If you're getting close to the end of your academic journey, whether high school or higher learning, you're going to want senior photos (trust me). I didn't get senior pictures for either and I wish that I had. Sure, it was a remarkable moment in time, and I remember those times. But the older I get, the more I realize that the pictures aren't for me; they're for everyone else.
1. Senior Photos are a Milestone Marker
Senior photos provide a mile marker of your life. You completed something, not everyone has the opportunity to complete. Senior photos provide a solid snapshot of a moment in time. You can capture what you were into, the way you looked, and your entire college experience could be documented in a series of photos. Even though it may seem old-fashioned, one day you’ll want to look back or reference these photos and you’ll be so happy and proud that you have them.
2. Memories Fade
Maybe you don’t want to remember those all-night study sessions only to make a C. Maybe you don’t want to relive those nights you went drinking when you should have been studying. You may not want to remember now, but in that may change in the future. This moment is about celebrating your success. This is a moment to realize that you have come over the hill and have earned your piece of paper.
3. They’re Not for You
To parents, grandparents, guardians or whoever has cheered you on so far, senior pictures are a way for them to remember how proud they are of you. It’s a way for them to brag to their friends and peers about your success. I’m not sure about anyone else, but seeing old photos of my parents is pretty cool. Having senior photos could encourage your future children to go the distance, stay the course and earn a degree just like their parents. Senior photos are for you because it’s your achievement, but they are for everyone else in your life to help you celebrate that achievement.
Senior photos provide a great stamp on your life, help you remember the good and not so good times you had in school and they’re not really for you. So take those photos and share them, or lock them away until you can live with yourself. Either way, you’ll be glad you have them.
Senior Photos are of my beautiful girlfriend, Ms. Errin P. - See her photos here