Senior Session Outfits Do’s & Don’ts

When it comes to your senior session, planning out your outfits is one of the most important parts! It can seem daunting, especially if your senior pictures are the first professional photos you’ve had taken. But ASP is here to help guide you through the entire process to ensure that your senior session outfits are picture worthy! 

So let’s start with the basics! Curious to know what you should and shouldn’t wear for your senior photos? Here are some simple DO’s and DONT’s to keep in mind when planning out your senior session outfits…

Senior session outfit ideas for guys


  • Choose outfits that speak to you and make you feel good about yourself. What styles compliment your body shape? What do you feel most confident in?
  • Create a mood board with all your favorite colors/textures from Pinterest so that you and your photographer are on the same page. This will also help me choose what location best suites each of your looks!
  • Make sure all the clothes are clean and steamed with no wrinkles, holes, or threads hanging loose.
  • Choose colors that compliment your skin tone and bring out your eyes!
  • Make sure that your hair and makeup compliment the outfits you choose, for example, you won’t want bold glam makeup for a sporty look.
  • Bring accessories such as necklaces, hats, rings, earrings, etc. By adding simple accessories, it’s easy to elevate your whole outfit!
Senior session do's and don'ts


  • Wear neons or overly bright colors. Such colors can cast onto your skin, making your skin tone look discolored in the photos.
  • Wear old and dirty shoes for the session. ASP definitely takes a variety of photos from portrait to full body, so you shoes will be seen in the images and are an important part of making your outfits look complete
  • Wear shirts with big logos or busy graphic tees. These types of designs tend take the attention off of you, and that is not something you should want for your senior photos! We want you to remain the focal point!
  • Show up with chipped nail polish or dirty hair. It’s best to come with clean nails and freshly clean and dry hair for the hairstylist to work with.
  • Over accessorize. Like I said above, accessories can really elevate an outfit, but if you over accessorize, it gets distracting and looks too busy. ASP will help you find the perfect balance!  

And lastly, DON’T stress! Just communicate your thoughts and needs as we go throughout the planning process with our team! ASP is here to help and answer any questions you might have along the way! Remember, at the end of the day, your senior photos are all about YOU! So it’s important to choose outfits that you will feel confident and like yourself in!

Ready to start planning your dream senior session? Fill out my content form HERE and let’s get your senior session on the books!

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