Preparing for your Senior PhotoShoot at Casillas & Co.

Most high schoolers have never experienced a professional portrait session before their senior pictures. Everybody feels a nervous and awkward to start. You might even be hesitant to even show up! Once there, you don’t know where to put your hands. You don’t know know how to stand. That’s normal! Don’t worry – we’ll walk you through it and those jitters won’t last long!

Our goal is to capture your style and personality, so the most important thing for you to do is just be yourself. Soon you begin to feel more at ease surrounded by your friends (Tip: Schedule sessions with your senior friends, make a day of it!). Bring a friend that you are really comfortable with. Somebody you trust, who will make you feel at ease, somebody who makes you laugh!

Our studio is based from our home office, this means, Music, Snacks, Music Videos and great vibes!

If we are scheduled for a location shoot, once we’re at our location we’ll look around to find spots with great lighting. I’ll show you where and how to stand, sit, or lean and tell you what to do with your hands. Then I’ll take a few shots, After a minute or two and a few adjustments, we’ll find another spot, moving quickly, and changing outfits & poses along the way.

A few points for you to prepare below and we’re sure you’ll breeze through it like a pro!

The #1 most important thing you can do to prepare for your senior session?! Come with an open mind, a positive attitude, and ready to have fun!

The week before your Senior Session

  • Iron clothing & put each outfit on a hanger. Include corresponding accessories and jewelry (in a ziplock bags) on each hanger.

  • Gather & clean props, Musical instruments/cars/bikes should be shiny! If you’re including a pet, give them a bath!

  • Drink lots of water all week long. It’ll help your skin look it’s best.

  • Get lots of sleep all week long, and especially the night before your session.

  • Apply chap stick all week long. Chapped lips are impossible to photoshop – so this goes for you too guys!!

  • Ladies – wait until the night before if painting your nails.

  • Guys – if you’re going to shave, do it the night before your session to give time for any redness to go away.

The day of your Senior Session

  • Give yourself plenty of time to get ready. Make sure your hands & nails are clean, eyebrows groomed…all of the little things matter when this photo will be enlarged and hung on your parents wall for decades to come!

  • Eat well before your session. Don’t come hungry! We’ll have a few snacks for you to munch on as well.

  • Bring a pair of flip flops / comfortable shoes for walking in between locations & if we’re going to the beach!

  • Ladies – bring makeup for touch ups, specifically powder and lipstick.