High School Senior Year Portrait Tips and Outfit Ideas

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It’s important to be well-prepared for your senior photo session. It’s going to make a whole lot difference between having an average-looking photo and a more fabulous photo. We present to you some easy tips, outfit ideas and poses and you’ll be on your way to looking your absolute best.

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With each session, there are common rules when choosing clothes that will look great on photographs. We believe that these are lace fabrics, layered outfits but tight-fits, flowy dresses and tops, clothing with textures, solid colors, light and simple patters, earthy tones, maxi dresses, dresses with ruffles, feathers, tight-fit tops, tops and dresses with details like embellishments, jeans, jewelry that will match our personality, a pair of heels, a nice fitted jacket and a black dress or top.

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You need to have a clear mindset when you get your photos taken because your facial expression will show on the pictures. Relax and have fun. It will turn out great if you enjoy yourself.

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You need to arrive a bit early or on time for your appointment. If you show up late, you will lose camera time. Find a photography company that is near to you so you wouldn’t have to travel long periods of time.

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If your school won’t be providing a photography company to take senior photos, go to a respectable and well-known company. Do some research online.

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You need to look fashionable and stylish and when you choose your outfits, you better have put a lot of thought into your choices. It’s the right opportunity to look amazing.

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Bring lots of options to the location of your shoot. Don’t be lazy because the more outfits you bring to the shoot, the better. This can also be very versatile when you try to match your outfits to different surrounding and backgrounds.

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It will be easier to sort your outfits together on hangers. Don’t forget to iron them beforehand.

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Change your outfit quickly. It will give you more time to be photographed and the more photo choices you’ll have later.

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Please avoid wearing stripes and plaid. It will not really work. Mae sure you’re comfortable with your outfits and that it suits you.

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Wear pumps, boots, or anything sassy when it comes to footwear. It will make you standout and look more fabulous. Flats will also work but it really depends on your outfit. Never wear flip flops.

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Hair changes should be quick and simple during photo sessions. Ask a close friend of yours to help you do your hair and makeup for each break. Bring hair spray, clips, pins and whatever you will need to make your hair look great.

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The makeup should only be slightly heavier than normal. Try out the “no makeup” makeup look because this is a look that will enhance your facial features.

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Lastly, bring your props like sports uniform, sports equipment, musical instruments and many more.

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