I know, as do many other girls who have been in this position, that it is very difficult to decide on outfits when taking senior pictures. You feel as if you have this weird obligation to make sure that when you look at these photos twenty years from now you wont question your state of mind when picking out these totally unappealing outfits. So, I thought I’d share with you the thought process that went behind mine in hopes that it will calm your ease.
The Location: I told my photographer, Kimbrali, exactly what I had envisioned and she did an amazing job of finding my location. I told her I wanted people to feel like they were flipping through an Anthropologie magazine while looking through my photos. I had specifics in mind: paint peeling off the walls, brick, big windows. Basically sent from heaven above was the Grand Opera House in Crowley, LA.
The Look: I was very picky while picking out my outfits. I wanted pieces that are classy enough to be appreciated by my grandparents but fashionable enough to embody my daily wardrobe. Naturally, my color scheme ended up being timeless colors such as white, rose, peach, teal, and a pop of orange. Originally, I was only going to wear two outfits but ended up slipping into my back up looks just because they went so well with the backdrop. I limited myself to two very versatile pairs of shoes in order to tie the different looks together.
The Accessories: Something to remember while styling your outfits is to keep jewelry and accessories at little to none. I see lots of photos of girls with big necklaces or colorful stoned bracelets which only distract the viewer from the main point of the photo — you. I chose to keep it simple with only a gold bangle (a similar style here) and almost natural makeup.
The Necessities: Makeup for touch ups is an obvious one but one thing I brought that I so recommend is a beats pill. If you have one bring it. But if not any kind of portable speaker will work. Having music playing in the background made it easier for me to relax and not feel so awkward while trying to pose.
Tip: Also, something I did to help prep me for the day was spending time looking through my favorite magazines and studying the way the women in it posed. The chair idea came straight out of an Anthropologie December catalog. This also helps you feel more experienced when you get there.
Maybe even slip one in with your momma b/c she probably rocks.