Now you wonder: What should I wear for my photo session?
Start with your personal style. It’s important that you feel comfortable and confident in the outfits you’ll be photographed in and that they flatter your body type. As you plan your outfits, try varieties of colors, textures and styles. Be aware that sleeveless or spaghetti straps or tank tops can increase the appearance of the size of your arm. Also, bring several tank tops in different colors to go under low cut shirts to avoid showing a lot of cleavage.
Dress head to toe with each outfit: tops, bottoms, dresses, accessories, shoes, and proper undergarments.
Girls, please make sure you bring the appropriate bra for the shirt or dress you will be wearing.
Guys, please bring a solid white tee shirt to wear under shirts.
Please remember, if you see it, the camera will see it, so please be careful when handling your clothes, as wrinkles and stains, or uneven colors will show in a photo, so make sure your bring your clothes on hangers to the session.
If you are still unsure of what to wear, bring extra clothes and we'll be happy to assist you in selecting the most flattering outfit.
Accessories are BIG this year and they can really liven up an outfit. Think big necklaces, earrings, fashion rings, hair pieces and belts. Add a scarf or hat to an outfit and get a whole new look. Bring several pairs of shoes from sandals to pumps.
Eyes- Well-groomed eyebrows are a must. Enhance eyelashes with black mascara. If your mascara is old and clumpy, make sure you replace it before your photo session. Dark brown eyeliner is a natural alternative to heavy black eyeliner.
Cheeks- Add a little blush on the top of your cheekbone. It will add dimension and color to your face. Avoid makeup with “sparkles” in it. When you move it creates a nice shimmer, but in a photo it can create a white spot that almost looks like a zit.
Face- Avoid makeup with an SPF in it. Although it is good for your skin, the SPF tends to create a shine. Apply a base coat of foundation that matches your skin color and use a translucent powder that will help control shine. Go a little heavier with your base coat for your session than you would for everyday.
Lips- Go for gloss that will add a little bit of color to your lips and keep them from looking dry or chapped. Guys make sure you bring some chap stick with you.
Please bring your makeup with you when you come to your session. It’s nice to have access to makeup that compliments your skin color if we need to reapply. Even if you are someone that does not wear a lot of makeup in your daily life, it’s a good idea for your session to wear a base coat to even out your skin tone, cover up blemishes and control shine. Also a small amount of eye, cheek and lip color will enhance your features.
Avoid over-tanning and sunburns before your session. Being over-tanned for your skin type can add weight to your face and arms. Tan lines are very hard to fix in photoshop so avoid getting them before your session or wear clothes that will cover them up. Also, if you spray tan or use tanning lotion, be careful that the tan is even (no streaks) on your hand and feet.
Your finger and toenails most likely will show in your pictures. Remember to remove old, chipped nail polish from your nails before your session and apply a new coat either in color or clear.
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
Try bringing a few of your ‘favorite things’ to your session with you. It can be a cool way to to make your photo shoot personal by capturing what you love doing. Need ideas? Sports, pets, instruments, books, cell phones, ipod, laptop, starbucks, car, dirt bike- are a few examples that other seniors have included in their session.
Most importantly, make sure you are ready to have a great time!!
Regency Productions recommendations for bridal sessions, quinceaneras, and seniors sessions.