WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER?
Are you strong, confident, pretty, sensitive, intense, happy, moody, perky, caring, professional, precious, precocious, giddy, cute, studious, lofty?
Portraits are generally considered to be flattering artistic representations of a person.
Good portraiture requires a style that emphasizes the unique personality, expression and essence of a subject.
It is the Professional Photographer's job to bring out your character in an artistic manner.
ARE YOU SHY? NERVOUS?
Participating in a portrait photography session needs to be relaxing and fun.
Not everyone can relax in front of a camera. That's where we come in.
We provide a fun environment that helps alleviate any anxiety you may have and let the real "you" come out in your portraits.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A PORTRAIT SESSION?
• Dress in solid colors, preferably earth tone colors such as blue, brown and green
• Avoid colors that will cast a reflective color on your skin, such as bright reds, yellows and oranges
• Large/bold patterns and shirts with logos are not recommended for portraits
• For family/group portraits, everyone should be wearing like colors and clothes that blend well together. While all the clothing doesn't have to match, the colors should be harmonious.
• Dark clothing tends to minimize body size; light tones emphasize body size.
• Wear presentable shoes and socks as they may be in the portrait
• Avoid wearing glossy makeup; the shine catches the flash & can spoil the results
• Avoid wearing dark eyeliner; it makes your eyes appear small
• Wear only simple jewelry. Avoid wearing too much jewelry or big jewelry
• If you have contact lenses, wear them. Glasses can cause unwanted reflections, although we can usually compensate by adjusting the position of the lights.
• Bring sunglasses. They can be used as props to add fun & character to photos.
• Are you a cheerleader? Bring your uniform. Actor? Bring a costume.
ARE YOU BRINGING CHILDREN?
• What are their normal nap times/down times?
It's easier to capture great expressions when they are well rested, usually in the morning.
Tired children are much more difficult to photograph, especially in an unfamiliar place.
• It is a wise idea to bring a change of clothing in case of a mess/accident.
• Plan to participate - bring a favorite toy or a book to help get their attention or be used as a prop.