One of the most important factors in creating a great senior portrait is deciding what to wear. This can make or break your photo session. For photo shoots in our studio, we recommend to bring something casual and something a little more formal.
Solid colors work well, and can stand the test of time. Try to avoid anything with a lot of patters, like polka dots or stripes. But if that's what they enjoy wearing, then by all means, that's what they should wear. Bright colored clothing can work and is even encouraged. But most importantly, wear something that is comfortable and matches your personality. You may also wear something that shows who you are, like if your into sports, then possibly your uniform. Need a cap and gown? We can supply one, or you can bring in your own. For females we also offer a traditional black drape.
For females, we also recommend to have your hair and makeup professionally done. But that is totally up to you. I do have make-up artist I can recommend if you like. If you do your own make-up, try to keep is simple. As the saying goes, less is more. Be sure to bring a comb and/or brush as well. Accessories like hats, scarves, and sunglasses also can add to the shoot. For footwear, we recommend shoes or boots. But again, if you're wearing torn jeans, sneakers can work. Once you pick out your outfits, look at yourself in the mirror, and ask yourself, "is this the look I want"
Next, when your photo shoot is outdoors, neutral colors work well, like browns, blues, tans ect… But it does depend on the season. For example, warm colors in the fall (think autumn leaves), cool colors in the winter, and more vibrant colors in the spring and summer. If you can, new is better than used. (A good excuse to go shopping) Avoid sneakers and white or bright socks.
For boys, we recommend something formal like a tux or suit, something casual like jeans, a T-shirt or casual button shirt, and/or something that he likes to wear often, like a sports jersey.
And lastly, we invite him or her, to bring props, like musical instruments, sporting items, or maybe an item from a hobby that he or she likes to do.
If you have any questions regarding what to wear, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Below is our contact information.
Phone: (845) 834-3480