Senior Portrait Tips

Trust us on this.

We get the best results from a senior who is in a good mood and thinks they look great. These are our tips for a successful senior portrait session.

Pick & Choose Your Battles

Clothes Hanging

Decide on clothing in advance.

Pick clothes ahead of time and make sure they are ironed and fit properly. Arguing over clothes the morning of your portrait, or even worse on the card ride to your appointment = a bad mood which will probably result in bad photos.

Students In Uniform

School Dress Code

If your school has a dress code, it probably applies to the yearbook also. Please make sure the outfit you chose would be appropriate to wear to school.

Confident Woman

Make sure your Senior thinks they look good. 

If your senior thinks they look good…you will be happy in the end. If you really can’t agree on an outfit we suggest doing the Casual (2-outfit) session. Each of you pick one outfit.


No new hairstyle or haircuts! 

This is the wrong day to try a new haircut or hairstyle. Go with something you know and like. If you have short hair, we recommend waiting at least a week after your haircut before your portrait as sometimes there will be uneven tan lines on your neckline from the haircut.

Photoshop Requests

Are Expensive

Here are the most common Photoshop requests we receive each year…they are easily avoidable with a little bit of prior planning.

Young Guy


Stubble can't be removed with Photoshop …if you don’t shave you are stuck with that look.


Bra Straps & Undergarments

Make sure you have the appropriate undergarments for your outfit. Look at yourself in the mirror from all sides & angles…if you can see a strap or undergarment, you will see it in the photo.

White Duvet

Wrinkled Clothes

Sorry, we can’t digitally iron your clothes. Please make sure that your clothes are ironed and wrinkle free



Your hands might show in some photos - make sure your nails are clean and properly groomed.

Are you ready to rock your senior portrait? 

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We can take your headshots too.

Keep your personal representation fresh on business websites & social media profiles.

Choose from a variety of backgrounds & poses. Appointments take as little as 10 mins.