High School Graduation Portrait Checklist

February 15, 2017 Artona 0 Comments

High school graduation portraits resurface for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, time travel still doesn’t exist. We’re here to make sure you’re prepared for the big day. Some things you might have missed:

Get your friends involved
Make your high school memories last by getting portraits with the people who were by your side for some of the most memorable years of your life. 
Preparing for your portraits can be expensive. Many of you will invest time and money into getting your hair and makeup done, you may possibly take an afternoon off work or away from practice for your portrait session. It’s important to be smart when scheduling your portrait session to get the most out of it.

Do yourself a favour and coordinate your portrait session time with your friends. If everyone gets their portrait session done on the same day, you can join each other for a friendship shot (one pose of 3 people) or go for coffee or dinner afterwards. While we’re on the topic, don’t forget to take your outfits into consideration. Make sure you coordinate, perhaps everyone wears black or you and your friends choose a theme.

Check out your sibling’s or family’s portraits
It’s a great idea to check out your family’s graduation portraits. This will help you get a sense of what you like and don’t like. If your parents are planning on hanging up your pictures together, you might want to take note of what would look good together. For example, if your sibling has a black and white graduation portrait hung up in the hallway you may want to make sure you get a black and white portrait as well to hang up beside it.

Find someone to take with you
Make sure you take the time to find someone to come to your portrait session with you, whether it be your best friend, your mom or your sibling. It's great to have an extra set of eyes with you, someone to provide an opinion and to help make sure you are looking your best for each shot. Although Artona offers photo retouching, it doesn’t hurt to have someone tame that fly away or help you fix your tie.

Double check your outfit and accessories
There’s nothing wrong with staying trendy, but be mindful that these pictures will be around forever. So, take a second to think about your accessories and your outfit. The simpler, the better--after all, you are the focus of the portrait session.

Congratulations to everyone graduating this year. If you need help booking your graduation portrait session or want to book another session, give us a call at (604) 872-7272 or email us at  social@artona.com.

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