Tips On How To Dress And Where To Go For A Senior Shoot | Indiana, PA

Blonde high school senior model with white lace dress standing by a tree and sunset.

Maybe it's because I grew up in the 90's with a Lisa Frank Trapper keeper, or maybe it's because I have a penchant for all things rainbow, but one thing is for certain -  I. Love. Color. When I met Erin, after noticing her striking beauty, I couldn't help but be excited about her cool outfit choices. I always encourage my seniors to bring a variety of outfit styles from dressy to casual, colorful to neutral. Above all, I want everything about the senior session to reflect their amazing personalities. Check out Erin's awesome wardrobe and how we were able to pair her choices with the perfect backdrops!

Blonde senior model in black dress standing by roman column at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Blonde senior model in black dress sitting on wrought-iron bench in front of Fisher Auditorium at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Blonde senior model wearing maroon blouse leaning on a stack of books
Blonde senior model in maroon blouse sitting on white rocking chair on the porch of Sutton Hall at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Blonde senior model with long curly hair flipped to one side
Blonde senior model reading a book outside at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Interested in seeing more of the cool places we ventured to? Want to see more awesome outfits? Curious about how I get to know my seniors before the session starts? 


This bit of advice is really advanced. You read for it? To get to know your seniors, all you have to do is... ASK! It pays off in huge ways if you take the time to shoot them an email, message them on Facebook, text, whatever! I've posted some of my favorite questions to ask seniors below (and their answers just may help you figure out location choices!)

Blonde senior high school model with white shorts and hot pink crop top standing in front of royal blue wall
blonde high school senior model in white shorts and hot pink crop top throwing glitter at camera
blonde high school model in grey crop top and skinny jeans in a seated pose between two brick buildings in an urban environment
Blonde high school senior model with skinny jeans and gray crop top in urban setting between two brick buildings


. Do you like to spend time outside?
2. What's your favorite thing to do on the weekend?
3. Do you have any hobbies?
4. Do you like to dress up, or are you more of a casual dresser?
5. Do you like dogs/have a dog?
6. What's something you're passionate about?
7. Pick some of these words to describe yourself:  classy, fun, hipster, trendy, elegant, relaxed, sporty, academic, funky, edgy, introvert, extrovert, (and any more you want to add!)

blonde high school senior model standing on lake dock wearing white lace summer dress
blonde high school senior in nature park during golden hour


Here's the logic I used for using Erin's personality traits and pairing them with her outfits and locations:

  • Academic: Blacks, neutrals, business casual - Sutton Hall, IUP.
  • Fun: bright pops of color, fun accessories, casual - local auto garage with bold royal blue paint job.
  • Elegant: lace, whites or cream, dresses - Blue Spruce Park