We’ve been getting a lot of Prom inquiries lately, so I thought it would be appropriate to get this darling little session up and blogged asap as we still have many proms right around the corner. I want to use this post to explain how we approach “Day of Prom” Photo Sessions. When I graduated, we definitely did not think ahead to hire a photographer for our day nor did we plan our photo locations according to light or weather. Therefore, our entire graduating class plus some would end up crammed into Wentworth Park striving to find a spot where Aunt Sue or Gramps wouldn’t be lurking in the background. Yes, it was nice to have a spot where everyone could meet but these photos were never put anywhere due to the chaos that interrupted every photo. That being said, when I receive inquires to go shoot proms nowadays, I know what works. So let me break down what a prom shoot looks like with Hind Hart Studios and why it is beneficial to have a separate photo session.
Prom is an exciting day, you’ve planned for this day all year long. From hair and makeup, to your dress and shoes every detail has been carefully chosen. So why not treat the day itself, the same way?
– When we shoot on your prom day, we require a minimum of one hour for up to two people. This would include you and your date, along with some shots of your closest family members.
– We will take up to ten people for a prom shoot.
We recommend ten people because it becomes much more challenging to capture each individual person as the numbers grow. (Tip. If you have ten best girlfriends, why not do a girls shoot then meet up with your date afterward?) This is totally just a recommendation and are willing to work with numbers, but in our experience this is what works best!
– We will shoot your session prior to you heading to any other locations you had planned to take photos. We do this, so you and your friends will get the most out of your experience with us. Your prom photos will be original, and we also won’t have to worry about poor lighting conditions in a location we’ve never been to before.
– We understand your parents love you, and they also want to capture every moment of your day as well. However, it becomes more challenging to give you our best when we have two sets of parents and sometimes grandparents for every person shooting behind us. We TOTALLY understand, but we also want your parents to relax and not have to stress out about getting all of the shots. (Don’t worry Ma & Pa, we’ve got this!) Parents are more than welcome to come to a shoot, we just ask that they respect our time together and hold off till we finish up!
-Once we are finished, you will then be able to go about your evening not having to stress about getting all of the shots with your date and/or your closest friends.
-Lastly, if you had your senior portraits done with us, this is a great way to incorporate more images into your albums if you haven’t already ordered them yet!
Basically, we want to give each girl/guy the best experience on their prom day, and we want you to feel special (because you are!) and have the spotlight on you. Incase anyone was wondering, we shot Miss Jessome and her lovely boyfriend Ryan at 3:00pm, we were also lucky enough to squeeze in three locations because everything was so close. I must add, Mic looked like a red carpet goddess in her dress from Timeless Moments. I’m still drooling over this dress and this session.