Preparing for your portrait session takes a little planning. Follow our suggestions, be creative, relax, and have fun!
These recommendations are based on years of experience. We want to help you create a timeless classic portrait that will be treasured and enjoyed throughout the years. And more importantly we want your session to be fun.
Think about looking at your portraits 20 years from now. What do you want to see? You can remember yourself in all styles — classy, casual, wild, fun, and different.
Long sleeves are preferable. Avoid busy prints and patterns. Simplicity is often the key.
We recommend different clothing strategies for senior portraits and family sessions. See the boxes at the right for details.
If glasses are worn, the glare can be a problem. Use non-glare lenses or remove them if possible.
We suggest a clean, natural look. Avoid new styles and fads. Ladies, please remove any unwanted brow and facial hair. Guys should be clean-shaven.
Your hands will be in your portraits. Have your nails done.
Avoid being overly tanned or sun burned — it is impossible to re-touch.
Ladies, if your face tends to be shiny, be sure to use powder. We suggest an extra application of mascara. Bring powder and lipstick for touchups. A face foundation is advisable.
(Professional makeup artist available upon request for an extra charge.)