5 Ways to Show Off Your Senior Portraits
Senior portraits have become a popular way to celebrate the end of your high school career. But if you’re anything like most seniors and parents, you’ve been looking for ideas on how to display them. In this post, we’ll walk through some of the best ways to display your senior portraits.
In the days before smartphones, seniors would often save their photos in scrapbooks. Nowadays, we have the digital version: we take and store our photos in the cloud. But, this doesn’t mean they’re only made for sharing online. Here are five other ways to show off your senior portraits.
Senior Photo Book / Album
Albums make timeless pieces of art, and are a big hit with my seniors.
You can use your senior photo book as a guest book for a graduation party. You can even have some of your favorite classmates sign it like a yearbook. Another option is to keep it as a keepsake for future heirloom. Some seniors bring it to college and their first apartment with them and display it on their end tables. Parents normally keep it in a box on their coffee table, or place it on an easel for visitors to view.
Another way to use your senior portraits is to make cards with them.
I’ve been making custom graduation announcements for years. And they’re a unique gift idea to close family and friends. With a personalized design, you can announce your graduation date and details. Trifold cards or cards with gold foil are the most popular options for my senior clients. If you aren’t sending out announcements that’s okay. Some seniors get cards made into invitations to their graduation parties.
After your graduation or party, family members send gifts to celebrate your accomplishments. I’m a big fan of the personal touch, and cards are a great way to say “thank you” to someone.
Printing wall art from your senior session is another great way to display them. I often tell my clients to dress to match the couch. That means that for modern styles, I recommend metal wall art or framed prints. Metal wall art is more vibrant. Think 4K tv screen quality. However, for more traditional styles, a framed canvas or frame would be better. For example, you could do a large wall art piece or a gallery of several photos.
Your senior photographer will help you determine your wall art options.
- how big your piece should be,
- to mat them or not,
- the best mounting option,
- and the best design for your home.
My clients use boxes of prints like a loose album or photo book. They are way more flexible because they can change out the photos as life goes on. Some of them use the box as a keepsake and then just hang the prints in a frame for collages. Easels or photo stands are a great way to show off your portraits on a table.
In contrast, a metal print is perfect for modern styles. It’s got a bit of gloss to it that helps it stand out. Metals are a must have for vibrant senior photos with pops of color. I have some seniors who want to hang their small prints. Although you can also get an easel backing for table displays.
If you want to share your senior portraits digitally, mobile apps are perfect! They’ll have all the purchased photos from your senior session. I love how they don’t use as much storage on my phone as downloading the photos. Plus you can share the app too!
In conclusion, don’t be afraid to use your senior portraits in more ways than just online. It’s really up to your own style and how you like to do things. Check out my senior blog posts to get tips and see more of my work.
I’m Niesha Fuentes, the business owner and Houston senior photographer of Niesha Fuentes Studios.
As one of Houston’s photographers, I help seniors like you feel comfortable and look your best in portraits you can proudly display.
But most importantly, I’m a storyteller. Wherever I am in life, I make sure to tell stories to anyone who will read or listen.
Ready to book your senior photo session? Inquire here.
If you still have questions you can’t find the answer to, shoot me an email with your name – senior, plus the zip code (or high school with city) with any questions you have.
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