Congratulations!! Your senior picture day is here. Senior year is around the corner and before you know it you’ll be onto your next big adventure. However, let’s talk about the day of your senior pictures. What do you need to bring? What’s necessary and what isn’t? What makes the day easier and what is just extra clutter? I’m here to help you put together your senior photo survival kit. If you are needed to know what exactly you should pack for your big day then you’re in the right spot.
Your senior picture photo shoot survival kit should include the following. These items are the most important things to have in your bag. They’ll help make the day go smoother, you’ll feel much better throughout the day and let’s face it, you need small things that are also necessary.
1. Snacks: Let’s face it… we all get a little hangry at times. I am no exception. When you take your senior pictures, it is a long day. We’re constantly moving, we’re changing outfits and traveling to locations. That makes for a strenuous day. Bring some snacks. They can be your favorite treats or something more filling. Either way be sure it’s a snack you can pack with you and that you can eat cleanly. You don’t want jelly from your PB&J dripping on your beautiful white dress.
2. Water: I know that seems like such a simple item but you wouldn’t believe how many times girls forget their water. Usually senior pictures are taken outside in the summer. It’s so hot outside and you need to be sure you stay hydrated. If you feel dehydrated not only will you be sluggish but it will show in your pictures. You want your skin and eyes to be fresh and glowing. Water is the key to having that perfect look!
3. Comfortable shoes: Everyone wants those pictures in the 4 inch heels. Those kinds of shoes are gorgeous and make for stunning pictures. Pair those shoes with a perfect sundress and you’ve got the senior pictures everyone wants. But let’s face it ladies, do you really want to hike up a mountain in heels? I would probably say it’s a safe bet to say no. Be sure you bring comfortable shoes you can walk around in. We can always change when we get to the location you want a picture in. But always having shoes you can walk in is going to make your day easier and you’ll be a lot happier. Trust me, happy feet makes for a happy photo shoot.
Those first three items were must haves in you survival kit. The next items are nice to haves. If you think you will need it. But they won’t make or break your day. These items are more for if you want to have them. You could bring all of these, some of these or non of these. It’s entirely up to you!
1. Accessories: Accessories will obviously be part of your outfit choices. But sometimes, you can’t be entirely sure what you want to wear when you’re choosing. Here is the thing, it’s ok if you don’t know. Sometimes, it’s easier to choose when you’re in the location and when you’re there for the big day. Pack a few extra earrings, scarves, hats… whatever accessories you want. Mix and match them at the location and then choose.
2. Make Up or Hair Accessories: Jessica, our wonderful glamour specialist does a wonderful job on hair and makeup. She is a true professional and her work is incredible. Sometimes, lipgloss can come off though. Sometimes, the sun is so hot and foundation can sweat off (as much as we hate to say we don’t sweat, the truth is, we do!) and hair can get tangled. Having some extra make up or hair items in your bag could be helpful if keeping makeup and hair ready to go is important to you. Be sure you try to match what Jessica did so your makeup looks consistent throughout your pictures.
3. Props you aren’t sure about: Lots of girls like to bring props to their pictures. Balloons, confetti, letterman jacket. All of those items are a fun addition and make for great photos. What about the props you think you want but you’re not sure about? If you are really on the fence, it doesn’t hurt to bring them. We can pull them out, see what we think and play around with it. If you get to the location and decide it’s not for you that is ok. If you get to the location, try out the prop and decide it’s not for you that’s ok too. It never hurts to bring it along just in case. I like to have more than I think I’ll need. Then I’m not panicking that I didn’t bring all I needed. If you have the space, pack it along for the day!
Your senior pictures is a big day so you want to be sure you have all the things you need to make the day go smoothly. Be sure you have snacks, water and comfortable shoes for sure! All other items you can bring if you want to but you definitely don’t have to. Be sure you bring items that help you feel relaxed and confident. Need help packing your day of bag? Let me help you through the process so you can have the perfect senior photo shoot!