What to Wear For Your Senior Portrait Session | Ann Arbor Senior Portrait Photographer


1. What colors will be in the background? Green grass? Fall leaves (orange, red, yellow)? concrete from buildings? Choose colors that will complement and/or stand out against the background.

Senior Girl in a field | Saline High School

2. Is it comfy? Do you want a more traditional/posed session or an active session? Make sure that nothing feels too stiff, too tight, or too big. You don’t want to be fussing with your clothes during the session. Make sure you are comfortable, even if you want something more formal in nature.

3. Do you feel good about yourself in it? If you feel fantastic in your clothes, that will lead to more natural, joyful expressions. If you don’t feel great in your outfit, that will carry over as well.

Senior Girl Law Quad | Chelsea High School

Senior Girl white dress in the flower garden | Chelsea High School

4. Is it you? Do you want to go for a casual look? Or dressed up? Ultimately, I tell clients that you should dress in a way that you feel represents your personality.

Senior Boy by the water | Saline High School


Senior boy outdoor photos | Saline High School

5. What do you want the end result to be? How will you display your photos? Are you interested in a large print for the wall? A series of prints? Consider how your color palette goes with your home decor, especially your wall colors.



1. Solids and small patterns photograph best.

Senior Girl in sunlight | Saline High School


Ann Arbor Senior Pictures Matthaei Botanical Gardens

2. Neutrals are timeless

Senior Girl Fall Photos | Saline High School

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3. Lastly, lay all the clothes out on a bed and snap a photo and send it my way for feedback. Still not sure? Bring it all. Seriously. Bring everything you are considering, and I will help you choose the best outfit, shoes, and accessories for your location. Let’s have fun planning the details!

Lori Page Photography is now scheduling the class of 2020 senior portrait sessions! Summer spots are filling up fast; please contact me to get on the calendar.