How to Book the Right Senior Photographer for your Senior Portraits

Senior Tips

You’re finally a senior!  Yay!!  This is the last year of high school before you start your college life.  You want to make the most of your senior year! Documenting this time in your life is very important not only so you can remember it but so you can have photos that tell the story of you…who you are at this moment!  The best way to do that is to book a senior photo session!!  So how do you do that?

Here are a few tips on finding the right senior photographer for you and booking a senior photo session.

1. Ask Your Friends

Talking to your friends or even past seniors and asking them about their senior photographer can give you some insight into who they used, what they liked, and more. Look at your friend’s photos and see if the style is right for you…do you like the poses, the locations, the editing? Seeing your friend’s final photos is a good way to tell if it’s something you are looking for.

2. Check Out The Photographer’s Website

Make sure they are on the web with a professional website that has information that will help you decide if they are the right photographer for you. You don’t want to just hire someone that may have a good camera.  You want to hire someone who is clearly a professional, has useful information available, and has an up-to-date website. Take the time to look through the site and see if you can get a feel for the photographer and their work. Make sure they have contact information available and make sure their location is clearly stated on the website so you know they are in your area.

3. Are They Social?

Is the photographer on social media? Are they updating their social media often? Do they post the same photos over and over or are they constantly posting fresh new stuff? I once had a senior client tell me that she was deciding between me and another photographer. The reason she chose me was that she looked at my Instagram and saw that I was posting consistently, she could get to know me through my Instagram and she could tell that I was professional and popular because I always had new clients to post. The other photographer hardly ever posted and posted the same client over and over. To my client, this made it seem like the other person was not a good fit for her. So check out their social media and see if you can get to know the person, their work, and what they offer to make sure it’s a good fit for you.

4. Decide What Type of Experience You Want

Experience is a huge part of a senior photo session. A photographer who takes the time to send you information, help you prep before your session, schedule hair and makeup for you, help you style your outfits for your session, and pick the perfect locations for your session that fit your style is one who will give you the experience you deserve for your senior session. Be sure to ask what is included so you know how much you will have to do versus how much the photographer will take care of for you. Having someone help you throughout the entire process is key to having the best experience for your senior photos.

 

Senior sessions with Suzanne Krull Photography are an experience! I walk you through the entire process and make sure you have everything you need to be comfortable and confident in front of the camera! I want you to have fun and get the best photos possible!

If you think I am the right photographer for you, here are the steps to booking a session with me:

  • STEP ONE: Contact me HERE to let me know you are interested in a session.
  • STEP TWO:  Take a peek at my Senior Portraits page with information about the available dates for sessions and information so you can make the right decision for your senior photos. Information like session options, pricing, the process, and more is included. Look this page over with your parents and then…
  • Step Three: Choose your date from my booking calendar, and we’ll get the process started.  The session deposit is due at the time of booking to secure the date for your session.
  • Step Four: Fill out the Questionnaire. Once you are booked you will be sent a senior questionnaire that allows me to get to know you before your session and plan your session according to your unique personality and style. Simply fill it out online and hit submit and it will be sent directly back to me.
  • Step Five: Visit the Senior Lounge Page.  This is a special page on my website packed with information to help you prepare for your session:  What to Wear guide, Makeup or Grooming Guide, tips + tricks, and more!
  • Step Six: Get ready for a fun day where you will be treated like a star, laughing, and creating photos that tell your unique story!
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xoxo, Suzanne

Suzanne Krull is a senior portrait photographer located in Sycamore Illinois. Suzanne Krull Photography specializes in senior pictures and family photography in Sycamore, St Charles, Geneva, Elgin, Crystal Lake, Dekalb, Belvidere, and surrounding areas.

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