Have fun! We’re going to make you look great and you’ll have a great time.
Relax! We like to think we’re easy to get along with. Plus, we help you with posing, so there’s no pressure on you. Keep and open mind and a spirit of adventure!
Arrive early or on time to your appointment. Showing up late means you lose camera time, and we don’t want that.
You are unique and beautiful. Follow our guidelines but be yourself in how you dress.
Be fashionable. Wear clothing that’s stylish and put a lot of thought into your choices. This is a unique opportunity and we want you to look amazing!
Bring A LOT of options. The more outfits we have to choose from, the better. This will give us flexibility in matching your clothing to backgrounds and the surroundings.
Group your outfits together on hangers. Make sure items are ironed and ready to go.
Plan on changing quickly. The faster you change, the more time we have to photograph and the more photo choices you’ll have later.
Make sure you’re comfortable in your clothing and that it flatters you. This will ensure that you like how you look when viewing your photos.
If you’re self-conscious about your arms, avoid sleeveless or cap-sleeve shirts and tank tops, as they tend to make arms look fuller.
Avoid stripes and plaid. Solid colors photograph much better than busy patterns.
Bring a variety of colors and mix the level of styles. Some should be dressy, some dressy-casual, and some casual.
If you’re comfortable in dresses, bring them! They photograph really well and offer a nice variety from your other casual clothing choices. We can mix dressy and casual dresses for some great looks.
We cannot say it loudly enough. Girls, wear heels! Whether pumps or boots, dressy or casual, plain or sassy, heels really make you stand out and look glamorous. Flats can also work well if you mix them with the right outfit.
Although we try to help with hair, it is hard to know what your hair “is supposed to look like.” Make sure you like the look or let us know your preferences. Better yet, bring your best friend with you for the session and he or she can help. Hair style is ultimately YOUR responsibility. Any hair changes during the session should be quick and simple so you have as much camera time as possible. Bring hair spray, clips, pins, or whatever else is needed to keep your hair out of your eyes if it’s windy. Also bring a brush and mirror for quick hair touch-ups. Do not make drastic changes to your hairstyle right before your photo session. This could add unneeded drama to your life.
Makeup that is well done is one of the best preparations you can make for your session. It will even out skin tones and help give your photos that extra pop for a model-like look. Even if you don’t normally wear makeup or wear very little, take the time to do it well and your photos will look their best. Makeup should only be slightly heavier than normal. Mascara should be clean and not clumpy.
Keep it simple. If you have different jewelry for different outfits, you might put each set of jewelry in a plastic baggie and hang it on the hanger with that outfit.
They’re great! Bring props that help show who you are. Some popular choices are:Sports equipment (soccer ball, basketball, softball bat, etc.)
Activity related items (dance, art, school clubs, etc.)
If you paint your nails, make sure they’re done well for your session. Chipped nail paint will show and distract from you. Avoid bright colors that will distract from you and may not work with all your outfits. Instead, opt for basic or natural tones.
Friends or parents are welcome and often can be a help. However, too many people can be distracting. We suggest bringing along no more than 2 or 3 people to help you with clothing changes, hair and make up touch ups.