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Senior Photo Outfit Ideas: 11 Fun ‘Fits To Inspire

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Sharing today some fun senior photo outfit ideas!

To make it a bit more fun, I’m introducing some spring senior Avatars and what sort of a senior photoshoot I would design based on “their” fashion taste!

While this season’s installment is very dress- and female-presenting centered, look back later for more senior photo outfit ideas for senior guys and those that prefer pants. 🙂

Spring Senior Photo Outfit Ideas


Emma’s floral luxe look pairs perfectly with upscale manicured gardens with flowers and stone architecture and pillars. I’d love to take her Cantigny Park in Wheaton for a variety of formal gardens, paths, and fountains. Here are my senior photo outfit ideas for Emma’s luxe look!

Spring Senior Photo Outfit Ideas: blue sun hat, satin lace corset top, and floral maxi skirt

Left: San Diego Hat Co Garden Party Oversized Floppy Hat

Center: Jackie Corset Top

Right: Maude Floral Maxi Skirt

Spring Senior Photo Outfit Ideas: ciao graphic tee paired with distressed blue jeans

For her cap and gown session, Emma’s bringing it with classic, casual white and blue. Pair this with a graduation robe, some sunshine, and Emma’s car for a cool, casual, “I did it, peace out!” vibe.

Left: Ciao Vintage Graphic Tee

Right: Gillian Straight Jeans

Bonus: pair with a graduation robe casually tossed over your shoulder while you flash a peace sign. ✌️


Madison has a flirty and classic fashion style with a twist! Here are my senior photo outfit ideas: for her gorgeous dress I’d love to pair her with soft florals – pink crabapple blossoms, magnolias, and even some lighter shades of daffodils and tulips.

Pink tiered floral maxi dress and pink fedora

Left: Kassidy Tiered Midi Dress

Right: San Diego Hat Co Felt Fedora

Spring Senior Photo Outfit Ideas:  white straight leg pants paired with a black mesh bodysuit

I’d love to see this look along Chicago’s Mag Mile with the tulips in spring!

Left: Chic Success White Straight Leg Pant

Right: Entrancing Black Mesh Long Sleeve Bodysuit


Isabella’s style can best be described as “comfort luxe with a bit of Harry Styles swagger.” For one of her outfit choices we have a nod to Harry’s “Golden” music video – yellow bucket hat included, bring your own pile of rings. For this I envision photographing in a quieter park with some paved trails running through – benches and stairs for some lounging, insouciant poses, as well as a bit of privacy for the obvious running-hair-flying shots that this outfit demands.

Harry Styles inspired photoshoot outfit - yellow bucket hat, white button down shirt, and linen shorts

Left: Fray Hem Bucket Hat

Center: Bennet Buttondown Shirt

Right: By Anthropologie Smocked Shorts

Providing two different options just because.

Harry Styles inspired photoshoot outfit ideas: loose surfer buttondown shirt, seagrass bucket hat, and straight leg white pants.

Left: Maeve Classic Surf Shirt

Center: Seagrass Bucket Hat

Right: Colette Pant

To me, one of the best parts of longer photoshoots and multiple locations and outfits is that it gives you a chance to highlight different aspects of your personality. Isabella also enjoys dressing up! The delicate florals in this dress would pair beautifully with loose waves in their hair and a bouquet of flowers; here are my senior photo outfit ideas for her.

Spring Senior Photo Outfit Ideas:  white dress with floral mesh overlay.

Above: Caledonia Dress

Senior Photoshoot Outfits Inspo


For her session, Emily wants to split her 3 hours between the downtown area of her hometown, quick hair and makeup change, then more of a boho, country vibe in a meadow! For her senior photo outfit ideas I have the following suggestions:

Green satin midi dress and crochet knit crop top

Pair with a cute bag and some sunglasses, and let’s get some fun images downtown! Isn’t the combination of fabric textures fun?

Left: Luci Satin Midi

Right: Total Frills Beige Knit Drawstring Cropped Sweater Top

Spring Senior Photo Outfit Ideas:  flare blue jeans with star decals, a boho kimono wrap, and blue lace crop top.

For more of a boho vibe, Emily’s bringing it with jeans, a kimono, and cute crop top! I’d love to see this in a beautiful meadow at golden hour – I know a great spot that also has a bit of a “country road” running through! I love the details on the jeans – so I would plan to take photos with and without the kimono to play up the fun details on both wardrobe items!

Left: Starstruck Flare Jeans

Center: Crochet Trim Midi Kimono

Right: Lila Lace Corset Top in Blue

Bonus: cowgirl hat!


Hannah is a sweet girly girl who secretly wishes she was a mermaid (I mean, who doesn’t)? For her late spring photos along Lake Michigan we have the following ensemble for wading along the beach, walking towards me gently kicking water. 🙂 Here are my senior photo outfit ideas for her photoshoot!

floral shorts, blue crop top with puffed sleeves, and classic oversized floppy straw hat

Left: Zola Floral Shorts

Center: Davina Striped Crop Top

Right: San Diego Hat Co Garden Party Oversized Floppy Hat

KHP’s on-location hair and makeup team will switch up the look at golden hour for some soft and romantic photos with the beach grass and this cute teal dress, then glam up that makeup right as the sun goes down for some amazing photos along the North Avenue Beach waterfront in Hannah’s iridescent purple dress with glittery city lights, beautiful sunset colors, and deep blue water.

Purple iridescent prom dress and teal maxi dress with pink florals.

Left: Camren Formal Sequin Strappy Dress

Right: Maybelle Formal Floral

I hope you discovered some helpful senior photo outfit ideas! If you’re intrigued by the idea of longer photoshoots in Chicago or the San Francisco Bay Area that will really showcase your personality and interests, sign up for the newsletter and stay in touch!

Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL (West Chicagoland) and Livermore, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) senior, and family photographer. She occasionally photographs in San Diego, CA, Tucson, AZ, and Seattle, WA. You can inquire about your own photoshoot here!

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