Senior Portrait Tips

Your senior year will be full of university tours, football games, dances and, tearful goodbyes. You will be jammed pack with all these activities which makes summer the perfect time to schedule your senior portraits.

There will be no last minute shuffle to getting your portraits done in time for graduation announcements.

No last minute shuffle to get an appointment with the hair dresser and/or makeup artists.

No hasty decision on wardrobe that will make you regret your choice down the line.

Summer portrait sessions is the best time to get it done because you will be able to take your time in choosing your photographer, wardrobe, hair style and make-up artist.


You want to make sure that your photographer will ask you questions about yourself, maybe even provide you with a questionnaire. You want to make sure that the photographer will tailor your session to exactly how you want it. Finding a photographer that you connect with is key to a fun and memorable session that will be all about you!


When choosing a location you want to think about a place that as meaning to you. It will help you to feel more comfortable in front of the camera. If you are not sure about which location to choose ask yourself, “how would I spend a typical afternoon?” This will aid you in picking a location that is true to you.

Wardrobe/Hair Style/Make-up Artist:

Pinterest is a great resource! You can use Pinterest to see what other senior portraits look like. It will give you a chance to decide what you like and don’t like. Ask yourself, “do I see myself doing that?” Look for images that speak to you. You can start your own Pinterest board that you can share with your photographer or you can take a look at what I have put together to get you started. You want your wardrobe, hair and, make-up to reflect who you are. So remember to stay true to you when making your decisions. Make sure that you try out your outfits before hand. This will ensure that you are comfortable. Ask a friend to help you decide.

I hope that this has provided you with the information that you need to make a decision for your senior portraits.

-Alekandra A.

Senior Portrait Tips




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