A letter to young men having their senior portraits done:
I know you hate it, but, believe it or not, it’s not for you. It’s for the people who miraculously kept you alive for 17 years. The ones that watched your every move from the time you opened your eyes for the very first time until this moment. This is a year of “lasts” and transitions for parents. It is a season of letting go. So think of having your senior photo done as a gift from you to them, and approach it with love and enthusiasm.
A letter to parents of young men who hate to have their senior portraits done:
Allow them to “not care”. Doing it for you is enough. Don’t try to get them to be excited or have an opinion on which expression is better. Remember, it’s for you. Realize that looking at 60 different images of themself on a large screen HD TV isn’t comfortable – frankly, I would hate it to. If they do not want to come to the ordering session, don’t bring them. They can choose their yearbook photo from the ones you purchase. And I’m sure they will do it with love and enthusiasm.