Hey y’all!! I’m back and I’m so excited to jump into educating and inspiring my seniors on my new blog!! This has been a long time coming and I can’t wait to keep serving y’all!
One of the first things I always get asked when clients are prepping for their senior photos is “what should I wear?” and this questions is HUGE!! Your senior photos are a big deal and so it’s important to make the most of your experience and I’m here to help! Choosing what you will wear for your photo shoot is a big decision that can make or break your experience! I know that sounds dramatic… but, if you accidentally wear something that isn’t flattering on camera or something that you don’t feel confident in…it can ruin the experience for you! So, here are some of the best ways to choose what to wear.
If you do not like fitted clothing (super tight dresses or pieces that fit awkwardly) then leave them at home! Personally, I try to steer clear of items that are fitted in the tummy area (don’t we all?) just because it makes me self conscious and I’m constantly wondering if it looks bad. So, if there are pieces in your closet that make you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable, don’t include them in your senior portrait wardrobe! Additionally, we will most likely be sitting on the ground, laying down, walking and doing other things that could be difficult if your clothing is uncomfortable!
In the cold months (fall + winter), adding layers to your outfits always looks STUNNING in portraits! A sweater with a flannel underneath paired with a vest + statement necklace or scarf adds so much dimension to your images and makes for super fun posing options! Even in the warmer months (spring + summer) you can add these layers + dimension by wearing a tank top with a cute sheer cardigan or by throwing a denim vest over a dress!
On camera, solid black + white can make skin tones look very washed out and unflattering. So, when choosing outfits for your session, try to choose colors that POP and that complement your hair + skin colors! Primary colors like red, royal blue and yellow photograph beautifully as well as emerald green, bright purples, pinks, oranges and any other colors that really POP! Sometimes, color combos that may seem odd in person end up photographing BEAUTIFULLY on camera!
During any photo shoot, the more the merrier!! When planning your outfits, don’t forget to plan accessories!! Stacks of bangles, long necklaces, statement pieces, scarves, hats, bright shoes and other add-ons can make or break an outfit!
This is probably the best tip that I can offer you. Plan your outfits in advance so that I can help you finalize everything! While what you wear to your senior session is ultimately up to you, if you send me outfit selections before the session, I can help guide you on what will photograph best together and we can plan the PERFECT outfits for your session! Feel free to check out my “what to wear” board on Pinterest for senior outfit inspiration.
January 17, 2020