Leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK)
Leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK) are a once in a lifetime session that captures your child’s past, present and future. In America, they commemorate this milestone of leaving school. I’m sure many have that first day of school photograph somewhere, how quickly time has passed since then. Now your child is at the other bookend of childhood of leaving school.
Senior portraits are very much about who your child has become since they started reception all those many years ago. There is no reason to settle for just another school photograph in their uniform. Now they can have their own photo session that covers everything about who they are now. Where they want to go, and what they’re looking forward to.
We took so many pictures of our children when they’re babies and toddlers. But as they get older, we don’t notice the changes as much so we take less and less. Though your leaver may be very involved in taking selfies, but duck lips don’t make for nice portraits.
Your baby seems so grown up now, but in ten years this moment will seem like the last chapter of being a kid. This milestone for seniors/leavers’ is that bridge between child and adult, and deserves a special snapshot of them.
I completely appreciate that your child may not be up for this leaver/senior session. They’re too busy, or had things they’d rather be doing, but you’re not doing this for them for right now. Leavers’ portraits (senior portraits UK) are not about what they want now, you’re having these wonderful photographs made for them for later. We all enjoy looking back at old photographs when we were young and with our friends, because these were the moments that we felt most like ourselves. We felt hopeful and scared. We had time and energy to amuse ourselves, sometimes over the silliest things.
I go and meet each leaver/senior before our session and find out what they’re all about. What they’re involved in and what they love. These sessions are all encompassing, so much more than a school photograph. It is best to book your session now before this school year is over. Because when this moment has passed, and they’ve moved on, there’s no going back.