How To Make Your Senior Year Last

Make It Memorable!

It’s hard to think of your senior year as the year of ‘lasts’.

Your last homecoming, your last school musical, your last spirit week, last football game, last prom.

You want to make it a year to remember and never regret!

So when it comes to getting your Senior Portraits…make sure they are fun and memorable!

For example, take a quick look at the following video!

We had a bit of a boho/tribal theme going on that gave us a fun, free look…and it was very memorable!

With a horse farm, kitty cats, rope swings, cool sunglasses, floppy hats, daisy crowns, and more, we had a fabulous time.

And I think we got some pretty sweet images too…will share more of those later.

(Special thanks to the gorgeous girls who joined me for this shoot and the videographer, Nathan Mileur).

Here are some other helpful steps to make your senior year special now and in the future.

  1. Take pictures. Carry a camera with you all the time. If you have a digital camera, take it with you, or buy disposable cameras and keep one in your car, in your locker, in your gym bag, in your backpack or purse. You are going to remember all the fun times and inside jokes, but it helps to have something to remember with. Take pictures whenever you can. Make them silly, make them uniquely yours. Don’t take it too seriously. When your friends put up the ‘I don’t want my picture taken’ – hand, take a picture of their shoes or their back. Have fun with it.
  2. Save the scraps. If you and your friends have a special hangout spot, take a photo outside. If it’s a restaurant, take a printed napkin or coaster that has the logo on it (make sure it’s ok to take it, don’t take something and get in trouble so you can’t come back). Or if it’s a skating rink or something like that, take a service menu that has the lessons or the service with the prices. Little things that remind you of that place. Ticket stubs, receipts, flyers of events you went to, playbills, applications – you’ll be glad you grabbed it. Make a note on whatever you grabbed- whatever you want to write.
  3. Make your memory place. When you have time to yourself, find a box, scrapbook, notebook, or bag to hold all your photos and scraps. You might want to get some envelopes, construction paper, gift wrap, glue, scissors, tape, markers- whatever you want to mark with. You can make a scrapbook with all your photos and grabs or you can make a memory box, bag or book. Make it special to you. However you want to design or collaborate your memories is up to you.
  4. Make plans to keep in touch. As senior year comes to an end, you have some opportunities to be with all your friends and classmates (senior breakfast, senior picnic, the last days of school). Take an address book and/or notebook with you. Have your friends fill out a section or a page with all their contact information like address, email, online profile and maybe even a little note. Make sure you keep an eye on your book as if floats around, put a sticker or note on the front that says “Return to _______”. And make sure if they are moving that you have the future address also or a way to contact them when they get there. That way you can keep in touch.

(This article  was reposted from wikiHow)

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  • Catherine Price - Hi Carol,You do such a wonderful job with your photography!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda - Love all your ideas and the video is just fantastic!ReplyCancel

    • Caroljean - Thanks a bunch, friends! We had fun making the video!ReplyCancel

  • Justin - The video is awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - Love your work!!ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle - Such a fun video and session…and gorgeous images!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Hodges - What a fun session with pretty girls! Loved the video!!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Temple - I absolutely love this! Awesome tips as well!ReplyCancel

    • Caroljean - Thank you, friends! I loved this song and it helped inspire this boho session. We didn’t have near as much sun as I had hoped for, but it still worked out! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Marlaina Mettendorf - How fun and lovely!!! You are amazing Carol! Nathan too! 🙂 Can’t wait to see Morgan’s! 🙂ReplyCancel