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How to include family, friends and pets in your photo session

May 22, 2020

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I often hear requests to include family, friends and pets in senior photo sessions. Families like to include extended family or their fur-babies in sessions. I want to capture what matters to you, so let’s talk about how we can best include your loved ones.

Include a family picture with your senior photos

Senior photos is a great time to grab a fresh new family photo or a picture with your siblings before you head off to school. The way I like to handle this is to plan 10-15 minutes either at the beginning or end of your session to capture just a few frames. That way, if you’d rather not have a large audience for your photo session, we can avoid that. We don’t have to tie up everyone’s schedule for the entire session.

High School Senior Girl with her family
Capturing a few family photos at the beginning or end of your senior pictures session is a great idea!

Include your best friend(s) in your senior session

Your friends are such a huge part of your high school career. They’ve been there for you through all the ups and downs and you can’t imagine life without them. All your best memories include them! So why not have your very best friends in your senior photo session?

Like a family photo, we can plan about 15 minutes either at the beginning or end of your session to capture some fun images you and one or two best friends together.

I also offer specialty sessions to capture friendships. These are 90% documentary-style photographs. The session is designed to capture your special bond in places your group would typically hang out. These sessions include a keepsake photo book for each person, filled with special quotes and memories from each friend. I call them my Sentiments Sessions and you can check them out over here if you’re interested.

Include your pet in family photo or senior pictures

Our pets are part of the family, and I am completely on board with including them in your photo session! There are a few things we can do to make this go smoothly:

  1. I’ll need to know you’ll be bringing your pet
  2. We’ll have to make sure our location is pet-friendly
  3. Keep you fur-baby leashed at all times
  4. Come prepared to clean up any messes
  5. Bring someone along to handle your pup or take them home when they are done with photos
High School Senior Girl with her dogs
You might want to include your furry best friends in your senior pictures! Make sure you take a print with you to school in the fall!

So I think it’s a great idea to include family, friends and pets in your photos and i’d love to help you do that! Let me know about your “extras” so I can plan accordingly!

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Eat/Play Harrisburg

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Teens | Grads

Family Photos

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Let me help you tell your story and create beautiful wall art, books and albums that you'll treasure always!

Hey there, I'm Lisa!

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