Senior Session Tips || Shannon Wong Photography

Top Tips for a Sensational Senior Photo Session

It’s completely normal to feel a little awkward when taking senior portraits. Many seniors tend to feel self-conscious about their appearance because they feel uncomfortable taking photos on their own. 

Below are our tips for taking on your senior portrait with confidence and leaving with photos that you will love for years to come. 

Use your eyes

Use your eyes to express emotion. When you smile naturally your whole face lights up and your eyes look bright and awake.


Relax                                                                                                                                                     Great photos happen when you are relaxed and confident. Let the excitement of you photo session show through the lens as you take a moment and breathe, relax and just have fun. You may feel silly during this process but we will do everything we can to help you feel more comfortable.  You can always bring a friend along too that can help you relax or just to be a little silly with during the shoot.


Staying stationary can sometimes produce a very staged and cheesy look. Just because you are sitting or standing still doesn’t mean you can’t change the angle of your body to create a look that is fresh and inspired. Try leaning into the camera slightly to appear more engaged, shift your weight from left to right, or simply move your chin slightly up and down for different shots as this gives us a variety of facial expressions. 

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This goes for everyone. Ladies, I will help you schedule hair, makeup and choose outfits that make you look and feel your best. Guy, you will get help too with outfits. When you look your best, you feel your best and when you feel your best, you are naturally more confident. Go the extra mile to walk into your senior session feeling confident, attractive, prepared, and inspired. 

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