PLANNING FOR YOUR SENIOR SESSION

What’s Your Style?

Be true to your style – don’t change who you are just for your pictures. For example, this is not the time to try out a new hairstyle – you don’t want to look back later and have regrets. When choosing your outfits, try to find a variety of looks so that each outfit shows a different side of your personality, and be sure to choose flattering clothing, too.

Accessories can add to the look of an outfit… don’t be afraid to throw in a fun scarf, hooded jacket, jewelry, heels, belts or hats! Combining something dressy with an urban setting can make a great look, so bring your prom dress or gown or a trendy jacket with your tie loose!

Girls – consider the look of your makeup – you can be more dramatic than usual, but I caution you not to try something that is entirely off base from who you are. If you do not usually wear makeup, you may want to consider mascara and lip gloss for a polished, fresh look.

Guys – if you are going to get a haircut before your session, have it done about a week before your session. A fresh shave before your session will also make you look great! Hats are excellent for your session but remember not to wear one prior to your session to avoid a rim suntan on your forehead.

Also, retouching is included for all of your images, so you do not worry about blemishes.

Bright and vibrant colors always look lovely in photographs and tend to look better than whites or really pale pastels. While busy prints can sometimes take the focus away from the subject (plaids and stripes are not the best), I will say that I do love fun and fashionable clothing.

Clothes should be pressed and on hangers – if you bring them in a bag, your wrinkles will show in your images and can be challenging to retouch. A tank top underneath your clothing can make for an easy change on location, and I can provide a pop-up tent for ease and privacy. Please let me know you will require the changing tent for your session.

Bare feet look more natural and relaxed, but a great pair of shoes can be the perfect accessory, too. If you are going to wear shoes, watch for dirt and scuff marks, your shoes should be mostly clean. For outside locations, we can slip shoes on and off for your comfort.

If you aren’t sure about what to wear, we can discuss this before your session date. You can also bring several outfits with you, and we can look through them and decide on the best choices together.

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