High School Senior Portrait Ideas
Our sessions go well beyond the cap-and-gown look. We want your images to be fashion forward and give you an editorial shoot experience. Our goal is make this process as easy and enjoyable as possible for you. The most important tip we can share is to be prepared well in advance – it can make all the difference in your photos. From senior portrait poses to outfit ideas, we got you covered!
FOR THE GIRLS:
Choose your outfits wisely. Your outfit choices can range from Festival wear and red-carpet attire to everything in-between. We recommend putting a lot of thought into your choices so you’re happy with the end result. Group your outfits together on hangers including jewelry, purses and shoes!
- Layer! Layer! Layer! Think about layering your look. Layer your jewelry and clothing! I can’t emphasize it enough! Vests, jackets, shirts – Layer your look
- Accessorize. You wouldn’t believe the difference accessories can make! Sunglasses, scarves, hats, jewelry, caps, cardigans, jackets, belts, balloons, signs, boho flower headbands, purses and backpacks – they can enhance your look ten-fold! We want each outfit to completely change and your shoes and accessories too!
- Pick a themes and style yourself accordingly. Imagine that you have to style yourself like you would for a commercial set. Anything and everything can help to set the tone and overall vibe. If we’re hitting the beach, select outfits that flow in the wind and accessorize with beach bags, sunglasses, a beach ball and more! Think several different themes and vibes!
- Organize your outfits. Group your different outfits together so you can change quickly during your shoot. Be sure to include jewelry and accessories to distinguish one look from the next.
- Make sure you’re comfortable. You may be sitting for some of your photos, so picking comfortable clothes that fit well and flatter are key.
FOR THE GUYS:
- Bring props. Props, props, props – can’t stress that enough! Your props can be sports equipment, musical instruments and uniforms, or you can even bring your friends and pets. The sky’s the limit!
- Get groomed. A fresh haircut is always a good idea. We recommend doing it 1 to 2 weeks before your shoot. If you’re shaving, be sure to use a rich shaving cream to minimize facial irritation.
- Get styled. Consider running by and seeing your hairdresser for a quick style for the shoot, especially for those beards and long-haired flow!
- Bring a variety of outfit choices. Whether it’s high fashion or super chill, you can dress however you’re most comfortable for your shoot. Pack a bag with a well-fitted suit, jeans, t-shirts, bracelets, caps, hats, glasses, belts and a change of shoes. We love to shoot different looks and vibes from your wardrobe.
- Layer! Layer! Layer! Think about layering your look. Layer your jewelry and clothing! I can’t emphasize it enough! Vests, jackets, shirts – Layer your look!