You’re getting closer to graduation every day…maybe you’ve even developed a case of senioritis…and the big question on your mind is what to wear for your senior portraits. Senior portraits are the perfect way to commemorate this exciting time in your life, but choosing what to wear for your session can be a challenge. How do you express your personality while avoiding outfits that will look dated in the years to come?
To help you pick the perfect outfits to mark your high school graduation, here are a few tips on what to wear so you can feel confident and look great!
Avoid bright colors
Color is beautiful, but bright colors can distract from the subject of our photos: You! Some bright colors can even wash out your skin and clash with your surroundings. Instead, go with neutral colors or jewel tones (think gray, blue, and dark green) that flatter any skin tone and pair perfectly with both garden or park backgrounds and a more urban setting.
Choose from the clothes you own
The best way to express your personality is through clothing you already own and love. Of course I won’t stop you from buying something new! But doing so means you run the risk of something not fitting or not looking right on the day of your session, and then you have to come up with a last-minute plan B. The perfect outfit for you looks like you. If you have a favorite dress or shirt, wear it!
Stay away from graphic tees
You may love a certain band or movie right now, but who knows what your taste will be in a few years? While a solid T-shirt is a great casual look, a graphic tee or shirt with words on it can date your photos. The only exception to this rule is a school T-shirt that shows off your mascot or an organization you participate in and love.
Show off your culture in your senior portraits
Even if you don’t wear traditional clothes from your culture to school, they can be a beautiful choice for your senior portraits. Whatever your heritage, clothing is a great way to express it and a timeless choice for your images. After all, your session is all about you, and what better way to show your personality than to celebrate your heritage.
Wear versatile—and comfortable—outfits
When taking your senior portraits, we’ll play around with a variety of poses, so make sure you choose outfits. that are comfortable and look good whether you’re standing, sitting, or even lying down. Constantly having to readjust can be annoying, and an overly tight or restrictive outfit limits the amount of poses available to you. You don’t have to choose looking good over comfort—you can definitely have both!
What to wear…under it all
Okay, time to get a little personal. Guess what? What you wear under your clothes is just as important as the clothes themselves. If you’re planning on wearing white, for example, you don’t want brightly colored underwear that shows through your clothes or a bra that clearly shows through your blouse. As for guys, you don’t want your boxers peeking out from your pants or bunching up under your shorts. When you’re choosing your outfits for your session, try them on with the underwear you plan to wear to make sure everything looks good and fits right.
Add a little variety
Still can’t decide? Chances are you have more than one style, and your outfit choices should reflect that. Your best bet is to choose both a casual outfit (think jeans and a fun tee) and a more formal outfit, like a dress or suit jacket. You don’t want all your portraits to look exactly the same, and having different styles gives your images more variety and will give you even more photos to love.
I can’t wait to help you capture this exciting time and celebrate your accomplishment with amazing senior portraits!
Be sure to contact Shannon for more information about your senior photography session!
Thanks so much for visiting Shannon Reece Jones Photography! My studio is located in the Woodlands, Texas, making it the perfect choice for your high school senior photo shoot in the Klein ISD, Conroe ISD, and Houston ISD, but I’m happy to travel to special locations as well.
If you’re interested in a professional high school senior photo shoot–or other types of portrait photography–please get in touch with me. Professional portrait photography is a great way to celebrate major accomplishments–and that’s never been more true than this year, when we all need a reason to celebrate. Finish up your senior’s academic year on a high note with a special photo shoot that highlights their interests, accomplishments, and all that makes them amazing!
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