How To Prepare For Your Senior Session

The amount of preparation you do before your photo session is totally up to you, but the more prepared you are, the smoother our session will go.

Clothing:

  • Layers look great in photos - they add some dimension as well as posing options. A sheer cardigan or light jacket over a tank top or t-shirt and a jean vest over a dress are a couple cute options, but there are many others as well.

  • Bring a variety of different colors & looks (both formal and casual) that fit your style and personality. You don't want all your images looking too similar! Avoid neon colors and t-shirts with large logos or graphics.
  • Avoid wrinkles and clothes that cling to you.
  • Make sure your clothes fit right and you are comfortable! Boxy tops and dresses that hide your shape or make you look bigger than you are are unflattering and should be avoided. At the same time, make sure your clothes aren't too tight and accentuate problem areas.
  • Patterns photograph beautifully, as long as they are subtle and not too distracting.
  • Make sure you don't have any bra straps showing! I highly recommend wearing nude colored undergarments and strapless bras.
  • Don't be afraid to over accessorize! We can always take things away. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, scarves, hats, a simple pair of earrings are all great to include in your senior portrait wardrobe.
  • If you wear glasses, make sure the lenses are glare-free! If they aren't, try to wear your contacts to your session.
 

Need some outfit inspiration?

If you would like some advice or approval of your outfits, feel free to text or email me some photos! I'd love to see what you have planned :)

 

Nails, Hair, and Make Up

I HIGHLY suggest you get your hair and make up done professionally! They are trained to apply photo-ready makeup and it makes a huge difference in the outcome of your senior images. Plus, what girl doesn't like getting pampered?!? 

If professional hair and make-up isn't in your budget, no worries! That is okay too. I would recommend putting on your foundation heavier than you normally do (make sure your face is hydrated!). I would also recommend adding some lip color and fake eyelashes! Be sure to bring extra make up (and lash glue) for touch ups if need be.

Clip, file, and paint your nails for our session. The camera picks up every detail and it makes a big difference!