Makeup is probably the most critical part of your portrait session. Even if you do not regularly wear makeup – or don’t wear ‘much makeup’ – you need the appropriate amount applied for your portraits to look their best. Based on the application, makeup can make you look ‘natural’, ‘glamorous’, ‘sophisticated’, and more.

Click here to see our great 4 page tutorial on make up application for portraits.


Your hair should reflect YOU, and your own style. Senior portraits are not a time to try new ‘looks’ for your hair that you do not normally do. Any cuts or color should be done at least a week prior to your session to ensure they look their best. Also, feel free to change up your hair during your session – add accessories, pull it up, curl it (time permitting), and more!