How to Prepare for your Senior Photos

May 20, 2019

First of all, Congratulations!!  You’ve made it you your senior year of high school.  With that includes a photo shoot!  Once you’ve booked your session, we have a few tips for you to help you get ready for your close up. Follow these guidelines the weeks leading up to your senior photo session for some tips of how to prepare for your senior session and we’ll take care of the rest!

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How to prepare for your senior session:

Choose two to three outfits to wear during your session and lay them out the day before so they’re ready to go. Make sure they are clean and wrinkle-free.  Don’t forget to bring matching socks and shoes for each outfit if one pair won’t go along with all of them.

Props. While you’re at it…if you plan to bring any props – your skateboard, football, guitar, your ballet shoes, favorite book, softball gear, etc. go ahead and lay that out as well. If you are going to bring your car or truck to the session and want it to be in photos with you, be sure to wash it the night before/day of your session.

Get a good night’s rest the night before so you can look well rested for your session.

Get your hair cut about a week to a week and a half prior to your session. Girls, don’t drastically change it from your normal style in case you don’t like it. Have the hair stylist show you some easy styles you can do during outfit changes to switch it up a bit.

Boys, don’t forget to shave away any stubble from your face and neck prior to your session. 

Pimple Problems. If you wake up two days prior to your session, or the morning of, and acne has appeared on your face – don’t pick at it and make it worse while trying to get rid of it. Don’t even worry about it at all. We offer basic retouching, which includes blemish removal.

Practice a nice natural smile in a mirror or while taking selfies on Instagram or Snapchat!

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A few more just for the ladies:

Practice your makeup the week leading up to your session so you can get it just right the day of. We do offer professional makeup artist services with several of our packages.

Get a manicure the day before or day of your session to ensure your nails look their best. Don’t forget that the color needs to match all of your outfits. For this reason, and to keep a clean appearance, we suggest going with the French manicure or just a clear coat of paint.

Don’t forget to pack any accessories you’ll want for each outfit – jewelry, scarves, headbands, etc.

Coordinate with others. If you are doing a session with your BFF or BF, don’t forget to coordinate an outfit with them so you guys don’t clash.

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Fill out the questionnaire that we sent you so that we can get to know you before the session.  This gives us ideas of we can talk to you about that will help you relax – your favorite sport, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, etc.


Graduating from Alcovy High School, Grayson High School, Loganville High School or any High School?  Ready to book your Senior Portrait Experience?!  Check out our website and click HERE to contact us!

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