Apr 9, 2011

Family & Senior Sessions What to wear

Most of all I  am going to want you to have fun.  My goal is to make this your session of images about your life and who you are.   The following are  some guide lines to help  make your clothing choices easier.

Keep in Mind:

  • Wear layers , texture, scarves, Cardigans
  • Texture again , because it looks so great!  Lace, ruffles, chunky knits or any knit .
  • Keeping it simple is always great. My favorite is jeans and a cute top .
  • Bring different changes of clothing for a variety of different looks.{ Be dressy, casual, formal , and or sporty}
  • Be unique , choose fun clothes that make you feel your best.
  • Color Coordinate but don’t match perfectly
  • Bring a pair of  fun shoes or go barefoot which is always my favorite!
  • Accessorize with Jewelry, hats, headbands and Belts
  • Bring your favorite things ie,  musical instrument, sports, ballet shoes, tools, car…
  • Its fun to bring formal outfits and your regular  clothing for variety with senior sessions
  • For whites try to choose an off white or creamy instead of stark white.
  • Guys make sure your socks are dark if you have dark pants and light if you have light colored pants
  • Guys let “new ” haircuts grow out at least   a few days or preferably for  5 -7 days otherwise it looks really blunt in pictures
  • Wear chapstick for guys  or lip gloss for girls especially if you tend to get chapped lips
  • Drink lots of water  the day before and day of for pretty skin!
  • Be true to yourself .
  • Be on time  so we can use the best light

My message is this  — Don’t stress over what to wear, just bring what you love & include variety. Wear clothes that are comfortable and express your personality.  If you wear what you love you can’t help but feel amazing and it will shine through in the photos!


  • Wearing writing or big logos
  • Dressy Clothes that don’t allow you to Relax or be Yourself( unless they are You of course!)
  • Haircuts right before a session
  • Too short of a skirt or low neck lines
  • too contrasty of clothing . For example a white skirt and black top . The eye will be drawn to the skirt rather than the face .  Try clothing that is either , colorful , darks with darks or lights with lights.

Feel free to contact me with any ideas or questions. Below are some senior session ideas.

Here is some  inspiration for your fall family session . Carmels, Pinks , and Blues all coordinated just right ! If you need help deciding what to wear you can also see many more  ideas on my Pinterest what to wear board or the senior fashion what to wear  .

Essence of DianaMilitary InspiredThe Dimming of the Day

Summer Blazer joelle


  • Try to coordinate rather than match to much .
  • Pick a pattern in one item of clothing and gather 2 or 3 colors from it to help coordinate.
  • Most often shirts can be untucked for guys
  • Accessorize for interest, color, and texture. ie hats , jewelry, scarfes, etc
  • Girls — For that Eclectic look –Matilda Jane

Maternity Sessions:

  • Moms bring a black tank top and black yoga pants for simple belly shots
  • Maxi dresses , flowing,  or ruffly clothes to show off the beautiful baby belly
  • Patterned button down shirts for fun make great pictures too or your husbands dress shirt !



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