Find Your Style InspiratioN 

Spend some time gathering style ideas from your favorite magazines, websites, and Pinterest boards   Consider which looks you like best. Classic? Rocker? Hipster? Pinterest is a good resource!

  • What colors are you drawn to? Which look great with your eyes, hair, and skin?
  • What kinds of outfits just feel like “you”?

Schedule your appointments.

Haircuts, makeup, manicures … whatever touch-ups you’re planning, make sure to get on your stylist’s calendar early.


Create at least 3 basic looks.

 You know what type of style you’re after. Now it’s time to bring all the elements together.

The more outfits you bring to your photo shoot, the more options and styling flexibility you’ll have within your session. You’ll want a minimum of 3 head-to-toe looks:

·               Parent Pleaser - This is the one you know they’ll love showing off for years to come. For men, think a crisp shirt and great pants (chinos or khakis or new jeans), with nice shoes and classic accessories for a timeless look. For women, a nice dress or skirt and top, with sandals or heels, and, again, classic accessories.

·               Senior's Choice - What’s the most “you” thing you do? Bring along your musical instrument, a paint palette or another object that shows off your most important personal interest. Be sure to wear your college ring, and/or any other significant jewelry. Bring any mementos that you feel define you and your high school or college years. 

·               Activities - Your activities make up a big part of your college experience. Bring a team jersey, danceline costume or favorite theatre costume, awards, trophies, and medals,  to commemorate your achievements.

·               Optional: Professional  - If you are going directly into the workplace, you might want a professional headshot to include with your résumé or for your new employer. We include this as an option in S & B Photo Studios’ College Senior Package.              

·               Optional: Cap and gown – if you do not have your own cap and gown, be sure to let the photographers know at least two weeks in advance the colors of your school’s cap and gown, and the and the honors that you have received. If you have an academic hood, be sure to bring it. Please bring your own special honors regalia, if you have it.

Take Care of Final Details and To-Dos

  • Make sure clothes are clean and wrinkle-free. (Drop off items for drycleaning 1-2 weeks ahead of time.)
  • Gather all your shoes, accessories, jewelry, props, styling tools, etc. in one place.
  • Double-check your scheduled session.

Get a good night’s sleep!

Arrive at least 15 minutes early, ready for the spotlight!