For The Guys

Let’s face it. Guys are usually there for their senior session either because their parents want them to have them done, or they really want to be there. You don’t have to be all dressed up for your senior session. I know that some parents want to see those photos with their sons all dressed up in a nice suit posed and perfect. Remember that this is your session, and you should also have that say as to how you want to look for them. If you aren’t into all the suites, but like to be just dressed down and yourself, that’s ok.

After your all booked for you session we will have the consultaion, we will talk about your outfit ideas and what you want to do. Think about if you want to have props with you, like if you play football, baseball or any other sports that you might want to bring with you that will fit. now don’t get me wrong, yes this is your session, but you do want to have a verity of pictures for your session, and you do want to have something that speaks you. Let’s face it, your parents are also the ones setting this session up for you as well. Be sure to have your taste in the session.

We will talk about clothing ideas and everything that falls in line with it. You will get a welcome packet that tells you all about your session and how to be ready. I will find the best location that fits your style so that we can bring out the best in you and your session. I also get information from you that tells me a little more about you, and some of the things that you like to do. We want to make sure that we are capturing you in the best way, not just for you but also for your parents. Guys to me are fun to shoot. I know that a lot of times, people say that guys are hard to photography.

I photographed my nephew for his senior pictures and I had a great time. I also photographed a you guy who had a great time in front of the camera. I will be honest, I don’t get to may guys, but when I do I love to have fun with them and get them out the comfort zone to be themselves.

Take the session below for instance. He came with the outfits that he had in mind. He brought a suit because he knew that he wanted at least one formal, and to be honest, that was the outfit that we had the most fun with and that he just let go and had the best time in. This is also the outfit that got him the most attention on all my social media accounts and got featured in magazines, blog post and featured on senior sites that showcase seniors from all around the world.

It brought me so much joy to have a guy featured so much and capture the eye of so many people and pages. When I shoot, this is something that I also strive for. I want to showcase the guys as much as the females are showcased. Just think about what it is that you want for your session, and think about the look that you are going for. Downtown with buildings, something a little less city like? There are some great shots that can be gathered from downtown, or even maybe you want something more in the studio.

We talk about all of this with you and your parents, so that we can have an understanding, and so that I can see or have an idea of the type of outfits that you may want to have so that I can start thinking of the perfect location for you. Don’t think of your senior session just another boring picture session with someone you don’t know and having to figure out how to make it work. Think about your senior session as just a another day to have fun and forget that you are even in front of the camera, unless you like to feel like a model and be the center of attention.

Start thinking ahead and lets chat and talk about if we may be the perfect fit for your senior session.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Magical Memories by Michelle says:

    Shunta, you really bring out the best in these senior guys!!! I agree that a suit is a lot of fun, and often their most favorite! The one that really jumps out at me is the one where he’s sitting on that rock by the steps. The posing, wardrobe, expression…it’s no wonder it got a lot of attention on social media!

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  2. I think you are absolutely right! Guys should get as much attention as the girls. I’m a little biased because I’m a boy mom but that’s not what it’s about. Guys are just as important and we don’t see them nearly enough in the photography world. So talking through the styling and getting them ready and feeling comfortable is a huge part of the session. Great photos!


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