June 25, 2019

Styling Senior Portraits | One Outfit Five Ways

Keeping my portraits fresh is a challenge that I meet head on by styling senior portraits for each client.

Properly styling Senior Portraits begins with an initial consultation and goes through the portrait session.

I am very fortunate to be a working photographer and to do what I love.  One of the things that keeps Senior Portrait Photography or Wedding Photography fresh for me is to set myself little assignments on every job.  I do not ever want to do the same thing exactly the same way for every client.  So I try not to use the same locations over and over again.

Another way to keep things fresh is to make sure we style the outfits differently.  I recently had the opportunity to photograph the lovely Tess on afternoon.  We went to two locations I had not used before.  But I also added the twist of styling the same pair of pants and top five different ways with common items.  I have a few items I keep at my studio in case a high school senior shows up and has forgotten things.  I do want to be clear though–I never want to over style a client or make them into someone or something they are not.  That would be totally inauthentic and defeats the purpose of what I set out to do.

So here is the Before image:

Before image

Tess was wearing a basic pair of white jeans, black tank and super cute black sandals.  Here is where the magic begins.

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Added a jean jacket. Classic and simple. Very Americana.
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Loved the location and will most definitely go back.
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Look Two: Chiffon floral kimono.
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Look Three–leather with fringe and cut outs. I really liked the way this looked swinging around.
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Probably my favorite photo came from Look Four–hat and sunglasses.
Final look–floral headband that Sam Nass made for me. I like it because it is simple and feminine.
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Hydrangea and Anemones–So pretty!

Styling Senior Portraits–It is just what I do.  If you enjoyed this post on Senior Portraits you might also enjoy this post on What to Wear for Your Senior Portraits.

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