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The spring is an incredible time for gorgeous senior pictures. If you’re looking for spring senior picture ideas to craft the perfect photoshoot, this article and picture gallery will help you out.
There are so many things that go into getting your senior pictures done. From photographer selection to choosing the right senior picture outfits.
I have a number of articles on my website that cover all of these topics in depth so I won’t post all of that info again here, but please take a look at them if you have more questions.
Outfits for Spring Senior Pictures
Unlike winter senior pictures, where the cold weather can really affect what outfit you choose, spring weather in most of the US is accommodating to just about any outfit.
So it’s really up to your own style preferences.
In general, you’ll want to pick something that’s comfortable, fits well, and represents your personal style.
I’ll add to this below but where you take your pictures will impact your outfit choice. You may not want a busy floral dress if you’ll be taking pictures in a field of Bluebonnets.
You should also pick a few colors that you love and that look good on you, and try to coordinate your outfit around those colors. I’d avoid wearing clothes that are too bright or busy, since they can distract from your face in the photos.
Definitely choose a senior picture outfit that flatters your body type and makes you feel confident. If you feel comfortable in the clothes you wear your pictures will come out so much better.
Don’t be afraid to add some personal touches to your outfit with accessories like jewelry, scarves, hats, or belts. Just be sure to keep it simple and avoid going overboard.
Lastly, if you’re planning on wearing something with sleeveless or with short sleeves, you’ll probably want to bring along a sweater that goes with the outfit just in case the weather is cooler than you expected. While spring can be nice, the weather can also be a bit unpredictable.
Where to take Spring Senior Portraits
Location selection is a key to getting good spring senior pictures. If you crave fields of blooming flowers, strong colors in the background, or golden fields, spring is your season.
Whenever I think of spring senior picture ideas I immediately go to a field of bluebonnets in a flowing white dress. It’s just the quintessential spring picture in my mind.
My obvious bias aside, if you’re taking your senior portraits in the spring you should really do it where nature can help your pictures really pop.
Your photographer may have many ideas of where to take your pictures but don’t be afraid to do some scouting of your own. Spot a yard with a gorgeous flower garden? Maybe the owner would give you permission to take some pictures there.
In most cities there are the classic places to take pictures during each season. Don’t be afraid to use them.
You’ll also want to have a few locations in mind. Most photographers will allow you to pick at least two but may give you more options with higher price packages.
I’d have your top two choices as well as a couple of backup choices. That way if you show up to your first location and there’s a busted pipe and water gushing everywhere all is not lost.
Consider the Colors
If you’ll be taking your pictures outside consider how the background colors will mesh with your outfit.
Will I don’t have any specific rules to follow here, I do recommend trying to plan on some type of contrast so you don’t just blend in to the background. A soft green dress in a field of mostly green grass may not be the look you’re going for.
Check with your photographer on where they want to take pictures and then visit the site beforehand or ask for the photographers opinion. They should be able to share their suggestions.
I also recommend you bring additionally outfits just in case. If one outfit doesn’t look great you can simply switch into a different one.
While spring is often filled with incredible colors it can also make outfit selection a little more difficult for your senior pictures.
What About the Weather
Depending on where you live, spring weather can be a bit of a roller coaster. You’ll likely schedule your senior portrait session weeks in advance which means you have no idea what might happen.
Definitely speak with your photographer about a back up plan if the weather is bad and you can’t take your pictures outside like you planned. If they have inside recommendations that you’re happy with then that can work as a back up plan.
However, if your heart is set on taking your spring senior portraits in a specific place outdoors, stick to it. Plan on rescheduling and see if the photographer is ok with that.
You’ll have these pictures for the rest of your life and you don’t want to settle for something you won’t be happy with. But it may mean being flexible on when you actually get your pictures done.
Of course, a light rain can also make for some stunning portraits so if they weather isn’t too bad it may be worth it to try anyway.
One of my photoshoots was rained on and we trudged on and ended up with some gorgeous shots.
Spring Senior Picture Ideas
Below are some of my favorite spring senior portrait ideas you can use to help get some inspiration for your own pictures.