Tips For Having Successful Prom Photography Experience


Proms are a significant event in the lives of high schoolers — a sort of coming-of-age that they will remember forever. Photographing for prom can also be a meaningful money-maker for photographers as well. If you are prepared, the event will just flow smoothly and you’re more likely to be invited back next year and recommended to other schools. The best prom photographers should focus mainly on giving these young people the best experience possible, from setup to final results.


Here are some of the Tips For Having Successful Prom Photography Experience:

Photography is the science, art, application, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.



After you have been hired to photograph a prom event, you should get in touch with the school administrators and decorating committee to gain information for the theme, colors, and location of the event. Doing so will help to inform your setup,  prop selection and backdrop choices. Also, this will help you know what types of equipment to bring. As always, be professional, friendly, and considerate in all of your dealings with school officials, students, and parents.


Themed Backgrounds

It’s extremely important to ask the decorating committee for their input before making your backdrop choices. Consider multiple backdrops, especially for bigger schools, this will allow you to have quick access a variety of looks. Printed Backdrops bring a consistent, classy, and highly realistic dimension to prom photo shoots. Popular school dance themes like An Evening in Paris, Starry Night, Tropical Sunset, Oceanside, New York, Disco and Red Carpet. Themed prom backgrounds allow photographers to provide a unique, customized experience for every school.


Printed Prom Backdrops

If the decorating committee is having trouble deciding on a backdrop, there are a number of possibilities with custom backdrop options. They can bring a high-resolution photograph of a scene and have it printed backdrop-sized for the event, or they can have a red carpet style step and repeat mode. Inspire a classic tile, fine marble or vintage wood grain — whatever look fits the prom theme best.



Faux balustrades and pillars with capitals can instantly add a classic look to your prom; consider wrapping or draping them in tulle to soften the look. Balloons, Fresh flowers, and streamers can also add to your prom set; just make sure not to overuse them. Consult with the decorating committee and administrators to make prop selection a combined effort and to make sure you are bringing the appropriate props to the venue.