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Prepare to dress your best for your senior portrait


Today, Madeline Butcher from Rochester High School is our featured 2016 Senior Model.

You are unique and beautiful! Be yourself in how you dress. Be Fashionable. Wear clothing that is stylish and put a lot of thought into your choices. This is a unique opportunity to look amazing!

Clothing ideas and tips:

1. Group outfits together. Get rid of dust spots. Make sure items are ironed and ready to go.

2. Mix the level of styles. Some should be dressy, some dressy-casual, and some casual. If you are comfortable in dresses, bring them! They photograph really well and offer a nice variety from your other casual clothing choices. Dresses that have a flowing bottom look great and can be magical outside if we catch a gust of wind!

3. Avoid large patterns, wide stripes, and large logos. Solid colors photograph much better than busy patterns. The busy pattern can draw attention away from you. We love texture in clothing because light falling over it can create interesting shadow and highlights. Lace is a great example of a texture we love.

4. Bring a variety of colors. Darker shades tend to make people look slimmer. Choose colors you look good in and flatter your skin tone. There are two basic type of skin tones: cool and warm. By matching your skin tone with the right colors, you will be able to dress your best.

5. Use clothing to accentuate your best features. For necklines, a wide-open neckline tends to thicken the neck. If you have a shorter neck, choose a collared shirt or a v-neck top to thin the neck and frame your face beautifully. If you have a slightly longer neck, choose a shirt with a higher neckline. Turtleneck tops look best on people with long necks. Round and square faces look good in a square-neck top, while thin faces or pointed chins are attractive with rounded-neck tops. If you are self-conscious about your arms, avoid sleeveless or cap-sleeve shirts and tank tops, as they tend to make arms look fuller.

View our gallery to see more clothing ideas

Call 698-6000 to schedule your senior portrait session and consultation.

Terry Farmer Photography
Voted 2014 “Best Photographer” by the State Journal-Register and Illinois Times!