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Senior Photo Prep | Packing Guide

My seniors always ask, “what should I bring to my photoshoot?” So, I decided to create a packing guide. You might be inclined to throw all your fav outfits in the trunk of your car and call it good…but keeping things organized and packing ahead of time is the best way to keep your photoshoot stress-free!how-to-prepare-for-senior-photos-what-to-pack_0002

The Must-Haves:

Outfits – I recommend packing most items in an easy-to-carry bag/duffle. Items that might wrinkle you can put on hangers. More tips for planning your outfits here.

Undergarments – Be sure to try on your outfits beforehand and see if you need any special undergarments – strapless bras, nude undies, camisoles, etc.

Shoes – Don’t forget the proper socks to go with them!

Accessories/Jewelry in a separate bag – Actually, one of my seniors brought all her jewelry in ziplock bags, divided up by each outfit – so clever! Definitely saves time/stress so you aren’t digging around to find that second earring.

Lip balm or lip color – In case you need a touch-up part way through the shoot. Be sure to pack this somewhere you can find it easily, like in your jewelry bag.

Optional Add-Ons:

Hair products – For example, hair wax for flyaways or a cream/oil to tame frizz.

Lint roller – Especially if you’re wearing a lot of black.

Tissues/Q-tips – For makeup touch-ups, random allergy attacks, and other fashion emergencies.

Spoolie brow brush – If you’re worried about your brows moving out of place between outfit changes.

Handheld mirror – for applying lip color, checking up on your hair, etc.

Friend/family member – Sometimes friends/family can be a distraction and other times they can really help bring out your best smile. These are your senior photos, so it’s totally up to you if you want anyone tagging along.

If you want to bring along anything else (props, your dog, your horse?) feel free to run it past me! For more help, check out my Senior Outfit Guide, and Senior Prep Guide.

Can’t wait for our photoshoot!


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