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Senior Photo Session with Corrina: Why Choose Me?

A Senior Shoot With Me - More Than Just a Photo Session

You're about to step into a brand new stage of life, congratulations!

Your senior shoot is about capturing this defining moment, reflecting on every step that brought you here, and looking forward to the adventure waiting for you. Can you imagine gathering all that in an image? I can!

If you're looking for a senior photo session that gets to the heart of who you are and offers a glimpse into your beautiful future, let's talk.

Fun senior photo sessions with Canonico Photography Studios
Senior Photo Sessions with Corrina


A Senior Shoot With Me - More Than Just a Photo Session

Photo sessions for senior shots have come a long way from the awkward headshots against bland backgrounds. When it comes to Washington D.C. senior photography, you can dream big. Bring your ideas and hopes, together we can make your senior photo something you'll treasure for years to come.

It's All About You

To make sure I capture the essence of who you are on the day of your senior session, we get together before the time to talk through all the details. Keep a running list of any questions you want to ask so that you don't forget them when we're together. The pre-session consultation is a chance for me to get to know you and find out what makes you who you are.

Top Tips for Being Yourself on Camera

If you're not sure what direction you'd like to take in your shoot, try a quick brainstorming session. Here are some questions to ask yourself that may help guide you in what direction to take in your photos:

  • What one word would I choose to describe myself?

  • How would my friends describe me?

  • Which sport, activity, or hobby defines the biggest part of me?

  • What is my life goal?

  • Which pet has kept me company throughout my schooling career?

The answers to questions like this can help you get a feel for the direction of your shoot. For example, if your friends describe you as 'bubbly and enthusiastic', choosing dark clothing and staring moodily into the camera may not give you a result that rings true, but bright colors and blue skies might nail it.

What About Posing?

Posing in front of the camera comes naturally to some. You might not feel totally comfortable yet, but don't worry, I've got your back. I'll get you to do a couple of poses while sitting, standing, lying down, squatting, or leaning. If there is any position that doesn't feel like you, just let me know and we'll move right on.

Sometimes it helps to have a prop or part of the surroundings to interact with. For example, leaning on a bridge balustrade or hugging your guitar can make the process feel more natural.

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Always Be Yourself

Top Tips for posing

Whether you're a posing pro or a complete newbie, consider these tips:

  • Trust your photographer (We want you to look good!)

  • Feel free to practice natural smiling in the mirror before your shoot

  • Browse other senior pictures online to get a feel for what you like and don't like

  • Don't be scared to speak up and let the photographer know when you're not comfortable or have an idea you'd like to try

  • Remember to breathe!

  • Most important, always have fun and be yourself!

How you're feeling inside yourself will likely show up on your face on camera, so honesty is a good place to start.

Let's Talk Location

Location is like a supporting actor in a movie who helps to show off the main character in the best light. As you are the main character of this shoot, you can use the location as part of expressing your personality and style.

Snowy background with lady standing taking a picture of the scene.
Choosing the right location

Top Tips for Choosing a Location

Knowing that a location adds value to your photos, consider these tips:

  • Pick places that make you happy

  • Look for areas that express your personality

  • Choose something to suit your clothing color scheme

  • Opt for places that reflect some elements of your history

If you don't have a specific location in mind, I have a whole variety that we can discuss. Washington DC senior photography is easy as we're surrounded by beautiful natural backdrops.

Whatever the Weather

Weather can play a big part in your shoot unless you're planning on indoor photos. If you have your heart set on a sunny, outdoor shoot, it's a good idea to have a backup plan ready in case the weather doesn't play along. Having said that, moody, overcast skies can lend exquisite drama to a shot, so don't be put off if the weather isn't one percent what you were hoping for.

Making Your Clothes Count

Picking the right outfit is one of the keys to creating a memorable senior portrait. It's a good idea to stick close to your regular style as that's how people will remember you. Feel free to dress it up a little as long you're comfortable and happy.

When it comes to choosing, put together a couple of options, snap a few pics and bring them with you to your consultation. Once I've seen what you've got in mind, I can recommend some backgrounds that would make your style pop.

Photoshoot Packages Tailored to Fit

Just as you want your prom dress or suit to fit you perfectly, I offer different senior portrait packages to fit your needs and budget. There are three official collections that offer flexibility regarding the length of the shoot, how many outfit changes can be accommodated and how many print or digital photos you get. If you don't find anything you like among the three, talk to me about our customized plans.

Magical Senior Shoots Start With You and Me

To find the best senior photographer for your photo session, you can look deeper than a quick internet search for best senior photographer near me. I'd like to invite you to browse my website and get a feel for my work. We could be the match you've been looking for.

I've been described as a North Virginia Photographer specializing in artistic portraits. Just as an artist finds inspiration in their surroundings to compose a picture, I find my inspiration in you. All we need is time, your best ideas and my camera. Book your consultation today and the magic will follow.

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