Your Photo Session
1. You'll want to look your best, so go get plenty of sleep
the night before your session. If you're tired it will
2. Don't get a haircut, or try a different hairstyle for your portrait
session. Chances are that the "do" won't be you, and you will not be comfortable
with it or your portraits.
3. Remember to bring clothing changes to please not only
yourself, but also your parents, family and future employers
or school administrators.
4. Arrive early for your session. You'll be more in control,
and look more confident if you are not in a hurry or rushing
5. Relax! Stress shows and makes you look tense.
Your portrait session should be fun. Calm down, take a deep breath
and enjoy it.
6. Wear long sleeve clothing whenever possible. Bare
arms and shoulders draw attention away from your face. Long
sleeves are more versatile than short sleeves and help minimize
7. For your more traditional portrait, such as head
and shoulder or formal poses, solid muted or soft colors are
less distracting than bright colors and bold patterns. Remember
your senior portrait shouldn't be about what you're wearing
as much as it is about who you are and how you look.
8. It's usually best to match your clothing
to your surroundings. Medium to dark clothing goes best
with darker backgrounds, while lighter clothing works best with
light backdrops or sets.
9. Props add meaning, familiarity and variety to your portraits. By
bringing a few of your "favorite things" with you, we will be
better able to illustrate your hobbies, sports activities and
interests and you will probably be more comfortable for your
10. Bring a friend! It's easier to enjoy your
portrait experience if you're sharing it with someone with whom
you are comfortable.
11. Plan ahead! Think about who you are and what you like, then speak
up and let us know. By expressing yourself and contributing to your session,
you'll be more likely to really enjoy and appreciate the final portrait images.
12. Make your appointment reservation early so you can pick
a day and time when you'll most likely to be at your best. Some
people like mornings, others prefer afternoons. If you feel good
your portraits will look good.
13. Don't, don't, don't try to get a last minute tan before your portrait
session. Tan lines and sunburns are hard to overlook and expensive to correct.