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How to Dress for Senior Portraits: Learn About The Element of Color

IMPORTANT: Duke Photography Tempe at the Lakes can only sit up to 25 seniors a month! Call now to reserve your sitting: 480.838.3660 Get Amazing Senior Portraits at an Amazing Price for as low as $126!

The key to a great senior photograph is directing eyes to your beautiful face! Simple clothing like full length sleeves, medium, dark and light colors will enhance your senior portrait session. You can get more information about colors that work well for senior photographs at our "Fashion of the Color Wheel" page. There you will find the correct color combinations and color tones to give you that fashion edge you are looking for. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable in your clothes during your senior portrait session.

1st Outfit: Do the KISS Method - Keep it Simply Simple

Our senior photographers suggest that the first outfit is simple. We like to use the phrase "formal and formidable". Dark and medium colors like black, brown and light colors like tan and white are safe to use for your first outfit change. Here is an example of the clothing you should wear: If you were going to a wedding, what would you wear? Keep in mind you should always call 602.265.2605 and speak with a senior photographer about the outfits you are planning to wear during your senior portrait session.

Simple Clothing

2nd Outfit: Coordinate Your Color's! (click here learn more about primary, secondy and complimentary colors)

Your second outfit is when you can have some fun. We suggest you pick out your favorite outfit for this one. Think of it this way: What are your favorite clothes to wear to school? Keep in mind that your second senior portrait outfit is a crowd pleaser. Bring in your favorite outfit that you love, or get a lot of compliments on, and you will have an amazing senior portrait session. Do some more research about colors and check out our "Fashion with the Color Wheel" page to help you with color coordination. If you are having trouble making up your mind about what you should wear, call 602.265.2605 and speak with on of our professional senior photographers.

Colorful Clothing

3rd Outfit: Be Creative and Fun! (for more ideas on how to coordinate your colors check out "Fashion of the Color Wheel")

This is your time to shine! Show off your personality with this one. This senior portrait outfit is where creativity meets personality. Keep this in mind: What do people know you for? Wear what you wear the best and show off your awesome self with this outfit. If you have any questions on what works best please call 602.265.2605 and speak with a professional senior photographer.

1st Oufit Is Creative
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