• Taylar Dawn

Boys What to Wear Guide for Senior Photos!

Updated: May 25

One of the most frequent questions I get about senior photo sessions is what do I wear? Planning all the outfits and looks ahead of time will help eliminate stress, and create a more enjoyable experience for both you and your parents.


Quick Note : The majority of our senior photoshoots are done in natural lighting, outdoors in the South West North Dakota area. Always keep the weather and back drop in mind when shopping for outfits! If you are shooting infant of green trees you may want to wear something that isn't green. Catch my drift?


Check out my favorite outfits for boys below!




Casual Outfits for Guys

  • Jeans and t-shirt with an open buttoned flannel on top, a tennis shoe (non-athletic)

  • A pair black jeans with a solid colored sweatshirt on top with a jean jacket.

  • Light pair of pants with a denim button up shirt with sleeves rolled up

  • Dark jeans with a solid color tee on top

  • Jeans with a long sleeve top and a vest



Formal Outfits for Guys

  • Suite & Tie, dress shoes

  • Dark denim jeans and a V-neck tee with a blazer, dress shoes

  • Black pants and a colored button up shirt, dress shoes



Personality Outfits for Guys

  • A sports outfit like a basketball or football uniform , complete with ball and athletic shoes.

  • Add a Twist to your sports outfit and wear a jersey with jeans

  • Rock your letterman jacket with a white tee and washed out jeans

  • Add your musical instrument or hobby related items like a trumpet, paints. or a book to your outfit.

  • Into outdoor sports? Grab your bow and dress in Camouflage.

  • Every girls crazy bout a sharp dressed man! Perhaps you want to pick a trendier look for your final outfit to really show your style of the time. Dark jeans and a Sports coat with a watch and aviator sunglasses kind of vibes.



What Not to Wear for Guys

  • Don’t wear anything uncomfortable or way out of your comfort zone. It will come through in your photos if you are uncomfortable.

  • Stay away from tank tops.

  • Don’t wear overly branded clothing or outrageous graphic tees (unless its part of your everyday style).

  • Don't forget about your shoes! Your shoes show in most photos so don't forget to match a pair of shoes to your outfit!



A Few More Resources for Seniors:


7 Tips for Choosing your Senior Picture Outfits


When's the best time to book senior photos in ND?


Now you've booked your Senior Pictures what's next?


Taylar Dawn Senior Portrait Photographer | Dickinson North Dakota

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