Cinemagraph Senior Portrait with Bubbles

Cinemagraph Senior Portraits are an exciting addition to the beautiful portraits we create for our high school seniors is the ultra-cool CINEMAGRAPH.  A cinemagraph is an amazing combination of still and moving images that is sure to get some love on your social media. This Cinemagraph Senior Portrait With Bubbles is sure to mesmerize.


A cinemagraph is a living image – a still photograph that contains an element of movement lopped seamlessly to create a never-ending moment.


The first cinemagraph was created by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg in early 2011 and they coined the term “cinemagraph” in March of that year. Cinemagraphs began through a series of experiments using existing video content but the medium began when Beck and Burg captured imagery specifically for creating cinemagraphs. Since then cinemagraphs have evolved and gained a wide audience, appearing online, on television and in advertising.

At Burton Photography, we’ve been creating cinemagraphs for our clients since 2016. They demand a knowledge of video production and post-processing that goes well beyond the creation of still portraits. Planning a cinemagraph takes very careful consideration because the area of the image that is moving can’t overlap with part of the image that is supposed to remain still. And that leads to the next big dilemma. To be the most effective and compelling, which parts of the image should move? Which should remain still? What’s expected and what’s unexpected?

Senior Portrait Sessions

Senior portraits are usually created the summer before senior year. Once the craziness of sports practice schedules, homework, and college applications hit full force, it’s hard to find the right time to schedule the session. You can read more about our senior portrait sessions HERE.