Hottest Prom Trends: The Benefits of Professional Prom Photography

As a high school junior or senior, attending prom is one of the most exciting and memorable events you've experienced thus far. It's not just another high school dance; it's a rite of passage. Prom is often the first big formal event you'll attend and marks your emergence as an adult. In other words, it's a pretty big deal! 

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Photograph by Gunnar Cook Photography

Professional prom photography will help you remember the night you'll never forget!

The average student will end up spending about $1,000 on prom, including attire, dinner, transportation, and the event itself. However, this same student that put so much time and energy into looking their absolute best and scheduling out a night they'll never forget, will rely on their family and friends to document it. Far too many prom photos turns out dark, blurry, and unflattering because you're relying on a point-and-shoot camera or even (gasp!) your cell phone! One of the hottest and upcoming new trends when it comes to prom is professional prom photography. This goes beyond that one photo you might pay for at prom, with the same backdrop and pose as everyone else. Many young men and women are looking for photographs from their prom they'll actually want to frame and display for years to come. This can be accomplished by ordering a professional prom photography package from your local photographer.

Get great prom photo ideas from our 2012 Prom Girl of the Year, Hannah!

Last year, our 2012 Prom Girl of the Year Hannah won a designer prom dress and photo shoot. She was chosen based on her essay describing her inspiring school spirit, academic excellence, and desire to help those in need. Below are some photos from her prom photo shoot. These are some great prom photo ideas for own professional prom photography shoot! (For a similar dress style to the one pictured, check out Jovani 4243 or Paparazzi by Mori Lee 93006.)
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(All photography by Gunnar Cook Photography)

Hire a photographer to take prom photos as you're getting ready, seeing your date in formal wear for the first time, and meeting up with your friends. If you're event is past, you could even relive getting ready for a photographer. (Who doesn't want an excuse to dress up twice?) You could choose individual photos, couple photos, group photos, or all of the above! The best part is, you can have a unique setting that is meaningful to you, as many photos as you want, with whoever you want in them. Think of the beautiful family pictures you could have capturing this exciting moment towards the end of your high school years! If you've had professional prom photos, let us know what you thought by commenting below! We'd love to hear all your unique prom photo ideas for next year, too!

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