Senior Portraits – Tips, Tricks & What to Wear!

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Hello Class of 2018 Seniors, thanks for checking out LaDuke Photography! As a portrait photographer with over a decade of experience I know a thing or two about how to create great photos that really express who you are.

I have done many senior portrait sessions and every shoot is different. In order to make things go as smoothly as possible I’ve compiled some tips and tricks you can use to prepare for your session. We’ve only got a couple hours to to make amazing photographs so coming prepared is going to keep things flowing smoothly.

Pre-planning:

When you book your session let me know what you’re into.  Are you involved with any sports or clubs at school? Do you have a cat, dog, horse or turtle that your photos will be incomplete without? What do you enjoy doing outside of school? These are all things that we can use to make your photos unique to you. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever have another opportunity like this to do a photo session that so boldly encompasses exactly who you are. Do you love hunting and fishing? Are you captain of the volleyball team? Have you been doing something crazy like pyrotechnics your whole life? These things are an important part of who you are, why not include them?

What to wear:

  • Avoid strong patterns (plaid, paisley, overly floral blouses, etc). They can be distracting. If you want to wear patterns layer them under a jacket or blouse.
  • Avoid BRIGHT colors. Neon hues will reflect off of your face making you unnaturally colored.
  • Darker colors such as black, navy and dark green will slim you. Shirts with 3/4 or long sleeves are also slimming if you are self conscious about your arms.
  • Light colors such as white/beige or light grey can dominate the photo and make you look ghostly if you are already pale or they will make you appear orange if you have tan skin. – Pair them with a darker color for best effect.
  • Bring at least 3 different shirts, jackets or dresses. If you can dress in layers it will add variety. Don’t forget letter jackets and sports uniforms.
  • Accessorize! Sunglasses, bracelets, scarves and hats all personalize your ‘look’. Pay attention to how your shoes go with your outfits – they will be in some photos.

Make-Up:

Less is more. Wear it light and natural for your session. Go easy on the eye make up especially. Also no glitter! It will reflect light and leave you with shiny little pock marks. Some eye make-up has a certain ‘shimmer’ which is okay, but body glitter and lip gloss tends to reflect light unevenly. Consider bringing a matte or transparent face powder to cut down on shiny skin.

Posing/Locations:

Don’t stress over posing, you might practice your smile in the mirror that morning, but otherwise I’ll help you pose once the session begins. The general rule is, “If it feels awkward, you’ll look awkward.” Always look for a comfortable natural feeling pose as close to what the photographer suggests as you can.
As far as locations go, if you have a place that is special to you like the high school track, your favorite park or your family’s own backyard speak up! I’ve got a ton of great suggestions from the rustic charm of the old buildings in Harrisburg to the top of Spencer Butte, I’m always up for an adventure!

The day before your session & morning of:

  • Drink plenty of water. Being hydrated makes your skin vibrant and fresh and will ward off dehydration headaches.
  • Get a good nights rest the night before to avoid tired eyes.
  • If you aren’t feeling well please reschedule – You need to feel your best to look your best!
  • Eat a small meal and bring a light snack prior, it will help stave off hunger but not leave you feeling bloated.

Collage 2018 SMI realize this is a lot of information to digest, just take a deep breath and know that I am here the whole time to help you out. Let’s go out and have some fun while taking memorable senior portraits that you will be proud to show off!

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Lacey LaDuke Photography

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Kaitlin’s Amacher Park Senior Portraits – Roseburg Oregon

LaDuke Photography Locations SMLast month I had the opportunity to go down to Roseburg from Eugene for my cousin’s senior portrait session. We did a few photos at her house with her dog Oreo – I had to include that last photo because we laughed so hard over it. The rest of the photos we did down the road at Amacher Park. don’t let the photos fool you, it was cold as heck and Kaitlin was a trooper.Roseburg Senior Portraits LaDukePhoto.Com-11-5Click here to see my full senior portrait gallery including my session packages and pricing.Roseburg Senior Portraits LaDukePhoto.Com-11-4 Roseburg Senior Portraits LaDukePhoto.Com-11-3 Roseburg Senior Portraits LaDukePhoto.Com-11-2Seriously though, Oreo looks like a gremlin! Roseburg Senior Portraits LaDukePhoto.Com-11

Don’t be put off by the fact that I am based out of Eugene, I love any excuse to head south for a photo session because I get to visit my family.

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Dorris Ranch – Springfield Senior Portraits

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Dorris Ranch in Springfield, Oregon is a gorgeous location for high school senior portraits near Eugene. The winter storms did some damage, but the hazelnut orchards have been cleaned up and are back to being a beautiful backdrop. There are tractors and hay bales and groves of beautiful old trees. You also have access to the new trail to Clearwater Landing Trail. I had a great time wandering around the park with Jeffrey and his family. The weather was great and the green canopy above us was beautiful! Since Dorris Ranch is just down the road from Springfield High School I’d love to do more senior portraits there. Contact me if you’d like to run over there after school some time and do an amazingly fun senior portrait session!

10.13 Jeffrey SR 037Click here for packages and pricing. To see more of my portfolio click the link at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to ask about my referral program and my weekday discount.10.13 Jeffrey SR 044I’ve included a few of my favorites from Jeffrey’s session, but there are several other awesome shots. You can view them here onJeffrey’s Complete  Senior Portrait Gallery. 10.13 Jeffrey SR 002 If you are a class of 2015 graduate and you are looking to get a jump on your senior portraits ask about my senior ambassador program. You get a ton of awesome perks and free photos and all you have to do is sign your friends up with you for a shoot! I only accept one representative per high school in Eugene or Spokane on a first come first served basis so be sure to inquire today and reserve your spot!

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Alton Baker Senior Portraits

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Alton Baker Park in Downtown Eugene is a gorgeous senior portrait location. When Cori came to me with a request for senior portraits in a park near water I knew right where I wanted to go. We took a casual walk all around the park to scout out locations and settled on the west end toward the Ferry Street Bridge. Golden hour senior portraits are some of my favorites so we timed things just right and soaked up some late afternoon sun while having a fun time chatting about school, friends and her college plans.

Click here for packages and pricing. To see more of my portfolio click the link at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to ask about my referral program and my weekday discount.

I’ve included a few of my favorites from her session, but there are several other awesome shots. You can view them here on Cori’s Complete  Senior Portrait Gallery.

Senior Portraits Alton Baker EugeneIf you are a class of 2015 graduate and you are looking to get a jump on your senior portraits ask about my senior ambassador program. You get a ton of awesome perks and free photos and all you have to do is sign your friends up with you for a shoot! I only accept one representative per high school in Eugene or Spokane on a first come first served basis so be sure to inquire today and reserve your spot!

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 Lacey LaDuke Photography
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Skate Park Senior Portraits – Spokane

Hilyard Skate Park Senior Portraits SpokaneLaDuke PhotographySenior portraits mark a monumental point in our lives. Becoming an adult and finally finding your voice to tell the world “this is me!” is kind of a big deal. That is why I strive to make all of my senior portrait sessions unique. Alexis and her mom knew exactly what they wanted when they called to set up her appointment, and with that I was up bright and early for my first senior portrait session at Hilyard Skate Park. Skating has been Alexis’ passion for years so it only made sense to include it into her senior session. We took time for some more traditional images too, but all of my favorites were photos with her skateboard.

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Spokane Senior Portraits Sports SkateboarderIf you’d like to see all of my images from Alexis’ awesome sporty senior portrait session you can check them out here. If you have a fun hobby that you want to include in your portraits drop me a line to see if it is something we can arrange. I am very versatile!  I can follow you up a mountain on a bike, skis or while rock climbing. Do you scuba dive or white water raft? I’m there! Skate Park Portraits Creative Seniors SpokaneOne last thing, if you are a class of 2015 graduate and you are looking to get a jump on your senior portraits ask about my senior rep program. You get a ton of awesome perks and all you have to do is sign your friends up with you for a shoot! I only accept one representative per high school on a first come first served basis so be sure to inquire today and reserve your spot!

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 Lacey LaDuke Photography
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Junction City Rustic Senior Portraits

 

LaDuke PhotographyCraig knew exactly what he wanted when he contacted me to schedule his senior portrait session. He spent his summer working on a farm in Junction City, OR and knew he wanted to tie it into his session with some pictures of the equipment and that rustic feel. Lucky for us he had access to the farm and we were able to get some creative shots of him with an old John Deere as well as several great poses around the farm. I love being able to personalize senior portraits for my clients. Whether its on the farm, the football field or at your favorite park call me to create images that you will love and cherish for years to come.

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To view my 2013 Senior Portrait Pricing check out this blog post. I have a package for everyone and just about every price range. Now through the end of October I am offering UNLIMITED outfit changes with my package #3 or #4. You are welcome to as many as you would like in the allotted time. Give me a call today to book your session, space is limited and the weather wont stay nice forever!

To view more portraits visit my Senior Gallery!

 Lacey LaDuke Photography
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Creswell Senior Portraits – Austin

LaDuke PhotographyLast week I had the opportunity to photograph Austin’s senior portraits in Creswell, Oregon. We met up at a park near his house and had a great time doing football themed  senior photos, basketball themed photos, and we even included his awesome truck in a few shots. Because honestly, what use are senior portraits that aren’t fun? Trust me, I know! I remember my senior portrait session as being awkward and unfulfilling. Now I revel in the opportunity to give seniors a real picture of who they are at such an amazing milestone in their lives. Of course we still get the traditional senior portraits, but we also have fun and create images that you will love!

creswell senior portraits boys sportsTo view my 2013 Senior Portrait Pricing check out this blog post. I have a package for everyone and just about every price range. Now through the end of October I am offering UNLIMITED outfit changes with my package #3 or #4. You are welcome to as many as you would like in the allotted time. Give me a call today to book your session, space is limited and the weather wont stay nice forever!

To view more portraits visit my Senior Gallery!

 

Lacey LaDuke Photography
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Eugene Senior Portrait Photographer – Pricing and Specials

Take advantage of the Oregon summer sun by getting your senior portraits done early! LaDuke Photography is booking select dates now though the end of September and we would love to do your senior photos!  I even wrote a great article of tips and tricks to prepare for your photo session with us! Check out the post here. Our new packages and prices have something for everyone. We can also add ala carte items to any package to make it a perfect fit for you!

Eugene photography is unique in that we have so many great options close to town. There truly is something for everyone! From the bleachers at Sheldon or Creswell High School to the shores of the Willamette River or even riding your horse through the fields around Coburg or Veneta we can personalize any session. Do you love to rock climb, mountain bike, scuba dive, etc? We do too and we can make your session a fun adventure! Of course we also do traditional portraits during the session but we really want to make fantastic images that you will enjoy and be proud of!

If you are looking for a great senior portrait photographer in or around Eugene who knows how to make any session fun call LaDuke Photography. I can’t wait to hear from you!


To view more portraits visit my Senior Gallery!

Lacey LaDuke Photography

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East Valley Senior Portraits

Senior portraits for East Valley High School students may be one of my favorite things to do, but I am biased as an EVHS Alumni. I had such a great time at the EVHS photo fair that I decided to do a special blog post with a special offer just for EVHS students! I’ve compiled some of my favorite photos from the last couple of years and posted them below. I’ve had the opportunity to revisit my old stomping grounds by doing photographs at East Valley, in Millwood and Mirabeau Parks and even down on the Centennial Trail. If you visited with me at the photo fair just mention this post and you’ll get $25 off of my Standard or Deluxe senior portrait package! Spots are limited this summer so don’t hesitate, schedule today!

To view more portraits visit my Senior Gallery!

Lacey LaDuke Photography

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Completed Crow Prom Photos & Free Photo Session Drawing!

It’s been a little under a week since the Crow High School Prom at the Downtown Athletic Center here in Eugene and the photos are up and ready for purchase! We had such a great time photographing the dance as well as doing some really fun formal photos. I got a kick out of everyone involved! Here’s to hoping they invite us back next year! also don’t forget if you have a prom card it is good for $20 off any regular photo session, contact me today for a free estimate!

Later today I will be announcing the winner of the free photo session that I gave away during the prom. Be sure to “Like” LaDuke photography on Facebook to see if you’ve won!

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