What to wear and other tips

Deciding what to wear to school everyday is a delima, but now, how do I determine what to wear for my portraits?  

Here are some suggestions that will help you make those selections!


- Choose outfits that are your style and make you feel good about yourself

- avoid skin tone garments

- Select a variety of outfits from casual to formal (Prom dresses make great portraits)

- Do not wear glasses that darken in sunlight

- Other than a formal dress, avoid strapless tops or cropped tops

- Be mindful when choosing undergarments so they will not be visible

- Don't wear rubber flip-flops.  Bare feet are better.

- Try to avoid tan lines and don't show up with a sunburn!

- Be sure to try on everything before your session to avoid any last minute suprises, such as tears, snags, size issues.

- Lay out all clothing selections.  Don't forget to select accessories!  Be sure shoes are clean and don't look worn.

- Iron clothing and check for stray threads and pet hair.

- Be sure nails are clean and trimmed or manicured.  This goes for you too guys!

- If you will be wearing nail polish, be sure it's not chipped and a color that will coordinate with all your outfits.


A special note for guys...


- Have fun with accessories as well!  Hats, bow ties, suspenders, fun jackets or vests, and crazy colorful socks can add extra "pop" and          

   "personality" to your portraits!

- Try to get hair trimmed no sooner than 1 week prior to your session

- If you will be shaving, do so close to the time of your session, but allow enough time for your skin to "calm", avoiding redness and



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