Avoid patterns. Also bring a variety of colors, don’t bring 5 blue outfits even if it is your favorite color. Avoid large, bold brand names or words on clothing. Vary the style, all one look gets boring. Bring some dressy and some casual. Remember, it is best to do one or two outfits that mom will like, then we can do the stuff YOU like. Our new sessions let you do unlimited looks within your time period. This means if you change fast, you get more variety. Spend all day in the dressing room, you get less time in front of the camera. Most people can get about 5 looks per session. More if you are quick and work easy. We suggest you bring double what you think we will do so we have more to pick from. Some shots are close up, others are full length. Plan outfits completely. Group your outfits together ON HANGERS. Make sure they are ironed.
Please make sure you are clean shaven. Retouching stubble costs extra and still does not look as good as a clean shave.
Avoid changing your hairstyle or cutting your hair right before your session. Let it be natural. Quick easy hairstyle changes during your session are OK, but make it quick or you lose camera time. Although our photographer tries to help with hair, it is hard to know what your hair “is supposed to look like”. So make sure you like the look or let the photographer know your preferences. Hair style is ultimately YOUR responsibility.
Most glasses glare! Your best bet is to check with your optometrist. Most will “loan” you an empty set of frames similar to yours for your photo session
We retouch blemishes, so don’t worry about minor breakouts. Don’t stress about your skin… we can fix it!!
Pets are always welcome. It is a good idea to have someone bring a pet, then leave with them after. Or bring a pet carrier to contain them while you are being photographed without them. Treats can be helpful to hold a dogs attention.
FRIENDS & PARENTS
Friends or parents are welcome. They can be a help. You can have a couple of shots with your girlfriend, best friend or sibling at no extra charge.
WEATHER FOR OUTDOOR PORTRAITS
Let’s face it, we are at the mercy of mother nature. If it rains, we simply have to reschedule your appointment. If the weather is questionable, simply call the studio.