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Senior Session Outfit Planning Guide

So your senior session is coming up and you need help with outfits. Lucky for you, I can help!

Choose outfits for the weather. If you are having a session in the summer, be prepared for the heat and wear something light and airy. You don’t want to get caught wearing something thicker and ending up with sweat stains. If you have a fall or winter session, be prepared for the cold and bundled up. Aside from sweat stains, you also don’t want a red nose and watery eyes from the cold.

Choose a couple different types of outfits. I typically recommend 3 outfits to seniors getting their photos taken: dressy, casual, and one to represent your hobbies. One of them I recommend being a little more on the dressy side, such as dresses, skirts, button up shirts, and nice shoes. The next one I recommend being casual. A good way to dress for this one is dress how you would for your first day of school. Ripped jeans and your favorite sneakers? Wear it! Oversized t-shirt and boots? Do it! Your casual outfit should represent you and your style. Your last outfit should represent your hobbies. If you play a sport, plan an outfit with a varsity jacket or to hold sports gear (such as a soccer ball or hockey stick). You could also wear a uniform. If you like doing things like skateboarding for fun, bring your board along! Wearing different types of outfits will give you a variety of senior photos. At the end of the day, your outfits should represent you! Your senior photos should be a representation of who you are as a senior.

Iron your clothes before the session. Wrinkles show up in photos and you should avoid showing up to a session with excessive wrinkles.

Lint roll your clothes. Try and get as much lint off of your clothing before the session. Cameras have the ability to pick up small details and lint can be very noticeable.

Find the right bra and keep it hidden. If you decide to wear an outfit, such as a tank top, make sure all your straps are hidden. Straps are very noticeable in photographs. If you are wearing a thin shirt, make sure it isn’t see through. If it’s a little see through to you, it’ll be more noticeable in photographs.

Wear flexible clothes. To get a variety of poses, your photographer might have you sit, bending, jumping, twirling or whatever else. Wear clothes that you can do those things in.

Wear clothes that fit. For example, if you wear ripped jeans, make sure they aren’t squeezing your legs and your skin isn’t popping out of the holes. Clothes that don’t fit correctly will make the photos look off.

I hope this guide helps you better plan for your senior session outfits!


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