Education, Seniors

March 25, 2019

The #1 Secret to Popping the Bubbly at Your Graduation Shoot

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Pop the champagne – as of TOMORROW, graduation season IS OFFICIALLY ON!

I want you to have the absolute best experience taking senior photos – that means sharing all the tips and tricks to make the most of your locations, outfit selections, props, and expectations of the process. Over 100 seniors in and I’ve learned a lot along the way! I often get asked – what is the best champagne for graduation photos? Well, today I’m sharing a few secrets to celebrating your senior photos with bubbly!

I actually do not recommend using champagne for those classic champagne-popping photos. There are a couple of reasons for this- 

  1. Champagne can be a bit pricey – especially when you compare it to sparkling cider or sparkling grape juice! If you want to have the opportunity for more than 1 attempt, or even take the photos in two different locations, going with a non-alcoholic version means you can have 2 or 3 bottles for the price of 1 bottle of champagne! I will of course be there to help guide you through the steps to get the best spray effect, but it’s always fun to have more than 1 shot!
  2. As great of a story as it would be, the last thing I want is for OUPD to show up or walk by during your shoot. OU is a dry campus, and getting a citation, fine, strike for having alcohol (especially open) would be a terrible way to end an experience that is supposed to be celebratory and fun!

If you bring alcohol to your shoot, I will unfortunately not be able to take any photos of you with it, whether open or unopened.

INSTEAD, use Welch’s sparkling white grape juice (what Kaylee used below!) is the way to go for these classic and fun bubbly photos! DON’T FORGET THE BOTTLE OPENER (if you purchase a brand that is not a screw-top) AND a towel or wet wipes with you – it will be messy and sticky!

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