Picking a yearbook photo is a lot of pressure. It’s the photo you’ll be remembered by for many years to come, so you really have to love it! During our photoshoot I’ll take 200+ images. Afterwards, I’ll narrow them down carefully and pick out only the best to show you. As I’m going through the images, I get a pretty good idea of which photos deserve framing, which ones pair together nicely for an album spread, and which ones say “omg I made it!!” for your graduation announcements.
When it comes to picking out a yearbook-worthy photo, there are a few things to consider:
Size. Keep in mind that most yearbook images will be very small. About 2.5×3.5 inches. The small details like your jewelry or your eyeshadow color aren’t really going to show, so focus on the overall feel and expression of the photo.
Background. Maybe this is obvious, but I think it’s super important that YOU are the focus in your yearbook photo. You want to really “pop” from the background. Choosing a photo where the background contrasts your hair/skin and has a little bit of texture is the perfect combo.
Outfit. Once again, I think you should really stand out in the image. I’d stay away from super bright colors or bold patterns, at least for your yearbook shot. Also, be sure to check your school’s guidelines on yearbook dress code and have at least one yearbook-approved outfit for your session.Expression/Body language. We’ll get a variety of shots during our photoshoot, from serious, looking down, soft smile, laughing, etc. For a yearbook photo, I always recommend picking an image with a warm, genuine smile. It should feel relaxed and real. I think you’ll know it when you see it!The You-factor. Last, but not least you should pick a photo that really feels like you. We’ll take plenty of pretty photos, but how do you want to be remembered in your yearbook? Is it that laughing/quirky shot? That sweet shy smile? Something with more confidence? Go with your gut on this one. The image that feels most like you is the one that belongs in your yearbook.
During your ordering session we’ll compare images side-by-side, zoom it, zoom out, and go over all the options until you’re 100% sure. I’m totally there to listen and offer my advice. The whole process is actually really fun – I think you’ll love it! If you still need to book your photoshoot, just shoot me an email: email@example.com