How Many Outfit Changes Should My Senior Have?

Ok, first off. GREAT question.

As a parent or guardian of a high school senior, you want their senior photos to be a reflection of who they are at this pivotal moment in their lives. One question that often arises is: how many outfit changes should they have for their photoshoot? Let’s explore this topic to help you make the best decision for your senior’s memorable session.

The Magic Number: Three Outfit Changes

After ten years of experience in capturing high school seniors’ milestones, I’ve found that three outfit changes tend to be the sweet spot for a well-rounded photoshoot. Here’s why:

1. Dressier Option:

Including a dressier outfit allows your senior to showcase their elegance and sophistication. Whether it’s a formal gown or a sharp suit and tie, this ensemble captures the essence of this momentous occasion. I LOVE to get a professional headshot during when seniors are in a suit or dress/blouse!!! How awesome for them to start their adult lives with a professional headshot just ready for Linkedin??

2. Casual Option:

A casual outfit brings out the relaxed and natural side of your senior. Think of their favorite jeans and a cozy sweater or a chic yet effortless dress. This look exudes comfort and authenticity.

3. Personalized Touch:

The third outfit should reflect your senior’s personality and interests. Whether it’s a sports jersey, musical instrument, or hobby-related attire, this choice adds a personal touch and makes the photoshoot uniquely theirs. It’s a chance to celebrate their individuality and passions. OR lots of seniors love to wear their cap and gown!

Exploring Alternatives:

While three outfit changes are ideal, I understand that every senior’s preferences differ. Here are some alternatives to consider:

Four Outfit Changes: While feasible, having four outfit changes may limit the time available for each look. However, if your senior has specific ensembles they can’t do without, I can certainly accommodate this request with careful planning.

Two Outfit Changes: Two outfit changes can still yield stunning results. Focus on a balance between dressy and casual, ensuring each outfit represents different facets of your senior’s personality.

Ultimately, a senior photo session with me will be completely customized to YOUR senior. Please contact me to schedule your session!

Flower Mound Senior Guy: Marcus High School

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FAQs for Clients

1.) What types of Photography do you offer?


I specialize in candid family, child and high school senior portraits in the Oklahoma City and the Dallas metroplexes. I also photograph events, sports and headshots.


2.) What location will we use?


I am primarily an on-location natural light photographer. I will assist you in determining a beautiful and scenic location for our session.


3.) What time of day do you book sessions?


Session are booked approximately 1.5 -2 hours prior to sunset or within an hour of sunrise.


4.) What do we wear?


I can most definitely help you with that! After ten years of photographing clients, I have learned what photographs well and what doesn't. Upon booking a session with me, I am happy to connect you with some tried and true styling tips. I will also help you with your specific outfit choices.


5.) My kids are WILD. Can you handle it?


Yep! I sure can! Aside from my own "spirited" children, I was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Not even the grumpiest dad or emotional teen scares me :). Just show up ready to have fun + love on your people. I will do the rest!

6.) Do you travel?


I LOVE to travel with clients! I have been across the globe photographing some amazing families. Booking a travel session with me is way more affordable than you think - plus I provide you with much more than just a standard session. Click on my travel portfolio to see images from the beach, Canada, Bali, New York City and more!


7.) How much do you charge?


Photo sessions are $950 plus state sales tax. This includes at least 65+ digital images, each carefully hand edited by Missy.

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