5 Mistakes to avoid for your senior portrait session in Jacksonville Florida

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February 28, 2023

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5 Tips from Jacksonville and St Augustine Senior Photographer Kelleen Hite

Class of 2024 Seniors: SAVE THIS POST! Let’s discuss 5 senior session mistakes to AVOID:

1. Not reading the session prep materials: I promise, I give these materials to my clients for a reason: to make your session day as easy and stress free as possible! I am the expert when it comes to preparing for a senior session because I’ve helped hundreds of seniors over the past several years! I know all the tips and tricks to having the best senior session possible, so make sure to read over all the resources I give you to help you be ready for your big session day! You will receive a fun welcome kit in the mail after officially booking your session and you will receive a digital What to Wear Magazine with tons of ideas and different looks to prepare you for your big day!

The KHP Welcome Kit includes material such as The Shopping Guide, a To-Do List, Session Day Packing List, a guide to Picture Perfect Nails and Skin, links to the client portral and HUB and more! Don’t forget to checkout your digital What to Wear magazine as well!

2. Not booking early: senior pictures are NOT the time wait until the last minute. You will need plenty of time to make other appointments with your hair stylist, nail artist, aesthetician, etc to make sure you feel your best the day of your session. You also need to consider how busy senior year events will get between March and May and you’ll want to have your session booked with your top choice for photographer before they book out! It is never too early to book your senior portrait session! You also have to consider what season you want your photos. Check out this blog post to narrow down which season is best for your north Florida Senior session.

3. Showing up late: photographers work around the timing of the sun and we can’t extend your session past sunset. Showing up even 15 minutes late could affect your session to the point that you’ll have to pass on an outfit or receive a smaller amount of images due to the time constraints. While we shoot into the sunset, and later, we dont want to miss any of the lighting conditions. Showing up late will also cause you to feel rushed and stressed. We want this day to be fun and carefree!

4. Only keeping the digitals: do yourself a favor and at the very least, print your session images! You never know what will happen to technology and printing your images will be your favorite way to view them! Bonus points if you get a beautiful album or wall showcase that you’ll be able to look at for years to come! That’s a big bonus of working with Brandi Price Photography, ever single session comes with tangible printed products!

5. Not having enough variety in your wardrobe choices: VARIETY is everything! Make sure that your outfits aren’t all dresses, jeans, or shorts. Try to incorporate a variety of not only pieces, but style as well (like urban, organic, casual, and sophisticated). You can also add variety with colors, accessories and shoes.

Can you believe it’s almost your senior year?!? If you haven’t booked your senior session yet, it’s time! We’re booking for fall for 2024 sessions and they are selling out quickly! Complete the contact form on the website or email me at brandi@brandipricephotography.com and I will send your the Senior Magazine and start the process of reserving your session date!

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Kelleen Hite is a senior portrait photographer based out of Jacksonville and St. Augustine Florida. Her goal is to create and amazing experience and revolutionary portraits so that every senior knows how awesome they are, and so that every parent can enjoy this fleeting moment. Kelleen is now booking for the class of 2024. To learn more about being a revolutionary KHP senior, click here.

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