As you prepare to get your senior portraits taken, you probably have questions about what you should wear for the photos. While you may have a number of outfit changes, bringing the right clothes with you in the first place allows for more time to be spent taking the pictures. While personal style matters, there are a number of factors to consider as you get your clothing together for your senior portrait photo shoot.
Timeless Clothing is Perfect
While you don't have to go and buy clothes completely void of style, timeless styles work great in a senior portrait shoot. You have to remember that these are images that will remain on your parents' and grandparents' walls for decades, and you want at least one picture that captures your beauty without focusing on the clothing you are wearing. Timeless clothing is pure and simple, without a lot of added flair.
Cover Your Body
It's not necessary to dress as a nun for your senior portraits, but wearing shorts that are too short, and extremely revealing clothing rarely looks good on anyone in professional photographs. Of course you want to dress your age, and look great at the same time, as you should. But clothing that is too short and too revealing makes it difficult for the photographer to pose you. Shorts that are too high end up creeping up when you sit, making it appear as if you don't have any pants on at all. Tank tops will be fine for an image or two, but keep in mind the variety you are looking for in your senior portfolio and bring a variety of clothing with you.
Choose Patterned or Loud Clothes with Care
The point of your senior portraits is to showcase you at this time period in your life. If you choose really loud, bright colored clothes, this will distract from you and your beauty. While it is fun to take a picture or two with a really bright or eccentric outfit on, it's important to bring some muted color tones with you as well. Clothes without patterns work the best for photo shoots. If you like texture, consider wearing layers or clothing with lace on it. You can play around with texture while keeping the color tones moderately neutral.
Getting ready for your senior portraits should be a fun, exciting experience. Remember to bring with you some solid colored clothing, a variety of outfits, and any hair or makeup products that you might need. For more information, contact studios like Monte Evans Photography.