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Senior Pictures

Postby battlefieldmomma on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:00 pm

My twins have to schedule senior pictures this summer. Any advice for a clueless mom?
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Re: Senior Pictures

Postby JoLynne on Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:05 pm

Do you have a photographer picked out already?
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Re: Senior Pictures

Postby JoLynne on Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:30 am

Or a price range?
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Re: Senior Pictures

Postby mighty on Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:44 am

Been there, done that. If your twins are boys, have them get a haircut 1 week before the pictures (that gives it time to grow out a little and not look "just cut"). If they're girls, have them practice their favorite hairstyles in advance. For boys, suit jacket and tie look best. For girls, simple lines and bright colors photograph well. That "elegant" look of minimal jewelry looks great, too.

Look at the seniors pictures in your kids' yearbooks for more hints on what looks best.

Try to schedule early, so you can work around summer schedules. If none of the proofs look good, the studio should repeat the photos for free.

Good luck!
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Re: Senior Pictures

Postby JoLynne on Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:32 am

If you haven't selected a photographer yet, Kathy Gitto did some photos for a friend of mine that I admired so much, I'm looking forward to the day when I have an occasion to hire her, myself. Really beautiful work: http://www.katygittophotography.com/
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Re: Senior Pictures

Postby battlefieldmomma on Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:38 am

Thx everyone. I have a boy & a girl, so, Mighty, I will have them follow your advice. I have talked to a photographer, but haven't scheduled. Then, I rec'd a postcard from another photographer stating that they were the "official" school photographer & all students had to go through them in order to be in the yearbook (??). I have yet to call that photographer to find out the scoop.
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Re: Senior Pictures

Postby battlefieldmomma on Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:42 am

And, you are right about booking. I can't believe that we are almost at the end of June!
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Re: Senior Pictures

Postby battlefieldmomma on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:00 am

I called. There is a contract with the school, so we have to use that photographer for the official yearbook pictures. I can use another photographer for the ad/invite pictures, but that would require me to have them both looking good & free at the same time more than once.
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Re: Senior Pictures

Postby JoLynne on Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:07 am

Who's the school photographer?
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Re: Senior Pictures

Postby mighty on Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:34 pm

My kids' yearbooks had one photographer for the official yearbook pics. Some parents had other pics taken that they put into yearbook ads, if they wanted to (that helped pay for the book, although they were expensive).

If your kids' yearbook staff offers the opportunity to make your own ads, keeping it simple looks best. Meaning less pics and words - much easier on the eyes. Good luck!
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