3 Tips For Senior Guys / by Andrew Dodson

Senior guys are some of the most fun sessions I have, but not all senior guys are prepared for what’s in store. Whereas a lot of the girls I photograph have a good grasp on fashion, style, and being photographed, a lot of guys aren’t quite as in-tune.

Why should the girls have all the fun?! Here are a few very important tips for my senior guys to keep in mind.

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1. Choose Clothes That Fit

This is perhaps the biggest problem that I see with senior guys.

I admit, when I was in high school and college, I wore big baggy clothes. Despite being a size M, I bought shirts and pants way too big for me as if more material made it a better value. Baggy clothes may be more comfortable, but they don’t photograph well.

Conversely, buying clothes that are too small for you look equally as bad. Ultra-tight clothes will make you look overweight.

Shirt sleeves should be the right length. Pant legs shouldn’t be too long or too short.

2. Suits Never Go Out Of Style

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A good suit is a timeless outfit. If you have one, bring it! If you don’t have one, look into getting one.

Not only can a suit create timeless senior pictures, but it can also be incorporated into more trendy pictures as well.

Suit jackets should fit (see tip #1). Sleeves should be the proper length - not too short, not baggy. Pant legs should either meet at the top of your shoes or at the top of the soles of your shoes. The tip of your tie should just touch the top of your belt. And speaking of which, if your pants have belt loops, you should be wearing a belt.

If you’re unsure about how to tie a tie, there are plenty of free apps you can download that guide you step-by-step.

Also be sure to bring clean, polished dress shoes and socks (even if you think you only want to do waist up shots). It’s better to be over-prepared. You don’t want to miss out on cool pictures because you’re wearing ratty sneakers with your suit.

3. Have Fun

“I’m only here because my mom is making me.” You wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve heard that from senior guys. C’mon, man, lighten up and have fun!

Trust me, you want senior pictures that look good for years to come. Ten years from now, you won’t care that mom took 3 hours out of your weekend to do pictures.

When you book your senior pictures with Andrew Dodson Photography, we have FUN. I blast music, make a fool of myself, make dumb jokes, and just have a good time. My goal is to make sure YOU have a good time too!

So even if you’re a guy under duress, only doing senior pictures because mom forced you to, you’re still going to have a blast!

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Senior Pictures Really Are Fun

If you think senior pictures aren’t fun, you just haven’t booked a session with Andrew Dodson Photography! Send me a message, get the Guide, and schedule your senior picture session with me today!

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