Preparing for your senior portrait session is essential! What to wear for your session is a huge decision. Here are a few key things to remember:
Flattering clothes – We want you to look your best during your senior session.
- IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE LARGER ARMS, PLEASE AVOID SLEEVELESS TOPS! Dark tops with long sleeves work best.
- If a shirt feels too tight or short, it will photograph this way.
- If you’re going to wear light clothing, stay away from dark or flowered undergarments. Wearing something flesh colored works best.
- Bring solid colors.
- No matter what the temperature is outside, bring at least one long sleeve shirt for the studio.
- Avoid wearing shirts with logos or branding on them.
- Bring a variety of clothes. Mom and Dad want traditional shots, but bring something fun and edgy for yourself. Going from formal to casual is okay!
- Ignore the weather. Bring in a coat or jacket even if we’re doing a summer session…and vice versa. We can do summer clothing in the studio even in winter to give your images a variety of looks.
Don’t be afraid to bring along props. Hats, jackets, an instrument, your sunglasses collection, an iPod, a favorite book- these all make for great additions to your portraits. Bring along those things that define YOU.
It may not seem like it, but cloudy and overcast days are best for shooting outdoor sessions. Should the weather get bad, don’t cancel! We can still shoot your studio session and reschedule the outdoor part if necessary. Also, a light rain can make for fun and unique portraits!
Black is everyone’s favorite, but don’t be afraid to also be unique and fun! Especially for studio portriats, bright, flashy colors are great. If you need inspiration, check out our gallery for ideas.
We have a lot of seniors who want to bring along a group of friends, and we love this. In fact, we’ll give any friend you bring in a free 5×7 of your group shot.
*Sports* Bringing in your uniform, helmet, Letterman’s jacket and ball. These all work great in portraits and help highlight what you’ve accomplished. Guys- bring in your shoulder pads and helmet.
The most important part- BE YOU! Bring in props and clothes that show off your unique personality and interests.