2 Reasons To Hire A Professional Photographer For Your Senior Portraits


For most seniors in high school, it is a tradition to have their pictures taken. These pictures document an important year of their lives and are fun to look back on for years to come. While the school will take pictures of you for the yearbook, many families also opt to have other pictures taken as well. When it comes to these pictures, you have two main options. You can take the photographs yourself, or you can hire a professional photographer to take them for you. Choosing a professional photographer to take the pictures for you provides several great benefits. Here are two reasons to hire a professional photographer for your senior portraits. 

They Can Create Themed Portraits For You

One awesome reason to hire a professional photographer, like those at Cassie Clarkson Photography, to take your senior portraits is the fact that they can make them themed for you. For example, if you were a cheerleader, then you can take photos in your uniform, while doing cheerleading jumps and moves, with your pom-poms, etc. If you are really into hockey, then you can have your pictures taken not only wearing your hockey gear, but perhaps even taken at a hockey rink. Many seniors also like the idea of wearing their letterman's jacket for some of their pictures because it has their name and what they accomplished printed right on the jacket. These make the pictures so much more fun and personalized to you, which is exactly what you want out of a senior portrait. 

They Have Great Locations For Pictures 

Another excellent reason to hire a professional photographer for your senior portraits is because they have several great locations in mind for your pictures. As the subject of the pictures, you are the most important. However, the background of your picture is also very important in creating a beautiful photograph. Most professional photographers have a studio with different backgrounds and props, but they also have several beautiful, outdoor locations that they like to use as well. On top of this, many photographers are also willing to drive to a location that is special for you, or one that is suited for your pictures, such as the hockey rink mentioned earlier.

Senior pictures are important and hiring a professional photographer to take them allows you to make them more personalized and it also gives you the opportunity to choose from some great locations for the pictures to be taken. 


21 February 2018

The Ocean and Photography: My Two Loves Combined

Ever since my parents allowed me to snap a few photos on their camera on vacation when I was a young child, I have loved photography. While we lived in the Midwest, I became hooked on taking photographs of the ocean and boats when we visited the Florida coast during one of our trips together. I found that just being near the ocean really made me happy, and after we returned home, I was able to "take the ocean with me" to experience that same feeling by taking photos of it. Being near the ocean is so calming and uplifting, but most people don't live near the coasts and don't get to experience its beauty every day. I now live by the ocean, so I decided to create a blog to share my tips about how you can best photograph the things you love.