Bringing Seniors Out Of Their Shell


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Mitch says:

“These images are part of Luke’s senior portrait session that were taken in Anchorage, Alaska.

The first day we went out to photograph it was an absolute downpour of torrential rains, so we were mostly limited to photographing in areas with overhead cover.

For day two of Luke’s session we lucked out with better weather (which is always a blessing in Alaska!) and were able to walk around downtown to photograph in various locations.

We have a general rule at our studio too when it comes to finding great places to shoot – the more awful the place smells, and the more sketchy it looks, its likely the best place for pictures!”

Mitch’s Photography Tip:

One of my favorite parts about working with high school seniors is bringing them out of their shell and showing their character!

A lot of the times Senior Year is a year of self discovery, and oftentimes their senior photos are the first time they are expressing their newly found selves.

Conversation can be a bit awkward at first, but as the session evolves, its important to maintain high energy the entire time.

Most importantly, make sure they feel comfortable in their poses.


Mitch used a Canon 5D Mark III (affiliate link) with a Canon 70-200mm 2.8 (affiliate link) lens, a Canon 24-70mm 2.8 (affiliate link) lens, and a Canon 50mm 1.8 (affiliate link) lens lens to capture these images.

Mitch Kitter is an Anchorage, Alaska and Destination Senior Portraits photographer.

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Working with seniors is a lot of fun, but marketing to them is a bit different than other portrait markets.

The leaders behind Seniors Ignite know this, and there are tons of free resources all about Senior Portrait marketing on their website. Check it out here!




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