Senior Portrait Session Tips

Now that you’ve booked your session, I have a few tips for you to help you get ready for your close up. Follow these guidelines the weeks leading up to your senior portrait session and I will take care of the rest!

1.Clothing Tips

Choose two to three outfits to wear during your session and lay them out so they are ready to go. Make sure they are clean and wrinkle-free.

2. Accessories

Don’t forget to pack any accessories you’ll want for each outfit – jewelry, scarves, headbands, etc. Bring matching socks/tights, and shoes for each outfit if one pair won’t go along with all of them.

3. Props

Male teen posing with a soccer ball for senior portraits in Destin, FL.

While you’re at it, if you plan on bringing any props – your ballet shoes, favorite book, softball gear, etc. – go ahead and lay that out as well. If you are going to bring your car to the session and want it to be in photos with you, be sure to wash it the night before/day of your session.

4. Rest

Get a good night’s rest the night before so you can look well rested for your session.

5. Haircut

Get your hair cut about one to two weeks prior to your session. Don’t drastically change it from your normal style in case you don’t like it. Have the hair stylist show you some easy styles you can do during outfit changes to switch it up a bit.

6. Makeup Tips

Practice your makeup the week leading up to your session so you can get it just right the day of. I do work with several professional makeup artists such as Jessica Salort, Ivette Noemi, or Morgan Nichols. This is something I strongly suggest you look into for your session.

High School Senior teen smiling at the camera with greenery

7. Acne

If you wake up two days prior to your session, or the morning of, and acne has appeared on your face – don’t pick at it and make it worse while trying to get rid of it. Apply some makeup over the area (not too heavy) and leave it at that. We offer basic retouching, which includes blemish removal; so don’t even worry about it.

8. Manicure/Pedicure

Get a manicure the day before or day of your session to ensure your nails look their best. Don’t forget that the color needs to match all of your outfits. For this reason, and to keep a clean appearance, we suggest going with the French manicure or just a clear coat of paint.

9. Practice

Practice a nice natural smile and cute poses in a mirror or send us over some things we can talk to you about that will help you relax – your favorite movie, your boyfriend, etc.

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