What to Bring to Your Session
Your portraits reflect your personality. Make sure you love the clothes you are photographed in. Remember, these images are going to last and be displayed for a lifetime.
Here are some suggestions:
Long sleeves are picture perfect, short sleeves are nice.
If you must bring sleeveless, please understand that sleeveless will make your arms appear heavy.
Opt for your favorite color, your favorite outfits, the outfits others tell you that you look good in.
Bring one outfit that has a formal or professional look. Ladies-A Dress, gown or suit Guys- Suit and tie or at least Shirt and tie. These outfits are perfect for college applications or job resumes.
Wearing solid colored clothing is best. If you wear a pattern be sure it is understated. After all, we are creating portraits of you, not your clothes.
Wear lettering on your clothes ONLY if you want it highlighted i.e.., college or school shirts, jackets or uniforms.
- Don’t forget about your winter wardrobe. That really cool sweater, flannel shirt or even leather jacket.
Wrinkles: Please iron your clothes before coming. Wrinkles will show.
Acne: DON’T WORRY – You will inevitably wake up with *one* the morning of your session. All our portraits can be retouched and you’ll have a spotless complexion.
Face Powder: Please bring a compact to wipe away shine as needed.
Sunburn: Be careful not to get too much sun in the days prior to your session. We cannot touch up sunburn.
Glasses: All glasses will distort the face in photographs. Remove your lenses, borrow a pair of frames from your optometrist, or consider some portraits without glasses.
Props: Be creative. Use your imagination. Have fun! Bring pets, friends, siblings, sports equipment, cars, instruments, your class ring, your______, etc.
Makeup: Wear the makeup you normally wear – no stage make up here. We photograph for clarity, so be sure all makeup is applied as you like it. Date makeup – the makeup you would wear if going out on a date is perfect!
Hair: We love to show your hair! We usually have 2 hours blocked out for your session. If you want to come curly and then straighten your hair no problem.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Swimsuit: If you want the wet look, bring your bathing suit and we will make that outfit the last set of images. Be ready for our Beach zone! If you have your favorite beach towel and chair bring them. Make sure if you are a surfer – bring your Board!
Hair: Trim your hair at least one week prior to your session. A trim closer to your session may reveal an un-tanned neck & forehead. If you color your hair, be sure there are no roots showing.
Facial Hair: Plan when to shave. Freshly shaved red skin will show and so will 5 o’clock shadows.Share this page