So, you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear. Here are a few ideas that will help you choose the Best clothes to wear for Your Senior Portraits.
Choose a VARIETY of outfitsl. It's a good idea to include both casual and formal outfits. You choose a couple and let Mom choose one or two, that way everyone is happy.
Your face should be the focal point. Long sleeve solids or subtle prints are usually the most flattering
Yearbook poses, as required by the school are usually done on a medium to dark background. Medium to darker clothing looks best for this portrait.
Bright colors and earth tones look great for your outdoor portraits.
Traditional styles will stand the test of time and keep your portrait looking great and up to date for years to come.
Some poses may show your shoes so remember to bring shoes and socks for each outfit that you plan to wear.
Busy patterns and loud colors can be very distracting in your portraits. Avoid large and bold patterns that might tend to draw attention away from your face. Also remember that large patterns and oversized clothing will add to the appearance of extra weight in your portraits.
Props can help tp show your personality and record the types of activities you are involved in. Be sure to bring some of your own props to your session. Here are some ideas:
Sports Letter Jackets
Boyfriend or Girlfriend
SOME FINAL TIPS
Simplicity is the key to a successful portrait
Long sleeves are recommended
Darker colors tend to minimize body size.
Keep the tonal range of clothing in the same group. Don't mix light and dark pieces in the same outfit.
Men should have their hair cut or trimmed 4 or 5 days before the portrait so your hair will have a chance to "relax" and look more natural.
Men should shave about 1 - 2 hours before their portrait. This will eliminate any redness. Remember "5 o'clock shadow" cannot be removed from your portrait.
Ladies should "slightly" over apply makeup as studio lights tend to wash our certain foundations
Be sure and allow adequate time for your session
And finally relax and be yourself for a fantastic Senior Portrait