Tips for your Senior Portraits, part 2 | Minneapolis Senior Portrait Photographer

June 08, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

  Hints and Tips for your Senior Portrait Session, Part 2

 I promised you more tips!


  Come with clean nails!  Sorry, they're going to be in the picture whether you're male or female.  Ladies, keep your nails toned down, and don't forget your toes.  We often go barefoot!

A blond young man poses against an old wooden wall.Westonka High School Senior PortraitsHave fun during your High School Senior Portraits

  Think about colors.  What do you look great in?  What makes you feel fabulous?  Think about what looks great with your complexion and hair color.  Avoid pure white shirts unless you're adding a touch of color.  White tends to drain all the color out of your face.  It's a good idea to hang each outfit on a hanger and include a bag with any additional items you may need for it (belts, pins, socks, shoes, jewelry, etc.)

A High School Senior Girl with long hair poses for her Senior Portrait.  She is wearing white jeans and a peach colored shirt.Chanhassen High School Senior PortraitJordyn's Senior Portrait Sessioin

 If you're planning on getting a haircut or trying a new style, do it 2-3 weeks prior to your session.  Nothing's worse than having a style that you don't like.  If there's something we should know about your hair, tell us.  If you want to make hair changes during your session, it should be quick.  Bring HAIRSPRAY, clips, pins, a comb or brush for quick touch-ups.  Do NOT make drastic changes to your hairstyle right before your session. (Notice that hairspray is in all caps and bolded - this is definitely a requirement.  There is an additional charge for photoshopping a lot of stray and fly-away hair!)

  A Special note for the girls:  Let's talk about if you're wearing a dress or skirt.  Consider wearing something underneath that will give us maximum flexibility in what we do with the minimum of possibility of embarrassment.  Some girls wear spandex underneath - this is a GREAT idea.  You know best what the possibilities might be.  Also, if you wear a skin toned tank  it makes it easier if we need to change in the car.  Think about makeup, when it's well applied, it really adds to your session.  It will even out your skin tone and help your complexion to look its best.  If possible apply your makeup a little heavier than usual.  If you would like ideas on Make-up artists, ask me.  This is a once in a lifetime experience - splurge a little!

   Don't forget about props!  An instrument, letter-jacket, sports equipment and uniforms, your pet... even your car!  If you have it, we'll find a way and a place to use it.  These items represent you and are great additions to your images.  Maybe you're a dancer, bring your tap, jazz or toe shoes! (and bring a costume - we'll ROCK this!)

A High School guy poses with his violinMinnetonka High School Senior PortraitsConcentrating on the Violin


  Don't worry about the clouds.  They actually even out the light and make for ideal shooting conditions.  Falling rain, though, is an issue, and if it's raining we will have to reschedule without a charge.  We will try to contact you, but please call us at 952.288.8627 if you have any doubts or concerns.

  Remember our 75% off Sale goes until June 15th!  Book NOW | Shoot LATER!


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