Senior Photo Tips

Please read the following information to prepare for your Senior Portrait Session.  Following these tips will make the difference between good results and amazing  results.    It’s all in the details!

from Dom Chiera Photography

 

Tips for preparing for your session:

 

 For Guy's and Girl's :

                Avoid wide horizontal stripes, this is not a flattering pattern to use for photographs.

                Clothing should be brought in on hangers rather than folded – wrinkles will show.

Check your fit in the mirror, when clothing is too tight it pulls rather than drapes you.  Tight clothing is not the same as fitted clothing.  Tight fabrics that pull will add weight.

Choose your outfits and make selections from head to toe.  Shoes, socks, belts, jewelry & undergarments matter.

Bring out your sparkling smile by using a whitener. 

Have a special idea for your photos?  Tell us your ideas, we want your photos to be unique to you.

Include a solid colored long sleeved shirt  with your outfits. 

Select an outfit that matches your eye color or hair color. 

Dark colors slenderize your silhouette and  light colors will expand it.

Eye glasses glare can be avoided by bringing a spare set of frames (no lenses) borrowed from your optometrist. 

If you have a sunburn – natural sunlight or tanning bed induced – please reschedule your appointment.

Don’t try a new hairstyle or make-up style for your senior portraits. 

Express yourself in a variety of ways – have some with smiles and some without.

 

For Girl's

Although glitter is pretty,   glitter & photography don’t mix.  However,  extra mascara is recommended.  Bring powder & lipstick for touch ups.

Hands and feet will show in some shots, having your nails polished will finish off your look. 

Things to bring:   Favorite outfits, collections, sports memorabilia, your car, your hobbies, special interests. Bring a parent or friend to help you with carrying your things and changing your outfits

Girl’s accessories:  hats, chunky necklaces,  earrings & bracelets, sunglasses, scarves, boots, high heels, sneakers, fancy belts, flip flops, sports equipment

Girl’s casual clothing suggestions:   skinny jeans, sweaters, skirts, shorts, layered tops, tanks, casual dresses, hoodies, jackets, uniforms

Girl’s formal clothing:  Prom dresses, homecoming dresses, long sleeved sweaters, suits, long sleeved shirts

 

For Guy's

 Things to bring:   Favorite outfits, collections, sports memorabilia, your car, your hobbies, special interests. Bring a parent or friend to help you with carrying your things and changing your outfit 

Guy’s accessories: hats, watches, ties, flip flops, sunglasses, belts, ball caps, sneakers, boots, sports equipment,

Guy’s formal clothing suggestions:  suit, sports coat, tie, solid button-up shirt, sweater, belt, shoes, socks

Guy’s casual clothing suggestions:   hoodies, polos, jackets, jerseys, uniforms, shorts, jeans, camo