Looking for senior portrait ideas? Look no further than our photoshoot with Madison West Senior Elia. Elia spent most of a day at the hair salon getting her hair hand-painted purple for her senior pictures. The purple bayalage technique combined with her outfit choices, including a fun floral pattern romper with overlay, 2 beautiful natural locations, AND her french bulldog resulted in a fantastic and unforgettable senior portrait experience.

When it comes to hair, outfits, locations and even pets Dave and I have tons of experience and ideas to help guide you. We love hearing our clients ideas and interests and then working together to craft the perfect senior pictures experience.

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Senior picture with pet dog at UW arboretum
At studio indigo photography we love it when seniors bring their pets to the portrait sessions. In this senior portrait Elia and her dog are backlit by the sun which creates a long shadow coming toward the camera. There is really no pose involved in the picture, we just liked the lighting and thought it would be a cool effect for this senior picture with her french bulldog.
Senior picture for girl with purple bayalage hair
Elia works at a hair salon and decided to go for a beautiful purple bayalage treatment for her senior pictures session. The purple looks amazing with the arboretum as a natural location. This senior girl pose is a simple idea with her naturally pulling her hand through her hair. We love trying different posing ideas with our high school seniors to create authentic, natural and candid expressions.
Sitting senior portrait pose at Wingra Lake in Madison
Elia wore a beautiful floral pattern romper with overlay for her senior pictures outfit. Choosing your senior portrait outfits can be difficult and at Studio Indigo Photography we help our Senior portrait clients choose the best outfits and offer lots of ideas. And with so many great locations for portrait photography in madison we work with clients to find the perfect spot. In this pose, we have our Madison West senior sitting casually on the dock at Wingra Lake for this natural light portrait.
sunny backlit senior picture with girl walking through tall grass
The uw arboretum is a gorgeous, nature location for your senior portraits. There are so many places with different backdrops and colors that work with any senior portrait outfit ideas. In this photo, Madison West Senior Elia is walking through beautiful yellow grasses. This is one of our favorite senior girl pose ideas to have the client slowly walk through the grass while running her fingers through her hair and looking down and to the side. This portrait also has the setting sun skimming over the grass, creating a wonderful warm glow in the senior picture. And Elia’s purple bayalage hair just pops out of the picture!
simple senior girl sitting pose with purple bayalage hair
This half length sitting senior picture pose was photographed at the UW arboretum in Madison, WI. This is a simple senior girl pose idea where we have the senior naturally run their fingers through their hair while looking down. Often times the senior girls will feel a little silly which will result in a nice natural and authentic smile. Elia decided to have her hair dyed purple for her senior pictures session which contrasts beautifully with the yellow and greens of this natural portrait location.
Senior portrait on the dock at Wingra Lake
Elia looks amazing with her purple hair and brown and orange floral pattern romper with maxi overlay. This sitting pose is on the dock at Wingra Lake for a natural senior portrait in nature. We photographed this portrait using a shallow depth of field to create a soft senior picture that separated Elia from the background. The oranges and blues from her romper contrast nicely with the blues of Lake Wingra in Madison.
Standing brenizer effect senior portrait on dock
We loved the colorful canoes and kayaks at wingra park in madison and how they played off Elia’s floral print romper with maxi overlay for this standing senior portrait pose idea. We used the photo merge panoramic brenizer technique to increase the shallow depth of field effect. This simple senior girl pose has the client kick their hip to one side, bend the other leg, have a relaxed arm and then run their fingers through their hair. We use this pose for all of our girl high school senior pictures clients. This was
Sitting senior girl portrait at UW arboretum with her pet dog
For this senior picture Elia is posing with her french bulldog Charlie. We love it when clients want to include pets in their senior portraits. they always make memorable photos with natural smiles and some crazy looking animals. This senior portrait of Madison West student Elia was photographed at the UW arboretum in Madison which is an amazing nature location with so many beautiful flowers, colors and grasses to use as your backdrop.