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A girl at my school asked for me to take her senior portraits since she's followed my photography for a while, but the thing is... I've never actually done proper portraits of people before!

I appreciate that she likes my work and trusts me to give good results, but I don't know the first things to taking senior portraits since I'm not even a senior yet! I'm used to taking photos alone and of nature and stuff so I'm afraid I'll be too awkward or quiet...

I really want to give it a go though! I'm just scared she'll be underwhelmed or disappointing so are there any tip anyone could give me to try and make the shoot to be less awkward and the photos look somewhat "professional" (or close to it)?

And she wants to do it on Sunday (which is the day the yearbook needs them by) aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I'm really nervous!

EDIT: Yeah you guys are right. I got in WAY over my head and I think I overestimated myself. What I'll do is see if maybe my mentor might be able to go with me, but if he can't then I'll just refuse payment and do it for free. I might make an update thread to let anyone who's curious know how it goes. I figure some pictures are better than no pictures. I feel like she can't be too disappointed in a thing that was for free, right? I'm definitely going to think things through better next time so I don't make these same mistakes again... I'll just do the photoshoot as a punishment for my poor judgement and planning abilities so I can let the feeling really set in and maybe learn a thing or two!

EDIT 2: Yeah. I'll just try to tell her no if I can.

EDIT 3: I'm really conflicted now, but I'll go through with it and hope for the best if she doesn't find someone else to do it by then!

 


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