My daughter is graduating this year and is keen on getting her senior portraits taken.  She has taken several photography classes and is an aspiring photographer herself.  HOWEVER, taking direction from her mum, the photographer, whether she is behind or in front of the camera, is challenging to say the least!  So we had a bit of a go at it, taking turns on either side of the camera - and these were the results.  I may still hire another photographer..  Crikey!