Senior Portraits...Who Knew?!

by Yisell Santos


Senior portraits...where do I begin?  I started doing hair and makeup for senior portraits when I moved to Northern Virginia.  Before then, I wasn't aware they were even a thing!  Back in my day (yup I just said that!) you just took a photo at school with whatever photographer showed up where they put you in awkward poses and wrapped you in a fluffy shoulder wrap and/or cap and gown.  Weird smile -- click -- on to the next student.  Needless to say, my senior pictures are not exactly something I go around showing people.  I did my own hair and makeup.  I had crazy roots I never had time to touch up and I'm pretty sure I wore my [very clearly fake] blue contacts haha!

Fast forward to now and senior portraits are a completely different thing!  While schools still require you to do the usual cap and gown, 2 poses thing for the year book, when it comes to ordering prints most parents and teens opt for a second sitting. You can hire a separate photographer, get hair & makeup professionally done and pick out your own wardrobe.  You can even pose with your dog!  Needless to say, the photos are absolutely gorgeous and unique to the Teen's style.

I love doing them!  I've met some amazing teens.  We laugh about random things, rant about college applications and talk about their future plans.  I leave the session feeling a little bit like a teen myself haha!

Here are some of the beautiful teenagers I've had the extreme pleasure of doing hair and makeup for.

Photography by Roosh Photography

Photography by Roosh Photography

Photography by Roosh Photography

Photography by Roosh Photography

Photography by Roosh Photography

Photography by Roosh Photography

Photography by Roosh Photography

Photography by Roosh Photography

If you're looking to get senior portraits done, reach out to Roosh of Roosh Photography.  She's absolutely amazing!