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Helpful Hints

Here are a few helpful hints to make your session successfull

What do I wear?

For the first outfit, we suggest something classic that won't be out-dated in just a few years. It is most likely that a portrait made in this outfit will be chosen as a wall portrait for your home. You may consider discussing this with your parents, in deciding which room the portrait will be displayed to help coordinate your outfit with the colors and formality of that room.

After the portrait you are ready to get casual. The other outfits in your session should represent the person you are. You can actually wear something your friends will recognize you in! This is the time to wear the bolder colors or trendy clothing. Below are some points to keep in mind while choosing your outfits.

Make sure it fits! The "super oversized" clothes are in style, but photographically they aren't as flattering. On the other hand, anything too tight may confine you and make you look uncomfortable in the photographs.

Color is one of the most important decisions. Choose clothing colors that are complimentary to your skin tone. If you find people compliment your appearance when you wear certain colors, this may be a good indication of the colors that look best on you.Choosing the right neckline also is important. If you have slightly longer neck you should choose a higher neck line, such as a turtle neck. If you have a shorter neck, choose a V-neck or crew.

If you want to appear as slim as you are in the photographs, avoid horizontal stripes, or any stripes as they sometimes appear distorted in the images.

Sleeveless clothing is not recommended; it makes arms appear larger than they are. Long-sleeved clothing is the best choice.

If you cannot decide which outfit to wear, feel free to bring along additional choices and we will help you decide which will photograph best.

Dress from head to toe! Remember everything you will need to complete an outfit. Socks, belts, shoes and jewelry are some of the most commonly forgotten items.

Getting Ready!!

If you wear make-up, apply it as you would normally. If you are a diehard natural and normally do not wear any make-up, we suggest a minimum of gloss on the lips and a little mascara. Retouching is provided on your finished portraits, but to make your previews look their best, covering any blemishes as much as possible is recommended.

Facial shine is something we cannot retouch so bring along some translucent powder to eliminate any shine.

It is possible that your hands will show in some of the photographs, so make sure your nails are neatly done.

Avoid a brand new hairstyle or cut. Please have your hair ready when you arrive at the studio so only a quick touch up is necessary. Hair cannot be retouched so it is your responsibility to style it exactly as you wish it to appear in your finished photographs.

(Don't hesitate to call the studio if you have any questions!)