The Ultimate Guide to a Parisian High School Senior Session
Are you a high school senior dreaming of capturing your Parisian adventure in a photoshoot? Look no further, because this ultimate guide to a Parisian high school senior session has got you covered. Paris is known for its charm, gorgeous architecture, and picturesque streets, making it the perfect backdrop for a senior photoshoot that you’ll treasure forever. From picking the perfect location to choosing outfits and poses, we’ve got all the tips and tricks to make your Parisian senior session a success. So, get ready to channel your inner Parisian and capture your senior year in the city of love.
Choosing the perfect location for your Parisian senior session
Paris is full of stunning locations that provide the perfect backdrop for your senior session. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Luxembourg Gardens are just a few of the many beautiful spots to consider. When choosing a location, think about the type of vibe you want for your photos. Do you want to capture the iconic Parisian landmarks or would you prefer a more low-key location like a nearby café or cobblestone street? Consider the time of day you’ll be shooting as well, as lighting can play a big role in the look of your photos.
Another thing to consider when choosing a location is the timing. In Paris, some locations can get extremely crowded during peak tourist season, which can make it difficult to get the perfect shot without any distractions. If you’re set on a busy location, consider scheduling your shoot early in the morning.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with your location choices. Some of the best Parisian senior sessions take place in unexpected locations like hidden alleyways or colorful murals. Explore the city and find a spot that speaks to you.
What to wear for your Parisian senior session
One of the most important elements of a successful senior session is choosing the right outfit. Don’t worry about what Parisians wear, or Kylie Jenner or anyone else for that matter! This session is about you, so express yourself the way you want to!
When choosing your outfits, you should also consider the location and the weather. Paris can get chilly, even in the summer, so be sure to bring a jacket or sweater if needed.
Another one that everyone forgets about (and regrets it later) is shoes! We’ll be doing a lot of walking during our session, so bring the comfiest pair of flats or sneakers that you have. Don’t worry, you can slip into your shoes of choice once we get to our locations.
Hair and makeup tips for your Parisian senior session
Hair and makeup are key elements in creating a polished look for your senior session. After all of those years of hard work in school, your senior photos are the perfect time to pamper yourself! Tip: try out your makeup and hair looks at home beforehand so that you get the style you want during the session. If you want to take the pampering to the next level (or just don’t want to worry about doing it yourself), I can recommend many English-speaking hair and makeup artists that can come to your home/hotel/AirBnB before your session.
Posing tips for your Parisian senior session
Sure, you can practice in front of a mirror or your iPhone before our shoot if you want. But you don’t have to worry – posing is my job! I’ll guide you to get a variety of different angles and looks, from fun and natural or glamorous and stunning.
Adding props and accessories to your senior session can help to enhance the Parisian vibe and create a more personalized experience.
How to prepare for your Parisian senior session
Preparing for your Parisian senior session involves more than just selecting the perfect outfit and location. You’ll also want to make sure that you’re well-rested, hydrated, and feeling confident on the day of your shoot.
In the days leading up to your session, be sure to drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest. Avoid trying any new beauty treatments or products, as they can cause unexpected reactions or breakouts.
On the day of your shoot, give yourself plenty of time to get ready and arrive at the location early. This will give you time to get comfortable with the surroundings and ensure that you’re feeling relaxed and confident.
Working with a photographer for your Parisian senior session
Choosing the right photographer is essential for capturing the perfect Parisian senior session. Look for a photographer who specializes in senior sessions and has experience shooting in Paris (ok, this my blog so I’m going to go ahead and remind you that senior sessions are my thing!). Check out my portfolio to get a sense of my style and see if it aligns with your vision for your senior photos.
Before your session, be sure to let me know all about your thoughts on locations, outfits, and any props or accessories you plan to use. This will help me toplan the perfect session and ensure that you get the shots you’re hoping for.
What to expect during and after your Parisian senior session
During your Parisian senior session, expect to have a fun, relaxed experience. I’ll will guide you through poses and help you to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Feel free to speak up if you have any ideas for shots you’d like to try.
After your session, I’ll send you a selection of edited photos to choose from. Take your time to review the photos and choose the ones that you love the most.
Conclusion: Cherish your Parisian senior session memories forever
A Parisian senior session is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll treasure forever. With the right location, outfits, and props, you can capture the timeless beauty of the city and create a personalized senior album that you’ll love for years to come. Use these tips and tricks to plan the perfect Parisian senior session and cherish your memories of this magical city forever.