For most American teens, the end of the school year 2020 was very different from what they could have ever imagined. Amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, seniors across the country finished their classes online and missed spring sports championships, honors assemblies, the long-awaited proms, and graduation ceremonies. But even though many special moments have been taken away from you, there are ways to make your senior high school year stand out. Taking unique senior pictures will help you commemorate all you’ve done so far in your life and celebrate all that the future has in store.
Graduation Theme Senior Pictures
You might have missed the traditional graduation and the opportunity to walk across the stage to get your diploma, but having your professional senior portraits taken allows you to mark this major milestone.
You can always opt for the classic graduation cap and gown photos. But this is also the right time to let your creativity flow. If you’re passionate about football, consider holding a ball and helmet dressed in your graduation gown. If music was an essential part of your high school experience, include your instrument in the photo shoot too. Those special senior pictures will showcase your personality and represent who you are at this stage of your life.
COVID-19 Theme Senior Portraits
This year, you can also take a different senior portrait photos with the COVID-19 theme. It will remind you not only of your achievements but also your strength during the coronavirus outbreak. If you want to capture what’s going on in the world in 2020, a pandemic-related theme is appropriate for your senior portrait.
Social distancing, hand sanitizing, and wearing face masks have become essential parts of our everyday lives. It may feel natural to include them in your senior photos. Take your inspiration from many high school seniors who have chosen to have their portraits taken with face masks to accompany their graduation gowns and the prom dresses they never got to wear.
Senior Portraits With Family
Social distancing rules may not allow you to include your best friends in your senior portrait right now. But a COVID-safe photo shoot with your family members is a great alternative. Your parents and siblings will absolutely love sharing the spotlight with. And they will have a unique memory to hold on to forever.
At the time when photo shoots at school or sports and other venues have become a challenge, your home can serve as a beautiful background for your senior portraits. Our expert photographers will be happy to take your photos in the comfort of your own home.
Senior Pictures With Pets
Photos with pets are usually among the most requested types of senior portraits, and this year should be no exception. Whether you have a cat, a dog, or a hamster, don’t miss the opportunity to have your picture taken with your pets. After all, they stayed by your side during the months of quarantine at the end of your senior year.
You can choose to wear your graduation gown while holding your pet or have the photographer capture a beautiful portrait of the two of you sitting next to each other. At Willow Street Pictures, we specialize in pet photography and can help you create wonderful senior portraits with your pets that you’ll treasure for the years to come.
Get in Touch
High school senior portraits are all about your personal experience and unique story. Let us know what it is you would like to remember from this moment in your life. Our dedicated portrait consultant will be happy to work with you and offer you ideas and suggestions if you wish. And for a little extra inspiration, be sure to check out the Willow Street Pictures senior portrait gallery. You may also want to visit the Willow Street Pictures shop for products, packages, and gift ideas.
To learn more about our senior portrait photography, feel free to schedule a call with one of our artists. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!