Welcome to the senior lounge!  I am so excited that you have chosen me to be your senior photographer!  I can’t thank you enough for your business!  This is such a huge time in your life and choosing to document it in such a way will be such a treasure!  We are going to have an absolute blast at your senior portrait session!  I can’t wait!

When I had my senior pictures done, I went with the studio contracted by my high school.  I didn’t have a lot of choice over how it went and that definitely showed in m pictures.  They looked like the rest of my friends’ pictures and weren’t very special.  I hope to give you an experience of a lifetime with your senior pictures!

let the

planning begin!

Other than your amazing personality, your wardrobe is one of the key factors to having a successful session that reflects your true self.  Please use the following information, links, and downloads to begin preparing your senior session wardrobe options.  You’ll find everything from my Senior Style Survey to my What to Wear Guide.  Learn what colors look best with your skin tone, what clothing styles look best with your body shape, and explore tons of styled outfits for you to use as inspiration when planning your wardrobe options.

let’s do this!

The most important thing you can do to help me plan for your session is to create a shared Pinterest board for your senior session. Start pinning the things that reflect your style and interests.  Pin anything from fashion styles to location styles you like.  The more you pin the better! Think of your Senior Session Pinboard as a direct line to getting the most out of your senior images.  Be sure to share your board with me:  @SuzanneKrull

what to pin

fashion style |  hair styles  |  makeup looks  |  textures  |  location ideas you love  |  living spaces you’d love to live in  |  magazine images  |  other photography you love

This is probably the #1 question I am asked when planning a portrait session. What should I wear? So, I’ve created the perfect guide to help you choose the outfits that fit your body type, skin tone, and personality!

I am so excited to start planning your session wardrobe. Other than your amazing personality, your wardrobe is one of the key factors to having a successful session that reflects your true self. Please use the following information, links, & downloads to begin to prepare for your senior session wardrobe options. It includes everything from what colors look best with your skin tone, what clothing styles look best with your body shape, as well as styled outfits for you to use as inspiration when planning your wardrobe options.

As you begin thinking about your senior session outfits, write down on a piece of paper, three to five things that you want your senior wardrobe to say about you. A few that might come to mind are “bright”, “happy”, “smart”, “confident”, “fierce”, “chill”, “fun-loving”, “adventurous”, etc.

Believe it or not, you can actually present yourself through the clothing you choose to wear for your senior portraits! So, once you decide what you want your clothes to say about you, read the “What to Wear Guide” and find out how to make that happen!!

Your senior session is a day to feel pampered, fresh, and beautiful.  Consider treating yourself to a manicure with your mom, sister, or friend.  During your session, you’ll definitely be showing your hands.  Download the Nail Prep guide for tips to make your nails look polished and pretty.  You can also find this guide in your portal.

There are differences in the way makeup is applied for photography vs everyday makeup. Makeup that looks great for school, may not translate well for photos.

Consider having your makeup professionally done for your pictures. A makeup artist can apply your makeup with precision and accuracy for the camera so there isn’t too much, or too little.

Whether you hire a professional or decide to do your own makeup, be sure to check out these tips and advice for a camera-ready face that looks great!

Your clothes ironed and on hangers to allow us to easily see each outfit together for efficiency.

Your accessories – jewelry, under camis, strapless bras, “sticky boobs”, belts, scarves, hats, jackets, etc.

shoes for every outfit and the socks to go with them

comfy shoes to walk in for senior and mom

snacks, juice, water to keep yourself energized

allergy meds and mosquito spray