High School Senior Photo Shoot Checklist for Girls

Las Vegas offers so many options and locations for high school senior photography.  So how do you know what to wear and how to prepare?

This checklist covers everything from choosing comfortable yet stylish outfits that reflect your individuality to essential items like water, makeup for touch-ups, and personal props that highlight your hobbies and achievements.

1.Clothing Selection

Casual Outfit:

  • Cute top or blouse (solid colors or subtle patterns)
  • Jeans, shorts, or casual skirt
  • Casual shoes or sandals

Semi-Formal Outfit:

  • Dress or skirt and blouse combination
  • Dressy shoes or heels
  • Accessories to match (e.g., statement necklace, earrings)
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Formal Outfit:

  • Elegant dress or gown
  • Heels or dressy flats
  • Coordinating jewelry and accessories
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School Spirit Outfit:

  • School jersey, t-shirt, or hoodie
  • Jeans, shorts, or a skirt
  • Sneakers or casual shoes
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Hobby/Interest-Based Outfit:

  •  Outfit that represents a hobby (e.g., dance costume, artist smock)
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2. Accessories


  • Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings (coordinate with outfits)

Hair Accessories:

  • Headbands, hair clips, or hats (if desired)
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  • Fashionable belts that complement the outfit


  • Optional, for a few fun shots
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3. Grooming and Personal Care


  • Fresh haircut or trim
  • Styled appropriately (straightened, curled, etc.)


  • Clean and moisturized skin
  • Makeup that enhances natural beauty (consider professional makeup)
  • Avoid spf since this will make your skin look too shiny  


  • Manicured nails (natural or with nail polish that matches the outfit)

4. Props

Letterman Jacket:

  • Don’t forget to bring along your letterman’s jacket for a couple of quick photos at the end of your session
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Dogs always make a great prop so don’t forget your furry friend.

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Musical Instruments:

  • Guitar, flute, etc.
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5. Location and Background Considerations

– **Outdoor Settings:**

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Ensure outfits match the backdrop
  • Ensure props complement the chosen outfit
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6. Final Checks

Fit and Comfort:

  • Ensure all clothing fits well and is comfortable
  • Ironing:
  • All clothes should be wrinkle-free
  • Use a lint roller to remove any dust or pet hair
  • Bring an extra set of clothes in case of any mishaps

7. Personal Confidence:

  • Choose outfits that make you feel confident and comfortable
  • Look up poses online that you like
  • Practice a few poses in front of a mirror

8. Communication with Photographer

  – Share your outfit choices and any special requests

  – Coordinate on props and backgrounds

9. Don’t Forget these Last-Minute Items

  • Flat slip on closed toe shoes that you can quickly change in and out of for walking to the next area.
  • Water and a snack
  • Jacket or coat depending on the weather. The desert can get chilly and windy at a moments notice.
  • Hairspray and make up for touch ups
  • A garmet bag with your clothes on hangars to keep them protected and wrinkle free
  • A bag for your shoes, phone and purse

By following this checklist, you can ensure a smooth and successful senior photo shoot that captures your personality and style.

Be sure to reach out if you have questions or are interested in senior portraits.

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