Your senior portraits are about you and you only - and your style choices will play the biggest part in telling your story.
If you're a shirt and shorts kinda guy, but you wear a suit and tie to your photos,
do those photos actually represent you?
Not at all.
Your clothing choices will most likely change as you go through life, but what better way to show everyone who you are now rather than styling your outfits to be an example of everything you've grown to be.
So as you choose your clothing, makeup, haircut/style... ask yourself, is this me? The real me.
Choosing Your Outfits
Variety within your outfits is the best way to create a gallery that you will cherish and display for years after you graduate! Pick something that fits your style, shape, and color preferences! Look yourself in the mirror and wear what makes you feel confident, and most importantly - you.
Keeping your style in mind, start with a more formal outfit! You to decide what "formal" means to you. It could mean a dress/ tux you would wear to a wedding or an event, or it could mean a cute top with a skirt and heels/ button up shirt with joggers. There are (almost) no wrong outfits!
After you've decided your formal outfit, next consider casual. Definitely not a slouchy t-shirt and sweatpants, but something a little less formal that has you written all over it. For girls that may be ripped jeans, vans and a cute top, or for guys that may mean a short sleeve button-up shirt with a pattern or a bit of color!
Girl Examples: a cute romper, a flowy dress, pantsuit,
a business casual top with a skirt.
Guy Examples: a button up shirt with a bow tie,
a button up and a sports jacket or coat,
a school jersey or sports uniform.
For additional outfits, incorporate something that shows your future plans for life, college, career, etc. maybe a hobby or a letter of acceptance from your future college! Whatever it may be, choosing something that helps tell your story is always good to use during your session! Books, a stethoscope, your pup or cat, your truck or car...the possibilities are endless.
Click here to check out a Pinterest board full of outfit
ideas, color suggestions, and accessory help!
Things to Remember When Preparing