A Spring Visual Guide on What to Wear and Where to Buy It!
For the rest of your life, you will use senior photos as a portal to revisit the you of today. Keeping that in mind, every time you look at those photos your reaction should never be, “What was I thinking with THAT outfit?”. To help cope with the stress of finding the Zero Regret Outfit, I have assembled a couple example spreads to help inspire you for your picture perfect spring look. Assembling these looks was so much fun with Polyvore (.) com. If you love these looks or have been inspired to start creating your own, check out the site. All of these images and the images there will link you to the shops where you can buy these Zero Regret items.
When scoping out all the possibilities, most seniors choose at least one casual look. An outfit representing beautiful, every day you can be pretty tough to figure out. Think about what you love and feel comfortable in. Steer clear of strong current trends that will date your look. Love your legs? Choose a skirt or shorts that highlight them. Maybe your hairstyle is your life. Pick a top that doesn’t combat for attention, so the focus remains on how your locks rock. When you feel happy and confident in your outfit, it shines through in your photos. Also, you might consider an outfit representing your new school of choice. These less traditional images are a great way to announce to the world . (Photographer Tips: Logo t-shirts, excluding collegiate clothing, or articles of white clothing do not photograph well, so best to avoid them!)
Wear it again girl!
Picking the perfect outfit for senior photos and then turning around and repeating the process for prom can be exhausting. Problem solved- use the same outfit! Glamorous dresses shouldn’t be restricted to just one night of partying. Take that dress to some flowering fields and get your model on! Since we are thinking spring, airy fabrics and flowing silhouettes are stunning with natural spring backgrounds. To give the look a fresh overhaul, add a denim jacket or a pair of statement shoes. (Photographer Tips: Definitely avoid white here. These are your senior photos; save the white for your wedding day.)
Show some Texas LOVE
Spring in San Anotnio, Texas means one thing, wildflowers! Western wear is especially charming among the Hill Country wildflowers. A little bit of dirt on your freshly polished leather boots. A gorgeous side braid tucked beneath the wide brim of a cowboy hat. This look pulls at any Texan’s heartstrings. To make the look your own, consider a fun country-inspired pattern for your shirt. Add femininity with your accessory choices, from a flower tucked in the band of your hat to the stitching on your belt. Western wear also has the special quality of allowing you to really interact with your surroundings. Posing in hay is much easier in jeans than a ball gown (Though I won’t say you can’t, check out my Trash the Dress portfolio).
I always tell my seniors to bring EVERYTHING. You can change the feel of any outfit by the accessories you use. Hats, scarves, belts, jewelry, shoes–the right combination can boost your outfit from a solid 8 to a smashing 10. Having these options at the shoot will inspire both of us. Having a hat to model with or a piece jewelry to hold helps you find stunning poses that come naturally. I might be inspired by the color or shape, which will help me find the perfect background and angle. Having the accessory options available opens so many doors.
With these ideas in mind, start planning your look now! Wildflowers are already beginning to blossom, and the peak of the season is only weeks away. Book now before it is too late! I continue to add helpful tips and tricks for your perfect session, just look for the Tag “Senior LookBook.”