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Revealing Who You Are! How to Dress for your Senior Portraits!

Updated: Jul 27

Senior Shoot Coming Up? Wondering how to dress for your senior portraits? If you're into country music and you love everything country, then a rustic background and boots it is! This gal dressed to speak to who she is right now! I loved her whole vibe! She had boot cut jeans and boots for the beginning and changed to a flirty dress with her boots for the second half!

Think about what you want your overall gallery to look and feel like. Do you want an urban vibe? Then look at ripped jeans, cute booties and a leather or suede jacket? Want something a little more “girly” then think fitted bodice with flowy bottom on a dress. Movement adds a lot to your photos. Layers also add some interest and depth to your images. Think vests, scarves, denim or leather jackets, hats…wear something that reveals a bit of who you are! AND, DON’T FORGET your letterman’s jacket or football or tennis racket! These are all great things that tell your high school story!

Another thing you want to keep in mind is WHERE you want to shoot around San Diego? San Diego offers so many backdrops from the beach, to something rustic, something a bit more urban. All good things to think about when we are planning your shoot.

And a few other tips I always mention are the following: haircuts at least a week before to give your hair time to relax into the cut for both guys and girls, clean nails - this doesn't mean you have to spend on manicures but clean nails are a must, and, for the ladies, think about getting your makeup done or adding a bit more than usual to add a pop! Another thing I mention to my people is that if you are going to get a spray tan, make sure you loofah and go to a reputable place so that it looks even. I actually prefer your own beautiful skin tone over the tans, but that's just me. :)

In addition, I have exciting news! I have launched my online senior portrait course: Creating Genuine Senior Portraits. I created it for hobbyists and established photographers alike. If you are looking to get into Senior Photography or would like to level up what you offer now, THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU! Check it out!

What other tips do you want to know about? What are your questions regarding photography or your upcoming shoot? I'm a San Diego Photographer who focuses and loves family photography and high school senior photography. So let’s chat and let's get you on the books! Let's get together and capture this time now.

Let's create magic!

Hey, before you go, check out my friend Valerie Eidson, Family Photographer Asheville, North Carolina. She is sharing her latest family shoot adventure.

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