What should you wear?
should feel comfortable: wear almost anything. However, keep a few
pointers in mind. First, solids always photograph better than
prints. Avoid stripes, prints and patterns. Obviously avoid clothing
with any wording or large brand names on them. Definitely bring
extra outfits and we will help you decide when you get here.
Avoid white clothing for outdoor portraits.
We suggest you bring a variety of
clothing to your session: AT LEAST four to five outfits for for
each type of setting (studio, outdoor).
In fact, it's
best to bring lots of clothes, then we'll help you narrow your
selection to match your favorites with each look & session.
When you first arrive, we'll lay out
your clothing and step through each piece with you: deciding how
we'll use certain items for each location and the studio.
Our style is shoe-less. So,
don't bring a bunch of shoes.
I'd like to see a
long-sleeve dark top
for some of the studio shots. We
recommend a traditional dress outfit for the traditional session and
then a selection of casual outfits that best show your personality.
Darker solids usually work best for formal portraits and studio
black/whites. Off-the-shoulder dresses are nice, but you'll
want to avoid tan lines. White or pastels usually are best for light
backgrounds. Basic primary colors as well as black and white (white
indoor only) are great for casuals. Red is a great color for
outdoors. Denim always photographs nicely. Remember the clothing
should be flattering but not overpowering. Bring some
long-sleeved outfits mostly.
Bring a variety
-- please do not bring only short sleeves and/or thin strapped tops.
Although they're in style, the look of the "camisole layered under a
top" does not photograph well.
Bring a jacket or two! A jacket over a shirt allows for a
quick change of clothing.
We really like to use a
or something similar. It serves as another "look," makes a
good prop, and seems to be very popular in the final shots our
seniors are selecting.
bring several outfits. A suit or sport coat for formal poses.
Make sure your shirts are pressed to avoid wrinkles. Casual outfits
are best kept to solid colors. Denim, white (white - indoor only),
black and solid earth tones always look good. Reds are great colors
for outdoors. Bring 2-3 outfits for each type of setting.
styling should be appropriate to the clothing selection. Avoid new
hairstyles or having your hair cut or permed the week before your
portrait session. Don't do anything radical or "new" the morning of
your portrait session. Don't use more or less hair products,
etc. Be sure to schedule that highlight or coloring
appointment so that you're "ready" to be
photographed. If you
would like to change your hairstyle during your session, make sure
that it is a simple change which can be done quickly.
make sure that you are clean shaven. Beard stubble cannot be
retouched well. Don't try a new hairstyle just before your
portraits should be only slightly heavier than normal. Too much
makeup tends to give you that "painted" look, too little might not
show off your best features. Even if you don't wear much makeup, be
sure to bring a loose translucent powder to eliminate shine
especially for oily skin. Bring a compact mirror for
on-location quick touch-ups on skin, eyes and lips. Inquire at
your local department store or other cosmetic counter about
"photography friendly" make-up. They can steer you in the
portraits concentrate on the eyes, great care should be taken to
make them perfect. Avoid using excessively bright colors and mascara
should be neat and without clumps. Avoid "fad" colors, they
won't be in style next year.
How do your nails look? Don't
arrive with chips in your paint. Many girls will have a fresh
set of nails and/or French manicure because their hands are often in
play for the portraits.
If you're coming from school or
practice, make sure your skin is free from markings like ink or
Be careful with tanning. Tan
lines can not be removed.
Notice: We no longer "digitally
If you wear glasses, borrow an empty
pair of frames if possible or
work with your optometrist to remove the lenses to avoid glare. Or,
you can personally use a screwdriver and remove the lenses.
Speaking of your eyes: what color are
they? Bring a shirt that really brings out the great color of
your eyes! Blues, greens - you got it!
props and clothing that have meaning to you: sports equipment or uniforms, dance
outfits, musical instruments, your class ring, cowboy hat, and your car/truck if
you wish. If you'd like to involve your pet - be sure to clear
that with us first. What's your favorite flower? Bring
one with you: we'll incorporate it in the photo session.
Something else: Do you see something
that you like? Perhaps in a magazine or an album cover?
Do you sort of like your friend's pictures? Take a moment and
page through Cosmo, Vanity Fair, GQ, Sports Illustrated or any other
stylish/interesting magazine. See how your favorite
personalities are portrayed in photographs. Pay attention to
the expressions, body poses, clothing and general attitude.
Send the clip to me before our session and we'll discuss how we can
emulate that certain look.
Consider your nutrition and energy
level: bring a smart snack that you can pull out if you need a
Finally: please don't be late.
Consider arriving 5 to 10 minutes early. The modeling industry
says, "If you're on time, you're late." Our session begins at
a precise time that allows us to hit our locations perfectly with
light and schedule considerations. Help us give you the
complete service by arriving on-time.
HOW DO WE GET STARTED?
Your experience begins by
contacting us for an
initial personal pre-portrait design consultation (via phone and email).
It's our gift to you. We seek to understand YOU! We review clothing,
location, styles, and the portrait styles that you are seeking. We'll
explore what you want, and what your parents want. Be prepared to tell us
about activities, sports, clubs, friends, church, music and everything
else that is part of your life. We seek to understand you, because our
resulting portraits should reflect the REAL you. We look forward to
hearing from you today!
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