Model Senior Portrait Photographer Bob Dale invites you to visit our studio before your make your final senior photographer decision.
At Dale Studios we’ll capture your true personality in your high school portrait! Were you the “most likely to succeed?” We have a portrait sitting for you!
Well, we know what it’s like: getting ready to go out into the big wide world, leaving behind the comfort of home, preparing for the "real world." In this moment, there is hope and momentum and we feel we can accomplish anything. In our senior portraits, we bring out all of this and more.
Don’t wait…things change too fast. Call us today at (952) 400-1020 for a consultation!
Okay – Admit it. You Really DO WANT These Photographs To Look Fantastic, Don’t You?
From a graduating senior’s point of view, nothing could be more disappointing than not liking the way he or she looks in that super-important portrait that all his or her friends and relatives will see!
On this webpage, I’m going to reveal some powerful secrets to helping seniors look great in their portraits!
Think about this a moment… more people will see this portrait than any other photograph you ever have taken! Yes! Even more than will see your wedding photographs! So you want him to be really proud of it? Right?
Well, research has proven that the two major things that are most important to seniors about their senior portraits are:
By “Sparkle” I mean that when the senior’s friends and family look at this portrait, they say, “Wow, you look like a million bucks! It’s like you’re going to step right off the paper and speak to me! This photo of you is really great!” That’s what I call “Sparkle.”
And I’m going to do everything I can to help your senior portraits have that special “SPARKLE!”
Why? Because I love photographing seniors! It’s what I do with a passion! You want to look fantastic in these photographs, and I’m going to help you achieve that!
Avoid Mistakes that Ruin Senior Portraits
Mistake #1 Ruins More Senior Portraits Than Anything!
Mistake #1 is wearing the wrong clothes! This is very normal. Even if the senior were a professional model, he or she still wouldn’t know what to wear that would help him or her look the very best in a still photo. The “Art Director” would say what to wear! The “model” would just show up, and do what he’s told! The hair person does the hair. The Art Director plans everything and tells the subject what to do next.
You see, people don’t know what really photographs well. They just don’t know. Well, we know. That’s our job. And we love it. And we’re really, really good at helping you select the best clothing for your photographs – clothing that will help you look your very best. We will help you with this. Don’t worry.
Now, most high school seniors want to look as thin as possible in their portraits. Clothing makes a HUGE difference in this area, so let’s make sure your clothing is really perfect!
Mistake #2 Is A HUGE Destroyer Of Senior Portraits!
Mistake #2 is making mistakes with hair. Many seniors goof this up in several ways. But also, most photographers goof this up, too, because they don’t know how to photograph hair properly.
This is such a big point! As you know, your hair is a huge part of your appearance. It can make or break how you look. We’ve all had “bad hair days” and if your photographer doesn’t know what he or she is doing, your photographs will look like a permanent “bad hair” day.
One of the things that separates my photography from that of most of the other photographers in the area is that I pay as much attention to the light that is lighting your hair, as I do to the lighting that is illuminating your face. And they are completely different lights!
You see, if you study Hollywood Portraiture of the stars, you begin to see how careful the photographers are about lighting the hair. Well, I’ve studied the best professional Hollywood photo masters – such as George Hurrell, who is responsible for many of the finest portraits ever created of the Hollywood Stars. And I’m going to use these very same techniques to create your senior portraits to help you, and your hair look really, really perfect.
For example, many seniors who go to other photographers often complain that, if they have dark hair, that their hair seems to disappear into the background. Or, if they have light hair, that their hair has no “life” or detail in the photograph. Or if their hair is brown, that it doesn’t look as great as they wanted it to. It’s not just how they combed or prepared it, it’s how it’s lit in the photograph, too!
Call us today at (952) 400-1020 to start your "Senior Portrait Adventure".
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