Senior sessions are determined by the number of outfits you bring, each one will include 5-7 different poses. Your first outfit is typically a formal outfit for the yearbook and additional outfits are usually more casual. Additional outfits will add more variety to your session such as outdoor poses, props, friends, etc.
Boys: Collars, no big logos Anderson does not require a “traditional” yearbook style background. However, the image you choose will be cropped down to head and shoulders for the yearbook.
Boys:A tuxedo is required which we provide but you will need to wear a white t-shirt underneath.
Boys:Shirts with collars are recommended
Arrive at the studio 5-10 minutes early. This allows us to get you checked in and confirm your information as well as give you more time for your portrait session. It also helps to come dressed in your first outfit (typically for your yearbook images) if possible.
It’s always a good idea to bring more clothing than you will need. We will be happy to help you choose what might look best in your portraits. But it’s ultimately up to what you feel will work best. Below are some guidelines to keep in mind as you choose your clothing:
- Try to avoid sleeveless tops since they may exaggerate the size of your upper arms.
- Wear a neckline that is flattering and modest. For instance, round faces should not wear turtle necks but rather a v-neck and girls with a slim face might look better in a turtle neck rather than a v-neck.
- Wear the colors you like best. The colors we suggest are only helpful hints so if you like a different color, go for it.
- Your shoes should match your outfit in style and appearance as well as appear polished and clean. Please let your photographer know if you do not want a full length portrait in a particular outfit.
- A suit and tie has been a standard for years, but that doesn’t necessarily fit the personality of all boys. An alternative would be a sweater or collared shirt that is either solid or has a slight pattern.
- If you only want to wear a dress shirt with a tie, the shirt should not be white. White shirts look best under a jacket. If you need a jacket, we have them available from sizes 42-52.
- Avoid changing your hair style within 2 weeks before your session
- Do not change your hair style after your session until you have had the opportunity to view your previews.
- Bring your hair care products to the studio with you.
- Hair spray or a dryer sheet can help tame those stray hairs
- Your photographer is not a hair stylist and will NOT tell you if your hair doesn’t look right so please make sure you check your hair while in the dressing room. Any adjusting to your hair by the photographer is only to help you look the best you can in the finished photograph
- If your hair is meant to be in your eyes and the photographer keeps moving it, please let them know.
- Avoid flat jewelry as it can reflect light back into the camera.
- We are trained to reduce most glasses glare but cannot always remove all reflections.
- If it’s possible, ask your eye doctor to borrow a pair of empty frames for your session
- If you can see a blemish standing 24 inches from the mirror, chances are you will be able to see it in your portraits.
- Don’t worry! Each image that you order (including the yearbook portrait) will be retouched.
- Wear clothes with sleeves because bare arms can add weight
- Patterns become larger than life in a photograph. Solid colors help compliment your best features.
- Jackets, hats and scarves can enhance your look
- Small straps and bare shoulders are not recommended
- Tight fitting clothing is not always the most flattering
- Fitted tops are better than cropped tops
Sunburns & Tan Lines
- Sunburns will show up in your portraits. It’s a good idea to stay away from excessive sun a few days prior to your session
- A good sun tan is a great addition to your portraits but over-tanning can dry out your complexion. Heavy tans can also look leathery in final portraits.
- Tan lines can be removed in your final prints for an additional charge
People, Pets & Props
- If you are doing more than 1 outfit, you are welcome to bring friends, family, pets or props. But remember, you will only have 5-7 images for each outfit.
- Having friends and family in your portraits can make for a memorable experience. Many times, they can unintentionally make you uncomfortable so it’s usually a good idea to have them leave when their part of the session is over.
- This is your day so we suggest that you limit poses with friends and family to 2 or 3.
- If you are being photographed with your car, make sure it’s clean but it doesn’t have to be spotless. Clean tires are helpful as well.
- As the pet owner, you are responsible for their actions. Please make sure that you bring someone to watch them during the rest of your session.
- If you are bringing a horse, you must inform the studio and arrive early to get everything set up.
- Props are a great addition to your session whether it’s sports equipment, awards, artwork, hobbies, etc. Feel free to bring whatever brings out your personality and interests.
- The ideal time to have your photographs taken is when the sun is NOT shining. Sun can cause a lot of squinting and harsh shadows, not to mention the discomfort of excessive heat. So don’t worry if your session is not on the prettiest day.
- In the case of rain, you are still welcome to come in for the indoor part of your session and we will reschedule the outdoor poses for another day.
- The best month to be photographed outdoors is June. There is less humidity which is better for your hair and it’s not hot enough to cause you to sweat. Also, the flowers are in full bloom.
- The best month for fall is October, however the colors are only around for a short period of time.