It’s time for your senior pictures! You may be asking, what do I wear? What do I bring? Well, don’t worry, because we are here with a Senior Photo Shoot style guide!
Follow the tips below to get the most out of your Senior photos!
Keep your outfits visually simple
Solid colors and simple patterns look best on camera! Avoid busy patterns and large logos or words. Textured fabrics such as cotton and wool are great options, stay away from silks or satin.
Have an outfit plan
Your number of outfit changes will depend on which session you choose. Always plan out your outfits ahead of time and bring extra ones! You may change your mind once you see the backgrounds and sets in person.
Don’t be afraid to be diverse with your outfits
You may be tempted to just bring your favorite everyday outfits, but be sure to bring something a little dressier. Variety is key!
Apply your makeup normally
Powder, eyeshadow or lipstick with glitter or shine may cause a reflection from the flash so try to stick to matte finishes. Matte powder is your friend! Bring it with you even if you did your makeup, you may need to reapply to avoid shine.
Stick with hairstyles you know
Your hair needs to be styled in a way that you are comfortable with, so don’t try a new hairstyle for your shoot. If you need to get your haircut, try to go at least a week in advance to give your hair time to adjust and look normal.
Pay attention to details
Check your nails for chipped polish and go with simple colors that won’t distract from your outfits. Try to avoid going out in the sun for long periods of time right before your shoot. Nobody wants sunburns or tan lines in their senior pictures!
Hats, belts, jewelry, shoes, props… these items can be very important. They help show off your personality and make your photos all about you!
This week’s Senior Spotlight is Taelor from East River HS! Taelor is involved in numerous activities at East River. He participates in Spanish Honor Society, Soccer, Track & Field, Engineering Club, Cru, Hip Hop Club and Band! In his spare time outside of school he is an OCPS Additions Volunteer. He will be graduating with a Scholar Diploma and Honor Awards.
After graduation, Taelor hopes to attend one of three schools, Duke, University of Alabama or Purdue. He is going to study Civil Engineering and hopes to become a Civil Engineer and develop new buildings, roadways and railways for big cities.
When we asked Taelor who inspires him, he told us “My parents have inspired me to persevere in the face of adversity and to strive to bring honor to God through my actions”.
Taelor also told us he is most looking forward to experiencing his independence after graduating and getting to experience new facets of life.
Taelor you are obviously a very dedicated student and have an awesome plan for your future! We wish you all the best in everything you do!
This week’s Senior Spotlight is Essence from Wekiva HS. Essence is in AP Classes and participates in AP extra curricular activities as well as volunteers in the library and often does community service projects after school as well.
She hasn’t completely decided on which school she plans to attend after High School but she does have a few options on careers that she is considering. She would like to either go into the Navy, go into Law and become a Judge one day or possibly go into Finance and Accounting.
Essence has not always had it easy. She has chosen to persevere despite complications such as her mom getting into a car accident during her Freshman year and becoming paraplegic. She then took off school for a little while but she came back and excelled with all honors and AP classes. She told us “not allowing myself to get dragged behind was my most challenging obstacle along with having so many outside distractions.”
Essence it sounds like you work very hard to overcome obstacles that try to get in your way and we hope you continue to do so as you work towards a bright future! We hope you have a wonderful Senior year!
We are so excited to announce our first Senior Spotlight for the Class of 2018, Emily from Seminole High School!
Emily is involved in several school activities which include, the Science National Honor Society, Multicultural Club and UNICEF. She also volunteers at CF Regional Hospital and at local food banks in the area. She will be graduating this year with Honor Cords and medals in French.
After graduation Emily plans to attend Florida State University to study Medicine. She hopes to get her PA in Trauma/ Emergency Medicine.
Emily also shared some personal interesting facts about herself with us. She is one of fifteen grandchildren, she is a natural redhead and she is 5’11”.
We also asked Emily if she had any influential teachers in her life and she told us, “Mr.Galindez- U.S. History. He made school exciting and allowed me to express my personality”.
We wish you the the best with you Senior year and your endeavours after graduating Emily and congrats on being our first spotlight for the Class of 2018!
Leonard’s has a huge Senior Photography branch. It is fun for me because I get to go to a ton of the shoots and get a glimpse of people’s personalities. Part of capturing that personality is the clothing these students wear. The way we dress and present ourselves tells the world around us something about us. If you dress very causally, you may be more laid back, or if you like some of your shots to be in your prom dress or a suit, you may be more formal and appreciate a classic look.
The thing I find interesting is how similar the fashion can be! This could just be that people have very similar tastes, or it could be that people like to play it safe. We live in a time where being eclectic is celebrated. Combat boots, black lipstick, flowy tops, high waisted jeans, a throwback to the fashion of past generations. All of this is in style, which is exciting! When I come across someone with their own look, I take note and find a way to show off their pictures because they tend to look so confident in their photos! This may be because they feel like they are truly being themselves. Here are a few examples:
So Seniors (or Juniors who are soon to be seniors), all I ask is that you wear what makes you feel the best about yourself! And it is okay if your look is outside the box. Your fashion can show your personality, so when it comes to your style: Be loud. Be daring. Be bold.