Avoid drastically changing your hairstyle before your portrait session.
Donâ€™t cut or change your hairstyle after your session until you have had the opportunity to view your digital proofs.
It is your responsibility to look in the mirror while still in the dressing room. Check your hair, make-up, and clothing closely.
Yearbook poses must follow the school dress code. The only approved piercing is earrings. No nose or eyebrow rings are permitted for yearbook portraits only.
Ladies are encouraged to wear necklaces. Gold, silver, and pearls look great but be careful, too much bling tends to distract from the face.
Keep jewelry in a bag on a hanger with matching outfits.
Sometimes glare on glasses cannot be avoided.
Glasses can also cause eye distortion in your portraits.
You may want to have the lenses removed by your optician or you can simply take some portraits without your glasses. Remember to remove your glasses a while before your shoot to avoid indentations on your nose.
Sunburn and Strap Marks
Do not try for a perfect tan the day before your portrait. The redness from sunburn will photograph and cannot be retouched. Allow burns to tone down for one week.
Peeling is a problem that is difficult to correct and will result in digital enhancements that cost extra.
Try to vary your swimsuits to avoid strap marks. Tan marks can be corrected digitally, but will result in additional charges. If you want a warm tone to your skin, just let us know and we will adjust the lighting accordingly.
Complexion (oily skin, blemishes & acne)
If you can look in the mirror and see a blemish from the distance of 24 inches, there is a good chance it will be seen in your finished portraits. But don't cancel your appointment because of a blemish or two; we will do some minor blemish retouching on your portraits. Concealer and powder together work miracles to cover blemishes. This works for men too, just ask your mom for help (the make-up won't be visible in your portraits). If you have an oily complexion, powder is a must. A non-glare matte finish is best.
There are two options to improve your portraits if you have acne. First, consider making arrangements to have professional make-up applied. This will reduce the need to have each portrait digitally enhanced for additional fees. The second option is to purchase digitally enhanced portraits for additional fees.
Scars and Tattoos
If you have a scar that you'd like lessened in your portraits, please let your photographer know so he can accommodate your desire in the posing. Scar removal can also be done digitally and will require an additional charge. Please consider if you want your tattoos visible in your portraits as well.
High contrast black and white portraits often make your freckles appear more prominent or make them disappear depending on their darkness. Freckles are difficult to remove with retouching in color portraits, so if you would like to minimize their appearance it's best to apply make-up.
Moles and Beauty Marks
These personal attributes are what make you who you are. Our digital artist may remove them inadvertently. If you want a beauty mark to remain, or even to be accentuated, please mention this to the sales associate at the time you view your proofs.
Most everyone likes to have a few poses taken that show their teeth. If you have braces, it's a good idea to practice smiling naturally while looking in a mirror. Sometimes we find that people are self-conscious of their braces and they try not to show their teeth when they smile. This can make for an awkward portrait. You might ask your orthodontist to remove them for a few days or our digital artist can remove the braces for your finished portraits. An additional charge is applied for this digital service.
Professional Hair and Make-Up
We offer a dressing room that can be reserved 1.5 hours prior to your portrait session for professional hair styling and make-up application. You'll need to discuss price and make arrangements with one of our approved licensed cosmetologists directly, but also don't forget to reserve the dressing room with a JPI staff member. We recommend professional make-up to reduce the appearance of blemishes for your portraits; this will save on the expense of digital correction to your prints. Please allow 24 hours for a return phone call from the cosmetologists.
Linda from A Victorian Bride
Tina Soulliere Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist