Always a favorite, Lebanon, OH is a great place for senior portraits! There are so many colors, textures, and a variety of backdrops in this quaint town. Everyone always loves their senior pictures when we go to this location!
Glenwood Gardens in Cincinnati is a beautiful place for senior pictures any time of year! It is one of my favorite places for senior photography with its beautiful colors, textures, and architecture.
Headshots can have a basic background but don't need to look boring! With proper body and hand position, even a plain wall can offer compelling professional portrait options!
A cap and gown mini-session is the perfect way to capture those last few days of high school and the transition to the next phase of life! Congrats to all of the Lakota East graduates!
There is never a dull moment with Rebekah! Senior Portraits are all about capturing the personality of the student and Rebekah is quite the funny gal. We had many out takes and those were some of her favorite senior photos.
What a fantastic time I had photographing this gorgeous high school senior in Downtown Dayton, Ohio! We spent some time wandering the streets of the historic Oregon District as well as getting some great views of the city from the Dayton Art Institute. As a photographer, I love photographing high school seniors in urban settings and Dayton is an amazing city for unique locations, textures, and backgrounds.
What a fun session! I quite enjoy being the photographer of a young man who loves clothes and shoes! We had a great time taking senior portraits in Lebanon and then moving on to his high school for some soccer and lacrosse portraits. I love making senior photo sessions as unique as the senior!
Another great day for senior pictures in Lebanon, Ohio! Summer is a fabulous time for senior portraits and Lebanon is a perfect backdrop!
We hit downtown Cincinnati to take these senior pictures on a beautiful summer evening. Cincinnati is the perfect backdrop for senior photography!
After many years in the photography business, I began to realize that most people want their senior photos captured in the fall. I think the reason is that picture day has always been in the fall at school and parents and students are conditioned to think that senior portraits have to be taken in the fall. (Spoiler alert: This is NOT TRUE!)
While senior pictures truly can successfully and beautifully be captured in any season, here are my top 5 reasons why I think summer is a great time for senior photos!
1. Check senior pictures off of your to do list!
There tends to be a little more flexibility in the summertime, so why not check off something from your senior year to do list? Once the school year begins, there is a lot of activity preparing for ACTs or other testing, visiting and applying to colleges, sports, activities, dances, school functions, etc. so I recommend having your photos taken in the summer to have one less thing on your plate for the school year.
2. Backgrounds are alive!
If you are a fan of nature, summertime is full of life in the trees, flowers are blooming, and there is beauty everywhere!
3. More daylight = more flexibility
In the fall, it can start getting dark very early. This pretty much rules out weeknights after school for photo sessions because there just isn't enough time to get ready for portraits and complete the session before it gets too dark for outdoor sessions. Plus, summer light is gorgeous!
4. More clothing options
Show off your casual look in a sundress or shorts and then add a jacket for a fall look. In the summer, you can dress for any season for a few photos to get many different options for your images.
5. Show off your summer glow
Everyone seems a bit more relaxed in the summertime and it shows on the skin and in the photos!
The time of year of your senior pictures is up to you, but consider summer for some amazing portraits!