That is the big question when planning your Senior Portrait Session. Not to worry! Here is your Go to Guide for Senior Portraits.
We always recommend that our Senior Portrait clients bring several different outfits for their Senior Portraits. We like to make sure you have a wide variety of choices for both your yearbook photo and anything you would like to print.
I personally like simple clothing in portraits because it does not distract from the face and does not become dated too quickly. My goal as a portrait photographer has always been to create art that people want to keep on display in their homes forever. We have all seen portraits in peoples’ homes where you look at them and think, “What on earth were they thinking when they chose that outfit?” So with that in mind, here are some of my suggestions for your Senior Portrait Session:
Don’t forget to iron your clothes! Wrinkles can ruin your look!
Fabric texture can add visual interest without being too distracting.
Go easy on the graphics:
Watch necklines and the overall cut and fit of your clothing. Again, you want to draw attention to your face, not the clothing. We also move a lot, so you don’t want anything too tight.
I love photographing bold colors, especially outdoors.
Bring something that reflects your interests in athletics or dance:
Do you love your Prom dress? Bring it!
Some accessories are fun, but let’s not go too crazy.
A quick note: I have been asked if I have a “style closet.” While I do have a few items here, I really prefer to photograph my clients with their own clothing and accessories. What I do have here is meant to compliment or maybe add a finishing touch to what you bring to your Senior Portrait Session. I don’t feel that having your portraits taken with other people’s fashion choices really expresses your individuality, do you?
Now that you have read this, go get your clothes in order! I can’t wait to see what everyone brings this year!