Nashville is such a trendy town. Everything about it is cool. The music, the lights, the venues, the eateries, the museums, creative artists… everything. cool.
So, it’s no surprise that high school seniors around Nashville hold a higher standard for their senior portraits. They need to be stunning and understated, on trend and unique. And in all this mix of awesomeness, they need to tell the story of who you are at this moment in life. (After all, your senior year marks an exciting and hard-earned transition from childhood into adulthood. You’ve made it! Woo hoo!!)
How can you make sure to have some of that classic cool that is so very Nashville in your senior pictures? Well, here are a few tips:
- Consider location! With so many stunning parks and urban areas, it’s tempting to take a photographic tour of the whole town. However, you need to remember that this is the story of YOU, so pick a few places that mean something to (you guessed it) you. Run these locations by your photographer and discuss which would be best for your senior pictures.
- Consider wardrobe! This is where it really gets fun. Choose a variety of outfits. You’ll need AT LEAST three… Something casual, like what you would wear everyday; something fancy, like a sundress or sweater, something grandma would like to see on her wall; something fun, like you were heading to a party or special event. You can also include a favorite t-shirt, team jersey, uniform from your favorite activity, riding boots and jeans, etc… so, so many choices here… be creative! Have fun with it. But if it feels overwhelming, know that I’m here to help with it, too 😉
- Consider accessories! Accessories in normal life have the ability to change an outfit from drab to fab, but in the photographic world they have even more power. A scarf can create a dreamy effect around your face. A jacket can be worn, rolled up, thrown over a shoulder or clutched at your side. A hat can be anything from sassy to secretive depending on the tilt… (You can check out some of my favorite hat pictures below and see just what I’m talking about).
Bottom line, Nashville is cool. Senior pictures are cool. You’re cool. Let’s bring them all together.
Misty Carter Photography is portrait photographer serving Nashville, TN and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, TN, Brentwood, TN, Spring Hill, TN, Murfreesboro, TN, Leipers Fork, TN, Columbia, TN and Thompsons Station, TN.