Remember, the goal of your Senior
Portrait is to make you look your best.
Really great portraits require careful
planning. The clothing you choose will
greatly affect the success of your
portrait session. The easiest way to
accomplish this is to make sure your
clothing does not distract the viewer's
attention away from you.
Variety is extremely important. Bring at
least one dressy outfit, a suit and tie for the guys and a dress for the
women. Bring several casual outfits, as well as any special things like
sports, band or cheerleader uniforms, hats, jackets, turn-out suits for
firefighters, sports equipment, musical instruments, car or motorcycle. See
WHAT TO BRING.
Simple garments with sleeves in
medium to dark tones are best for indoor
portraits on a dark background. Earth
tones work especially well for outdoor
Sleeves are very important in most
cases. Bare arms can distract
attention away from your face.
Bold stripes, checks and patterns do
not photograph well and should be
Turtle neck and V-necked garments are
flattering provided they are not
Shoes and stockings should be
coordinated with the rest of your
outfit, to keep with the visual intent
of the portraits, for full length
Men should have their hair cut, not
LESS than, one week before the session.
Women should be photographed whenever
they are happiest with their hair in
relation to the time it is styled. It
is not a good idea to try a "new" hair
style for your portrait session.