Tips for Your Session

Stylish senior portraits

What should I wear?

  • You don’t necessarily need to dress up for your shoot. Wear clothing you are comfortable in and that shows off your style. Adding a jacket or changing a shirt can be enough to change up your outfit.
  • Avoid solid white and colors that are close to flesh tones.
  • Bring several options with you. Be sure you have a few solid colors not all bold and bright patterns or logo clothing.
  • Be sure your clothing is clean a wrinkle free. Wrinkles will show up in photographs.
  • If you wear glasses, we do our best to avoid glass glare, however, this can be difficult in the studio. You can have your optician remove your lenses from the frames.

Ladies

  • Avoid new hairstyle just before your photos.
  • Avoid tan lines.
  • Be sure to get plenty of rest to avoid tired baggy eyes.
  • Make sure your nails are nice for the picture. Chipped and bright color nail polish will also show up in the photos.
  • Apply your make up the same you would any other day. We want you to look natural.
  • Consider bringing lipstick, powder, hair clips and a pocket mirror with you to your session. You can do touch ups along the way.
  • Be aware of bra straps and colored undergarments.

Gentlemen

  • Consider getting a haircut a few days before the session.
  • Be clean shaven or be sure you facial hair is neatly trimmed.
  • Get ready for the portrait session like you’re planning to meet someone important or special.
  • Bring at least one additional outfit.
  • Bring a comb with you if you think you might need one.

What to bring?

  • Please bring along items that are special to you or show your interests and hobbies. Ideas include instruments, sports equipment and uniforms.
  • Additional outfits, accessories.
  • Grooming supplies for final touches.

What else to know…

  • If you chose an on location shoot, there may not always be a convenient place to change. Consider this when you are choosing your outfits and changes.
  • Relax! There’s no need to stress over anything. Dan’s staff is experienced and will make your session fun and enjoyable.
  • Tips for your session