Laura Helmke is one of the Treasure Coast's sought after Senior photographers. She specializes in high school senior images and much more. In this post, Laura explains how she captures these once in a lifetime milestone moments!
Laura Helmke of Laura Helmke Photography shares her tips for mastering the Senior market.
After photographing hundreds of seniors over the last seven years, I can assure you that Seniors are one of the most incredibly diverse subjects to work with! They are full of excitement and hope for the future an have an incredible sense of personal achievement. They know what they like and go for it with confidence. Knowing your subject is always important but is crucial to working well with Seniors!
Here are my 5 tips for a successful senior session:
GET THE 411
Get to know your seniors and their interests, hobbies, sports, clubs etc.
PERSONAL TOUCHES GO ALONG WAY
Offering tailored sessions to fit your seniors unique personality and to have them be relaxed enough to let the real them shine through.
Try to emphasize true beauty, fun, fashion and all the things that make them, THEM.
Put together a check list for your seniors as to what they should wear, colors, tips etc. This will really help your senior be prepared for his/her session.
BRING A FRIEND
My #1 tip for capturing real emotion with your seniors is for them to bring their best friend along. It helps encourage them and to make them feel more relaxed. Take a few shots with the best friend and get the friend involved for marketing purposes. The friend will also then be excited and help promote your business.