Most parents ask me when they are supposed to do their child's senior portraits. And the answer is, "whenever you are ready". The idea behind the senior portraits is to document who your child is, and what they have become to this point in their lives. It's also a hugely transitional time as they are applying to colleges and getting acceptances. The hard part is making that decision.
For the senior session, I suggest a few looks and a highlight. For the looks, it's one casual/everyday look; one more formal, and third is a variation of whatever they want (many opt for their school of choice college shirt.) For the highlight, this is where we focus in on any specialty they may have, whether it be sports, music or even just a fun hobby.
This session, in my opinion, is a celebration of the first 18 years of their life. It's the transition from child to adult. It's tough for the parents, but exciting for the kids. I would say about 95% (probably closer to 100) say they are ready to move on.
Shooting seniors is probably one of my favorite things to do. I love getting to talk with them about their high school experiences; their favorite memories and what they look forward to most in their future. I do my best to bring out their personality and showcase who they really are.
My favorite thing to hear (especially from the guys) is, "wow that went faster than I thought. I have so much fun with these kids that time goes pretty quickly.
First, let me know your child's availability. I suggest weekdays, as most locations are less busy. Sessions shoot about 2 hrs before dusk. Sessions last anywhere from 60 to 120 minutes depending on the session you choose. When you call for a consultation, we will discuss outfit options and locations. Once we choose a date; you will be sent a contract and secure your time with a retainer.
If you are ready to book your session, click "Here" to secure your session. Please don't hesitate to call or text with any questions. I try to be available at all times for my clients.
Hello! Welcome to your blog post. Blogging can be hugely important for your website’s SEO success and for keeping customers coming back for more! You can use your blog to share about business updates, recent shoots, cool new products, and all kinds of other things.
But it doesn’t have to be all business all the time! Readers will love to get to know the “real you!” The person, artist, and entrepreneur behind your great business. Don’t be afraid to show your personality while your write! Blogging is meant to be sort of informal, which helps connect with readers on a personal level.
So, what are you going to write about? A good way to start is by sharing your recent work.
Have you done any cool shoots lately? (I know you have, you all-star photographer!) I bet you have loads of images just waiting to be shared with your adoring fans.
Making this kind of post is really easy! There’s even a template you can follow to write a quick blog that follows all of the “Blogging Best Practices.” It goes like this:
Your title should be about 6-10 words and describe your post in an interesting way. Keywords are important, but they should be your secondary priority.
“Winter Wonderland Engagement Shoot In Downtown Raleigh”
Something like that so set the mood, hook readers, and give a little information about your shoot. This will also help people searching on Google find you if they’re looking for a specific venue, location, or photography style!
You don’t have to write a novel! Just 1-2 paragraphs of text should do. Focus on the “who, what, where, when, and why” of the post to keep it simple.
“Had a ball shooting this engagement photography session with Alex & Sam in Center City Park! The weather was just right, and the energy of this sweet couple just shines through!”
Nothing too fancy. You just need some words to ground readers, set the stage, and give your post some searchable text. That way Google match your post to people who are searching for a great photographer like you.
As for photos, limit yourself to 10-15 per post. If you want to share more, link readers to a gallery to see all the awesomeness.
Remember: No Dead Ends! At the end of your blog, give the reader something to do next. Whether that’s to see a gallery, book a session, or simply read another blog, give them a link — preferably a big old button…like this one!
Okay, your cool blog is done. Now all that’s left is to publish and get readers. Think of blogging as part of your marketing strategy – because it really is.
Blogs help people find you through search engines. But you can also share your blogs on social media platforms to get people ooh-ing and ahh-ing over your work on your website. The goal is to show them around the place, dazzle them with your work, and hopefully they’ll end up booking their own sessions – or signing up for updates! Sharing is easy. Just click “Share” and post to the social media of your choice. Done and done.
Our last notes are about design. Both for your overall blog layout and for each post.
People are visual creatures... but you know that already. A beautiful blog will encourage people to stay & read more! Your blog comes with a bunch of layout options so you can create a gorgeous experience for your readers.
If you write a longer article, try to break up the words with images peppered throughout. Photos make for a more enjoyable read!
If you have extra widgets, you can easily embed them in the footer or sidebar of your blog. Putting in a subscription form, for instance, is a great idea to keep people hooked on reading your blog!
That’s about it! You now know everything you need to make a great blog for your business! Good luck, champ. I know you’ve got this. But if you ever have any questions, drop us a line, and we’ll be glad to help!