Your hair should be styled in the normal way that you would wear it. Your portrait session isn’t the best time to try out new hairstyles!
Tanning and Tan Lines
Over tanning gives the skin an unnatural color which may not be able to be corrected. Please use caution when tanning!
It is best to have no visible tan lines, as tan lines are very distracting in portraits. There is a charge for correcting tan lines in your finished images. You may ask for a quote at the time you place your order.
Makeup should be applied normally. Don’t go trying new colors. Glitter makeup: while it may look cool in real life, it looks terrible in portraits, as it fills your face with distracting white specks that don’t even look like makeup and are difficult (and expensive) to remove. Please be aware that if you still chose to wear glitter makeup to your session, you will be responsible for the expense of removing it from your portraits if you decide you don’t like it.
Select outfits that are flattering to your figure. Foundation garments should be a single color that will closely match your skin tone. Bronze, pewter or a medium to dark beige are typically best, and should be of style that will not leave lines. (Let’s face it ladies …nobody thinks bra and pantie lines look good, especially in a portrait.) A thong or contouring brief can eliminate many problems. Bras should be of the seamless style. Decorative lace can add unwanted texture and be very distracting. Strapless bras should be avoided as they can leave an unnatural contour and draw attention away from your face. The best bra is: The Body by Victoria, available at Victoria’s Secret. If you are going to be wearing a tank top, spaghetti strap, tube top or a top that is form fitting you may choose not wear a bra as the lines are hard, if not impossible, to conceal. The final choice will be up to you! This is why we highly recommend that you bring a parent or friend along, that way there is someone else to give an opinion and make sure that “nothing” is showing that shouldn’t be. We want you to look your best!
Bring three outfits per session that you have reserved. Feel free to bring one or two alternatives just in case. Solid colors are traditionally best for portraits, but that doesn’t mean that EVERYTHING has to be a solid color. Some session modules lend themselves to clothing with a little more pattern and flair. NOTE: If you have a favorite outfit BRING IT! It doesn’t matter what it is, provided that it has parental approval and no profanity. If you like it you will look comfortable and the portrait that we create will be a true character study.
** Bring any items that you would like to have included in your portraits; sports equipment, cars, hobbies, awards, pets, instruments, etc.