Mornings typically mean fresh, bright eyes, and no stubble for men. A good time for a portrait.
After work is when most people have the time for a portrait. Plan to arrive at our studio a little bit early just to relax a bit and have a bit more time to freshen up and get ready.
If you have any questions or special requests you should discuss them with your photographer before your photo session.
Get a haircut. Shave before you show up. Wear dark colors with a nicely coordinated tie and handkerchief.
Determine if you want to have a WHITE, BLACK, GRAY other color backdrop to compliment your outfit.
Bring any outfit(s) that you like. However, maybe bring along a black outfit with colorful accent pieces, such as scarves or hats, especially for business headshots.
Jewelry should compliment, not over-power, your outfit.
Clothing should not be too tight.
Hose can flatter legs and introduce different colors.
Dark outfits with soft pastel blouses work well together.
Do NOT use a lotion as a base. Use powders instead (lotions will shine under strong lights).
Bright lights will cause highlights on the forehead, nose, and chin. A little extra powder in those areas will be helpful.
Highlight your eyes and eyelashes, but don't overdo either.
Don't over apply makeup to the cheeks.
Soft pink lipsticks and finger-nail polish will allow the viewers to focus on you.
Consider coming to your session with your hair in curlers and brush your hair out just before the session starts.
Remember what is "stylish" today (black lipstick and fingernails) may not be stylish in 3 years and certainly not in 10 years.
Try to coordinate the outfits worn by family members. It gives your family a unified look.
Similar colored shirts and pants for all family members work well. Pastels are very effective. Colors used when your husband plays golf might serve as a good starting point. Remember that bluejeans come in different shades and styles so similar styles and colors produces a more harmoneous look.
Mother and daughter might wear scarves or hats that coordinate with the neckties worn by the men in their family. Similar shoes might compliment what the women in the family wear.
Photographs taken outside at a favorite place are also a nice way of capturing you and your family. Think about taking photographs at home. This is especially helpful if you include elderly members of your family or when taking photographs of a large gathering of relatives.
If the pet is an important part of your family, then bring it along. It might relax the children. Pets photographed in a studio are usually more subdued or simply want to get out of there as quickly as they can. Bring along a favorite toy or blanket and some treats for good behavior. Accidents do happen. Don't fret.