47 Brilliant Tips To Getting An Amazing Senior Portrait

Do everything in your power so you don’t end up on the Awkward Senior Portraits tumblr.

1. With a little Photoshop magic, you can make yourself appear that you’re floating away.

Off to college you go! Or wherever life may take you.

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2. Or just celebrate with both feet on the ground.

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3. Plant a chair in the middle of nowhere.

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4. Put the focus on your shoes.

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5. Light up a sparkler.

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6. Or even write your name with one.

If there’s anything you learned in school, it’s impeccable penmanship.

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7. Get an explosion of color with some glitter or confetti.

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8. Let the sun shine down brightly on you.

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9. Venture out to the middle of a lake.

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10. Glide brazenly through the woods.

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11. Find an amazing abandoned locale.

This one was set in an abandoned Air Force base in Illinois.

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12. Sit on the edge of something scary.

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13. Get carefree on a swing.


This is actually from a Lana Del Rey music video, but ask your photographer to apply an Instagram-like Photoshop filter to get those saturated colors.

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14. Incorporate your best friend.

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15. Take to the city streets.

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16. Ponder your reflection.

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17. Make a slightly silly face.

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18. Get your game face on.

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19. Get snapped with your favorite book.

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20. Or just every book you’ve ever read.

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21. Show off your well-rounded interests.

And your black nail polish.

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22. Incorporate your first day of school photo.

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23. Hang out upside down.

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24. Write something meaningful on your fingers.

“2014” fits perfectly.

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25. Simple but stunning: look back over one shoulder.

This can sometimes be more flattering than a full-on shot if you wanna smile real big.

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26. An in-action time-lapse is a creative way to show off your athletic prowess.


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27. Artfully splay your hair in all its glory.

Bonus points if you can spell out “2014” with your long locks.

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28. Artfully incorporate your gum.

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29. (Also cute and perfect in unchewed form).

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30. Lie down in the brightest pillow of green grass you can find.

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31. Be the light at the end of the tunnel.

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32. Or at the end of the rainbow slide.

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33. Get cozy in your coziest outfit. / Ben Sasso
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34. Get cozy with an adorable miniature animal.

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35. Go for a sweet vintage vibe.

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36. Put on a stunning fairytale gown.

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37. Lie out on the football field if that’s where you really thrive.

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38. Or on the golf greenery if that’s where you actually belong.

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39. Commemorate your graduation year in the sand.

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40. Put your graduation cap to good use (i.e. not on your head).

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41. Get meta.

Especially if you’re the artsy type.

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42. Leap up like the awesome ballerina that you are.

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43. Get photobombed by your friends.

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44. Show off that upper arm strength.

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45. Be a dreamer.

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46. Be proud of all that you’ve accomplished.

And remember to use foamcore board so the sign doesn’t wobble around with the slightest breeze.

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