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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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It Only Happens Once | Sycamore Senior Photographer

Take a walk down memory lane with me, okay?

I wanted to talk a little bit today about why making your senior’s portraits a priority is so important. I am mama to a beautiful daughter, and as I look  back on my photographs, I wish I had invested in a professional photographer. Those were big moments, and deserved to be documented. When I compare the images from that season of life to the ones I shoot now, I sure wish I hadn’t tried to do them myself.

Senior portraits are even more important! This is such an incredibly huge time in the life of your senior. Yes, there are pressing expenses. Yes, time is short and you’re feeling pulled in lots of directions. But that senior portrait experience only happens ONCE, and you want it done right. Just like your baby is only a baby for a little while, your senior will only graduate once from high school.

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I was so creative with her stuffed animals wasn’t I? She’s still adorable and I do have the memory, but compared to the images I take now for others, I missed out on capturing her in the very best way possible.

I know the time isn’t far away…the moment when it’ll be her senior year! I am ready this time, wiser and more experienced. I will capture my BabyDoll girl at her very best in that big, big moment. I will have the images framed and proudly on my walls, I will make her memory album, I will craft her graduation announcements…to have it all! I hope you can see the regret this mama has over not investing in the pro portraits, and learn from me. You will never regret professional photos of your little ones, because you will treasure them forever.

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2 comments
  • Joni SimoneJanuary 27, 2017 - 12:09 pm

    As always, beautiful pictures. I can’t wait till Noelle is a senior, so that you can take her pictures.ReplyCancel

    • AndreaJanuary 30, 2017 - 4:11 pm

      Thanks Joni! I’m looking forward to seeing Noelle in front of my lens 🙂ReplyCancel