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Senior Photography Tips

What to Wear

An important piece to your senior photos is knowing what to wear so it fits your style. Your outfit helps define your look and personality so we encourage you to be yourself. However, the color of your cloths plays an important role in our style. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting your outfits:

  • Outfit variety helps make your portraits more dynamic. Feel free to bring casual & dressy changes of clothes.
  • Mix it up and have fun! Bring too much and we will help you sort it out.
  • Don’t neglect a dressy look. A great dress, long skirt, a sport coat or even a wool sweater may not be what you wear every day, but they look terrific in pictures.
  • It is best to keep to 3 outfits during a session. We find that this is a good amount of outfits for one senior session.
  • Accessorize. This makes a huge difference in images. Feel free to bring favorite hats, sunglasses, jewelry or even a flowered headband.
  • What to Bring

    In order to make your senior portrait session as unique as you, consider bringing a few extra things….

    • Bring things that are important to you. We would love to create images of you as an artists, dancer, musician or athlete. Talk to us about your interests and we will help you with what to bring and find a setting that fits it.
    • Bring a friend, parent or sibling if it will help you feel more relaxed and at ease.

    Picking a Location

    Living in Colorado has tons of options for beautiful backdrops. The possibilities are endless in this beautiful state. We are open to any ideas you have for your senior portrait session. Below is a list of ideas to get you started:

    • Art District of Denver – Abstract urban locations with tons of unique character.
    • Highlands – Urban city scenes with lots of artistic backdrops.
    • Lookout Mountain in Golden – Beautiful mountain landscape with lots of pine tree backdrops.
    • Chatfield State Park – Huge cottonwood trees and fields of grass with wondering streams.
    • Black Hawk & Central City – old buildings and lots of fantastic brick walls.
    • Downtown Golden – A mix of city urban & rustic small-town.
    • Eldorado Springs – Authentic small town with a rustic-chic feel to it.
    • Shannon Red Barn Farm in Louisville – Has a vintage country feel with a beautiful barn.
    • Lower Church Lake in Westminster – Close… with beautiful trails and lots of trees.
    • Three Sisters Park in Evergreen – Evergreen trees with a mountain feel to it.
    • Cherry Creek Reservoir – Large open space with grass fields and cottonwood trees.
    • Capitol Hill – Urban city feel with a mix of classy architecture.
    • Denver Botanical Gardens – Beautiful floral gardens.
    • Washington Park – Get a big city park feel with tons of variety in settings.

    A Note to Parents

    No one knows your son or daughter better than you do. We value your input during the session. Giving you what you want you want in senior portrait images is our goal. We enjoy having a parent at the shoot but there might be some times where we have you stand back to make the senior be more at ease and get comfortable being behind the camera.

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