In order to help us give you the best possible result for your portrait session, we offer a few suggestions:
Bring a hairbrush or comb with you. This will help in taming any strays that develop. If you have a long, loose hairstyle, a light application of hairspray can help keep flyaways from occurring. A heavy application is not necessary, unless that is your personal style. Some clients have their hair and make-up professionally styled, others have more of a do-it-yourself preference. We are open and welcome both approaches.
Just prior to your session, ensure your fingernails are clean, and any nail polish you have is not chipped. Please bring your nail polish and make up with you to the session to allow for touch ups before and during the session if necessary.
When it comes to what to wear for your session, the biggest piece of advice we have is something comfortable! Uncomfortable clothing will affect your photographs, either through having to give that fake smile, or creating tension in your posture.
Be mindful of the clothing you choose to wear, in relation to the location of your session. For example, dressing primarily in various shades of green for a location with leaves and other green foliage, or in black for photographs with a dark background may not be the best choice. The same can be said for clothing that clashes with the color of the background. Contrast makes for better images, creating more separation between your family and what is in front or behind them.
The camera will also pick up and enhance wrinkles, lint, and stray hairs (especially pet hair), even if not noticeable with the eye. Make sure your clothing is as wrinkle free as possible, and a quick once-over with a lint roller or brush is recommended.
If you have any questions on what to wear, please ask and we will offer suggestions more specific to your session.
Most anyone that has spent time with children can tell you they can be unpredictable to say the least. Ensuring your younger children are rested and fed prior to the session goes a long way to prevent grumpiness. If your session is scheduled near a normal meal time, a small snack may help tide them over.