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the worst mistake to make for your senior pictures

And 3 Ways to Fix It!

Senior photo collage by Crockette's Images

What is the worst mistake you can make when planning for your senior pictures….?

The clothing can really make a big difference to your senior photos. If you wear the same type of outfits, for example, all sun dresses, all jeans and t-shirts, all baggy sweaters, etc…… there will be no variety and won’t show off all the facets of your personality. If you want to look great and have great photos, follow these 3 steps.

1. Think about several things you want your senior photos to say about you. Here are some examples: confident, smart, country girl, happy, fun, silly, classy, carefree, dramatic, bold, serious, eclectic, edgy.

Three Senior photos by Crockette's Images

2. Once you determine what personality traits you want to bring out, take a look in your closet. What do you currently own that shows off your personality the best? You can always go shopping to complete the looks you’re going for.

Senior photo collage by Crockette's Images

3. Use ME as a resource. Take a look at this “What to Wear” guide to help you decide outfit styles you like. If you have questions, please contact me before your session so we can go through your outfits and collaborate on what will look best. If you’re still torn on your session day, bring all the outfits you’re considering, and we can decide together which to wear.

Most seniors include 2-5 outfits. Here’s a few ideas to get a variety.

1. Casual jeans or shorts paired with a T-shirt or casual top or sweater. Add boots or sandals. Try a messy bun or ribbon for your hair.

collage of senior portraits

2. Casual dress or skirt and blouse with wedges, sandals or boots.

four girls posing for Senior photos

3. Jumper, dressy pants or more formal dress with heels or sandals.

Two beautiful Seniors posing outdoors

4. Add a favorite jacket, jewelry, hat or sunglasses or feature your musical instrument, sport or pet.

Senior photo collage with various outfits for girls
Senior photo collage with various outfits for guys

5. Mix things up: collar, no collar, V-neck, square neck, short sleeves, long sleeves, dark colors, bright color, vest, scarf, belt…

Senior with 5 outfit options

Senior photo session with five different outfit options

Senior with 4 outfits options

Senior photo session with four different outfit options