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

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

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