What exactly are senior portraits, and why are they such a big deal?

     Senior portraits have come a long way in the past few years. Some of you may remember taking a trip to the local photography studio to have some professional looking headshots done. Perhaps you wore a nice sweater for one photo, or maybe something with a collar. Regardless of the attire, a senior portrait is the first professional photo many young adults will ever have taken.

     The youth of today are utilizing senior portraits in a whole new way. Their photos are a perfect excuse to express their own individual style and memorialize who they are at this point in their lives.

     Senior year of high school marks a lot of milestones for the average young person. It’s often their last year at home with their parents. Their last year with the friends they’ve grown up with. It’s the year they become a legal adult. Taking senior portraits is the perfect way to commemorate all that they’ve done so far in their life, and a way to celebrate all the things the future has in store.

     As an added bonus, senior portraits are good for more than just looking pretty in a nice picture frame. They’re a great way to customize graduation announcements. Creating a customized graduation announcement that uses a photo of the young grad is a great way to show family, friends, and everyone else what an incredible person they’ve grown into.