· Guys- a fresh shave
is a must! Schedule any haircuts at least one full week prior to
your portrait session to avoid that "skinned look". Don't forget
to bring a Dress Shirt !!
Guys, be sure to bring
one pair of dark socks or colors that match you slacks. . REST:
Relax… be yourself.
Today's fashions with
bright and pastel colors look great for our contemporary posing…
but don't forget the colors that Mom and Dad would like for you to
be photographed in.
Long sleeves photograph best for traditional poses, but remember
your everyday "fun" clothes for a truly unique contemporary Senior
Portrait session. Formal gowns are super!!!
Don't bring anything
that is too busy with patterns if you are doing a headshot
session. We want all the attention on you and not your clothing.
Bring your clothes
freshly ironed and on hangers. Wrinkles really show up in shots.
NAILS: If they have all of the paint chipped off, it will show.
Many casual shots are done barefoot, so do not forget those toes.
Avoid bright neon color polish. Natural or basic colors work best.
Arrive rested and
feeling your best. Also wake up well before your appointment, so
you won’t look like you just got up.
clothing that you feel is flattering in both fit and color. Wear
clothes that you normally wear. Solids photograph much nicer.
Bring a variety of colors. Even if blue is your favorite color,
don’t bring 5 blue outfits. Feel free to bring extras and we’ll
help you pick what will photograph best.
REMEMBER… Variety is the key to your session.
Vary the dress level;
bring some dressy, medium, and casual outfits. Remember, it is OK
to do one or two outfits mom will like, then we can do the stuff
HELPFUL HINT: Group your outfits together ON HANGERS. Make sure
your clothes are ironed. Retouching will not remove wrinkles.
Coordinate your shoes and jewelry that are to be worn with each
outfit, then put them in a plastic bag and hang them from the
hanger corresponding to the outfit.
T-SHIRTS: Bring a dark
t-shirt to wear under dark shirts and a light t-shirt for under
GLASSES: If you always
wear glasses, be photographed in them, but arrange with your
eye-doctor or optometrist to borrow lensless frames like yours, or
have him remove your lenses temporarily. This will avoid getting
glare on your glasses, which is very hard to avoid and expensive
for you to have removed from your images.
MAKE-UP: Keep it
natural and fresh. Come to your appointment with your make-up on,
then you can touch up some when you come to your appointment. If
you normally don’t wear make-up, wear it (if only a little). This
is a once in a lifetime experience and a little make-up will
definitely add to your picture.
PROPS: We want to make
your portraits reflect the real you. You are welcome to bring
along anything that will reflect your interests that can be used
as props. If you are planning on an sports shot, be sure to
include all your uniform tops, balls, and shoes for each sport.
Extra things to hang up could include awards, baseball or softball
glove, hats, sweatshirts or t-shirts, letter jackets, band
instruments, and uniforms. Sunglasses are always a fun shot. Bring
anything else you’ll want, the more the better. Cars, pick-ups and
motorcycles are great. Sometimes a shot with your brother or
sister is fun too!
p.s. I like
chocolate and winning lottery tickets :-)