One of the most common questions we get from seniors is “what should I wear?” The most important tip we can give is you should pick outfits that you’re comfortable in and make you feel good. Without a doubt, keep that in mind when picking your outfits. Here are some more senior portraits outfit ideas.

Keep it Simple

We usually recommend keeping your outfits relatively simple. We want you to be the focus of the photos. And keeping it simple will help “pull you out” from distracting backgrounds. When we’re shooting on location, “busy” outfits can compete for attention.

Simple, elegant, beautiful senior portrait outfit ideas.

Casual/Fancy Combo

This is a popular combination for most seniors. Not only do you get a nice variety of images to select from, switching from casual to fancy (or the other way around) gives the photos a different feel.

Classic Fancy/Casual Senior Portrait Outfit ideas.

Bring a Jacket

Adding a jacket is a quick and easy way to change the look of your outfit without having to change.

Senior portrait adding a jacket to create multiple outfit looks.

Dress to Move

One trait that defines our senior portrait photoshoots is movement. We’re going to ask you to stand, sit, lie down, twirl, twirl and then walk backwards while running your fingers through your hair and looking to camera 🙂 At least one of your outfits should let you move around a bit.

Senior portrait with subject doing a karate kick with a natural laugh.

How many outfits should I bring?

We don’t have limits on the number of outfits or outfit changes, but what we’ve found is that 2 to 3 outfits is a nice number. And if you add jackets or accessories, you can change the look without changing clothes.

Interested in booking your senior portraits? We’d love to chat. Contact us to set up a phone consult.