Portrait Session Tips

Portrait Session Tips

WHAT TO WEAR
Group portraits look the best when everyone is wearing the same color or color family with the same style casual or formal.  Group your clothing and hang them on hangers.  If you need to put your hair up or APPLY makeup you will need to arrive early enough to do so.

MAKEUP
Makeup should be a little heavier than usual.  Makeup with SPF can create a shine on your skin. Translucent powder can help with the shine.

KEEP IT FUN
Expressions are the heart of the family portrait.  Plan the day before what everyone is going to wear. If your family wants to bring items that makes them, them, such as skis, skateboard, instrument, or favorite hat, teddy bear or book, please do so.

DON'T BE LATE
Arrive at least 10-15 minutes before your appointment to choose your package and pay for your session before we get started.  If you cannot pay for your full session before we get started, you will have to reschedule.  If you are late, it will cut into your allotted session time.

KNOW YOUR BABY
Newborns tend to be more "camera friendly" in the morning.  Best time to schedule a newborn session is within the first 2-3 weeks.

DRESSING NEWBORNS
Your baby is the center of attention for his or her portrait, bulky clothing or bold patterns can take away from the focus of the portrait.   Newborns can't sit up and their clothes tend to bunch, a diaper cover can work great. You can accessorize with headbands, hats, ribbon, bow, flowers, etc.

BRING SNACKS
Don't forget the bottle and the munchies.  Bottle babies...don't forget your water to go with formula.  For small children it is okay to bring snacks such as cheerios, goldfish, and animal crackers, which aren't too messy or sticky.

PETS
We are definitely a pet friendly studio.  Make sure I know this during your booking and there may be an extra fee for working with PETS. Please give them a chance to "use the bathroom" before you bring them in.  If you're not sure how they will act around strangers, please leave them home!

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