Kick off the summer by checking out these high school senior portraits of best friends at the beach! Rachel & Abbie’s pictures are tropical, happy, and bright, all things I love about living so close to the beach! I also love the aesthetic of all the light colors in these photos – their clothing color choices, the white sand, their blonde hair, etc. These two were so fun to spend a couple hours with at the beach! The grand finale was getting in the water and not caring about getting their hair messed up, or clothes a little wet. They just had fun with it!
As I’ve said a million times, best friends shoots are my favorite type of senior photo shoot, and these pictures are evidence of the magic that comes out of having fun with your best friend! I love the natural laughter, confidence, and ease that my seniors exude when they have an encouraging friend there to cheer them on. Whether you choose a best friends shoot or a shoot of just yourself, I always suggest bringing a good friend with you to your senior portrait session. Having someone there that is your age, knows you really well, and can help you with outfit changes, makeup, etc. is so great. Also, I always have your friend hop in a couple pictures with you, so that you can have evidence of this fun memory together. Your friend will most likely be the DJ for the photo shoot as well and play music on my speaker that she knows you will love! Another question I always get asked is if parents shoot come along for the shoot. 90% of the time, parents don’t come to the shoot. This is because it can be so hard for a senior to act natural and free when you have an audience of adults watching close by! Getting your picture taken is a very vulnerable feeling, and my job is to set you up for success and make it as comfortable as possible. If parents do want to come along for the shoot, I always ask that they hang back, instead of being right next to me as I take the pictures. If we’ve never met before, I completely understand that you might want to swing by and meet me. In my experience, the pictures turn out so much better if you take this advice about who to bring to shoots!
To book your own high school senior portraits of best friends at the beach, click on the “Contact Us” tab at the top of the page, or feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Summer!
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