Blog | Specials

Welcome to the Terry Farmer Photography blog. Here you will find upcoming specials and offers, as well as musings from the staff. Check in often to find out what's happening at Terry Farmer Photography!

5 Tips to look your absolute best during your senior portrait session


Lauren Blake, from Athens High School, is our featured 2016 Senior Model today. Here is a great portrait from her summer session! Follow these easy tips and you’ll be well on your way to having great portraits you will treasure for a lifetime.

1. Clothing:
Be fashionable. Wear clothing that’s stylish and put a lot of thought into your choices. This is a unique opportunity and we want you to look amazing! Group your outfits together on hangers. Items should be ironed and ready to go. Make sure you’re comfortable in your clothing and that it flatters you. This will ensure that you like how you look when viewing your photos.

2. Undergarments:
Please make sure the colors of your undergarment coordinate well with your outfits and don’t show through your clothing. Check ahead of time to ensure that undergarments don’t leave unpleasing lines underneath your clothing.

3. Finger & Toe Nails:
If you paint your nails, make sure they’re done well for your session. Chipped nail paint will show and distract from you.

4. Weather:
Don’t worry about clouds because they actually even out the light and make for ideal shooting conditions. But falling rain is an issue and we will have to reschedule. We will try to contact you, but please call us at 217-698-6000 if you have any doubts or concerns.

5. Experience:
We will help you with posing, so there is no pressure on you. Relax and have fun!

Call 698-6000 to schedule your senior portrait session and consultation.

Terry Farmer Photography
Voted 2014 “Best Photographer” by the State Journal Register and Illinois Times!
Winner of the “2015 Diamond Lifetime Award”
by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards.