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This Chicago senior photographer is excited to share four reasons to book a senior session on the blog today!

Senior Session Myth: Professional senior photos aren’t that important. I’ll just get my friend with a “good” camera to take a few.

Yikes. Yes… Professional pictures ARE important. Why? You are right in the middle of a milestone event. What is that? Something that you cannot do over again.

Newborn pictures, wedding pictures, and senior pictures are the only kinds of portraiture that cannot be reproduced at a later date. You’re only a senior about to embark on the rest of your life ONE TIME EVER. This is it! Hiring a professional is so important to make sure that this time of your life is properly documented. Professional photographers (it’s me, hi!) know how to pose you, where the best light is, how to capture your personality, and so much more.

Insert: FOMO.

Let’s talk about it for a second. I had a bad case of it when Taylor Swift was in town last summer paired with my lack of planning. I’m not what you would call a super fan so I wasn’t part of the Ticketmaster fiasco, thankfully. I’d recently started listening to her music and became a fan after watching her documentary.

So when I started looking at tickets online at the last minute “just to see”… I was in full FOMO mode by the last night she was performing in town as I watched ticket prices go up and the number of tickets go down.

Let’s just call it a lesson learned, shall we? How do I prevent this from happening in the future? Oh, I know – plan ahead! And that is my advice to the Class of 2025 as well to avoid the FOMO on amazing senior photos! Don’t be like me and the T Swift tickets! Avoid that feeling at all costs! Plan early! 

 

Here are four reasons to book a senior session and avoid FOMO on amazing senior photos:

1) This is a senior photography experience like none other!!

I want you to have the best time at your photo session. It’s my goal to help you feel comfortable and confident, but I also want you to have fun! I want it to be all about you!! It’s YOUR senior year that’s being celebrated! And since every single person who steps in front of my camera is different, that means every session is different. I hear you, it might not induce feelings of nostalgia yet as you’re so excited for the next big transition in your life. As you should be – amazing things are coming!! But I hope when you look back on your senior photos in Chicago that we created together you will remember your hometown, your high school years, and your crazy, unbelievable senior year.

Four Reasons to Book a Senior Session - girl wearing red top and pink skirt on Chicago bridge - award-winning Chicago senior photographer Shalimar B. Photography.

2) I’ll help you with what to wear & how to prepare for your session.

When you schedule your photo session, I’ll help you with outfits, session prep, styling, and more. And did you know that hair and makeup are included in the session fee? Yup. We’ll have a “style consult” before your session where we’ll go over all the details of your session so we have a plan for your special day. Including where we’re going (more on that next!) and what you’re wearing. Also, won’t it be nice to see and meet the person who’s going to be taking your photos, before they are actually taking your photos? 

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3) We’ll go to your favorite places in Chicago.

On the day of your senior session, we’ll have so much fun! We’ll go to your favorite places in Chicago – visiting all of the places where you spent your childhood – riding your bikes, having your “first day of school photos” taken” or places you go with your friends. It will be epic!! 

Four Reasons to Book a Senior Session - senior boy on skyline, senior girl in downtown Chicago smiling - award-winning Chicago senior photographer Shalimar B. Photography.

4) Your reveal session at the studio.

Two weeks after your senior photo session, you’ll come back to my studio and see how amazing you look in your images! This is when you’ll place your print + product order so that you have these photos to celebrate your senior year for years and years to come!

Four Reasons to Book a Senior Session - 3 photos of girls with flowers in spring senior photos - award-winning Chicago senior photographer Shalimar B. Photography.

There you have it, four reasons to book a senior session. Before you know it, all of the “senior year” activities will be underway. Believe me when I tell you that this year will fly by!! Try to enjoy every moment, not sweat the small stuff, avoid FOMO… And book your senior session to celebrate this season!

So, are you ready to jump in and schedule your senior session? Reach out today, and let’s start planning your one-of-a-kind senior photography experience in Chicago!

Shalimar B. Photography – Award-winning Chicago Senior Photographer

Wanna learn more about the senior photography experience at Shalimar B. Photography? Get the scoop on the Chicago senior sessions here & check out my blog to see some great senior photo examples!

 

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