The Difference Between Senior Photography and Traditional Grad Photos

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First and foremost, I think traditional grad photos are wonderful and an important part of documenting the senior year. Wearing that gown represents the culmination of many years of academic work, and there are a couple of studios in our area that do a fantastic job of capturing the formal grad portrait. 

Senior Sessions are an additional way to further celebrate this special year.  Here are a few points to illustrate how  Senior Photography differs from the traditional cap and gown session. No reason you can't have both!
Senior Sessions

  • encourage  input from the student about their vision for the session
  • can include more than one location
  • can include wardrobe changes
  • go beyond the formal portrait
  • may feature family, friends and pets
  • capture the diversity of the student's personality and not just their appearance
  • include props, location and activities to showcase interests and talents
  • are not all about smiling at the camera
  • encompass both posed, action and candid photos
  • are slower paced and relaxed
  • result in more proofs to consider
  • are a memorable (and fun) event!                     


                 If you're like me, you want all the details so you can make a good decision! For more information about my Senior Sessions, which are offered to students from Cobequid Educational Centre, South Colchester Academy and all other high schools in the region  here it is: The Teen and Senior Student Photo Session Guide!





While early spring might not be the best time for some photos, I am very open to splitting your session. If there are activities or locations that would best serve you to be recorded in April and some in June, that is easily arranged! 


What if graduation will be in 2023? That is even better! 2023 grads can arrange for a series of images to be recorded all through their senior year, starting with early fall, back to school photos. Imagine the possibilities! This is especially perfect for those wishing to keep their memories in a photo album/book. In early July, a new Collection will be offered for 2023 grads who would like to take advantage of multi month Senior Sessions!



I love to talk about photography and sessions! 

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