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Thanks for clicking by the Blog today! I'm Andrea and the photographer behind the lens of Shining Moments Photography in Sycamore, Illinois. I have a guilty obsession with Starbucks + Instagram and specialize in Teens, High School Seniors and Headshots.

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The Senior Experience is About You! | Northern Illinois Senior Photographer

When I first sit down with a senior and their parent(s), we always talk about their passions. Why? Because I believe the senior portrait session should be about THE SENIOR! This is your moment. Yes, sometimes my seniors do photos for their parents or loved ones, but it’s really celebrating the accomplishments of the graduate. Let’s take Isabel, for example..When I met with her and her wonderful mom, we talked about the things she wanted to include in her session. She loves softball, so we wanted to incorporate her uniform and a softball field, and she wanted to include a casual outfit as well. Then the INSPIRATION hit!

I found out that Isabel loves to ride horses, and is lucky enough to have her grandparents live nearby, where they care for her beloved horse, Flash. Our plan was set into motion! We decided to meet at her grandparents, and we discovered that our choices for backdrops were plentiful. We walked around the property, and Isabel pointed out places on the property where she had played as a little girl.

If I hadn’t learned these important passions and ideas that Isabel had, we would have surely missed out on the amazing opportunity to capture the senior photos of her dreams. Not only was it extra meaningful for her to have these things included, it added a special element to her mom and grandparents, as well. With her long, beautiful hair and relaxed pose, she brought so much beauty and poise to her shots. I also got to hear about her future plans after high school, which is always one of my favorite parts. It’s always fun hearing about the different paths seniors take and what dreams they want to pursue. Thanks for sharing, Isabel 🙂

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Andrea, Shining Moments Photography, is located in Sycamore, Illinois and specializes in modern high school senior portraits sessions that highlights your individual sparkle! SMP offers other fun sessions as well. So click around for a few minutes + take a peek at just a few past sessions.