Preparing for your senior photos – 3 ways I help you prepare for your senior photos (senior girl wearing pink dress and red Converse sneakers sitting & smiling in front of colorful mural in Chicago) with award-winning Chicago senior photographer Shalimar B. Photography.

Wanna know a not-so-secret thing about senior photos? Preparing for your senior photos in Chicago doesn’t have to be overwhelming. That’s right, I’m here to help make your senior photo session unforgettable and all about celebrating your high school senior year!

Hi, I’m Shalimar – the photographer behind Shalimar B. Photography! I’m a high school senior photographer in Chicago… And when I say Chicago, I mean it! I live in the city, my studio is located in the city, and my husband & I raised our kids in the city. (One now in college and one is a senior – so, parents, I know what you’re going through!)

In the early stages of booking, planning, and preparing for your senior photos, it’s my goal to help you get the most out of your session. I love helping you prepare for your session so that you feel amazingly confident walking into your shoot.

Here are three ways I help you prepare for your senior photos:

1. The getting to know you questionnaire

I believe that one of the best ways for you to feel relaxed and have fun at your senior session is if you’re prepared ahead of time… You know what to expect and what a session looks like with SBP. 

That’s why after you book, I send out a questionnaire to get to know you a little bit better. This questionnaire dives into who you are, your likes, the hobbies you enjoy, your favorite things, the spots you love to hang in the city, and more! It helps me get to know you better so that I can work my magic and make the session feel like YOU! This helps us create the perfect session day focused on celebrating your senior year.

Preparing for your senior photos – 3 ways I help you prepare for your senior photos (senior girl wearing green dress walking on North Avenue Beach) with award-winning Chicago senior photographer Shalimar B. Photography.2. Session prep guides

After booking and sending the getting to know you questionnaire, I send session prep guides that will help you prepare for your senior pictures, too! My guides cover everything you need to know – session timeline details, where to shop, style FAQs, what to wear (and what not to wear) for your Chicago senior photos, what to bring to your session, and everything in between.

Preparing for your senior photos – 3 ways I help you prepare for your senior photos (senior boy wearing sportscoat and sweatshirt with khakis in alley) with award-winning Chicago senior photographer Shalimar B. Photography.3. The stye consult

Style consults are a favorite of mine! A week or two before your senior session, we’ll schedule a style consult via video call or in-person at the studio. This way, we can go over your outfits and locations, and I can answer any questions you may have. But it’s also just a great time for us to meet before the session. I think this makes a difference – so that when it’s the day for your senior photos, we’ve already met and you’re already feeling comfortable before we start taking photos!

Preparing for your senior photos – 3 ways I help you prepare for your senior photos (senior girl wearing pink dress and red Converse sneakers sitting & smiling in front of colorful mural in Chicago) with award-winning Chicago senior photographer Shalimar B. Photography.Preparing for your senior photos doesn’t have to be a chore! At the end of the day, I want you to be as prepared as possible walking into your senior photo session. That means helping you decide what to wear and how to prepare. It means answering any question that may come up and even being available via text. I wholeheartedly believe that being well-prepared for your senior photo session, helps the session run more smoothly.

Throughout 17 years of taking photos in Chicago, I’ve picked up tips and tricks every year and have so much advice to share with you. Keep following along on the blog and social media for the scoop on all things senior photos! Ready to plan your senior session in Chicago? Let’s connect!

Shalimar B. Photography – Award-winning Chicago Senior Photographer

Wanna learn more about the senior photography experience at Shalimar B. Photography? Get the scoop on Chicago senior photos here & see what’s happening behind the scenes over on Instagram!

 

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