What to wear for a yearbook shot. So you need to get a high school senior yearbook shot. If you are at a public school, you will need to get the shot to the yearbook yourself (or through the photographer you choose). If you are at a private school it is likely the school will provide the shot on a photo day.
Most of the requirements are pretty similar for public schools in northern Oakland County Clarkston, Lake Orion, Auburn Hills, Waterford and Brandon. All request a studio situation, no outdoor shots or backgrounds. All ask for a simple medium to light grey or blue background, plain or mottled is OK.
Most schools will have female requirements that center around modesty. Bare shoulders are almost always not allowed and the less cleavage the better. I like to have the shots more about the student than the wardrobe. Black top or white tops and anywhere in between are alright for the yearbook. I try to advise against too bright of colors or strong patterns. Having a female student come right from a hair and makeup appointment works great.
I have not seen any requirements for male student for attire. Most wear a dress shirt, tie and jacket, some an open collared shirt and some just what they woke up with that morning (joke). I like to keep jackets, shirts and ties as simple as possible. Again make the picture about the student not the wardrobe. There are times when a fine stripe in a shirt or jacket will give digital sensors trouble and create a moire pattern. Best to get a haircut a few days before the shoot.
One of the most important considerations, does the student feel comfortable and confined in the clothes? It will show and it makes a difference. In the end I make recommendations and share my opinion and then we shoot what you want. They are you pictures.
Mark Kelly, MPKseniors is a Clarkston based portrait photographer. Give him a call to schedule a senior high school sitting 248 238-8611