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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.

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

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

3. Plant a chair in the middle of nowhere.

4. Put the focus on your shoes.

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

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

8. Let the sun shine down brightly on you.

9. Venture out to the middle of a lake.

10. Glide brazenly through the woods.

11. Find an amazing abandoned locale.

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

12. Sit on the edge of something scary.

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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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.

14. Incorporate your best friend.

15. Take to the city streets.

16. Ponder your reflection.

17. Make a slightly silly face.

19. Get snapped with your favorite book.

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

21. Show off your well-rounded interests.

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And your black nail polish.

22. Incorporate your first day of school photo.

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23. Hang out upside down.

24. Write something meaningful on your fingers.

"2014" fits perfectly.
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"2014" fits perfectly.

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

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

VOLLEYBALL 4 LYFE.
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VOLLEYBALL 4 LYFE.

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

28. Artfully incorporate your gum.

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

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

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

32. Or at the end of the rainbow slide.

33. Get cozy in your coziest outfit.

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34. Get cozy with an adorable miniature animal.

35. Go for a sweet vintage vibe.

36. Put on a stunning fairytale gown.

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

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

39. Commemorate your graduation year in the sand.

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

41. Get meta.

Especially if you're the artsy type.
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Especially if you're the artsy type.

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

43. Get photobombed by your friends.

44. Show off that upper arm strength.

45. Be a dreamer.

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

47. Peace out.

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