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Getting the Perfect Senior Pictures: For Guys


You have made great accomplishments in high school, and your senior pictures should show that. That’s why makeup artist and beauty expert Tiffany Elie is giving some simple tips on how to get ready for your shoot to make your senior photo process worry-free and help you look your best.

The first step is to pick out the outfits you want to wear in your pictures. Make sure when bringing your clothes to your photoshoot that they are clean, and carry them in hangers so that they don’t get wrinkled. Always wear closed-toed shoes. Usually, photographers will let you to wear three different outfits to a shoot. With that in mind, Tiffany suggests picking one dressier outfit, one more casual outfit, and one of your choice.

Your outfits should highlight your personality without distracting from your face in the pictures.


For your first two outfits, Tiffany suggests to:

  • Stay away from stripes, plaids, and large prints.
  • Pick solid-colored shirts
  • Choose colors based on what usually looks good on you and what matches your skin tone and eyes.
  • Choose colors you’ve gotten compliments on.
  • Choose colors that match the season you’re taking pictures in.

For your third outfit, you can pick out clothes that are unique to you to show off who you are as a person. You can wear things like:

  • Varsity jackets
  • Letter sweaters
  • Jerseys
  • Etc.

Overall, keep your clothes simple, fresh, and comfortable for you.

In addition to tips on how to dress in your senior pictures, Tiffany has a few tips for how to put your best face forward.


  • Come to your photo session cleanly shaven for the best results.
  • If you need to get a haircut, get it one week before your shoot.
  • You should use a scrub and balm on your lips a few days before your shoot to make them smooth and soft (it’s hard for photographers to touch them up when editing).
  • Wearing glasses might create a disruptive flash in your pictures.
    • If you wear glasses, book an appointment with your optometrist to have them remove the lenses before your shoot.

One way to to make your face look its best for your pictures is hiring a professional makeup artist to do some simple touching up. Some things they can do are:

  • Trim unruly brow hairs
  • Cover blemishes and discoloration
  • Brighten under-eye circles
  • Use powder to take away unwanted shine on your face
  • Add bronzer to give your face some color
  • Conceal your large pores.

For example, a great trick that Tiffany uses for guys with light eyelashes is applying brown mascara to make the lashes show up in photos without looking like you are wearing makeup.

Tiffany hopes this advice will help make taking your pictures simple, smooth, and a fun experience for your senior year.

Contact Tiffany Elie at 248-797-8131 with any questions or to add male grooming to your senior picture photoshoot.

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