‘Tis the season to start thinking about 2015 senior pictures
As a stock show kid, we know you’re proud of your projects and also all the accomplishments that you’ve had throughout your showing career. What better way to showcase those than in your senior photo? Below are tips and insight from two photographers who have mastered the art of incorporating the livestock lifestyle into one-of-a-kind senior photos.
Heidi Anderson, Legacy Livestock Images gives some quick reminders on the big picture of senior photography.
1 – Be yourself! Make sure that your pictures reflect who you are at this time in your life. The purpose of these pictures should be to remember what was important during this season of your life. This can take many forms. Farming, livestock, sports, and the arts are all things you should consider when planning your session.
2 – Remember Mom, Dad, and Grandma. I usually let the senior drive what is important to them, but always try to remember that grandma is going to want one of you smiling and sweet hanging in her house.
3 - Clothing. Depending on your photographer, most session can have a number of clothing changes. Try to stay neutral as much as possible using accessories to add color. Always stay away from trends. Your children will mock you in later life. I promise.
4 - Be Creative. Use your imagination when it comes to ideas for pictures. Prom dress in the barn? Yes. Old house with your banners? Why not!
5 - Timing. If you want greens and you are in the midwest and east – late may and june is the time. Fall colors? Check the weather channel for approximate times for changing leaves in your area.
6 - Posing with livestock. The animals you use represent past projects and future goals. The images should represent the animal well, but the focus should still be on you!