Photo Session Tips
You can change your outfit for your photo shoot as many times as you want. We recommend you have at least 3-4 different outfits ready the day of your photo shoot.
Avoid having your hair cut just before your photo shoot.
Try to avoid clothes with dark patterns or stripes. These types of clothes can be fun but can be distracting in a portrait.
When choosing shoes, make sure they complement the outfit you will be wearing.
Hands will be shown in some of the pictures, so make sure your nails are clean and neat looking.
Avoid sun bathing a week before your photo shoot. Tan lines will show and are usually unflattering.
Well fitted clothes like jeans are more flattering than loose clothes which can make you look larger in a photograph.
Have personal props that are unique and describe who you are available. These would include musical instruments, uniforms, an old stuffed animal, any sports equipment, and even your pet would be fun to include in your photo session.
Infants and Children
Avoid scheduling your child's portrait session during nap time or any time of the day he or she is usually fussy.
Avoid busy patterns or stripes on clothes.
Avoid having your child's portrait session soon after they have had their immunizations since they may not feel well.
It is best not to give children sugary foods or candy before and during the photo session, since this type of food tends to make small children too excitable.
Have special toys, stuffed animals, or blankets available.
Avoid clothes with patterns or stripes since these types of clothes can be distracting in a portrait.
Most large family portraits work good outside in the evening. Clothes with earthy tones work well.
Have family members coordinate colors a week or two before the photo session.