Senior photography of a high school senior girl in the sunlight, holding her hair

SENIOR SESSION PREP GUIDE


What to wear and beyond!

Below are a few topics pulled from my senior session prep guide magazine. If you want all the info, my Senior session prep guide magazine is chock full of too much goodness for a website page! (download it below!)

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OUTFITS

  • Variety
  • Accessories
  • Comfort

OUTFITS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL AMAZING

I don’t know about you, but I don’t always wear the exact same type of clothes. Sometimes I like to dress it up a bit, and other days I’m happy in my jeans and worn t-shirt. And once in a while I wear a wild card outfit…something I would not normally wear when feeling extra spunky!

Aside from my mini session, my senior sessions include multiple outfit changes. I suggest bringing the following for variety:

  • one fancy pants outfit
  • one casual outfit
  • one wild card
  • any uniforms

In addition to outfits, accessories are a way to really change up outfits without changing at all! Examples are:

  • Hats
  • Jackets
  • Scarves
  • Jewelry
  • Flamingo headband

Don’t forget about comfort. We do a lot of walking, and we shoot while we walk. So ensure your shoes are comfortable.

The other type of comfort is how you feel in the clothes. I want our outfits to be an extension of who you are, a way to communicate different aspects of your personality.

2

PRO STYLING

  • Who
  • What
  • Why

YOU ON YOUR VERY BEST DAY!

I partner with an outstanding pro styling team here in the harbor … who else but the amazing SJ & Allie Kay styling. They are a dynamic duo focussed on making you look and feel your very best!

This is for anyone who wants any level or service, from the very basics just looking fresh and cleaned up, to elaborate hair and makeup artistry. What level of service would you like?

Why should you opt for pro stying?

  • Stylists understand makeup for camera and lighting. This is different than everyday makeup.
  • There is nothing better than a little pampering before your photos; it adds another layer to your senior experience!
  • Stylists will hide skin imperfections better than anyone, and will do so with perfect color matching so your photos look amazing!
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LOCATIONS

  • Studio
  • Outdoors
  • Connection

MEANINGFUL LOCATIONS

My Signature and Luxe sessions include multiple locations. I always suggest: Studio, outdoors location with a vibe you love, and a location with a special connection.

Studio shots are super fun, and a bit like a magazine cover shoot. It’s a good place for that one pair of shoes you don’t want to wear outside, too! If we can’t access your connection location, we can use the studio!

For your outdoor location, I will offer a handful of excellent choices that flow in line with the vibe you love best (urban, trails, beach, etc.). We will walk for a good hour using the area and all it has to offer!

I love utilizing a location that you have a connection to. This might be the pool, football field, weight room, the stage. (And yes, we would incorporate outfits and even props for this which is covered in my FREE full prep magazine!)

GET MY PREP GUIDE MAGAZINE

Did you enjoy these few tips? Download my full senior session prep guide!

p.s. good for ’25 too!

Cover of the Senior Session Prep Guide

I’ve been photographing seniors for 16 years…and they’re still my favorite!

All the tips are super helpful so that we’re ready well in advance, but the magic happens when you feel completely comfortable, and are having so much fun that you forget you were ever nervous. You’ll be laughing freely and naturally. It’ll be more like hanging out with a new friend who happens to know a thing or two about taking photos.

I promise that your senior session with me will make you look and feel your very best.

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