One of the most important things you can do for your senior session is secure
a great wardrobe.
It can mean the difference between a good portrait of you and an amazing
portrait of you. A great wardrobe can be interpreted in many different ways,
but what they all have in common is that they leave you feeling
confident, which will show through in your pictures.
So, where do you even start when planning your wardrobe?
Well, your senior portraits should reflect who you are, right here, right now.
This is a pivotal point in your life as you transition from childhood to adulthood.
So, each piece of your wardrobe should help to tell the story
of who you are. I like to have my seniors put together at least three
completely different outfits.
One outfit that they feel extremely comfortable
in and would be seen in most days at school (more on the casual side),
another outfit that would be considered appropriate for current trends
(can be more dressy or “outside the box”), and a final outfit that would be
considered classic or timeless. We all have different sides that we show the world
at different times.
Your senior session can represent you as a whole person,
not just one side of you. Finding inspiration for wardrobe
ideas can be as simple as flipping through your favorite magazine,
browsing your favorite store’s website, or paying attention to the wardrobe from your
favorite TV shows.
Where you shop doesn’t matter as much
as where you are gathering your inspiration.
Think about head to toe styling.
Add hats, hair accessories, jewelry,
scarves, or whatever else completes your outfit.
The most important thing to remember is that you should feel
comfortable and happy with your
Although my style of photography is less prop based, and more YOU based, bringing in
props that really mean something to you can add a sentimental factor to your portraits.
Consider bringing in your band instrument, your letterman’s jacket, pom pons, a football,
a stack of your favorite novels, your dog.
Anything you can think of to help tell the story of you, as you are right now.