Senior Picture Outfit Tips: 4 Key Considerations

Figuring out what to wear on a daily basis is a task in that of itself; never mind trying to decide what to wear for your senior pictures! That’s why I’m here to share the 4 key things you should consider when choosing outfits for your senior pictures!

Choose a Variety of Outfits

Make sure you’re choosing different clothing types, colors, and patterns. It can get a little repetitive if every outfit is the same color or same style (as in all dresses or all jeans) or the same pattern. Be sure to bring a couple of outfits to your senior photo shoot, so your final gallery shows a variety of images.

If you have one outfit that’s a dress, make sure your second outfit has pants of some sort (jeans, leggings, shorts, etc.) Another thing to keep in mind are necklines. Make sure the tops you’re choosing have different necklines so it doesn’t look like you’re wearing the same top in every photo.

Choose Outfits That Allow Movement

Choose clothing you can move in! When choosing your outfits, think about posing for your senior pictures. You want to make sure you can do different things like sitting, standing, and moving. Clothing that’s too tight or short can restrict your poses. For example, if you wear a flowy dress to your session, it will add a whimsical and carefree vibe to the photos, especially if we’re in a wildflower field.

A high school aged girl sits on a ledge in a rose garden wearing a rust colored dress as one of her senior picture outfits.

Let’s Accessorize!

Incorporate accessories to add a finishing touch to your outfit. Necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings will be seen in your pictures, so make sure they coordinate with your outfits. Please keep your smartwatch at home unless it’s an important part of your outfit. Also something to note is to make sure you take off your smartwatch when you’re outside. You’ll wind up with a smartwatch tan line, and that isn’t an easy fix in Photoshop.

A girl plays with her hair in a field of grass during her senior photos.

Add Layers

Adding layers to your outfit can bring your look together! Consider pairing a leather or denim jacket, a flannel, or a cardigan with one of your outfits, especially if you book your senior pictures during the fall. 

A high school girl wearing a black top, a black vest, and jeans poses among fall colors during her senior photos.

Want more helpful tips like this? Check out this blog post – Choosing The Perfect Season For Your Senior Pictures

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