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St Charles Photographers | Where do we go in the changing seasons

Where should we go in the changing seasons with your St Charles photographers?

Urban, natural, bright and colorful, or a combination. I scout out locations all the time to find the right fit to your final high school senior story.

You can call it attention to details, a photographer loving her job, or, some might say, “obsessive for getting it jussssst right”

So when you come to me for your final high school memory I’m going to look for places that fit your personality + your high school chapter.

What does that even mean?

You’re going to change after high school. You’ll change a lot after high school. The last four years have been spent walking the halls of the same place, and mostly your same people. But senior year is called your year of lasts because each event, sport, musical…





in the very same way.

And as your senior photographer I capture the best you before you leave high school to live your best life! To jump out and make all those dreams you’ve planned – come true.

Hey St Charles Photographers, where do we go when the seasons change from Summer to Fall?

1/ Your Senior Questionnaire

I look at your answers to get a peek of your likes + dislikes. What’s important to you now, school activities, hobbies…

2/ Is Your ‘Look’ Urban or Natural?

I find unlikely locations to create your senior story + have some FUN. Abbie loves pops of color. Yes, she typed those exact words on her questionnaire. And in this drought the last few weeks that request was a true challenge. For me, as Sycamore, DeKalb, St Charles photographers, I scout around.

Take notice of your surroundings.

I found Abbie’s location going for a bike ride. Go for a drive, a walk, or jump on your bike and start seeing unconventional places that we can turn into your perfect backdrop.

{Of course, if you don’t want to, I can take care of narrowing down the locations for you.}

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St Charles Photographers looking around Northern Illinois

3/ What’s Your Comfort Level?

I’ve been photographing seniors for a very long time. When a senior is uncomfortable in the setting {+ clothes} it shows in the images.

If you love the city + all the activity moving around you, then walking the sidewalks around Geneva, St. Charles, and Batavia may be your backdrop.

But ask yourself, “Will I be comfortable walking + POSING with all the people watching and staring?”

You shine when you’re most comfortable where you are + what you wear.

SMP TIP:: Try on all your outfits a week before your shoot from head-to-toe. {accessories included}

Sharing your shine in Shining Moments Photography

Three quick ideas to think about in the changing seasons for your senior portraits.

And one more…

We all love the Fall leaves here in Northern Illinois. But there are a lot of other backdrops that can bring out your sparkle too. Let’s chat and find YOUR BEST SHINE!

Cheers & Sparkles to your Wednesday!

๐Ÿ’–Andrea | St Charles Photographers for your Senior Portraits

P.S. Yes. I’m a senior + headshot photographer. Yes. I like pretty pictures + telling a story…But I love making life easier + fun in your day-to-day and month!

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St Charles Photographers | Northern Illinois

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