It’s the question I’m asked the most often about senior portraits – What do I wear? And I’m SO glad my clients realize that it’s important. What you wear for your senior pictures matters because these pictures will be displayed in parents’ and grandparents’ homes FOREVER. You’ll be reminded of these outfits over and over and over again. Trust me, I wish I could have a do-over! You want to love these pictures forever so it’s a decision you should really put some thought into.
The most important thing to remember as you select your wardrobe is to Dress Like Yourself. You don’t want people wondering who that girl in the pictures is! If you’re athletic, use one of your outfits to showcase that. You don’t have to wear your uniform to look like an athlete. Put on a jersey style tee and throw your hair in a high messy ponytail for a sporty yet super stylish and cute look. If you’re the ultimate prepster, don’t try to do the boho chic Free People look. Embrace the tailored, classic lines of brands like J. Crew and Vineyard Vines and wear it proud!
Senior sessions include multiple wardrobe changes and you can utilize them to capture lots of different looks. Choose something formal, something dressy and something casual or if the glam style isn’t your thing, choose three different dressy, casual and sporty looks.
Even though you need to dress like yourself and be true to your style, I’ve photographed lots of girls who have had a BLAST pushing themselves to try something a little outside of their comfort zone. For some that’s with a black fedora, for others that’s with a floral headband. Whatever it is, choose to be confident in who you are and know that your photographer is there to make sure you look natural, comfortable AND beautiful!
The FULL What to Wear Guide will be available in print THIS Thursday at the Senior Open House. In it you’ll find how to choose clothes that are flattering to your figure. You’ll read about colors that are good around your face and others that you should AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
Drop by the studio Thursday, March 13th between 3:30-6:30. This is your chance to learn all about styled senior photo shoots and get yours booked BEFORE everyone else. You will get to share yours on Twitter and Instagram first and instead of being a follower, you’ll be a Trendsetter!