How To Prepare For Your Senior Session

high school senior girl posing for senior portraits How To Prepare For Your Senior Session

You’ve got the outfit planned…now what? There are lots to consider when getting your pictures done. While everyone has their own method of preparation, I can definitely give you some insider tips for how to prepare and make sure your senior photo shoot is a smashing success. Check out some tips on how to prepare for your senior session!


Several months before your session — two or three, give or take — is the best time to start thinking about the big day. Start a Pinterest board, start dog-earing magazine pages and definitely start trying on various clothing to see what you feel best in. As the day gets closer, start narrowing down your inspiration boards and ideas. That includes outfits, hair and makeup for women, and even props.


Speaking of props, those are a really important part of your photo session. We’ll definitely get photographs of you without props, but we want to make sure we include pictures of you with meaningful items that represent who you are.

Prop Ideas

  • Musical Instruments
  • Sports Equipment
  • Your Car
  • A Pet
  • Beautiful Furniture
  • Vintage Accents
  • Accessories


Selecting where you have your photos taken goes along with choosing props. I have a whole list of locations to choose from and we’ll talk details once you book. Meanwhile, it’s a good idea to get the gears turning. Think about what kind of a vibe you want for your pictures. Is it earthy? Urban? Academic?

Location Ideas

  • Sports Stadium
  • In The Woods
  • An Overgrown Field
  • With a Cityscape Backdrop
  • In An Urban Alley
  • Historical Buildings

Sample Schedule:

  • One Month Out: Choose Outfits
  • Two Weeks Out: Haircut and color
  • One week Out: Makeup and Hair Run
  • Day Before: Mani and Pedi

Ready to chat about planning your senior session? Message me to get started!

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