Between Pinterest boards, Instagram style bloggers, and your mom, figuring out how to turn your closet into a few select outfits for your senior session can be overwhelming. There are definitely some things to consider when prepping for pictures, but ultimately, your portraits should reflect you and your personal style.
If you wear glasses every day, don’t feel like you need to put in contacts just for these pictures – your glasses are part of your identity! Two things to keep in mind that can be a little challenging: glare and transition lenses. Removing the lenses temporarily (no one will notice) so you can show off your eyes is by far the easiest solution. If this isn’t possible, keep your glasses pocketed until just before the picture is taken so they won’t turn in to shades. There are posing techniques that can eliminate, or at the very least minimize glare, so don’t stress!
When it comes to picking out your outfit, here are a few little tips:
- Avoid shades of red or anything that’s ever appeared on a highlighter. Bright colors like red, orange, and hot pink will reflect in your skin tone, and highlighter tones can be too bright + distracting. This is especially important if you plan on using a natural setting for your portraits. Senior pictures should show off you and your tremendous achievement, not your choice of clothing.
4. In general, I caution against anything with graphics or logos. I try not to include any kind of branding in my images, and it also has the risk of dating the photograph. As far as prints go, think subtle and subdued. If you have a particular printed button-up that you adore, awesome! Just pair it with something solid on the bottom so it doesn’t overwhelm.