I NEVER HAVE TO BE IN-FRONT OF THE CAMERA...
THAT IS WHY I DRESS THE WAY I DO,
NOT BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PAIR AN OUTFIT TOGETHER.
HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE STYLING TIPS TO KEEP IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND WHILE PLANNING OUTFITS FOR YOUR SESSION.
1. LAYERS MAKE THE WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.
IF YOU TAKE ONE THING AWAY FROM THESE STYLING TIPS, MAKE IT THIS ONE. LAYERING IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING YOU CAN DO TO MAKE YOUR OUTFITS STAND OUT. A PLAIN T-SHIRT AND JEANS IS GOING TO PHOTOGRAPH LIKE A PLAIN T-SHIRT AND JEANS... BY ADDING A JACKET, FLANNEL, OR EVEN BOTH, YOUR OUTFIT NOW HAS DIMENSION-- AND GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE VARIETY BY ADDING PIECES ON OR TAKING PIECES OFF.
2. DON'T LEAVE YOUR ACCESSORIES AT HOME.
JUST LIKE LAYERING YOUR CLOTHES, LAYERING YOUR ACCESSORIES CAN REALLY ADD A LOT TO YOUR OUTFITS. STACKING BRACELETS, RINGS, OR NECKLACES IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA. EARRINGS ARE THE LEAST NOTICED PIECE OF JEWELRY IN PHOTOGRAPHS, BUT THE ONE PEOPLE STRESS MOST ABOUT. DON'T STRESS THEM. HATS + SUNGLASSES ARE ALWAYS A FUN ACCESSORY TO THROW ON FOR A FEW PHOTOS.
3. DRESS FOR THE SEASONS.
this is something no-one thinks about, but we wish they did. we want to give you the most variety we can from your session-- dressing for the seasons is the best way to add variety. If you have two outfits-- bring a summer and a winter. If you have 3 outfits, bring a summer, winter, and spring outfit. and you guessed it, if you have 4 outfits-- dress for all four seasons. And if that doesn't make sense to you-- bring an outfit for each side of your personality. for example, say you love FROLICKING in fields on Saturday mornings, but love going to underground indie shows at night-- bring a boho inspired outfit for your frolicking side and a more grunge inspired outfit for your inner indie music loving self.
4. DRESS FOR YOU.
IF YOU AREN'T COMFORTABLE IN WHAT YOU ARE WEARING, DON'T WEAR IT. I DON'T CARE HOW "IN" CROP-TOPS ARE-- AS A 26 YEAR OLD MALE WHO IS 65 POUNDS OVERWEIGHT-- I WILL NEVER FEEL COMFORTABLE IN A CROP-TOP. WHEN CHOOSING OUTFITS FOR YOUR SESSION-- FIND THINGS THAT ACCENTUATE WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF AND MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN. IF YOU FEEL GOOD, YOU WILL BE HAPPY, AND IF YOU'RE GENUINELY HAPPY-- EVERYONE WILL KNOW IT WHEN THEY LOOK AT YOUR IMAGES.
5. YOU ARE WHAT MATTERS.
DON'T WEAR ANYTHING THAT DISTRACTS FROM YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE. CLOTHES WITH WORDING OR CRAZY DESIGNS TAKE ATTENTION AWAY FROM YOU-- AND WE DON'T WANT THAT. ALSO, DESIGNS AND PHRASES HELP DATE A PICTURE EVEN FASTER.. WE WANT THESE PICTURES TO BE CLASSIC AND BEAUTIFUL.
and last, but certainly not least-- and mom's may hate me for this
one-- if it's not you, don't wear it. These pictures serve to be memories of who you were in your final year of high school. I think sometimes people have an idea of what senior pictures are suppose to be: formal attire with a cheesy smile-- and if you are formal attire and a cheesy smile, then that's great. but if that's not you-- why pretend to be someone else?
i think you are pretty awesome just the way you are. be you.
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STILL STRUGGLING? FEEL FREE TO CLICK THROUGH OUR SENIOR STYLE BOARD. THESE ARE OUTFITS WE FEEL WILL PHOTOGRAPH PERFECTLY DURING YOUR SESSION!