1. Pick an outfit that you feel comfortable and confident in.
The colors you choose for you outfits will evoke a certain feeling. Whites, neutrals and muted tones bring a soft and serene vibe to your photos. Brighter, jewel-toned colors will give a beautiful pop and fun energy. The beach craves flowy dresses in the warmer months, and cozy styles in the winter! Choose an outfit that you feel comfortable doing a variety of poses in: sitting, twirling, and frolicking (yes, my fave).
2. Go with a natural makeup look.
When I say natural, I don’t mean skip it altogether. The camera washes you out and makeup will simply enhance your natural beauty, so it’s a must for your senior photos! Choosing neutral and pink tones with a pretty cheek highlight will look gorgeous. I always recommend getting your makeup professionally done…it will look polished and you’ll be camera-ready! You can find my own makeup inspo on Pinterest: click here!
3. Expect your hair to fly with the wind, and own it!
Mermaid hair, it’s your time to shine! Style your hair naturally, with loose beach waves or curls. To show off your hair’s natural highlights, I always recommend a little spritz of argan oil (enhances that healthy shine) and sea salt spray (gives it that beachy texture).
4. Have fun with it!
The beach is vast, a wide open place that often brings a feeling of freedom…it calls for some free-spirited fun. Whether you love to frolic in the sand like a kid on Christmas morning (me!), or you want to end your session wading in the ocean (ok, also me), the options are endless. Your senior session is meant to reflect you, so be yourself and have fun!
I’m Nicole with Nicole Marie Photography, and I am so happy you’re here! I specialize in free-spirited high school senior portraits near Ocean City, NJ. To read more about the senior experience, click here!
Class of 2020 and 2021, to book your senior session, click here!