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June 14, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Senior Portrait Tips for Guys

  I do know photographers that will only shoot High School Ladies!  I can't do that, I have both a son and a daughter.  While lots of tips apply to the women (bra straps, makeup, mani and pedi's, etc!), this blog is specifically about the guys!

Let's start at the beginning - 

A Red Headed young man in a nice button down and brown sweater poses in his Senior Portrait.Chanhassen High SchoolWhen only the BEST will do, you Choose Memories in Time Photography

1. Clothes - Make sure your clothes are clean and ironed, nothing looks worse than a wrinkled button down!  Bring your clothes to your session on a hanger.  Make sure they fit well.  You won't feel your best in clothes that are too tight or too loose.  Try them on at least a week or two before your session.  Mix up your looks, bring a team uniform, but avoid big logo's on your clothes.  Nothing says Advertisement like a BIG Nike swoosh across your chest.  This is a one in a lifetime event, bring your best and have pics you're proud of.

Avoid the striped polo, seriously, just don't do it.  Nothing says, "Middle aged Dad" faster that a striped polo.  If you are into polo shirts, bring a solid color one along with a great button down.

Avoid stripes and busy patterns, they don't photograph well!

2. Accessories - Trade out your regular tennis shoes for a great loafer or boot.  I LOVE the look of leather Oxfords or a pair of Bucks.  Are you going for a fun theme?  Try suspenders, a tie and a pocket square in a coordinating color.  And what about your sports watch (Apple, Fit Bit, Garmon, etc) Borrow your dad's classic leather watch for a timeless look.

A young man in a nice button down shirt poses in his Senior Portrait.Minnetonka High School Senior PortraitsWhen only the BEST will do, you Choose Memories in Time Photography

3. Hair - If you're planning on a fresh cut for your portraits, get it at least a week prior to your session.  Don't forget your facial hair!!!  If you're clean shaven and you get a 5 o'clock shadow , shave the morning of your session.  I can't tell you how many times guys have come with a scraggly look only to say, "Cara can fix it in Photoshop" (yes, I can, but there is a fee!) If you have facial hair, make sure it is trimmed and well groomed.

A blonde young man in a red and white button down shirt poses in his Senior Portrait.Chaska High School Senior PortraitsWhen only the BEST will do, you Choose Memories in Time Photography

4. Hands - Guys tend to be active and their hands show it.  Spend some time cleaning your nails and shaping them, if necessary.  Don't forget to give them a little friendly love with handcream.

A young man wearing a purple shirt poses with his trumpet in his senior portraitChaska High School Senior PortraitsWhen only the most badass Senior Portraits will do, choose Memories in Time Photography

There are so many tips that apply to both genders (sleep, skin care, etc) Read my other blogs for other tips and hints.


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