Bonnie’s guide for how to make the most of your senior session and yearbook photo.
1. Plan your Outfit
After you book with Bonnie Photo we’ll email you a copy of our exclusive style guide. This is full of helpful tips on outfits, jewelry, makeup, and more. What you wear in your senior portraits is an important choice!
Spend time before your session planning out your outfits. If you want feedback, send photos of your choices to Bonnie and she will help suggest what will match your portrait location best!
2. Practice in Front of a Mirror or Camera
We know it sounds goofy, but when was the last time you practiced your smile in front of a mirror? Your session will go easier if you have some recent muscle memory telling your face what to do!
Also try out some poses! Bonnie has created a collection of poses for ladies, non-binary folk, and men on Pinterest. Our style guide also has some helpful posing videos. Of course, Bonnie will help you pose during your session too!
3. The Day Before
Drink plenty of water, and get a good night’s sleep. This will reduce any puffiness in your eyes and make you look happier!
If you have a scrub or mask you already like, use that on your face the night before (but not the day of, and don’t use a new product!).
4. Bring a Friend
Consider bringing a friend or family member who can get you to laugh and make you feel more at ease.
5. Have a Professional Do your Hair
Your senior portraits are all about showing off your best self. If it’s in your budget, have your hair and makeup done by a professional right before your session. Bonnie can recommend a hair and makeup artist if you want! The main goal with any makeup for photography should be to reduce shine.
Read our guide on how to choose your perfect senior photographer here.