I love when guys bring accessories and if there is ever a moment to bring them it’s during your photo-shoot. Just remember when you choose your accessories they should just be an extension of you. You should feel awesome in them! I don’t know how many times I have seen young senior girls wear a big floppy hat and it looks like a much much older person in a different era dressed them. Please don’t let anyone convince you to wear something uncomfortable. You want to look your age, in your element and authentic to your personal style.
Shades are awesome! Plus, they give you something cool to do with your hands. Again, this is a personal choice. If you can rock the round mirrored glasses, have at it! Or if you can pull off the sheriff glasses go for it! As long as it’s a pair you actually wear during the summer time. You know what looks good on you. You can feel it the second you slide the pair on.
Watches also bring another element to the image. If you are the type to sport a shiny gold watch or rugged leather watch, bring it on!
Hats are another very personal item. I have shot a few senior portrait sessions with few hat fans. I photographed this young man who worked out in the country after school. He rode at the rodeo on weekends. Having his cowboy hat described who he was. I guarantee you, he wore that hat aside from the photo-shoot. It was authentic to him. Not everyone is a hat person. Bring what you can pull off.
I didn’t realize bracelets were a thing with the guys but…duh…I guess my hubby and boys have been into them for a long time. They wear them on a regular basis.
This kid pictured has his own personal style! I love this hipster look. It’s also obvious that he loves what he’s wearing and is having a good time out in Portland. Be yourself! Be authentic and have fun doing that!