Senior Portraits Behind The Scenes | Senior Portrait Photography posing ideas | Natural Light A7III

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A senior portraits behind the scenes and senior portrait photography session. In this behind the scenes high school senior photography session I will be taking picture of my niece Madison. She wanted her senior session to include water or a river. I was happy to find her the perfect location! I chose a river because that is where her and her high school friends love to hang out on the weekends. Take notice in this video of the posing for high school seniors. It’s a little different than posing a younger teenager and not quite the same as posing an adult. You want to make sure that the senior posing is not too childish and not too grown up. I also had some unique senior portrait ideas that I wanted to try out.

Some tips I’ve learned photographing high school seniors is to ask they have anything about them physically that they are self conscious about or that they would love to highlight. It’s easy to forget the older we get how important these things were as a teenager in High school. Senior year is a huge milestone and we want to make sure that we give these high school seniors portraits they want to share with their senior class and that they are proud of. This helps with repeat business as well as hopefully capturing more of the high school seniors they are going to school with.

When capturing high school senior portraits it’s important to capture photos of them in cap and gown as well as capture portraits of the senior in current fashion trends they are following. This way the senior session has photos for the High school senior invitations which parents will love as well as portraits the senior will want to share online.

When capturing high school senior portraits we find it helps to have our own collection of caps and gowns for our senior sessions. A lot of times the high schools require the seniors to order the gowns late in the year Through a service they provide and the graduation gowns don’t arrive till a few weeks before graduation. To ensure they have plenty of time for portraits we try to keep several of the most common colors of high school graduation caps and gowns in our collection

Madison had several outfits for her senior session planned out and I tried to incorporate all of them. It was important to me to give her the best possible senior portrait session because it means a lot to me to see her grow up in to a wonderful young lady. As her high school senior year approached, we began to plan her portrait session out. To have a great senior session planning is key. We went over locations ideas, outfits choices, and of course I knew Madison would bring it with the makeup.

I normally don’t do senior portrait photography since I don’t market for it, but since several of nieces and cousins have been graduating high school this year, I have been doing more of it this year. What I find interesting about senior portrait sessions is is how unique this time of their life is. They are just graduating high school and heading to college. They are just now becoming adults and entering the real world. That is what can make senior portrait photography difficult at times. The photographer must find the balance between childhood and adulthood. High school seniors are definitely not children anymore but the have yet to go through the trails of being an adult. Finding that middle ground is the key to capturing great senior portraits.

The equipment used to photograph this senior photoshoot was the Sony A7iii, the sigma 50mm 1.4 art and the Canon 70-200mm. This behind the scenes video was shot using natural light with the Sony A7iii, kit lens, and rode wireless go.

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Expose The Heart is a photography studio in San Antonio, Texas owned by husband and wife team David and Irene. We specialize in wedding photography, but also shoot commercial, portrait, newborn, maternity, senior, and fine art work.

We met in 2001 in San Antonio and have been stuck together ever since. Many of our first dates were “photography dates”. As our love grew, we moved in together and got married. We then decided we would like to try and start a photography business together. Man what a great idea it was! We have been so blessed to have enjoyed all that we have accomplished. It has definitely been an amazing journey.

We have decided to share parts of our personal and professional lives here on YouTube. We hope you enjoy our videos and please LIKE, COMMENT, and SUBSCRIBE.

  1. Rachel And Sydneys World says

    The photos turn out amazing. It’s just incredible 😺😺

  2. Kids Tv says

    amazing photography skills ! simply awesome

  3. Toots Teens says

    You've captured great pictures

  4. Taylor Almendinger says

    Amazing work! They all came out gorgeous 😊

  5. Let'sPlay Together says

    Great pictures 🙂

  6. SongofAzabel says

    I wanted to be a photographer when I was younger and even thou I am not it still amazes me how much detail someone can capture. Lovely pictures

  7. Tukka Tot says

    You're brave having your camera so close to the water but these turned out AMAZING!

  8. Mar mars World says

    These pictures turned out great ! This is awesome

  9. Jumbled Mama says

    Love the behind the scenes footage! These photos are gorgeous. Wish I took photos like this for senior year!

  10. Aria says

    Love the nature shots at the beginning. And these pictures are stunning. Great to see a "behind the scenes" video. I learned a lot!

  11. Paije Breaks says

    Every time I see your videos you seem so passionate! Look the scene here and you captured some good stuff

  12. Lar Family says

    Wow you’re just so amazing so talented. Love all these poses.

  13. Lisa Bennett says

    The pictures turned out amazing. Definitely something for the family albums and to pass on to other generations. You really capture the moment 😍

  14. Royal 1 Graphics says

    Hi, well done, nice location, scenery, as well as pictures and model.

  15. Kimberly Caines says

    Such good shots. I find shooting outside super challenging. I'm always fighting with weather conditions (too much sun, wind etc). Great shoot.


    These shots are beautiful, love this behind the scenes

  17. Nay's Days says

    Congrats to your niece on graduating! Amazing photos

  18. Chad and Willow's Adventures says

    These pictures turned out absolutely gorgeous! I would LOVE to be a photographer! My dream job! Your niece is beautiful! Big like from us!!

  19. Nay's Days says

    The intro with the drone..LOVE! These turned out amazing! Loving the music. You’re very sweet with instructions.

  20. Hamilam TV says

    She looked absolutely lovely- what a great vid showing behind the scenes.

  21. Ana Lara says

    Maddy looks amazing!!! And your work is beautiful! Happy to subscribe

  22. Andy Wah says

    That cool doing a photo shoot for family. Wow though really nice shots and such beautiful scenery.

  23. angel blossom says

    these pictures are literally amazing ! i love to take pics ! the behind scenes are amazing my friend ! big like 27

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