What To Wear For Your Senior Photo Session with Mountain Backgrounds in Boulder, Colorado


Congratulations on your senior year this is an exciting time! Deciding what to wear for your  senior pictures session in Boulder, Colorado can feel like such a daunting task. However, we can take the stress out of it by planning ahead of time so you can feel confident and prepared! Below are basic styling tips to achieve beautiful and timeless heirlooms portraits!


We are so lucky to live in beautiful Colorado and to have the stunning mountain background at our door step! The location you choose for your senior portraits helps drive the inspiration for your attire. Think of golden sun lit fields, epic mountain backgrounds, rich forest green pine trees and a natural setting.

For Girls
You want clothing that compliments with the nature and location. Beautiful prom or maxi dresses with texture adds dimension and depth a painterly quality of light and shadows. Long dresses and texture adds visual interest with flow and movement. For a more relaxed feel and cooler temperatures think of layers chunky knits, cashmere and fur. Pair with boots and a hat for a cohesive look.

For Boys
A casual look simple jeans and t-shirt (solid color and no logos). For sports and academic lettering bring letterman jacket with your school. Classic look is solid polio (3 button shirt) with khaki shorts or pants. To add a polished look add sports coat for a polished look.


Opt with solid colors for a more elevated and less distracting look. Choose the color choice that matches your personality, season and location.

Jewel Tones
The camera loves sophisticated color. I highly recommend beautiful jewel tones that compliment nature and are the most flattering for all skin types and hair colors. Jewel tones are richly saturated hues like Navy, Emerald, Teal, Peacock, Amethyst, Wine, Marigold, Gold, Burgundy and Mahogany.

Neutral Tones
Neutrals work well for both male and female and is fitting with scenic Colorado and a down to earth vibe! Choose colors like earthy tones: Espresso, Caramel, Beige and Ivory, white and black.

Pastel Tones
Pastel colors are most popular in Spring and Summer where they are derived from nature. These colors convey a light and airy feel with sunshine, flowers and gardens. Choose colors like Periwinkle, Lilac, Dusty Rose, Peony, Blush and Buttercup.


• Avoid large screen prints, patterns and logos
• Avoid too short dresses that can make limit posing
• Avoid baggy tops which can add weight and bulk to your frame.
• Avoid bright neon colors that are distract and causes color reflections on skin
• Avoid clingy jersey knit fabric, which shows under garment lines.
• Avoid dresses with no waist defining feature
• Avoid trendy and opt with timeless

4. Accessorize Details

Select 1 statement piece that compliments your outfit and adds personality and visual interest. Bring jewelry, scarves, hats, graduation cap. Consider one main piece of jewelry and go subtle or none in other areas. For elegance pair with floral hairpieces or a bouquet for a romantic look. For a Colorado rustic outdoor look consider a pair of cowboy boots and a hat.


Your senior memories are the most important thing to me and I want your session to be a time for you to be yourself and enjoy it! Have fun, laugh a lot! And I’ll take care of the rest!