How to Include Casual to Your Senior Photo Session

Sep 30, 2022

Many of our seniors want to wear at least one casual look during their senior session and now that it’s Fall, we’re seeing lots of beautiful chunky sweaters and slouchy cardigans making their way into session wardrobes!

Want to incorporate the cozy casual fall trend into your senior session?

Here are 3 tips to remember when opting for this look during your portrait session:

Tip 1. When you wear chunky or oversized knits on top, keep your bottom frame in slim cuts like leggings, skinny jeans, or even close to the body relaxed jeans. Stay away from wide legged and billowy pants when wearing this look because all of that material will swallow you up and add a ton of mass to your body.

Casual WTW | Monticello-MN-Senior-Photographer

Tip 2. Add a denim jacket or cardigan. Look for a cardigan that skims the natural lines of your body; not one that balloons out at the waist. Make sure your denim jacket is not too long – waist length is perfect. When wearing an oversized cardigan or a denim jacket, remember to wear a form-fitting top underneath.

Casual WTW | Monticello-MN-Senior-Photographer

Tip 3. Don’t stop at the sweater. Complete your look by polishing it off with boots and a cute hat to make it Pinterest-worthy and purposeful. Just throwing on a sweater may be perfect for everyday life, but these are senior portraits & completing your outfit is a must.

Casual Fashion | Monticello-MN-Senior-Photographer

Want more fashion tips for your upcoming senior session?! Get our FREE “What NOT to Wear” downloadable guide here.