Outfit Ideas For Your Asheville Senior Photo Session

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Outfit Ideas For Your Asheville Senior Photo Session

A young girl in jeans and a flowy tee walks down a path with the sun behind her during her Asheville Senior Photo Session

Having solid outfits is arguably one of the most important things you can do to make sure you feel your best during your Asheville Senior photo session. This guide will help you plan ahead so you can show up with confidence and ready to rock your senior photo session.

A beautiful girl in a green dress with her hair blowing in the wind at sunset.

My Favorite Looks For Senior Photo Sessions

For senior girls are dresses with a waist defining feature, jeans or jean shorts with a fitted top and lastly dramatic maxi dresses with a lot of fabric to play with. The best styles on senior boys are jeans and a white or gray t-shirt, a college t-shirt (if you know the college you will attend), jeans and a collared shirt that is solid or has a small, simple pattern and adding in a sport coat for a dressier look. Both girls and boys should plan for two to three looks during the photo session. Typically I suggest a dressy or elegant look, a casual look and then a look that is unique to the senior such as a sport uniform, college t-shirt or graduation cap and gown.

A high school graduate in her purple cap and gown smiles during her Asheville Senior Photo Session A young girl standing in tall grass with trees behind her.

Colors That Photograph Well

In regards to color choices neutral / earth tones always photograph the best. White, cream, ivory, gray, navy, light blue, pale pink, hunter green, mustard yellow and dark red are some of my favorites. This being said anything goes since this is an individual portrait. Typically, I tell clients to stay away from really bright, harsh neon clothing as these colors are distracting and can cause color reflections on your skin. Think about the backdrop of your photo session and time of year. Light pastel colors photograph beautifully in the spring while  bold colors photograph better against a fall backdrop.

A beautiful ballerina dances on pointe in a long flowy pink dress

Layers and Accessories

Adding accessories to your outfit such as hats and statement jewelry can add life and pop to your images. If you have a colorful necklace you love that compliments your outfit, bring it! Same with earrings. If you tlove wearing hats please bring a hat(s) as well. For boys if you have a baseball cap you love we can add it into a few images to create a different look. If your session is outdoors in the winter beanie caps and scarves are wonderful accessories to add into a few photos! Layering clothing is another way to add color, personality and texture to your images. Jean jackets photograph really well when layered over a shirt or dress. Kimono style cardigans also photograph well and are beautiful to layer over a simple jeans outfit. For boys, a sports coat, jean jacket or fleece hoody can be a great way to add some interest to your images. If it’s hot outside I promise you won’t have to wear it a long time.

A girl in a green dress and boots walks in the grass with mountains behind her and the wind in her hair

Most Important For Feeling Your Best During Your Asheville Senior Photo Session Is Staying True To Yourself

These images are all about you! Choose clothing that you are comfortable in and feel your best in! Is there a pair of shoes you love that you wear all the time? Bring them! Do you HATE wearing dresses? Don’t wear one. Is your dream to get glammed up and go over the top with a fancy dress? Lets do it! Whatever feels natural and fun for you is what you should focus on for your Asheville Senior photo session.

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