How to Prepare for your Senior Session

August 18, 2022

So, you’ve decided to book your Senior Experience Session – congrats! This will be a fun and memorable way to remember your senior year!

If you’re wondering how to make the most out of your photoshoot, read on. We have plenty of tips to help you prepare.

1. Bring the Best Outfits

Every Senior Experience session includes a style consult prior to your shoot. We will go through your wardrobe and decide what to wear. You can bring a variety of outfits to the portrait session, so it’s ok to bring options.

 As we look through your clothes, here are a few things we keep in mind: 

  • Avoid distracting colors and patterns – zebra stripes, busy prints, and shirts with logos or pictures are out.
  • Choose something flattering and comfortable – this will help boost your confidence during the shoot.
  • Keep your jewelry simple – you don’t want anything to take away from capturing your personality.
  • Make sure your clothes are in good shape and wrinkle-free

2. Plan Your Hairstyle

Although your Senior Session includes professional hair and makeup, if you want to get a haircut before your session, make sure to do it at least one week out. The last thing you need is a new ‘do to turn out poorly or require a new way of styling it right before your shoot. If you want to have it professionally styled the day of, try to use someone you trust who knows your hair. Also, don’t feel like you need to go super formal – it’s nice to show off your usual style.

3. Choose Your Makeup Carefully

Although makeup application is also included with your appointment, if you have a favorite, go-to shade or color, go ahead and bring your makeup to the shoot. In general, you want to stay away from anything too glossy or sparkly, as these do not appear as pretty on camera, as it is in person. 

4. Prep Your Skin

Gentlemen, if you’re usually clean-shaven, go ahead and shave that morning. If you have facial hair, clean it up, so it looks more polished. Ladies, if you’re planning to bare your underarms or legs, make sure they’re shaved to your preference. 

5. Think About Props

Do you have a sport, hobby, or club that was a big part of your high school experience? Did you win an award or trophy? Consider bringing something that represents what you are passionate about–whether it be a basketball, trophy, or musical instrument.

6. Get Ready to Shine

Even if you’re a natural in front of the camera, it’s always a good idea to practice your smile, poses, and expressions. This will help you discover how to look more natural and authentic in front of the camera.

After you’ve prepped for your shoot— relax! 

Try to get a  good night’s sleep and come to your session ready to have some fun! 

Ready to book a Senior Experience Session with us? Send us a quick message at or call/text 941.524.0888

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