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Planning for the Adoption Process

My husband and I are in the beginning stages of the complex process of adopting a sweet baby. One of the first things we’re doing is hiring a professional photographer. This individual is going to take several pictures of the two of us. These beautiful photos will be used to help create our adoption profile. This profile will be accessed by people both online and offline. Do you need to upload pictures of you for an online, profile page? Consider enlisting the help of an expert photographer to help capture your best attributes in stunning pictures. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a professional photographer to make photos of you that will be placed online. Enjoy!


Six Stunning and Simple Settings for Your Senior Pictures

If you have senior photos coming up soon, consider what you will be using for your background. Do you plan on having them taking in a studio or outdoors? Options for your photos are endless, so think outside the box a little bit.

Six simple and stunning backgrounds for your senior pictures are:

  1. A stack of tires. It may seem unusual, but stacks of tires make excellent backgrounds and props for your senior pictures. These add a point of visual interest when you use them against a plain wall and dark floor. Use recycled tires and spray-paint the treads white for a clever black and white themed photo shoot.
  2. A wall of lockers. Try taking your photos against the wall of lockers in your school, your gym, or even a bus depot. These are aesthetically interesting and bring a different background to your ordinary studio shot. These are also likely to be neutral in color so you can really wear whatever you wish for a cohesive and compelling photo.
  3. A wood-pallet wall. Construct a wood pallet background by recycling and reclaiming wood pallets. Secure them vertically on a wall for your background, and use a few on the floor for height, and a place to sit. The simplicity of the pallets makes the subject of the photo even more stunning.
  4. An indoor sofa outside. Drag your home's sofa outside for a cool pairing of indoors and outdoors in your photo. These are perfect when placed in a yard, garden, or near a body of water, giving your picture unique flair. This also provides a bevy of posing options; consider lounging on the sofa for a shot and standing behind it for another.
  5. A wall with graffiti. If you live in a city, seek out a wall that has some interesting graffiti on it. If you don't have any idea where to find a wall like this, talk with your photographer about props that replicate this background. It may inspire similar, but more feasible options available to you.
  6. An elegant lighting scheme. Consider adorning trees with hanging chandeliers and crystals for a contemporary and elegant shot that makes a distinct senior picture. Check out light fixtures at local thrift stores and consignment boutiques to create a background that is one-of-a-kind. Dress elegantly for a unexpected marriage of both natural surroundings and sophisticated accents.

Talk to photographers about more options and back-drops for your senior photos. Consider using these six suggestions for a senior photo that is distinctive, flattering, and simple.