Be prepared to be comfortable, we want you to enjoy your studio experience!
We provide the following tips on how to look your best. Keep in mind that portraits are best when the viewer’s eye is drawn to your face!
Clothing Color & Style Make the Difference:
Darker shades are more slimming
Wear something with sleeves, bare shoulders or tops with “spaghetti straps” often make the subject appear heavier
Solid colors are best: Stripes, plaids, checks, and bold prints draw the eye away from the face
Express Yourself and Your World – Bring your:
Fresh flowers to make your portrait come alive
Art supplies & paintings
Theatrical garb – Dance costumes
Cheerleading outfit – Athletic uniforms – Sports gear
Horse tack and riding gear
Whatever makes you unique
Or, just bring yourself!
Wear your hair in your most comfortable style. Have your hair cut around a week before your session is scheduled. Don’t try a new hairstyle just for your session.
Don’t worry if you develop a blemish. Our finished portraits can be fully retouched to eliminate blemishes and soften harsh lines.
Problems with glasses can lead to extra retouching charges. We can remove normal glare on glasses, but tinted lenses cannot be lightened. Ask your optometrist for a pair of empty frames to wear for your portrait session.
Makeup can affect the way your portrait looks. Both fresh, natural makeup and “evening” makeup both photograph well.
A fresh shave is a must. If you have a beard or mustache, trim it to your liking.