Ann Arbor Senior Photographer – {What to wear style guide}

Senior Session Style Guide For Guys

One of my favorite parts of photography for seniors and teen is the planning, styling and outfits.  To no ones surprise, it is NOT a guys favorite part.  This is where I come in, below are some simple but useful tips.  Straight to the point & boy/teen friendly.


don’t, don’t, don’t

  • NO logo wording on clothing. No “GAP,” “Old Navy,” or “POLO” splashed in huge letters across a shirt.
  • NO oversized clothes (unless that’s your style)
  • NO to wrinkles.
  • No to holes , unless it the trendy jeans with deliberate wholes you pay for. 🙂


Don’t mind if you DO

  • YES to classy and fun.  Below are some great staples for any photo session.
    • YES to timeless and classic. What you wear doesn’t have to be boring,
    • Please iron your clothes, Please, pretty please with a cherry on top.
    • The classic jeans and t-shirt look is great on men.  Just make sure it’s a nice quality T-shirt and new(ish) jeans so the blue is classy and crisp. oh and PLEASE iron.  See point 1.
    • Here’s a few more classic favorites for guys.
      • Khakis
      • V-necks
      • Cardigans
      • Blazers 
      • Fedoras or any other cool hat
    • Layers, guys of all ages look great in layers, here’s one of my favorite looks.

stripes & denim

and here’s a few more to get you thinking.

Wardrobe inspiration for men...  Layers, layers, layers!

  • YES to trendy items.  – But keep them small, like accents and if possible, keep them timeless, too — like a great watch, military-inspired pieces & classic patterns.
  • YES to clothing that fits.  If he’s fit then go for slim fitting pieces. Otherwise go for a size that he’s comfortable in.
  • YES to texture – Think suede, leather, tweeds, and wool.
  • YES to props that highlight his interests. Like baseball, football, fishing, music, skateboarding, soccer…