4 tips on dressing for a senior portrait session | Denver Senior Photographer | Truth Photography LLC

4 tips on dressing for a senior portrait sessionOk so you have a photographer and location, now to figure out clothing. Lost on what to wear? Here are my 4 best tips on what to bring to wear at your senior photo shoot.

#1 Types of clothing

There are 4 types of clothing that every senior should make sure that they have at their session. Casual Clothing The first must bring is a casual outfit. This should be something you feel comfortable in, something you would wear to school or hanging out with friends. Something that you feel like you in.  Formal Clothing This can be anything from a button down or more casual dress to a full suit or prom dress. Just make sure you mix it up and get some more dressy portraits.

Football senior portrait, Northglenn high school

Your jersey, letter jacket etc. This is a great time to get portraits in your sports jersey or letter jacket but make sure you get some great

unique portraits that don’t look like all of the other sports photos you have had done each year. These photos can come out really cool if you discuss them with your photographer before hand and make sure they have some great ideas for making the photos unique. Accessories  This is the one everyone forgets. Shoes to match each set of clothing, jewelry, hats, sunglasses, items that represent your interests etc. will make the difference between good portraits and great ones. Don’t be afraid to choose bold jewelry and fun accessories that will stand out in the portraits.

senior portraits Denver Colorado


#2 Make sure it is something that follows your schools dress code

Typically the dress code for your yearbook photo is the same as the dress code for school every day (the exception to this is private and charter schools) so you want to make sure you don’t limit your yearbook portrait choices by choosing something that doesn’t meet the dress code.

#3 Make sure your clothing is something you are comfortable doing a variety of poses in and that you are ok sitting on the ground in.

Often I see girls choose very short shorts or skirts for their portraits which really limits what poses we can do for your session. So make sure its something you can move and sit in.

Senior girl in Broomfield Colorado

#4 Choose simple patterns and timeless style

Ok think 70’s portraits with bell bottoms and loud patterned shirts. Or 80’s portraits with the big hair and overdone makeup. No matter what you choose some of the style of your senior portraits is going to go out of style but you still want to make sure you choose something that won’t look terribly out of date 10, 20 or 30 years from now. You also want to avoid overly loud patterns that will pull the attention away from you in the photo.



Those are my 4 best tips for choosing your clothing. I hope that they help give you a place to start when choosing but remember if I am your senior photographer you are always welcome to text me pictures of your top choices so I can give you a little more direction.

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Truth Photography is a full service Northglenn Colorado based portrait company. Photographer Jennifer Tavera specializes in creating a unique photo session that will be an adventure for your child or family and turning the finished portraits into beautiful wall art for your home. For more information on my sessions join my insiders club at bit.ly/TruthPhotoInsiders




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