It is DONE! Class of 2018 has left the building! Congratulations to all our happy, smart, talented, and awesome GRADS! I wish you all the best in this next chapter of life!
It was an amazing year for DFP and we are so blessed to have been chosen as your photographer. Capturing this crazy important stage in life is what we live for. Your senior portraits will be enjoyed for generations! Here in Austin it is already hot, hot, hot, so we have officially wrapped up our class of 2018 photo sessions.
Dawn Fry Photo is committed to helping you navigate all things related to being a High School Senior, even after graduation. Here is a helpful tip to get you going as you head off to college!
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Our DFP Spokesmodel Team is taking shape and we are still looking for a few more awesome seniors to join us! If you want your senior portraits created by Dawn Fry Photo, your BEST opportunity to get an amazing deal, a ton of perks, and photos ALL YEAR LONG is to join our Spokesmodel Team. We have already started our group themed sessions, and are gearing up for a super fun summer with loads of events. We are looking for class of 2019 seniors from Vandegrift, Lago Vista, Liberty Hill, Lake Travis, Westlake, Westwood, McNeil, Rouse, Glenn, and others!!
Dawn Fry Photo is known for being one of the best senior portrait photographers in Austin! We create senior photos that are CREATIVE, STYLISH, EXTRAVAGANT, ELEGANT, TIMELESS, and MODERN, and turn them into gorgeous keepsake artwork and legacy products for you and your family. We tailor each session to your style, your personality, and your vision. We want to give you the best senior photo experience possible, and capture your senior year forever with unbeatable quality and stylish products. You deserve the best there is, so call us today to reserve your special event. We can't wait to meet you.
Let's jump right in where we left off, shall we?
(the night before)
Being well rested will not only help you to look your best, but it will also help you to feel your best! Try to get in a good 6-8 hours if you can. Photo shoots are fun but can be hard work. You want to be prepared for an exciting day.
(the day of)
No one wants to see you hangry. Make sure to eat and good meal before your session, and bring snacks and beverages to stay energized and hydrated. Make sure you don't bring something that will stick in your teeth!
Friends are great for helping you relax, stay organized, and can get things done. They can help you with wardrobe changes, hauling all your clothing and props. They can check for stray hairs, clothing wrinkles, and spinach in your teeth. They can be that extra set of eyes and can assist your photographer. Most importantly, they know just how to make you laugh so you can capture your beautiful smile.
Remember that even with all of this prep and planning, this is a day about YOU. This is your time to relax, have fun, and be in the moment. If your plans are turning you into a ball of nerves, pause, refresh, and ask your photographer, parent, or good friend for help. See what you can eliminate or change to make things a true reflection of the amazing person you are, without driving yourself crazy.
Sure, your friend’s mom has a nice camera and loves taking photos. Your bff may be an amazing selfie ninja. But a professional photographer can do more for you than click a button. A professional photographer has posing knowledge that can make you look your absolute best. They can accentuate your best features and hide your flaws in a way that looks natural and effortless. They can enhance your natural beauty to a level that is unmatched by a non-professional, both in the actual photo creating and in post-process editing. Have blemishes? A professional can make them nothing but a memory, and not leave your skin looking like a plastic. Professional photographers have a passion for uplifting and empowering their clients, creating valuable relationships, and providing outstanding service. They can offer high quality, heirloom products that you can’t get from Snapfish or Costco Photo Lab. They can walk you through the entire process from start to finish, helping you not only create the best portraits of your life, but use those priceless memories to decorate and enhance your home in the best way possible. They also know exactly how to get your photos in your senior yearbook ad the correct size and looking their absolute best. And we all know the yearbook is forever.At Dawn Fry Photo, I want you to know that I SEE YOU. I see your personality. I know how to bring that inner and outer beauty to the forefront and make it shine. I know how valuable you are, and trust me, you are worth it.
No, I don't actually claim to be the best photographer in the UNIVERSE, but don't you think you deserve someone pretty darn close? Follow these tips and your senior portrait experience will be sure to be one of the best memories from senior year. You will be stress free and your shoot will run smoothly. Just remember to HAVE FUN! Professional photography is an investment in your memories and something generations after you will cherish. That awesome new cell phone you just purchased will be a paperweight in two years, but a quality album of senior photos will last longer than your lifetime. Invest in your memories. Capture your legacy. Tell your story.
Accessories can really make a difference in the look and feel of your outfit, and they are a great way to add visual interest - that is, they can draw your eye to or away from something, they can break up a large block of color or space, they can tie together pieces of clothing to complete a look, and they can give your hands, arms, feet, eyes, and head something to do!
Have you ever thought, "What do I do with my hands?"
Yeah, we get that a lot. There are lots of ways to position your hands in a photo, but adding the right accessories can make that even easier. Here is a list of great accessories to add to your look.
Likewise, props are a great way to add to the scene and represent things you love. You can express your personality with visual pieces like,
Anything you have that is a reflection of what you like to do in your daily life will help to capture that unique spirit you have.
We're halfway there! Are you starting to feel it? That's your confidence coming through. Senior photos can be an absolutely amazing experience and super fun if you are prepared and stress-free. Using these tips will help you enjoy the entire experience, and as a bonus your photos will be that. much. better. Check back in a few days for the rest of the list.
PART 1PART 3
(2-4 months before)
1. PLAN AHEAD
(2-3 weeks before) 2. PLAN FOR YOUR SESSION
3. CLOTHING CHOICE
So far so good! Are you ready for this?
Check back in a few days for more great tips!
PART 2PART 3
Senior portraits are no joke. Don't trust this special event to just anybody. Your portraits serve a purpose BEYOND just having "nice pictures."