Choosing Visualizations for your senior portraits is an awesome way to start your senior year. Not only will you have incredible senior portraits to show off, but you will also have an amazing experience. You will feel like a model for the day, and your portraits will showcase your personality and what makes you, you! The Visualizations Team pays close attention to detail, making sure that clothes, hair, and lights are all in the correct places to make your senior portraits the best they can be-- it is our goal to make sure you receive nothing short of the best for your senior portraits!
While we can ensure we will do everything on our end to give you the senior portraits you deserve, it is up to you to choose outfits that best represent your own personalized style! On this page, you will find outfit inspiration and helpful tips for preparing for your session.
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For all Seniors
Depending on your session, you will be asked to bring anywhere from 1 to 4 outfits.
Because some surrounding schools still require a traditional portrait for the yearbook, a traditional "school picture" will be taken in-studio. For this outfit, we recommend a shirt or dress with sleeves for the ladies or a suit or dress clothes for the guys that still captures your personality. The rest of your session can be as dressy or casual as you like-- choose outfits that you would wear to school or for a night out with friends, or bring in a sports uniform! Feel free to bring props to help represent YOU! Whether it be a furry friend*, dance shoes, your letterman and a soccer ball, or an instrument, we can incorporate it into your portraits.
*If bringing a pet to your session, we ask that someone else is there to help take care of them during your session!
Tips from the Visualizations Team
Make sure to dress head to toe in all outfits! Don't forget shoes, jewelry, belts or other accessories; if your hair easily falls out of place, make sure to bring your favorite hairspray or gel. Bring your clothes to your session on hangars to help avoid wrinkles.
Do not try a new hairstyle or cut for your portraits. A haircut one to two weeks prior to your session is recommended. If your hair is dyed or you have highlights, make sure your roots aren't too dark.
Be cautious when tanning prior to your session! You may have a noticeable red or orange tone in your portraits if you are sunburnt or have a heavy tan. Avoid heavy use of tanning beds and lotions-- they may make you appear orange.
We can reduce and sometimes eliminate glass glare. If you have tinted or thick lenses, it can affect the way your eyes look in the camera. In such a case, most optometrists are willing to loan eyeglasses without the glass for your portrait session.
braces and teeth
We can remove braces with artwork at an extra cost. It is recommended to visit the dentist for a polish or use whitening strips prior to your session.
Do not worry if you have blemishes! All of your final portraits will be fully retouched. Be sure your nails are trimmed and polished to your liking.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your senior session, feel free to call the studio at 330.923.3686, or fill out a contact form. We will get back to you as soon as we can, and we look forward to seeing you for your session!
For the Girls
Make up is very important to create the look you want for senior portraits! If you normally wear make up, we recommend that you do your eyes a little heavier than normal. If you do not normally wear make up, we ask that you wear a base foundation that correctly matches your skin, mascara, and lip gloss at the very least. We have a list of professional make up artists if you are interested in having your make up done prior to your session.
Because we want to ensure your senior portraits are personalized for you, we don't have many requests when it comes to your outfit choices. The only thing we ask is that you limit outfits with shorter skirts and dresses, as multiple outfits with them limits the number of poses we can use. Another thing to keep in mind is that tank tops and spaghetti straps can draw attention away from your face and may make you look heavier.
For the Guys
Facial hair can be difficult to retouch in your images, so make sure you have shaved to your liking prior to your session for a clean look.