Being well prepared for your senior portrait session can make all the difference in your photos. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to looking your absolute best.
- Have fun! We’re going to make you look great and you’ll have a great experience.
- Michael is very laid back, will help you with posing, so there’s no pressure.
- Arrive about 10 minutes early to your appointment.
- Be fashionable. Wear clothing that’s stylish and put a lot of thought into your choices. This is a unique opportunity and we want you to look amazing!
- Group your outfits together on hangers. Make sure items are ironed and ready to go.
- Plan on changing quickly. The faster you change, the more time we have to photograph and the more photo choices you’ll have later.
- Make sure you’re comfortable in your clothing and that it flatters you. This will ensure that you like how you look in your photos.
- If you’re self-conscious about your arms, avoid sleeveless or cap-sleeve shirts and tank tops.
- Bring a variety of colors and mix the level of styles. One outfit should be traditional or classic looking, while the other can be a mix of edgy and stylish. All clothing should be items you are comfortable in.
- Don’t forget to dress those feet, plan for shoes to match each outfit.
- Bring hair spray, clips, pins, and whatever else is needed to keep your hair out of your eyes if it’s windy. Also bring a brush and mirror for quick hair touch-ups. I have a few products in the camera room, but everyone has their own preference.
- Makeup should only be slightly heavier than normal. Mascara should be clean and not clumpy. Avoid makeup with an SPF because it tends to create a shine. Summer shine can be controlled by using translucent powder that knocks out shine without adding additional color.
- If you paint your nails, make sure they’re done well for your session. Chipped nail paint will show and distract from you. Opt for basic or natural tones.
- Keep it simple. Big, shiny jewelry can distract from the important subject, you. If you have different jewelry for different outfits, you might put each set of jewelry in a plastic baggie and hang it on the hanger with that outfit.
- Friends or parents are welcome and often can be a help. However, if they distract you, it may be best to meet them when the session is over. You’re welcome to have a couple of shots with a boyfriend, best friend, sibling, or parent at no extra charge. If you plan to bring anyone else please let me know. Animals must be brought to my attention at the time of booking.
- Props are great! Bring props that help show who you are. Some popular choices are:
- Sports equipment (soccer ball, basketball, softball bat, etc.)
- Sports uniforms
- Musical instruments
- Activity related items (dance, art, school clubs, etc.)
Senior portraits starting at $200, which include multiple looks and 25+ digitally edited images.