Nottingham Family Photographer

How to CRUSH Your Graduation Session

Tempest Photography Graduation

Your portrait sessions truly unique

As a professional photographer, I have spent years finding the perfect locations, poses, and lighting techniques that show off my clients naturally & beautifully. I’ve put hours and hours into researching the best looks, hair & makeup tips, and wardrobe ideas that will help make your portrait sessions truly unique. 

Marta creates beautiful shots that are a memento for the rest of your life! It is worth making an appointment here for a photo session, because in addition to the wonderful frames that you will receive after the session, you can experience a wonderful photographic adventure

Graduation Portraits

Snapping a photo is easy, but directing a client and leading them confidently throughout their shoot is something entirely different. This is something I not only strive to do – I guarantee it with each and every client who graces the front of my camera.

Graduation Photography

I work with each of my clients individually to create a portrait session they will be proud to show off for YEARS after I am finished photographing them! Instead of following trends, I have worked hard to create a style of my own that is chic and timeless. No detail is left to chance.

University Graduation Photoshoot

My goal is to be there every step of the way as I capture your story. From the initial consultation to handing over the final, printed pieces from your session, I will guide you through an experience that is memorable for years to come. 

How to CRUSH Your Graduation Session

Which came first, the outfit choice or the location?! Do you base your location on the perfect outfit you found? Or do you select your outfit after you select your location?! Either way, both are important decisions to make.


When you close your eyes and envision your graduation photo shoot, where are you? 

 Are you at a special place where you spend a lot of time with friends or classmates?

Research Local Arboretums & Botanical Gardens for Well Groomed Locations

Your shoot location should make you eager to not only have your photos taken there, but to have them framed in your home as a small reminder of this amazing accomplishment and time of your life.

Are you still struggling to envision your perfect location? Or maybe you need some guidance on how to narrow down a look for your shoot location,  contact me and I will be more than happy to help you !


The Fit. Make sure your outfits fit you and your body. There is nothing more annoying than having to keep pulling an oversized sleeve back onto your shoulder or pulling down the dress that’s too short when moving for the camera. Test them out first, try them on, strike some poses and see what happens. 

The Color. Solid colours and minimal patterns tend to photograph best. This allows YOU to be the focal point. Make sure your colour choice also pairs well with your school colours; by this, I mean your cap, sash and gown. 

Consider working with a stylist.

A stylist will work with you to develop a look by either pulling from your existing wardrobe or will take care of any necessary shopping. They will coordinate outfits and accessories, making sure you look your absolute best.


Manicured Nails Photograph Best

After you have scheduled your session, treat yourself! Schedule a mani and pedi, get your brows cleaned up, hit the barber, and have your hair done a few days before your shoot. This is a special time, enjoy the journey! 

Being cleaned up, well groomed and manicured will not only make you feel your best but will also photograph better. No one wants to see that 3 week old polish cracking and you sure don’t want everyone to know your true root colour.

If you decide to have a facial treatment before your session, be sure to let your aesthetician know your photo shoot date to prevent any unwanted reactions. 

Congratulations on this exciting time of your life!

I can’t wait to share your story!