WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS
If you are anything like me, you understand the power of being prepared and you also know that it can be struggle o choose the right wardrobe for your senior portraits. It doesn’t have to be a struggle! Part of my job as your photographer is to help you be prepared for your senior portrait session so you can fully enjoy the experience without any worries.
While choosing your outfits for your senior session is a personal choice, it can make a big difference during your photoshoot, because wearing something unflattering or that doesn’t look good in camera can ruin your experience.
Here are my top tips on choosing what to wear.
BEING COMFORTABLE IS KEY
Choose clothing that makes you feel comfortable and flatters you body. Find clothing items that you can move around and sit comfortable in. you will feel more like yourself and your confidence will shine in every portrait.
STAY TRUE TO YOUR STYLE
A great way to express yourself is through your clothing. Choose outfits that are timeless and classic. Trust me, you’ll look back at your portraits 20 years from now and still love them.
PLAY WITH COLOR
Choose colors that compliment your hair and skin tone. Adding a pop of color may bring out the color in you eyes and make you sparkle. Solids are always in style. You want to stand out and not be hidden in busy patterned clothes.
Layering can bring your outfit to the next level and make your portraits look stunning. When you layer with coats, flannel, vests or cardigans, it allows you to have more than just one outfit. Plus it adds so much dimension to you images and makes for super fun posing options.
TEXTURES ARE FUN
Don’t be afraid to pair different textures together. Think of lace, knits, leather, sequins and faux fur. They can add more depth to you portraits. Avoid high contrast patterns, prints, and logos, because they can be distracting and take away attention from YOU!
BRING SEVERAL OUTFITS AND MIX IT UP
I always recommend bringing more outfits than your package says so you can have more options and a variety of looks! Choose from different styles that best define you, like something casual, cozy, dressy, sporty, preppy or edgy, and plan your outfits accordingly. This way you’ll have different looks during your session.
ACCESSORIES!, ASSESSORIES!, ASSESSORIES!
When planning your outfits, don’t forget to include accessories for each outfit. Hats, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, shoes can make an outfit and bring your own personal touch to your portraits.
DRESS FOR THE SEASON
If you’re getting senior photos done in the fall, think of cozy sweaters and jackets, you want to be comfortable and not freezing because you’re wearing a summer dress and on the same token, it’ll look silly if you show up wearing snow boots in the middle of a flower field.
THE RIGHT UNDERGARMENTS
consider the underwear you’ll need for each outfit. Certain looks call for a strapless bra, like that spaghetti strap dress, or nude underwear for light colored clothing.
SHOWING YOUR PERSONALITY AND HOBBIES
Letterman jackets, sports uniforms, dance attire, musical instruments, books are all part of you senior year and a trademark of who you are. Incorporating these items will help create unique portraits that bring out the real you.
LINKS TO HELP
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I hope you find these tips helpful. If You have questions or want more information, feel free to contact me. I’m always happy to answer questions and help make the process easier for you. Can’t wait to make your session amazing!