Recommendations For Photo Sessions

You’ve scheduled your photography session. Now, how to prepare and what to expect?

First, whether scheduled at a location or at a commercial studio, remember not to wear wild colors or patterns except sparingly.  Results are best obtained with basic colors and simpler styles.  Your pre-session meeting covered the location, styling and color themes.

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  • Professional Portraiture - I recommend no wild colors or patterns.  For the ladies, modest makeup and hair with a neutral solid blouse or dress.  For the gentlemen, a white shirt only if wearing a jacket.  Otherwise, a neutral solid complementing your complexion.
  • Family Portraiture - I recommend no wild colors or patterns.  For the ladies, modest makeup and hair with a neutral solid blouse or dress.  For the gentlemen, no all white shirts, please. Otherwise, a neutral solid.  Best results are by color coordinating the family wardrobe for the shoot.

If you’ve scheduled a makeup artist or hair stylist there may be additional pre-session instructions; be sure to ask questions prior to the session.  Be sure to include your personal preferences as well.

On the day of the session, arrive at the session early so that you are relaxed.  Be sure to remember to bring your wardrobe, shoes, jewelry and accessories as decided during the pre-session planning.  Lastly, once you’re at your session, relax, and enjoy your session.