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Graduation Photography Dos and Don’ts: Expert Advice and Common Mistakes

Oct 31, 2019 | Graduation

Graduation Photography Dos and Don’ts: Expert Advice and Common Mistakes

Congratulations! You’ve made it to graduation, and it’s time to celebrate all of your hard work. One of the best ways to capture this momentous occasion is with stunning graduation photos. In this article, we’ll provide expert advice on the dos and don’ts of graduation photography, as well as common mistakes to avoid. As a graduation photographer at Thino Photography, I know what it takes to create gorgeous and timeless photos that you’ll cherish for years to come. Let’s dive in!

Do: Plan Ahead

Graduation is a busy time, so it’s important to plan ahead when it comes to photography. Schedule your session at least a few weeks in advance to ensure availability. Consider locations and outfits, and communicate your vision to your photographer so that they can be prepared to capture your style.

Don’t: Overdo It on Props and Outfits

While you want to look your best, overdoing it on props and outfits can distract from the main focus of the photo – you! Keep it simple and timeless with classic outfits and minimal props. You want your photos to be beautiful now and still hold up years down the road.

Do: Choose the Right Time of Day

The right lighting can make or break a photo, so timing is key. Schedule your session for early morning or late afternoon for the best natural lighting. Avoid midday when the sun is high in the sky and casts harsh shadows.

Don’t: Forget to Relax and Have Fun

It’s easy to get nervous or self-conscious during a photoshoot, but the best photos come from a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Trust your photographer and don’t be afraid to let loose and have a good time. The more comfortable you are, the better your photos will turn out.

Do: Capture Your Personality

Your graduation photos should capture your personality and unique style. Whether that means incorporating your hobbies, showcasing your personality through poses, or including elements that hold special meaning to you, make sure your photos truly represent you.

Don’t: Neglect the Details

Details matter when it comes to graduation photography. Make sure your cap and gown are properly fitted, your hair and makeup are done, and your nails and jewelry are clean and well-groomed. These small details can make a significant difference in the overall look of your photos.

Do: Choose Thino Photography

At Thino Photography, we specialize in capturing elegant and timeless graduation photos. As a UCA alumnus with over 200+ sessions of graduation photography under my belt, I know how to create stunning photos that celebrate your achievements. Contact us today to schedule your session and let us help you capture this important milestone.

Congratulations on your graduation and all of your hard work. With these dos and don’ts in mind, you’re sure to create beautiful and memorable photos that you’ll cherish for years to come. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Thino Photography if you’re ready to book your session.