Your clothing matters!
Your outfit choices can make or break your whole session! If you don't look great then you may not feel great - which can result in photos that you don't LOVE! Senior portraits only happen once a year, so dress to impress! Keep reading to learn some of my most important tips and tricks.
Start thinking about your outfit choices before anything else! We are lucky with (mostly) good weather all year, but Texas does have winter like everywhere else! Don't plan to wear a sun dress in the middle of January or a suit in the heat of the summer. Think about your location, the weather, what the foliage looks like during specific seasons - it all matters! Pick pieces that compliment you as well as the season.
Being comfortable plays a huge role in being confident! Choosing pieces that you feel great in will translate into you looking great as well. Too short skirts or too tight clothing does not translate well in photos and doesn't capture movement the same as a flowy dress would.
TIP: We do a lot of walking, so throw some crocs in your bag for those in-between moments. I promise, you won't regret it!
I love a classic look, but I love it even more when clients change it up a bit! Be different! Pick a bold color pant or fun shoe - you don't have to go crazy, but I love helping clients express their own sense of style! This is your one opportunity for senior photos - so choose your outfits with purpose!
One of the most fun - and important parts - the accessories! You can really add a lot of personality with accessories. Earrings, necklaces, rings, glasses, hats, scarves, the list goes on and on. Bring as much as you want and we can add/take away depending on the look. Don't have anything? A simple necklace or jacket can really elevate any look!
TIP: Adding layers & textures creates dimension. Think sequins, fur, knit sweaters, etc. Have fun with it!
Add professional hair and makeup!
If you only take away one tip from this whole guide - PLEASE - let it be this one! Getting your hair and makeup done is the biggest way to elevate any photoshoot, especially your senior session. Not only will you look great, but you will feel great, too! Take this opportunity to pamper yourself. You deserve it!
TIP: Don't neglect your fingernails! Make sure they're groomed, too, even if they aren't polished.