What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

High school seniors in the Scranton PA area typically have a few questions for us about what to wear to your Scranton senior portrait session. For the most part I leave that up to you, but there are some rules you should try to stick to. Some of these rules are somewhat humorous and some of them are rather practical, but this will guide you through a session with Darkershadesofbrown Photography fairly well.

Senior Pictures Scranton Clothing Options

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? HOW SHOULD I LOOK?

1.) DO wear comfortable clothes that won’t drive you to tears if you get a little dirt on them!

2.) DO wear clothes that represent a normal “slice of life”

3.) DO wear clothes that are “you”…you don’t need to dress up to impress us!

4.) DO feel free to browse through your favorite catalogs for dress inspiration; JCrew, Gap, Bannana Republic, Urban Outfitters, Etc. all have fantastic catalogs!

5.) DO NOT wear crazy patterns, big bold logos, or type. A good general rule is if you can see any of the above from 20 feet away it’s too much!

6.) DO NOT clash colors..neon pink and sage green don’t go together in any universe. If possible try to stay in the same color families.

 

Ladies: Start by getting plenty of sleep the night before. Tired and baggy eyes will show up in the final images. On the day of your portrait session, be sure to apply your makeup the same way you would on any other day. It’s usually not a good idea to try out something new right before having your pictures taken. We want your images to be a true reflection of you! Consider bringing lipstick, powder, hair clips and a pocket mirror with you to have on hand during the portrait session. Applying lipstick (even if you don’t typically wear lipstick) will help your lips standout. Dry, chapped lips never look good in high resolution photographs! Your hands will probably be in a few of the images so consider doing your nails right before your portrait session. Along with that, kicking off your shoes can be a fun way to shake up the look of the images so you may want to get a pedicure too. Don’t be caught by surprise with chipped or worn out nail polish!

We recommend bringing at least two outfits. Most senior girls change into three or four outfits during their session. Select a wardrobe that can be coordinated together (for example, pants that look good with two or three different shirts, etc.)

 

Guys: Consider getting a haircut a few days before the session. On the day of the session, shave and comb your hair. Get ready for the portrait session like you’re planning to meet someone important or special. It’s tough to capture great senior pictures if you show up with “bed head” (yes, it happens!) or if you haven’t changed your clothes in a few days. Bring at least one extra change of clothes. We totally understand that most guys don’t want to change multiple times, but you should have at least one extra shirt and pants on hand. While we want you to wear clothes you feel comfortable in, keep in mind that your mom, grandmother and the rest of your family may want to display a few of the photographs from your session. Bring at least one reasonably conservative set of clothes so that everyone is happy!

CAN I BRING A PET, PROPS OR ACCESSORIES?
Yes, yes and yes! Bring along anything that represents you – Be sure to bring someone along to help if you bring a pet.

CAN I BRING FRIENDS TO MY SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION?
Of course! In fact, we will reduce the cost of the session for each person who tags along for senior portraits. Bring a friend and the session fee is reduced to $50 for each of you! Bringing friends along is a fun way to make your senior portrait session special.

CAN I HAVE MY SENIOR PORTRAITS TAKEN OUTSIDE
Of course! Senior portrait sessions take place in grungy alleys, around old buildings, and in beautiful outdoor locations! We specialize in creating stunning images that match your personality and style. Tell us about your favorite spot or pick one of ours. 

CAN YOU COME TO MY HOME?
We would be glad to come to your home if you wish!

DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO?
Yes, we have a full service studio; however we prefer to shoot senior portraits on location. Our style is designed around capturing amazing senior portraits in unique environmental locations!

CAN YOU HELP WITH A YEARBOOK PHOTO?
You bet! Several area high schools require students to provide a yearbook photo. We would be glad to retouch your favorite photograph from your portrait session and send it to your high school for the yearbook. Each school district may require something different so be sure to bring along their specifications so we can forward it on to them.

Have more questions? Feel free to call us or send us an email.

What comes next is our definitive guide for clothing for your senior pictures. It may seem like a lot of information, but if you want the most out of your pictures we highly suggest you style your session accordingly. There are basically six styles you can run with for your pictures and all of them are highlighted for you below.

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

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What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

What to wear to your Scranton Senior Portrait Session

Senior Pictures in Scranton PA what to wear

Senior Pictures in Scranton PA what to wear

Senior Pictures in Scranton PA what to wear

Senior Pictures in Scranton PA what to wear

Senior Pictures in Scranton PA what to wear

Senior Pictures in Scranton PA what to wear

Senior Pictures in Scranton PA what to wear

Senior Pictures in Scranton PA what to wear

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Scranton Senior Portrait Studio | Whitney | Class of 2013

Scranton Senior Portrait Studio

Whitney’s Senior Pictures | Class of 2013

Whitney is a senior from Michigan and emailed me a few weeks ago before she headed back to school near the upper Peninsula for her senior session. It’s not every day I have the opportunity to work with a senior who has such a fantastic sense of style. Here at our Scranton senior portrait studio we aim at creating senior portraits from a lifestyle perspective. Today the needs of a senior have changed in regards to how they want to be photographed. When someone books an appointment at our studio here in Scranton we head outside to capture images that truly reflect who you are as a person. Gone are the days of the boring pictures in front of a green screen with lightning bolts in the background. When you book your session with us we want to know who you are as a person and we let you tell us what environment works best for you for your pictures. Our Scranton senior portrait studio is located on meadow ave off of interstate 81 where you can schedule an appointment and get in our schedule.

I loved every minute of this session from the location to the energy and enthusiasm Whitney had during her session. I wish all my seniors could be this awesome in regards to their pictures. It was a pleasure getting to know Whitney before and after her session. Best of luck heading off to college this coming year.

 

 

 

 

Scranton Senior Portrait Studio

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

  Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

 To book your session you can fill our the contact form on this website and we can schedule a time for your to come down to the studio in Scranton and chat about the vision you have for your pictures. All ideas are welcome about locations and clothing style. If you want suggestions we have them, but we want this session to be all about you and not us. Working with us is a collaboration between the two of us.

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Abington High School Senior Portraits | Lauryn

 Abington High School Senior Portraits

 Lauryn

Lauryn came me yesterday for her senior pictures up on our farm in Clarks Summit for her pictures and I thought I would share a few images from her session today on the blog. I have known her parents for many years so it was a pleasure to take these pictures for her. Senior sessions are always such a pleasure to photograph and I love our farm as a backdrop for pictures this time of  year.

The evening light was perfect yesterday and love the colors of spring in PA.

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Senior Portrait Photographers Scranton | Elyse

 Senior Portrait Photographers Scranton

 Elyse

Elyse is a senior here in the Scranton area and came to me a few days ago for her portrait session. I love that she decided to be creative with her wardrobe and it was so fun creating these images for her in celebration of her graduation. I am really looking forward to all the senior sessions we have booked this year. It’s going to be a very busy summer. For information on booking your senior session with us head on over to our seniors website at {HERE}  and send us an email to get in our schedule.

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When to book Senior Portrait Session Scranton PA

When To Book Your Senior Portrait Session Scranton PA

 

With newborns or kids graduating, there are specific times when you would look for portrait sessions but when it comes to senior portraits, there is no standard rule or specific timeframes that dominate the choice of time or day. In Scranton, senior portraits can be made or shot at any time of the year. However, there are some specific conditions that would determine your choice if you have certain special requisites for your senior pictures.

Darkershadesofbrown Photography can cater to a session at the studio, at your home or in outdoor settings. Whichever route you take, there are some factors that you must consider prior to booking the session at a certain time. A session at the studio needs to be planned well in advance to ensure that we would have a free slot and the same would have to be done if you expect us to drive over to your place for the session.

It is with outdoor portrait sessions that require a meticulous understanding of the external factors beyond your control that will be decisive in choosing the time and the day. You may wish to have only one outdoor location of your choice or that of one we think would be good for you, alternatively you may wish to have multiple outdoor locations. To get the best pictures out of your session, you must decide a day when the weather and other factors are conducive to the shoot. Thus, you should seek a consultation with us here in Scranton and we can give you advice on picking the best day. Outdoor settings need to be well lit or less lit as per the requirement to get the desired type of photos you are looking for from your senior pictures and the right photographer would be able to help you decide on the best day and time of the year for your session.

Once you are sorted with the aforementioned factors, you may wish to look out for discounts offered at our studio and book your sessions accordingly. There are many times of the year when Darkershadesofbrown Photography will put up discounts or bonuses and booking a session with such offers can be financially rewarding.
Whichever factors you consider during booking a portrait session, the objective must be to get the best quality photos or pictures and at a desirable price.

Do you want to find our more about how you can great great Senior pictures in Scranton PA?

Feel free to contact us and find out about our monthly promotions and how they will help you get the senior pictures you really want to celebrate the achievement you have accomplished this year.

When to book Senior Portrait Session Scranton PA

When to book Senior Portrait Session Scranton PA? Head on over to our studio section to book your appointment.

Scranton Senior Portraits 2013 | Sierra

 Scranton Senior Portraits 2013

Sierra

January is not your typical month for Senior Portraits in the Scranton area, but Scranton has blessed us with beautiful sunny (and chilly!) weather this year so we are taking full advantage of it! Sierra is one of our gorgeous clients to make use of this amazing hazy winter light, and she rocked this session despite the cold temperatures!!

I love especially getting sweet emails from my clients after sharing their sneak peeks on [FACEBOOK].

If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind experience with custom hair & makeup application, high quality images and products – and an experience you’ll never forget, please be sure to contact me via my [SCRANTON SENIOR PORTRAIT WEBSITE] to set up your session this Spring, Summer or Fall. Every year dozens of clients choose us because their friends and sisters have had their portraits taken with us – and felt completely comfortable during the session and walked away feeling beautiful after a day of pampering and photo-taking! We sell out each year – well in advance. Don’t hesitate to book your session, it’s never too early!!

Contact me via Dlanton@Darkershadesofbrown.com or by phone, (570) 955-7585 Monday – Thursday 10am – 5pm for more information.

 

 

 

Scranton Senior Portraits 2013

Scranton Senior Portraits 2013

Scranton Senior Portraits 2013

Scranton Senior Portraits 2013

 

Scranton Senior Portraits 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Scranton Senior Portraits Hire Professional Studio

Scranton Senior Portraits Hire Professional Studio

 

It used to be that all senior portraits in the Scranton area were the same. Not anymore! Today most high school seniors in the Scranton area want something a little different for their senior portraits. Why settle for the same old, same old, when you can have senior portraits that show your individuality and personality. I would love to talk to you about what makes you different, what makes you unique and let’s work together to create a senior portrait that is truly one of a kind and really captures this once in a lifetime moment for you!

5 major things that most seniors want:

1.) That your portrait session is fun and enjoyable.

2.) That your portraits capture the real you with your distinctive personality.

3.) That you DON’T want your portraits all crazy “photoshoped” to look like an advertisement.

4.) That you don’t really want a friend to try to take your picture.

5.) That you like artistic quality 

 

Scranton Senior Portraits Hire Professional Studio

 

Scranton Senior Portraits Hire Professional Studio

 

Many great things have been happening in early 2013 here in the studio

 

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(570) 955-7585

Studio Scranton Senior Portraits

 Studio Scranton Senior Portraits 

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Now that 2013 has officially ended I wanted to share a few of my favorite Scranton Senior Pictures from the last couple of months. Why settle for the typical posed and can I say somewhat boring senior pictures that everyone has these days? There is so much more you should expect from your senior pictures. Here at our studio we try to match up the style of photography with who you are as a person. Our goal is to make the pictures about you and not us. Once you book your session with us we have a document we send you that you can fill out online to give us an idea of who you are. All the questions are meant to find a location for your pictures where you can be yourself and have pictures that reflect who you are as an individual. Feel free to send us a request for information and we can start that process so you can get the pictures you really want to celebrate your accomplishment. 

You’re celebrating 12 years of work.

Make sure you have something to remember it with and let us help you celebrate your senior year in style.

 

Studio Scranton Senior Portraits

Studio Scranton Senior Portraits

Studio Scranton Senior Portraits

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Studio Scranton Senior Portraits

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Studio Scranton Senior Portraits  

For information on booking your session with us you can fill out the contact form under the studio section of our website. All of our sessions will include a picture for your school. We will need to know the requirements they are asking for before your session so we make sure that picture can be taken for you. Your school should provide the requirements we will need.

Scranton Senior Portrait Photographer | Abby Mappes


Scranton Senior Portrait Photographer

Abby Mappes

 

Abby is a senior at Abington here in Clarks Summit and is also very active in Shakespeare in the Park that is a production my friends the Strayer’s from Ghostlight productions head up so I have photographed Abby twice before over the last two years at that event. When she contacted me about her senior pictures I knew it would be a fun session as she wanted to incorporate Shakespeare into her session.

These photos were taken at the park where Ghostlight puts on their production every year and I really loved how this session turned out so I thought I would share a few of my favorites with everyone today,

 

 

  Scranton Senior Portrait Photographer

Scranton Senior Portrait Photographer

Scranton Senior Portrait Photographer

Scranton Senior Portrait Photographer

Scranton Senior Portrait Photographer

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

 

For information on how to book your senior session with us feel free to send us a line at Dlanton@darkershadesofbrown.com.

 

 

Abington High School Senior Pictures | Corryn & Brynn

Abington High School Senior Pictures

Corryn & Brynn

It’s not every day I get to shoot two senior sessions at one time, but now that I have done this I feel like this is something I need to do more often. Corryn & Brynn are best friends and students at Abington High School in Clarks Summit. When they suggested I shoot both of their pictures at the same time I was rather excited about the idea of it. It usually takes a little time for seniors to warm up to the camera, but with the energy that these two had we hit the ground running.

I promised these guys I would post a preview on my blog today of their session so hope you guys enjoyed looking at these as much as I enjoyed taking them.

 

Abington High School Senior Portraits

Abington High School Senior Portraits

Abington High School Senior Portraits

Abington High School Senior Portraits

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Abington High School Senior Pictures

Abington High School Senior Pictures

Abington High School Senior Pictures

Abington High School Senior Pictures

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Darkershadesofbrown Photography Senior Photography Scranton Wilkes Barre Senior Photography

Darkershadesofbrown Photography Senior Photography Scranton Wilkes Barre Senior Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Senior Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

 

For information on how to book your senior session with us send me an email at Dlanton@darkershadesofbrown.com and I will get you in our schedule and feel free to bring your friends along on the shoot. I rather enjoy shooting best friends as best friends.