Today we’re talking guy style and senior pictures inspiration for any season. A timeless classic does not getting any better than this layered burgundy knit over a grey button down shirt paired with a neutral khaki trouser.
Oh Boy! Ready for great Family Portraits with your fellas? We are too.
Believe it or not, your boy does not hate having his picture taken. That revelation is typically a huge surprise to Mom’s of boys as they watch their sons play in front of our cameras. Many times what we find is that what he actually dislikes is the THOUGHT of having his portrait made. There is a big difference and we’d love to help you get the memories of your son that you treasure. Here’s how…
Steps to capturing a great portrait of your son… advice from your experienced photographer.
Set the portrait session appointment and keep the discussion to a bare minimum. Less words is key.
Communicate how important this is for YOU when you show him what he’s wearing. The goal is to let your son know that he is giving you a gift. His portrait is not about him, it’s about you. (Heavy application of Mom guilt can be applied as necessary)
On the day of the shoot, you should ignore the grumblings with a firm belief that the process will not kill them… but if he gives you too much trouble… you might.
Sit back relax and enjoy the show. Be ready for the shock and awe that will hit you as your boy comes to life and dare we say it… HAS FUN.
After the session, head out for lunch/dinner together. Talk about all of the silly and special moments that just made your whole day. Every time you see the portraits on your wall, you’ll be reminded of this family experience and how much he loved it (and you)
Nothing says Americana like modern prep style and since it's Senior Pictures season, let's talk about this classic, clean and college inspired look for your high school guy.
Also know as "Ivy-style" as in... Ivy League schools - the popular look took it's inspiration from leisure activities like polo, tennis, rowing, golf and yachting back in the early 1900's but it was contemporary designers like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger that brought this look to new levels of popularity with football, soccer and more.
Want to try this look? Patterns like plaid and argyle, pops of color and details like watches, bracelets and belts are a great place to begin. Add a tailored blazer, tie or buttoned collar and you are there!
Want to know the secret weapon that every college graduate (and their parents) should know? (Um, of course you do!) It's College Senior Portraits. Not only are senior pictures a celebration of continued academic achievements; networking savy University grads appreciate the practical purpose of focusing one of their looks toward creating a sharp LinkedIn profile and social media presence. In this day and age, curating a professional image is fundamental to launching into the career world.
Similar to their high school counterparts, our college seniors photograph in four outfits with a variety of poses and sets. We love seeing the professional attire (pictured here) mixed in with the other styled outfits that define who you are as a new college graduate.
Our 3 Best “Keep It Casual” Tips for Boys Senior Pictures Casual and comfortable - the two words that make Moms of senior boys scratch their heads when it comes to making wardrobe selections that are also picture perfect for their senior portraits.
We thought it would be helpful to give you a cheat sheet about this portrait style. (And show you 2017 Senior Gabe who got it just right!)
Focus on fit. Make sure the sizing is on point. A good fit goes a long way in highlighting your best features.
Press The Point: Clothing of every style looks a little more pulled together when it's wrinkle free.
Mix it Up: Vary the textures, patterns and necklines of the shirts and change up the color of the pants. Denim in blue, black or khaki will give you a lot of freedom to mix 'n match.
Oh and here's a bonus tip! Consider bringing coats, caps, sunglasses or props that can easily be put on and then taken off with ease. These additions fit with the comfortable and casual theme plus personalize the overall look.
Yes you are most definitely seeing double! We are seriously twinning this season (Tanner and Ryan round out our third pair of birthday sharing siblings for the Class of 2017!) As funny as they are handsome, the look-a-like brothers were nice enough to arrive with different hair styles so I at least had a fighting chance of telling the identical duo apart. (Full disclosure... I still mixed them up for like the first full hour -- they would change their outfit and I would change their names... #Impressive. (The boys were kind enough to just simply answer me anyway)
For more senior pictures featuring Class of 2017 boys, be sure to follow us on Instagram #StudioBguys
This high school senior had me seeing red... but not in the angry way - more like the " I love a ginger" exclamation! Tyler was such a good sport as we had him modeling down the streets of Issaquah for his Senior Pictures photo shoot.
Part way through our senior shoot with Kevin I really needed him to take a time-out! No -- this was not the toddler "take a break and think about what you've done variety" the Redmond High School Senior Boy (and basketball player) is so much taller than me that I finally had to have him sit down so that I could get the angles that I wanted. (ha! slam dunk!)
Yes, clearly the boy has great style but really this post is a just a shameless excuse to show more of Graham. We headed out into the great outdoors for some senior pictures good fun by the river.
We began incorporating video and behind the scenes footage into our high school senior sessions so that you could really see how playful and awesome the fellas are during our photo shoots. This video is only 30 seconds long but it really says it all about why teenage boys are fun to photograph. Gabe here is part of our model brand ambassadors for the Class of 2017 season -- we've also posted a ton more of the models on our Facebook and Instagram accounts with the #SBMT17 ...these kids rock! (Oh...and our Model Team applications deadline has passed -- we have selected our 20 Model Brand Ambassadors for 2017 so look for some amazing shots coming soon from our group shoot!)