It’s the time of year when I hear the same question over and over again, “What should I wear for my senior portraits?” I know you are starting to think about it, especially those participating in my senior model experience (still one week left to apply!) This post will give you some ideas and suggestions, but overall you are going to have to lean on your own style, trust what you feel good in and believe your photographer can make you look great no matter what you’re wearing.
I love when a senior starts a Pinterest board or sends me ideas she has. It gives me an idea of the style she’s wanting and I can begin to tailor the session in that direction. One thing I recommend is to just bring a lot of stuff. I’ll have a rack set up for you and we can go through your clothes together. I can help you put things together and make suggestions.
But whether you are shopping the malls, your closet, or your friend’s closet as you prepare for this special day, keep these tips in mind.
1. Choose one simple outfit. This can be a black t-shirt and jeans, or a white t-shirt and jeans. Jeans and a sweater, or a flowy top.
2. Choose one thing white. White is so versatile and looks good on everyone. I also think it looks very nice in indoor and outdoor sessions.
3. Choose one thing dressy. Having a dress or two as an option is a great idea. You can dress it down with your shoes or jazz it up with accessories.
5. Choose one thing your mom loves. Trust me, she knows a few things and she knows what you look good in. Besides she is going to choose some of these images to hang in her home. Let her have some say in one of the outfits.
Don’t forget to bring hats, scarves, a variety of shoes, and jewelry.
What to leave at home? Anything super trendy. Chevron and leggings will go out of style. If one of your favorite things leans toward super trendy, bring it, but don’t rely on it for the majority of your shots.
I hope this helps.
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