to direct you in these little areas but the more you are willing to experiment the more images you are going to love and have to keep forever.
I love the Utah State Capitol for just about any kind of photo session. It is the perfect location for spring photoshoots. You have a place to shoot if it is raining and windy and if it isn’t the grounds are just to die for.
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Hope you have a happy day.