Los Angeles Senior Pics What to wear for guys
These are images we shot for actor Brooks Hall – he’s not a high school senior, but we loved his take on “the suit shot”….and we think this relaxed vibe is perfect for HS Senior Pictures for Guys. Every mom & dad wants a portrait of their son in a suit – looking very grown up, handsome, dashing & ready to take on the world after high school. The problem is, these shots often look very stiff & unnatural – and they don’t look up to date and modern. One of the main reasons for this sort of “old-fashioned” suit pic is that they’re too stuffy – the tie is all the way up, tight & constricting. The jacket is buttoned. The poor guy is practically in a straight-jacket. But, if you look at Brooks’ pics, you don’t see any of that….and the reason is we kept it natural & casual by:
1. shooting with a LOOSE TIE
2. shooting with Jacket & OPEN COLLARED SHIRT
Does Brooks look any less grown up, handsome, or dashing? Nope. He looks like he was born to to wear these clothes. A couple things to look for when choosing jacket, shirt, tie:
a) FIT. The jacket & shirt should fit perfect, in the sleeve length, shoulders & waist length.
b) COLOR. Try mixing classic colors like black & gray with a pop of something unexpected, like Sage Green, Pink, Purple, Apple Green, or Eggshell blue.
c) QUALITY MATERIAL. If possible, choose a shirt & jacket with high quality construction. A cheap collar won’t photograph well….
d) CLASSIC TIE. Steer away from ties that are too overly trendy or too loud. A little personality or style is great – but try to imagine it in 5 or 6 years….will you be cringing when you walk past your Senior Portrait hanging on the wall? Something classic will always look great.
Follow these tips for full-proof drop dead gorgeous shot for your high school senior pics!