15 Questions for Your Senior Photo Shoot Questionnaire

15 Questions for Your Senior Photo Shoot Questionnaire

If you’re a new or seasoned photographer, you’re no stranger to tips and tools that can help you learn more about your clients so you can capture their essence through your camera’s lens.

This may mean meeting up beforehand for coffee or chatting on the phone to learn their likes and expectations.

While these strategies are great, there is one simple way you can learn about your client without having to get in your car or pick up your phone: a questionnaire.

Answer me honestly: How many of you out there are sending senior questionnaires to your clients before sessions?

Questionnaires are one of the most important things you can do before a session with your clients!

These super handy tools allow you to customize the session to fit your client’s personality and create a connection with them before you ever take a photo.

These super handy tools allow you to customize the session to fit your client’s personality and create a connection with them before you ever take a photo.

Plus, they’ll start thinking about their session more and get more invested into the experience.

While this tool is great for any and all shoots, these questionnaires can be of particular help if you’re a frequent senior photographer.

At times, these teens can be, well, less than forthcoming.

When you encourage them to share information about themselves in a medium they can control, you can learn a lot about your teenage subjects through a little bit of leg work on your part.

Trust us, the senior photography questionnaire is going to make the next portrait season so much easier.

To help you prepare your new senior photography questionnaire, we highlighted
15 things to include — in addition to the basic information you already have from their booking — that you can use to get to know your clients in an extremely casual, straightforward fashion. , in addition to their basic information, that you can use to get to know your clients:


Senior Photography Questionnaire Questions About Them:
When is your birthday?
What school do you go to? What year will you graduate?
Who are some of your favorite musicians?
What are your social media handles?
What extra curricular activities are you involved in?
What are your hobbies and interests?
What do you and your friends do for fun?
What are your post-high school plans?
How did you hear about me?

Senior Photography Questionnaire Questions About the Session::
Tell me about your style. Where are your favorite places to shop?
Do you have a specific location or type of location (urban, nature, etc) you would like for your session?
Is there anything special you would like to do during your session?
Do you have any ideas for specific images? (Be detailed as possible.)
How do you plan to display your photos? (albums, digital files, canvases, etc.)
Do you have anything else you would like to share with me?
This is just one of the ways a questionnaire can be used and putting them together is quick and easy. With every questionnaire, you need to figure out what your goal is. Are you gathering initial info about your client? Trying to tailor their session to them? Getting feedback after their session? Once you figure out your goal, you’ll have a clearer idea of what to ask. By creating these questionnaires, you can easily gather info for every step of the client experience from start to finish.
What questions do you like to ask your seniors before their session? 
Did you know that with Iris Works, we have the ability to automatically send your clients senior questionnaires before their session? Give us a try! Sign up for your free 14 day trial today!

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