Senior photos used to be all pretty uniform
Maybe something like this for example:
- Blue or grey molted backdrop
- Fairly formal attire
- Vertical images from the shoulder up
Sure shots like this can be nice but then again they can also be boring. They rarely offer the opportunity for students to showcase their unique personalities. Perhaps that is why in recent years, schools have begun to allow more flexibility in what they will publish in yearbooks.
To date, I have shot senior portrait photos for students from four different school districts. And each district had a very different set of requirements. But I really do think the trend seems to be moving toward a less rigid and more creative style for senior photos.
Here are a few samples of my work below: