714.838.8262 Tustin, CA

facebook icon   google+ icon   pinterest icon   twitter icon   Sign up

Info for Your Senior Pictures

Did you know that if your school uses a contract photographer for your senior portraits, you only have to use them for your yearbook photo?

That's right! Why have something so important taken by a company that hires minimally trained seasonal help when you can have a creative Certified Professional Photographer capture the senior pictures you really want?

Your senior portraits are important to you and we get that! They're a statement about who you are, your style, and your personality. They tell everyone that you are an individual!

Getting to Know You

First we do a consultation. This is where we listen to you, find out what you want and how we can make it happen. We want to know all about you so we can really bring out your personality in the photos. Tell us about your music, what you like to do, your dreams and your goals.

Tell us what you want to see as well as what don't want to see in your photos. We enjoy collaborating with our seniors to create something really special. Please tell us about your ideas!

Do you have a special place you want to be photographed? Location sessions can be so much fun!

Your Senior Photography Session

Next is the fun part! Our sessions usually last from one to two hours.

If we're in the studio, our camera is connected to a computer so you can see all the great images on the screen, right then, as we create them!

When we're on location you don't have to worry about where you're going to change clothes. We have our own portable changing room. No more dirty, wet, sandy bathrooms at the beach!

Your session wouldn't be much fun without music so don't forget to bring it with you.

Review Your Photos and Order Just What You Want.

If you're like most seniors you can't wait to see and share your senior pictures. Not only will you see the photos from your session but there may be a few added surprises. We like to get creative and let our artistic side take control, we're always coming up with something new.

Please keep in mind that we are a completely digital studio so there are NO PROOFS that can be taken out of the studio. Your family (and everyone who is part of the decision making process) needs to be at the Presentation. This is when you place your order. Also, a little planning is helpful. Please bring a list of who is going to get photos, what size and how many you might need.

What to Wear

We've put together a few suggestions on clothing to help you have a great portrait session and truly amazing images.

First and foremost, you really want your face and expressions to stand out in your portrait. When photographed against a medium or dark background, dark or medium toned colors photograph best for your close-up poses. And of course, darker shades are more slimming.

For shirts and tops, avoid colors that are too similar to your skin color. (These might be a brown, beige, tan, or very pale peach, and very pale gray). For many people these shades can drain the color from your face, making you appear washed-out.

Bring a variety of color - don't bring all blue outfits even if it is your favorite color. Change up the style, bring some dressy, some semi-dressy, and some casual outfits that express who you are.

When planning your outfits think about your complete look from head to toe. We will taking photos that are close-up, full length, and some in between. So you want to think about shoes and accessories too.


Casual portraits give you much more variety in clothing, color and style. We can also be much more creative with our digital imaging.

You can choose your favorite sports outfit, sun dress, slouchy sweaters, skirts, shorts or jeans outfit. Pick the colors you really like. Chances are, they're colors others say look really good on you, too. Textures are great, as are interesting hats, belts, jackets and scarves.

Looking for dressier fashion? Wear a neckline that is flattering to your face and neck: Round faces, square jaw lines, or shorter necks look best in a v-neck as opposed to a round or crew neck. Thin faces, pointy chins, and very long necks look better in a boat neck, crew neck, or round neckline.


You can choose your jeans, casual or sports wear, or your letterman jacket. You may want to bring your sports uniform and equipment.

T-shirts are great unless they are white or almost all white. Todays white fabrics bounce a bluish light on the face and draw attention away from your face.

An alternative look would be a dress shirt and a sweater that is a solid color or has a slight pattern. If you want to wear only a dress shirt and tie, wear a colored shirt. White shirts look best under a jacket.

Outdoor Sessions

Bring an outfit that blends with the colors of the outdoors, be it the park or the beach. If you are the outdoor sports kind of person, let's create something special with your gear.

Wear blue jeans or khaki pants unless you want a dressier look (girls, wear longer, flowing dresses.)

Please visit our Senior Photography Gallery see just some of the photos we can create just for you!