Welcome, Class of 2021. Congratulations Seniors!!!

Its time to get ready for Senior Pictures, Don't Miss out.

Information and Scheduling

Yearbook Portrait Attire: Ladies and Mens

*Women should wear a strapless or a spaghetti strap top, where the straps can be slipped down beneath the draping

Mens Attire:

Black Tuxedo and Tie

Provided by Banks & Co.

or your own Formal attire

Tuxedo - Optional

Ladies Attire:

Black Velvet Drape

Provided by Banks & Co.

or your own Formal Attire

Velvet Drape - Optional


BLACK or DARK Boat Neck or open neck Longsleeve Top / Blouse

Dark or black long sleeve top with darker color hijab head scarf


Your own Personal Suit (Preferably Navy or Black Jacket, White Shirt, TIE

ROTC Cadet Uniform or Military, FFA Formal Attire

Sample Alternative

Sample Alternative

1) Check out the previous years yearbook senior photos – The photos that run in the yearbook for the senior class almost always keep the same style. For most schools, this means that the backdrop will be a single-toned neutral or dark color (generally grey or blue) and that the young men will all wear tuxedo shirts, black ties, and black jackets. The young women will all appear to be wearing a velvet drape that is off-the-shoulder (samples above)


2) Prepare for the formal attire photo (If Choosing to wear Tuxedo or Velvet Drape as formal attire)

  • Men, if possible bring a plain white dress shirt (Collar that fits) that is appropriate for a tuxedo. If you do not have one, tuxedo shirts are available for right fit.
  • Women should wear a strapless or a spaghetti strap top, where the straps can be slipped down beneath the draping without causing a wardrobe malfunction.


3) Ladies, bring your mother, sister, or a good female friend – The ladies’ photos do not actually require them to wear a dress. Instead, they will be given a drape of cloth and sent to the restroom/dressing room to put it on. It will need to go over their arms and generally closes in the back with clothes pins or another simple (yet adjustable) closing mechanism. Drape the cloth over your chest so that it covers everything decently, adjust your bra straps as needed, and then have someone else pull it over your arms and snug behind you to pin it. Unless you have magical powers, you are not going to be able to do this on your own.


4) Know the hairstyle you’ll be using – Unless the session indicates that there will be time for multiple wardrobe changes and hairstyle changes, plan to use the same hairstyle in all of the photos. If you have an appointment that will allow you to visit a stylist in advance, feel free to do that. Otherwise, make certain that you can not only get your hair styled the way you want but that you can fix it quickly on your own or with whoever you have helping you.


5) Arrive at least ten minutes early – This will give you time to prepare for the formal photo (it’s usually the first shot that is done) and to make any last-minute fixes to your hair or make-up. Speaking of which…


6) Be conservative with the make-up – Go easy on the toner, base/foundation, and powder. Use an eyeshadow that compliments your irises (this is frequently the color that is opposite your eye color on a color wheel). Short hand is: use honey/gold/orange if you have blue eyes, lilac/lavender/light purple for green eyes, blue/cyan/pink for brown eyes (variable depending on the tint), etc. Keep your blush/rouge under control and looking like a healthy glow and choose a shade of lipstick that complements your entire face.


7) Practice your expression – Don’t smile if you don’t feel like it. However, don’t scowl or try to look overly dramatic. A neutral expression or a small smile is fine so long as it doesn’t look plastered on. My own senior portrait has my most natural expression which is one of quiet daydreaming and I’m happier with it than with the version where the photographer demanded I smile (I have trouble faking emotion).


8) For the informal shots, bring clothes that are complimentary but comfortable – Informal shots can be done indoors or outdoors and will have a variety of backdrops, props, and settings. Bring something that goes well just about anywhere but that is comfortable enough for you to sit, squat, kneel, or stand in.


9) Parents, back off a bit. Students, listen to your parents – Senior photos are the last school photos you’ll be getting. By the time a child has become a senior in high school, they are generally old enough to have a fairly large say in what they’ll wear and how they’ll look. So, don’t force the issue too much, parents. That said, students, this is the last school photo you’ll be using. This will be the one that hangs on your parents’ wall. It’s up there with the photos from your wedding. Don’t use this as the photo to launch your full-out rebellion against parental authority. Trust me – you will regret doing that.

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