senior photographs


session Information

Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment, dressed in your favorite outfit.

Deluxe Session:
Includes the tuxedo • drape pose for the yearbook, a cap and gown pose, four casual poses and an outdoor environmental pose.

Standard Session:
Includes the tuxedo • drape pose for the yearbook, a cap and gown pose, and three casual poses.

Basic Session:
Includes the tuxedo • drape pose for the yearbook, a cap and gown pose, and one casual pose.

Econo Session:
Includes the tuxedo • drape pose for the yearbook, and a cap and gown pose.


For all sessions, dress head to toe!

Ladies - Wear a solid color top with sleeves (preferably long sleeves) in bright, medium, or dark colors.
Guys - Choose a solid color blazer with shirt and tie or a long-sleeved solid color shirt in medium to dark shades, with or without a tie.

Important Yearbook Information:

Your school may mandate wardrobe requirements or restrictions applicable to the yearbook. Be advised that Candid Color is not responsible for appearance or attire that does not meet your school’s policies. Offensive or vulgar clothing is never allowed. If you have any questions about your school’s yearbook guidelines, please contact your school.

For Basic, Standard, and Deluxe Sessions:

Bring along your favorite jacket or sweater. We suggest 3/4 to long sleeve shirts. White or pastels are perfect for lighter backgrounds. Middle tones to deeper shades are ideal for darker backgrounds, formals and outdoors. Avoid prints or patterns which can be distracting. Show off your unique style with something fun, formal or wild.

Ladies - It’s all about accessories! Bring your favorite shades, scarves, handbags, heels, headbands, earrings and necklaces! Don’t be afraid to mix and match accessories to create a statement. Be brave with color - we have backgrounds and settings to compliment or highlight any outfit!

Guys - It’s about layering for guys, so don’t be afraid to bring pieces like bold-print T’s and a pinstripe blazer. Come with outfits that are comfortable to you. Bring it and we’ll help make it work. Don’t forget hats, shades, etc.


HAIR: We leave your hair up to you. If you plan a hairstyle change, do it at least a week before your session. We have numerous mirrors for you to primp and adjust your ‘do’ with any hair product you bring.

Guys - Go easy with the hair gel if you use it. Too much gel appears ‘shiny’ in photographic light, so less is more! We recommend hair products for men that have a matte finish like styling cream.


COMPLEXION: No worries, our modern retouching technique clears minor blemishes completely. If you have shiny skin, try a light dusting of translucent powder.


Ladies - If you are not having makeup applied, using light makeup that accents the eyes, cheeks and lips is best. A light layer of foundation helps to blend the skin tone. Powder helps even the skin tone. Bring lipstick and powder for touch-ups. Wear a little more mascara than usual.


Keep in mind that your hands will be in your portraits. Hands and fingernails should be clean and neatly groomed. Don't forget your class ring. It can be included in some of your poses.


Guys - It’s all about being you. If you are usually scruffy and that is how you want to be represented in your photographs, then keep it scruffy. However, come to your session with the level of facial hair that you definitely want. If you forget to shave, we cannot remove stubble or facial hair from your photo.


BRACES: Smile naturally and confidently. You will have the option of having braces removed from teeth digitally, from your order, for an additional fee.


PERSONALIZE WITH PROPS: Maximize the fun of your session by bringing some of your favorite things, like a musical instrument, hobby items, artwork, trophies, sports gear, a costume or a uniform. You could even bring your prom dress. Alternatively, you can just bring yourself if you’d prefer!


SUN EXPOSURE: Avoid excessive exposure to the sun several days prior to your session. Strap marks, marks from hats, peeling skin and sunburns (including noses) cannot be removed with basic retouching. Advanced retouching at an additional cost would be required to remove such things.


PAYMENT: Be prepared to pay the sitting fee. We accept cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. The sitting fee covers the photographer’s services, processing and your yearbook photo submission to the school. Your personal portraits are priced separately. (Unfortunately, we will not be able to photograph you unless payment is received prior to, or at the time of, your session.) Please call in advance to reschedule your sitting. If you are not able to make payment prior to, or at the time of, your session.