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Our Senior Pictures Sale ends soon, don’t miss out!

Our Senior Pictures Sale ends soon, don’t miss out!

Erie Photography Senior Pictures Sale is HERE!

As the school year comes to a close, many seniors are looking for a way to commemorate their time in high school. For some, that means getting their senior pictures taken. 

In fact, most people would agree that senior pictures are one of the most important milestones in a person’s life. They mark the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. For many students, this is also their first time working with a professional photographer. So, it’s no surprise that choosing the right photographer is a big decision.

One way to make the process a little easier is to take advantage of senior picture sales.

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Senior Pictures Sale

Senior Pictures Sale Details

So, what exactly are the details about our Senior Pictures Sale? Easy! Book your senior photos between now and May 31st, 2022 to save $100 off the regular price! Our 1.5-2 hour session comes with 10 digital downloads. That’s a deal good enough not to pass up! 

BOOK NOW & SAVE

Don’t wait to book your Senior Portrait Session and save money while doing it. Graduating highschool is a HUGE milestone in your life and it deserves to be preserved by a professional who will make you look and feel your best!

Senior Pictures Blogs

Find out a little more about our Senior Photo Sessions and get some helpful tips to get your picture ready!

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Senior Pictures at the Beach-DJ’s Session

Senior Pictures at the Beach-DJ’s Session

DJ’s senior pictures at the beach on Presque Isle were a perfect way to celebrate his high school career. The sun was shining, the waves were crashing, and DJ looked great! We started near Misery Bay taking advantage of the foliage on this beautiful state park before moving onto the beach for sunset photos.

Senior Pictures at the Beach
Senior Pictures at the Beach

The Best Option

When getting senior pictures taken in Erie Pa, there are a lot of great locations to choose from. Because we live right on Lake Erie, one of the most popular choices is the beach. The beach provides a beautiful and natural backdrop for photos, and it can be done either at the ocean or at a lake. There are a few things to keep in mind when taking senior pictures at the beach.

Senior Pictures at the Beach
SEnior Pictures at the BEach
Senior Pictures at the Beach

What About DJ’s Session?

First, we found a location with a pretty view. DJ chose Presque Isle because he lives in Millcreek and it’s close by. It’s the location he visits the most often. For his sunset photos we found a spot where there’s a nice sandy beach with a great view of the sunset.

Second, DJ layered his outfit for the weather. We realized that while most people think of the hot sand and sun while visiting the beach, it’s very windy down there. You can see in quite a few of DJ’s photos that his hair is windblown.

While we did begin in the tree lined park area surrounding Misery Bay and took advantage of the monuments and plaques, it was nice to move over to the beach for the final photos. DJ took his shoes off at the end of the session to walk along the shoreline and feel the sand in his toes. We also took some epic power photos with the lighthouse behind him. The short beach cliff that separates the lighthouse property from the beach was just high enough for a unique perspective. 

Senior Pictures at the Beach
Senior Pictures at the Beach

Let’s Sum It Up

In conclusion, senior pictures at the beach are a perfect choice for all of us Erie County peeps. Presque Isle is just one of many interesting and beautiful locations on Lake Erie. 

The BEST Senior Photos

You can check out more of our Seniors at our online gallery page! Make sure to check out any photographers work that you’re interested in booking. You want to make sure love who you’re working with AND the work they create with you. 

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814.417-3134 | info@erie-pics.com | www.erie-pics.com

Begin Planning Your Photo Shoot

Now that you know how much to budget for your Senior Pictures let’s get started planning your session! We can’t wait to capture your unique story.

About Erie Photography

Erie Photography is a team of talented local photographers. We proudly offer photography for every moment of your life. In addition, we offer a combination of photography styles to suit your needs. Further more, we happily edit in a number of popular styles to complete your success story! Above all, our clients satisfaction is our primary goal.

Family Photography

Our Family Photography focuses on preserving your family’s milestones. Your photographer will work with you so they understand what will make your photo session a success.

Wedding Photos

Your Wedding Photography will capture your love story. Your Wedding Photographer will work alongside you to ensure that your personalities and story are elegantly captured to share.

Portrait Shoots

Our Portrait Photography covers everything from Maternity Photos to Newborn Sessions to Senior Photography. Celebrate your milestones with a Professional Portraiture Session.

Plan Your Wedding Photography

Now that you’re inspired by Matthew & Susan’s story we want to hear from you. What are your unique wedding plans? Our photography team can’t wait to capture your love story.

Senior Spokesmodels are the Best

Senior Spokesmodels are the Best

Erie Photography Senior Spokesmodel Program

Erie Photograpy’s Senior Spokesmodels are the best. Why? Just because we love them so much! 

The Senior Spokesmodel program is a great opportunity for high school seniors. The program offers a fun and unique way to promote your school and gain exposure to the world of photography & fun. As a senior spokesmodel, you will have the opportunity to work with a professional photographer to create a portfolio of photos that will help you promote your school and yourself. You will also have the chance to participate in fashion styled shoots and other events.

Senior Spokesmodel
Senior Spokesmodel

Responsibilities of Senior Spokesmodels

Our Senior Spokesmodels do have some responsibilities during the year. The most important part of being a Senior on our team is sharing content on social media. What kind of content? YOURS! That’s right! We want you to share all the awesome photos you take with our team on social media. Something you’re probably going to do already. You commit to posting at least once a week on places like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, etc. 

The next major part of being a Senior Spokesmodel is being there. We need you to be our model for training shoots with our photo assistants or any time we do a fun fantasy shoot. We try to do a shoot each season. Ever wanted to dress up as a viking or pirate? Maybe you want to have a massive snowball fight. We have several fun shoots a year we plan out and we need you in front of the camera!

Senior Spokesmodel
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Senior Spokesmodel

Benefits of Being a Senior Spokesmodel

What’s so great about being a Senior Spokesmodel? Well, EVERYTHING! 

First, our Seniors get their Senior Photo Session for $50 less than a regular session. On top of that each senior gets at least 3 other sessions guaranteed during their senior year. And, for each session you do we give you 5 of your favorite digitals so you can share them on social media. BONUS: For every senior you refer that also books with us…you get a $25 store credit towards your gallery which you can turn into more digitals or whatever else you want! Plus, you get the experience of working alongside REAL Professional Photographers as they do their thing. So, if you’re interested in also becoming a photographer, you already know some great ones!

Senior Spokesmodel
Senior Spokesmodel

How to Apply For Senior Spokesmodel Positions.

How to apply to be part of the senior spokesmodel 

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About Erie Photography

Erie Photography is a team of talented local photographers. We proudly offer photography for every moment of your life. In addition, we offer a combination of photography styles to suit your needs. Further more, we happily edit in a number of popular styles to complete your success story! Above all, our clients satisfaction is our primary goal.

Family Photography

Our Family Photography focuses on preserving your family’s milestones. Your photographer will work with you so they understand what will make your photo session a success.

Wedding Photos

Your Wedding Photography will capture your love story. Your Wedding Photographer will work alongside you to ensure that your personalities and story are elegantly captured to share.

Portrait Shoots

Our Portrait Photography covers everything from Maternity Photos to Newborn Sessions to Senior Photography. Celebrate your milestones with a Professional Portraiture Session.

Plan Your Senior Portrait Photography

Now that you’re excited about our Senior Spokesmodel Program reach out! It’s so easy and fun to earn FREE pictures and experience for your college resume while making friends and getting to show off your style.

What To Wear For Senior Guys Pictures

What To Wear For Senior Guys Pictures

What to Wear For Senior Guys Pictures

Hey guys! Are you wondering what to wear for Senior Guys Pictures? You didn’t think this was just fun for the ladies did you? Get ready to bring out your inner 9 year old for just a minute and post a sign on the board that reads “No Girls Allowed”. They’ve got their own blog. They don’t need yours. This post is all about Senior Guys and how to look AWESOME in your Senior Pictures. Ladies, don’t get jelly…your blog is right here: What to Wear For Senior Girls

First off, I know you guys aren’t usually thrilled about getting your picture taken. I have 4 boys of my own. Getting any of them to sit still in front of a camera is a feat I feel I deserve an award for. Do they make a parenting award like that? Let’s get real. Senior guys are usually only doing a session because mom said so, grandma guilted and/or your girlfriend begged. We get it. You’re way too busy and to cool to play dress up and smile. But we don’t want this session to feel like a chore for you. We’re about to capture who you are and tell your amazing story. You want people to know your cool story, right? The first place to make this more fun for you is……outfit advice? Yeah, trust me. It is. Having someone help make it easier on what to wear helps out a lot. So, you can focus on just being you.

We like to use Planning Guides that help you understand what to expect at our shoot and give you ideas about why it’s important for you to pick the setting. First, you choose the Best Location to Take Your Senior Photos. Next, you’ll fill out our questionnaire to help us get to know you. Finally, we use what we call a Mood Board that gives us a visual idea of what you want us to capture.

what to wear for senior guys pictures
what to wear for senior guys pictures

Senior Outfit Tips For Guys

1. Mom’s (Grandma’s) Outfit- The first outfit is usually what mom picks out. Trust me, she’ll have an opinion. If you’re mom is anything like me this is where she’ll remind you of the long nights pacing the floor with you and how she brought you into this world. Typically, us moms pick out a super clean cut outfit on the dressier side. We like to show you off all dapper. Button up shirt, khakis or slacks, and loafers or dress shoes make us moms happy. Want to score real points for being the best son ever? Throw in a fancy fedora or a tie (they sell zipper ones now). The more successful and handsome you look the more we can clutch our chest and say: Oh mommy’s heart and soul!! 

2. The ‘YOU’ Outfit- The second outfit is all about you. What do you feel really comfortable in? Do you kick it in jeans and a t-shirt? Are khakis and polo shirts your go-to? If you’re sporty maybe your jersey or team jacket would be nice. The ‘YOU’ outfit is going to be the one you look back on and smile. It’s the one you give out to friends because it’s how they’ll remember you. Best of all, it’s the one you already own. No boring shopping trip to pick out new clothes. 

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what to wear for senior guys pictures
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3. Match the Location- Remember I mentioned earlier how we want you to Pick the Location of your Shoot? (That’s a link to our blog about cool locations around Erie County.) Well, it just makes sense to have your outfit match the location. Are you really going to wear a tuxedo on the beach? Would those Nike Sandals and basket ball shorts look the best in front of marble pillars at the court house? Think about where you’re taking your photos so you don’t stick out like a sore thumb. 

4. Think About the Season- I’ve got this group of Seniors I shot last year who are all Skiers. They belong to the Ski Club and they work at the Ski Lodge near us. They were all talking about getting their Senior Pictures during the winter on the slopes. It makes sense for them to wear warm sweaters, ski jackets, and long sleeve shirts. Can you imagine a Hawaiian Luau Shirt on the slopes? Matching what to wear for Senior Guys Pictures with both location AND season makes sense. 

5. Don’t Be Afraid of Props- This is where all the Senior Guys I’ve shot have excelled. They love adding something personal and fun into their portrait session. One added a football with his Class year on it because….you guessed it…he played football. Another loved his expensive sunglasses so he brought those along. Add those little touches that make you…you. You’ll feel more comfortable and really capture who you are that way.

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6. NO NEON- Guys. Let’s talk. The ’80’s were…….best left in the ’80’s. I still have PTSD from the leather and lace, white rain hair, neon spandex, and too much Madonna. Neon did NOT age well AND it looks terrible in photos. Neon is a photographers nightmare. Not too mention you’re dating yourself by wearing outfits that are trendy for only 10 minutes before they (thankfully) get shoved back into the bottom of your closet under the soccer cleats. Neon is….just don’t. Thanks.

7. ADIDAS…..Adios- Okay look. I know you paid a lot of part time fast food job money for those Nike pants and that Adidas logo hoodie. But come on. These pictures need to be classy and last forever. Photos in gear with huge logos and company names printed across them just aren’t invitation or newsprint material. And they are super distracting. I strongly suggest you make your Champion Sports statement during school and not during your Senior Photo Session. I had one guy do this once. His photos in that sweatshirt aren’t anywhere near as nice and his mother didn’t order any of them. 

8. Use Your Interests- If you’re in sports, bring that uniform. If you were in marching band bring your instrument. Hey, if you love to drive around in your JEEP on the weekends wash it up and grab some pics with your JEEP. It’s important that you reflect YOU.

Senior Portrait Outfit Ideas for Guys
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Best Senior Photo Outfits for Guys

If you’re still a little nervous about planning your session even after learning about What to Wear For Senior Guys Pictures, don’t worry! You can find out some more tips on How to Prepare. We know you’re so busy thinking about regular life that you’re not really sitting down mapping out your Senior Portraits and that is just why we wrote all these blogs to help you out! Let’s make getting ready easy and fun so that your session is also easy and fun.

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814.246.2148 | info@general-mead.flywheelstaging.com | www.general-mead.flywheelstaging.com

Begin Planning Your Photo Shoot

Now that you got it going on because you know what to wear for senior guys pictures it’s time to reach out and schedule your session! One of our friendly team members will get right back to you!

About Erie Photography

Erie Photography is a team of talented local photographers. We proudly offer photography for every moment of your life. In addition, we offer a combination of photography styles to suit your needs. Further more, we happily edit in a number of popular styles to complete your success story! Above all, our clients satisfaction is our primary goal.

Family Photography

Our Family Photography focuses on preserving your family’s milestones. Your photographer will work with you so they understand what will make your photo session a success.

Wedding Photos

Your Wedding Photography will capture your love story. Your Wedding Photographer will work alongside you to ensure that your personalities and story are elegantly captured to share.

Portrait Shoots

Our Portrait Photography covers everything from Maternity Photos to Newborn Sessions to Senior Photography. Celebrate your milestones with a Professional Portraiture Session.

Plan Your Senior Portrait Session

Now that you’re all ready to go and armed with an arsenal of helpful tips….reach out. We can’t wait to talk with you about setting up your photo session.

What to Wear For Senior Girls Pictures

What to Wear For Senior Girls Pictures

10 Tips on What To Wear For Senior Girls Pictures

Deciding what to wear for Senior Girls Pictures is easy and fun with these fantastic tips!

Hey Ladies!! Getting ready to graduate already? Class of 2022 is in the house! It’s almost the end of your Junior Year AND it’s time to start thinking about your Senior Pictures! Before you know it, you’ll be a Senior! You know what that means?

Senior year is busy! You’ve got school activites, sports, band, choir, community projects, homework (soooooo much homework), college and scholarship applications, AND deciding what you want to do with the rest of your life. (yeah, like that doesn’t bring on a panic attack) BUT, there are some fun perks like Senior Prom, Awards Banquets, extra privileges (like cutting in line at lunch on pizza day) AND Senior Portraits!

Gurl, now is your time to shine, and your Senior Photos are going to help you do just that. Your Senior Photos are going to tell the story of who you are and how you got here (lots of hard work, I bet). Figuring out what to wear for Senior Girls pictures can seem a little overwhelming. But, we’ve got 10 pretty awesome tips to make sure you look your best while capturing who you are.

Don’t be jealous fellas. This blog post might be for just the ladies, but we’ve got some great tips and tricks for you too. What to Wear for Senior Guys Pictures

What to wear for senior girls pictures
what to wear for senior girls pictures

What to Wear For Senior Pictures

1. Check Your Closet First- We all have that killer outfit that makes us look and feel like we can take on the world. Shopping is fun, but if you already own that Girl Power outfit there’s no need to shop. (I mean, you don’t need an excuse to shop, do you?) Bonus is that you know this outfit. It’s like a good friend. You’re comfortable in it and you know there won’t be any weird wardrobe malfunctions. Remember while going through your closet that solid colors photograph better than prints and that neutral color pallets are classy and stand the test of time. I wore a taupe linen shirt at mine 25 years ago and it still looks like it’s in fashion. 

2. Choose Two to Three Outfits- Picking more than one outfit to wear during your session means you have more looks to go with. Make sure to get your outfits ready ahead of time. Wash, dry, remove wrinkles and check for pet hair or lint a day or two before your senior photos. Gather together all of the accesories you want to use as well and pack it neatly together in a way that won’t cause more wrinkles. Pack a lint roller just in case if you’re wearing dark colors. 

Not sure where you want to take your Senior Portraits at yet? We’ve got some tips to help you out. Find out about:

The Best Locations to Take Senior Photos in Erie Pa.

What to wear for senior girls pictures
what to wear for senior girls pictures
what to wear for senior portraits

3. Did We Mention Accesories?- Accessories can make your Senior Portraits POP!! Throw in anything you would normally wear and add to it a bit for some sparkle! Jewelry, Hats, Scarves, Sunglasses, and cute shoes. REALLY CUTE SHOES. In fact, bring more than one pair of shoes for each outfit just in case. It doesn’t take much time to slip on heels when you were wearing flats. And, man I can’t say enough for a chic hat. Floppy, woven, flowers, ball cap, hats are so awesome.

4. Dress It Up Girl- While jeans and a cute top might be your everyday outfit and you feel great in it, remember your parents and grandparents want to show you off. Maybe you want to show you off as well. That being said, bring a dressier outfit with you! For instance, a cute sun dress is pretty enough for grandma and twirling around in it will make your eyes sparkle with fun! Maxi skirts can make you look and feel elegant. Bring out the flair girl!

5. What About Those Shoes Again?- Shoes……instantly I get excited. Heels, pumps, ballet flats, and my favorite kicks, my Chuck’s. I will wear those purple Chucks with anything and everything. While your shoes may be super cute, they may NOT be super comfortable. You’ll be walking a lot so bring an extra pair of easy to slip on shoes that pamper your feet while you’re walking from one spot to the next. Oh yeah…if you pick sandals or open toe shoes….remember to pamper your toes so they look picture perfect too.

what to wear for senior photos
what to wear senior girls pictures

6. Let’s Talk About Props- Okay, so props isn’t exactly a “what to wear for senior girls pictures” item. Or is it? Bringing props to your portrait session means you get to tell more of your story. Play volleyball? Bring your ball and wear your uniform in a few photos. Like to read? Bring your favorite book. If you were a cheerleader bring your pom-poms and cheer outfit. You get the picture…get it? Picture….I’m not even a dad and I have dad jokes….

7. BACK To Accesories- You may have guessed that I’m a little obsessed about accesories. But that’s only because there’s SO MUCH you can do with them. But seriously, if you’re accesorizing, pick stuff that means something really special to you. For my senior pictures I wore a pearl and Austrian crystal necklace my grandma had given me the Christmas prior. You see, she passed away that next February and wearing that necklace meant I had a piece of her with me. Now, excuse me while I grab a tissue. 

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outfits for girls senior portraits
what to wear for girls senior pictures

8. What Season Are We In?– Because your Photos can be taken in any season your outfits should reflect that. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to wear pastels in the fall while you’re munching on an apple and laying in orange and red leaves. And (my north eastern pals), can you imagine trying to wear a sundress in the middle of January. I don’t reccomend it, unless you’re hoping for blue skin in your photos. Think Seasonally and plan accordingly. Wanna know more about When to Take Senior Photos?

9. Think About What You’re Wearing….Under There- If there is the slightest chance your bra strap will show, you need to make arrangements to avoid that. A sturdy strapless bra or a neutral colored tank top if you’re wearing a colored bra under a light colored shirt is smart. What about your underwear? If flashing grandma isn’t on your list of things to do, maybe pick an outfit that doesn’t show off too much is best. Try sitting down in your outfit in front of a mirror at home before settling on it. From experience, we’ve lost a lot of great shots because it was too risky to take sitting down photos when the senior was wearing an outfit that was too short. This is the time to show off your personality, not your undergarments.

10. Go With Classy, Not Trendy- Let’s go back to that ‘revealing’ outfit. I’ve noriced this year that super short rompers and crop tops are in style. Guess what? They won’t be in style 10 years from now and you’re going to be stuck with photos making you wonder what you were thinking. Classics like denim, white tailored shirts, sundresses, and khakis will stand the test of time. Consider this for your hair style too. You don’t want to look back at your Senior Pictures in horror like many of us who survived the ’80’s hair band era do. Way too much White Rain back then. My eyes are still burning.

What to Wear For Senior Girls Pictures

Well ladies, that’s all she wrote. Now you should have a good idea on what to wear for senior girls pictures. No guess work, just great ideas. Here’s one last bonus tip though: If you’re planning on most of your shoots being outside, wear something underneath your outfits that make changing on the fly easy. A tank top and a pair of boy shorts will make it super easy to change between outfits without having to find a restroom. And bring a friend with you for fun. Not only will it make you more comfortable to have that emotional support, a good friend doesn’t mind carrying all your extra outfits. (wink wink)

Find out more about How to Prepare For Your Senior Photos

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814.246.2148 | info@general-mead.flywheelstaging.com | www.general-mead.flywheelstaging.com

Begin Planning Your Photo Shoot

Now you know exaclty how to get ready for your Senior Photos, so what’s stopping you from reserving your session. Don’t wait and miss out on the date you want. Session times book pretty fast. 

About Erie Photography

Erie Photography is a team of talented local photographers. We proudly offer photography for every moment of your life. In addition, we offer a combination of photography styles to suit your needs. Further more, we happily edit in a number of popular styles to complete your success story! Above all, our clients satisfaction is our primary goal.

Family Photography

Our Family Photography focuses on preserving your family’s milestones. Your photographer will work with you so they understand what will make your photo session a success.

Wedding Photos

Your Wedding Photography will capture your love story. Your Wedding Photographer will work alongside you to ensure that your personalities and story are elegantly captured to share.

Portrait Shoots

Our Portrait Photography covers everything from Maternity Photos to Newborn Sessions to Senior Photography. Celebrate your milestones with a Professional Portraiture Session.

Plan Your Wedding Photography

Now that you’re inspired by Sarah & Robert’s story we want to hear from you. What are your unique wedding plans? Our photography team can’t wait to capture your love story.

What To Wear For Senior Pictures

What To Wear For Senior Pictures

12 Tips- What to Wear For Senior Pictures

Are you wondering what to wear for senior pictures? After all, these photos are a HUGE deal in your life. You want to look and feel your best so that your unique and amazing personality shines through. Figuring out what to wear for both Senior Girls and Senior Guys can be hard. There are SO MANY great outfit ideas! What will you pick? We totally want you to rock your senior photo session by wearing the perfect outfit. That’s why we’re going to give you 12 fantastic tips on what to wear. And, if you want to get more specific for Gal vs Guy we’ve got you covered there too. Ladies you can find out What to Wear for Senior Girls and Guys you can read up on What to Wear for Senior Guys.

 

Tip #1- Match Your Personality

When you’re picking what to wear for senior pictures the first thing to remember is how awesome and unique you are. Your outfit should match your own personality and style. You’ll also want to wear clothing that is comfortable to you.

Tip #2- Dress for the Season

Try to stick to colors that work with the season. If it is winter time stick to warm clothes so you will be comfortable during your session. The same goes for the hot summer days. Keep in mind if you’re going to be inside or outside too.

Tip #3- Don’t Go With What’s Trendy

Just because something is in style and trendy doesn’t mean it’s going to look great in pictures. You need outfits you can move around in and pose well in. The clothing item I’ve found that causes the most uncomfortable wardrobe malfuntions during sessions is the short romper.

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Tip #4- Bring Options

When talking to students about what to wear for senior pictures I always suggest bringing along several outfits. That way you have a choice on what to wear depending on what the location looks like. You don’t want to be stuck blending into the background.

Tip #5- Monochromatic Outfit

I often ask students to bring along at least one monochromatic outfit to a session because those photograph well. However, you want to pick shades of color that add some depth so you don’t look like a crayola crayon escaped the box.

Tip #6- Be Quirky

This tip on what to wear for senior pictures goes back to Tip #1. Be as quirky as you are in real life. This will make your photos memorable and touching. Your parents will really appreciate your personality being captured like this. Trust me.

what to wear for senior pictures

Tip #7- Be Yourself

Here we are right back to the basics while you’re figuring out what to wear for senior pictures. Be yourself means don’t push yourself to act outgoing if you’re not. The more you let yourself relax and be yourself the more fun you’ll have and the better your pictures will turn out.

Tip #8- Get Fancy

While I recommend wearing clothing that expresses who you are and matches your personality, you’ll also want to bring along at least one outfit that is a bit more ‘special’ for your portraits. Dress up a little and have fun with it.

Tip #9- Solid Colors

I love solid colors for photos. Prints don’t always stand the test of time or photograph well. There are some exceptions, but the safest bet is to ear outfits in solid colors. I learned this from making the mistake to wear unflattering stripes during my own photo session.

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Need Help Picking the Right Location?

Now you know what to wear for Senior Pictures! But not quite sure where to go for your senior pictures? We’ve been all over Erie County, Pa. We’d like to give you some fantastic ideas that will inspire you. You can check out our list on Where to Take Your Senior Pictures by clicking the button below. When you’re done reading up, reach out. We’re waiting to start planning your Senior Portraits.

Tip #10- Use Props

I definitely encourage you to think about props when you’re planning on what to wear for senior pictures. Bring items that help tell the story of who you are. Hobbies, sports, clubs, anything that tells the story of you. We want to capture your personality.

Tip #11- Add Depth and Flair

It’s not just about what to wear for senior pictures. Think props…outside of the normal realm. We did a great senior shoot last year during a car show. The sleek shiny, antique cars in the background were amazing.

Tip #12- Wear a Tank Top

Wearing a tank top under your outfits makes it super easy to change in between so you don’t lose any time that could be spent capturing your outstanding smile and personality. Pick a color that won’t bleed through your outfit, however.

what to wear for senior pictures

What NOT to Wear For Senior Pictures?

I know we’ve talked a lot about what you SHOULD wear for senior pictures. But I’d like to close with a few tips on what NOT to wear. Don’t buy a brand new outfit and wait until the day of your shoot to try it out. That’s where terrible wardrobe malfunctions happen and you leave feeling embarassed. Don’t wear too much white. It’s hard to photograph and the colors don’t show well. Also, don’t wear neon colors. Those don’t photograph well and don’t stay true to color in photos. In addition, if you don’t love it, don’t wear it. Let me repeat. If you don’t love it, don’t wear it. I promise you, the pictures will show what outfits you loved and which ones you could have left at home. 

When Should You Take Senior Photos?

You should take your senior pictures when you are ready. I know, that sounds super simple, right? If you love fall weather and fall clothes….do your session in the fall. If you love winter and being bundled up, go for it in winter! Spring is a great time weatherwise and outdoors as well. One thing you’ll need to consider is your own personal timeline for senior pictures. Are there due dates for senior slideshow submission? Do you have to get Graduation Announcements or invitations out? Consider those deadlines and work backwards with your photographer and their turnaround time on getting your photos back to you. Remember time to create, or for your photographer to design, your stationary items and have them printed as well. Starting as early as the spring of your Junior year isn’t a bad idea. Find out How to Prepare for Your Senior Pictures.

Senior Rep Program

Did you know we have a way for you to get your Senior Pictures..for FREE?!?! That’s right. We’ve created a unique program that lets you earn your Senior Pictures by just looking great and chatting with your friends. Every year in the spring we start interviewing High School Juniors for this exclusive position with our company. Oh yeah and bonus….you can put us on your college resume because you ‘technically’ work for us. Free photos and experience to jump start your college career. Wanna learn more? Just click the link below.

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