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We Photograph beautiful Weddings in the  Albany, Catskills, Hunter, Windham Mountain.  Aperture Photography Professionial Wedding Photographer. We also  serve the Hudson Valley |Albany | Poughkeepsie | Catskills | Kingston | Upstate, NY | ph # 518-678-0176 | email:

Aperture Photography Portraits, Senior Portraits and Family Portraits

Aperture Photography has been a wedding and portrait photography for 20 years.  From Family Portraits to High School Senior Portraits and Modeling Portfolio we do it all.  We have been published in Victoria Secrets, Martha Stewart, Getty Images and over 1000 senior Portraits. Here is a shot of a family Sunday in the Catskills.  The Portrait was done at the Kaaterskill Falls in Palenville, NY.  Aperture Photography Photographs Portraits in all of New York and beyond Family Portrait at the Kaaterskill, Falls in Palenville , NY

Aperture Photography High School Senior Portraits for the Guys

Being well prepared for you senior photo session can make the difference between average and fabulous photos. Follow these easy tips and you’ll be well on your way to looking your absolute best. If you have any additional questions. Mindset

Photographing males is much different than photographing females and we understand that. We’ll make you look like a guy, so relax. You won’t feel uncomfortable or have to do any awkward, girly posing.


As a general rule, guys are more complacent when it comes to photos. Even if it’s just for your mom, please come prepared.  We (and mom) want you to look your best.

Dress in a style that expresses who you are, but dress nicely.  If your style is a bit sloppy or you’re rather apathetic, have your mom, girlfriend, or other girls that are just friends help you. Trust us on this one.


We give you unlimited wardrobe changes, so bring A LOT of options. The more clothes we have to choose from, the better. This will give us flexibility in matching your clothing to backgrounds and the surroundings.

Group your clothing together on hangers. Make sure items are free of wrinkles and ready to go. (Please don’t come everything stuffed into a gym bag like many guys have done.)

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.

Avoid stripes and plaid. Solid colors work much better than patterns.

Bring a variety of colors and mix the level of styles. Some should be dressy, some dressy-casual, and some casual.

Bring black and/or dark gray t-shirts to wear under other shirts. White undershirts stick out and photograph poorly.

Avoid t-shirts with large graphics or logos. They distract from the main subject, which is you.


We don’t expect you to get as excited as the girls about shoes, but bring a variety of casual and dressier shoes. Avoid gym shoes or flip-flops since these will appear too casual when viewing your photos.


Please come to your session cleanly shaven. Retouching stubble costs extra and won’t look as good as a clean shave. If you have facial hair that your mom despises, do her a favor and shave it off. We promise it will grow back.


If you have longer hair, make sure it will stay out of your eyes during your session. Have it trimmed if necessary.

Don’t make any drastic changes like shaving your head or dying your hair around your session date. Otherwise you’ll look back at your photos and wonder “What was I thinking?”


They’re great! Bring props that help show who you are. Some popular choices are:

  • Sports equipment (football, basketball, baseball bat, etc.)
  • Sports uniforms
  • Musical instruments
  • Activity related items (dance, art, school clubs, etc.)


Most lenses have a glare. The safest option is to check with your eye doctor and ask if they’ll loan you a similar pair without lenses.


We retouch you photos, so please don’t be concerned about minor breakouts. We have you covered! If your acne is more severe, you’re still okay. We had bad acne is high school and understand! We’re happy to help you out with some extra retouching.

Friends & Parents

Friends or parents are welcome and often can be a help. However, if they distract you, it may be best to meet them when the session is over. You’re welcome to have a couple of shots with a girlfriend, best friend, sibling, or parent at no extra charge.


If desired, we can remove braces in Photoshop for an extra charge. Otherwise, try not to worry about them. Give a natural smile and enjoy yourself. A good smile with braces is far better than the awkward smile that comes when you try to hide them.

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Aperture Photography High School Senior Portraits for the Females

What Should I Wear ? I do a lot of fashion photography so I like to shoot that way.  So here is my advise.

This is the biggest and most important question that I get from seniors!

I recommend being creative & fun with your clothing and accessories. Choose bold, solid colors for the center of the ensemble [ex: dark jeans + cute solid top] and mix with fun or funky accessories [scarves, flower headbands, pink pumps, cowgirl hat, rainboots, pearls].

You can always bring a bag full of different accessories and I can help you choose which ones to wear at the location. I highly recommend going shopping the week before your shoot. There is nothing like new clothes to spark your mood & flatter your figure.

What Should I Bring ?

Outfits & Accessories: Bring an extra outfit (or two) and any accessories that compliment your look!

Fun props always make the shoot fun! Think: vintage suitcases, big sunglasses, baloons, beach hats, or your own camera.

Have fun with it and it will show !

Although I am based in Saugerties, I photograph senior portraits from Saratoga to NYC.

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Aperture Photography Senior Portrait Promotion | All Schools. Saugerties, Kingston, Catskill, Hunter, Windham

If you book a Senior Portrait Session before June 1, 2012, you will receive all your digital images from the the shoot for only $50! Book your session today!

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Aperture Photography's 2012 Senior Portraits|Saugerties, Kingston, The Hudson Valley and the Catskills

Aperture Photography Senior Portraits March 27th, 2012

We had such a good response from our last sale we are extending it one month. Currently Aperture Photography’s is offering 50% OFF Senior Portrait Sessions if booked by July 31st.

You don’t need to be photographed by July 31st you just need to book your appointment. E-mail us at or call today to schedule your appointment 518-678-0176.

Our Senior Portraits are captured in what we call our “Magazine Style.” Our images don’t look like everyone else’s. We shoot at in studio and around on location, in neighborhoods, or the location of your choice, downtown, your favorite park, the sports location, you choose. They are candid, fun, edgy, and full of action to show off your personality. You will receive a variety of images in several different styles.

  • Fashion: Artistic images with and edge. Not your every day portraits. These images will stand out and make you look incredible. If you like we can even schedule a makeup artist for your session at an additional cost.
  • Editorial: These images are fun and candid and show off your true personality. Feel free to bring your favorite props, your car, guitar, skateboard, it’s your choice and we’ll capture some great action shots. You can even bring one of your friends and take some photos with them.
  • Classic: At Aperture Photography our photographer has literally photographed 1000′s of seniors. With that type of experience you learn to capture images that will make your parents and grandparents thrilled with your photographs. We’ll give you a nice verity of classic poses and expression to make sure your family loves the images as well.
  • With our variety of backgrounds, poses, and styles we guarantee you’ll love your images.

The Sessions: The Essential Session: one hour photography session in our studio and on-location, 20-35 different poses to choose from. Was $200

NOW ONLY $100.00 (plus tax) Includes Print credit of $100.00

The Magazine Session: two hour photography session in our studio and on-location in Fremont. 50-75 different poses to choose from. Was $400

NOW ONLY $200.00 (plus tax) includes Print credit of $200.00

Your location:  just add $75 (plus tax) and we are happy to travel to you!  (Additional travel fee applies if more than 20 miles from the Saugerties.)

  • What’s Included: All of our sessions include web-sized images of our favorites, perfect for unloading to your facebook page, an online slideshow set to music, and convenient online viewing of your images. You can bring your favorite props to any of our sessions.  We offer a full selection of print packages or you can order photographs al la carte. We also offer DVD slideshows, canvas prints, and senior portrait albums and books.

If you want to stand out from the crowd and have spectacular senior portraits then book your appointment before July 31st and SAVE 50% on your session.

Contact us at or call us today to schedule your appointment  518.678.0176