10 Ways to Rock Your High School Senior Portrait Session | Kat Oswald Photography {Albuquerque Senior Portrait Photographer}



Rock your look!

Select an outfit that represents YOU!  What look are you going for?  What's your style?  What's your favorite outfit?  Don't worry - you won't have to settle with just 1 look.  We LOVE outfit changes and encourage our seniors to bring 3-4 different outfits.  The Luxe Senior Portrait Sessions at Kat Oswald Photography allow plenty of time to change up your look during your session.  We have a rack of clothes for you to borrow & we're also here for shopping tips and dress/gown rentals.



Location! Location! Location!

Once you've decided on your outfits, take a drive around town and look for places that catch your eye.  Kat has a ton of location ideas and is awesome and helping you find the perfect place for your senior portrait session.  



Professional hair artistry and makeup application

When booking a Luxe Senior Portrait Session with Kat Oswald Photography, we provide professional hair and makeup.  You have enough to think abut, let us pamper you and showcase your amazing features.  Our hair and makeup artist is also available to join us on location to touch up your look or to completely change it up! 



Incorporate your passions, interests, and hobbies.

Your senior portrait session with Kat Oswald Photography is always a custom experience.  We encourage different looks, different locations, and love to incorporate your interests and passions into your session.  What do you want to remember most about your senior year?  What are your favorite hobbies and interests?  We'll work together to make sure your senior portrait session reflects who you are and what you love the most.



Bring along your bestie!

Your senior year holds a lot of memories and the people you shared those memories with are important.  Bring a long your bestie, (or a few besties!) to celebrate.  

A special thanks to my sweet friend Ashleigh Bing for capturing the girls together in this shot!   www.ashleighbingphotography.com

A special thanks to my sweet friend Ashleigh Bing for capturing the girls together in this shot!  www.ashleighbingphotography.com


Come into the studio.

Whether you want your entire session to be focused on fashion, or you just want to bring our your inner model child for a bit, our studio is a great place to begin your senior portrait session.  We can use studio light or natural light depending on the look you desire for some gorgeous WOW FACTOR portraits.   



Determine the season

We're blessed to live in a state where we can enjoy all 4 seasons.  When booking your senior portrait session, be aware of the season and how it can best compliment your look and your schedule.  Spring bookings are great for beautiful florals and blossoms (such as the Cherry Blossoms shown below), summer is popular to showcase sun-kissed tans in rompers and dresses, fall is fantastic for rich colors as the leaves begin to change, and winter snow sessions allow for a wonderland with fun layers.  Kat Oswald Photography offers multi-season session options as well so you won't have to worry about picking just one season. 



Got a bomb jacket?

Bring your favorite piece of clothing and accessories to showcase at your senior portrait session.  This can be a staple that you're known for wearing or something fun and new.    



Pinterest is your friend!

We recommend starting a Pinterest board for your senior portrait session when you book with Kat Oswald Photography. It's a great source of inspiration!  From clothing styles right down to your favorite eye makeup.  Don't forget fun hairstyles too!

You don't have to have the same hair and makeup you wear everyday. We promise you'll still look like you. Is your style boho? Let's do some small braid crowns. . Are you looking for a natural eye makeup or something fashion inspired? That can be done so many ways. It's very helpful to be able to show our makeup artist exactly what you want for your portraits. Top to bottom style is the way to be - don't forget about small details like nails and accessories too.

Studio Portrait Session playing with light and strobes Albuquerque Photographer Kat Oswald


Go on an adventure!

We love New Mexico and all the beauty and unique landscape the southwest has to offer - but sometimes it's nice to get away & take an adventure!  Did you know Kat Oswald Photography offers destination senior sessions?  You don't have to stay local for your portrait session.  Not sure where to go?  Perhaps a favorite vacation spot, the city and campus where you plan to attend college, or just someplace new!  Do you already have a vacation planned?  We would love to meet you there for some truly unique senior portraits! 

Or, keep it simple and keep the adventure closer to home - perhaps a unique New Mexico location outside of Albuquerque is more your stye...  We can visit Santa Fe, Tent Rocks, White Sands, or many other beautiful spots nearby.  Location possibilities are endless...

San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Bridge photograph taken by Kat Oswald


 Kat Oswald is quickly becoming Albuquerque's most sought after portrait photographer for her modern style portraiture with a mix of fashion.  She has a true passion for photographing high school seniors that reflects in her images.  Kat offers an amazing portrait experience and stunning portraits that her clients absolutely love.

Click the link below to contact Kat and receive more information about having senior portraits done by Kat Oswald Photography.

Albuquerque, New Mexico portrait photographer Kat Oswald specializes in photographing women and those they love.  Her focus is photographing women in a way to showcase their beauty, to help them feel empowered, to document them and their loved ones, and to create heirloom legacy pieces for generations to enjoy.  Exist in portraits - for those who love you so....  Because you are truly a beautiful soul - fearfully and wonderfully made.

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