Seniors, Look your Best!

A guide to making your senior session fun and your senior portraits awesome!

Make your portrait day fun and try not to worry before the session. This is the start of your ‘Senior Experience’ and it begins with your senior portrait. Be positive, have fun, and you and your photographer will create some spectacular images.

Our photographer’s work style is casual and relaxing, making the session as comfortable as possible.

Our goal is to capture who you are!

Hair: Don’t try a new hair style for your session; have it cut about a week before your appointment.
Skin Problems: Don’t worry if you develop a skin problem. Our finished portraits are fully retouched to eliminate blemishes and soften hard lines. 
Tattoos: Visible tattoos are a part of you. It is entirely up to you if you want a tattoo to show in your portrait. There is an extra artwork charge to remove unwanted tattoos or piercings. 
Facial Scars: If you have a visible scar. Please let us know if you would want it retouched or softened. 
Glasses: We can remove normal glare on glasses, but tinted lenses cannot be lightened. If your glasses are tinted or exceptionally thick, they can distort the way the camera photographs the eye. If you have additional questions about glasses please contact us.
Braces: Braces can be removed for an additional charge. If your braces will be off soon, you can always wait to be photographed.

Solid colors, or small prints, are best for portraits.

Bring belts, jewelry, matching socks, and all accessories.

Casual portraits look great when wearing comfortable clothes in solid colors or soft pastels.

Colors for summer and spring – medium tones in blue, green, pink, purple, tan, or brown
look good. Darker shades tend to be more slimming.

Colors for fall – we recommend medium to dark tones; black, green, brown, rust, wine or blue.

Long sleeves and slacks, or denim, always photograph well.

Make sure toes and fingernails are painted and/or please remove old polish.

We recommend that you wear makeup no heavier than you would for an evening out.
Do not apply heavy make-up over blemishes. Blemishes can be removed within our portrait package options.

Ladies, we recommend a light foundation and powder to reduce facial shine and to even your skin tone. Please bring your powder for touch ups. Powder works great for guys as well.

Wear your hair the way you like it best. Haircuts should take place a week before your session. Fresh cuts show skin that isn’t tan.

Gentlemen, come in with a fresh shave.
Five o’clock shadows cannot be retouched.

The goal of any head and shoulder portrait is to direct the viewers eye to the face.
Choose your clothing carefully for this pose, select something simple in both color and style for this.

Guys can choose a suit, sport coat, sweater or shirt.

Girls can wear a plain dress, sweater or blouse with a simple neckline is best.

Express yourself and your world!
Props will make your images more meaningful and personal.
If you have a hobby, then bring it along!
Musical instruments, art supplies, theatrical garb, cheerleading or athletic uniforms and equipment, band uniforms, skateboards, artwork and cars!
Below are just a few ideas for your props!

Make sure you are well rested.
Dress head to toe. Many poses include feet.
It’s best to reschedule your session if you’re not feeling well, you have noticeable tan lines, sunburn, black eyes, ect. These may be digitally fixed, which will result in additional artwork fees. 

Don’t worry we are happy to work with you give us a call if you have any issues!

Images are typically ready to view online within 2 business days.
An order consultation is often set prior to your session day, or this happens the day of your session.

Our sales associates and customer service personnel are here to answer any questions you may have.

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