For the past 12 years you have had your yearly school photo taken in front of the traditional gray background. And, mom very dutifully changed out the 8x10 in the family room replacing the one that showed your self-cut bangs in kindergarten, or the one that showed your obsession with Hello Kitty in 3rd grade. Maybe you were sad when the 8th grade picture showing your awesome hair day was replaced with 9th grade's unfortunate zit. No matter what, you were changing, growing, developing style and personality. That gray background? Not so much.
THIS is your year! You're a senior and to celebrate it, you're having your final school pictures taken. Don't you want it to be anywhere but in front of the gray background? In this post all of the benefits of custom senior portraits were introduced. We've looked at them in order and are going to spend some time today explore the possibilities for the locations/backgrounds for your senior portraits.
The great thing about custom portraits is that they can be taken anywhere (as long as you aren't trespassing:)! You've played football since you were old enough to carry one? Portraits on the 50 yd. line should be in your gallery! Have you worn through more pairs of toe shoes than Tom's? Let's take some, stage left, w/a spotlight on you! If horses are your passion, we can most certainly set up a shoot in the barn! How about the camp where you spend your summers? Oh, the memories a shoot there will invoke! Or, your backyard because it's your favorite place to be? Let's make sure we get some with your dog too:) When your clothes, accessories, time of day/year compliment your personality, the background should too!
And, some of the best locations can provide several different looks. How about a park with stone walls and fall leaves?
This Bed and Breakfast, The Jackson House, next the the York County Rail Trail has SO many different backgrounds! It's really an amazing location.
And for something more feminine, a tea house!
All of these shoots were done in one location, with varied backgrounds. The results are portraits that reflect the seniors and their individual personalities!
I have approval to shoot at several locations in Southern York and Northern Baltimore Counties. And, I am always happy to request permission at any location you want to use! When you're ready to change the background, I'll meet you there!