CLOTHING & STYLE
Let’s face it, it’s all about the clothes! Your style and personality are reflected in the way you dress. And that’s why we want you to wear what you want!
But, there are a few tips on what to think about when your shopping for your session. First of all, listen to your parents when they have input on what outfits to wear. I know, I know…but they can make a good point! Bring at least one outfit that is somewhat traditional in style. This will be good for yearbook head shots and for the portrait for the wall. You don’t want a portrait of you on the wall that’s going to look outdated in a few years!
Your other outfits can be whatever YOU want. Jeans, skirts, T-shirts, tank tops, dresses, sports uniforms, shoes or barefoot! But, please make sure to try on your outfits before your session. Make sure everything fits properly and isn’t too loose or too tight. Some outfits are great for everyday, but not for portraits.
- Does this color/style bring out your best features?
- Does it show too much skin? You want your face to be the main focus of your portraits, not everything else.
- Is this too LOUD!? Try to stay away from really busy patterns. Examples: Polka Dots, Plaid, Stripes…etc. If you absolutely can’t live without it, try throwing a solid color jacket over it.
- Try on clothes ahead of time making sure seams don’t show, colors coordinate and shoes/socks blend in.
- Note that if your eyes are drawn to any one item, the same will be true in your portrait.
- For appearance as well as comfort, clothing should not be too tight or too loose.
- Wear solid colored clothing. Prints/patterns will be a distraction.
- Dark colors tend to slenderize while light colors seem to add weight.
- Avoid bold bright colors because they attract attention away from the face.
- For full body shots, clothing below the waistline should be darker to draw attention up not down.
- Bring appropriate undergarments for each outfit.
Try not to get too crazy with the type or style of shoe you wear. This is the LEAST important part of the shoot. Wear comfortable shoes that you don't mind walking in if we are going to a park or other area for pictures. Try to bring shoes that are a darker color, and for the girls, if you plan on wearing heals, we suggest carrying them with you and wearing flats. This way you can change shoes whenever needed.
GLASSES & GLARE:
- There are some tricks to minimize glass glare. However, it may not be totally eliminated.
- Non-reflective lenses are a big help.
- You may also simply wish to remove your glasses.
- Haircuts should be done 5-6 days before your session.
- Select a style that will keep your hair out of your face.
- Strands of hair streaking down across the eyes and cheeks cannot be removed.
- Bring your hairspray, gel, frizz control, shine serum, sculpting putty, flat iron, and curling iron! Whatever you need to make yourself look good!
When you come to the studio, have your hair as close to done as possible. You can do touch ups between clothing changes as needed. Just know, the longer you take getting ready the less time we have to photograph you.
Ladies: If you want your hair curly for one session and straight for another, you will have to book two separate sessions (extra session fee will be applied)
- Some additional color is fine but avoid getting a bad sunburn prior to your session.
- If you do get a bad sunburn, please reschedule your appt.
ITEMS TO BRING WITH YOU:
- Pocket mirror
- Hair spray, brush/comb
- Lip balm/gloss, face powder
- Please bring a dry wash cloth to blot any shiny spots just before your portrait is taken.