How to Look Great for a Yearbook

Photos in yearbooks are more important than photos in many other situations for a few different reasons. That’s why it’s important to keep a few things in mind to make sure that you’re yearbook photo comes out as well as it possibly can.

Why Does It Matter?

Photos in yearbooks matter because they are the photo that everyone will use to remember you for decades to come. If you want to leave a good impression, it’s definitely worth taking a little extra effort to end up with a good photo in any yearbooks you have, including high school, college, and so on. This is the picture that everyone will be looking up to remember you by for who knows how many years into the future. It will shape all of their recollections of you from now into the future. This means that getting photos in yearbooks is pretty important overall. As a result, there are a few things you can do to make sure it turns out well.

Stay Fresh

It might seem obvious, but it’s a good idea to make sure that you are as clean as you can be before you go to take your photo. Who knows how carefully people are going to scrutinize your picture in the future. They may notice all sorts of tiny little things like dirt under your fingernails, stiff hair, and so on. If you normally take a shower at night, you might want to make an exception and instead take a shower during the day right before your photo. Make sure you wash your face right before you go to the shoot as well. Washing your hair is a good idea in order to make sure it’s not greasy and instead shines.


Wearing dark clothing can help in photos for yearbooks. It can also help to wear something that’s all one color. This is because it will make it easier for you to stand out from the background. If you wear anything white or yellow, you run the risk of washing out in the photo. Any shirts that have logos, pictures, or slang messages on them will be distracting. If you wear anything that is too trendy this could be a problem as well. Imagine how people who wore parachute pants in their yearbooks in the 80s look now.

Overall, putting a little extra effort into your photo will go a long way.

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