Clothes, Clothes, and More Clothes
When choosing your wardrobe, solid colors are best. Darker clothing tends to minimize body size and strapless shirts may cause your arms to appear larger. Vary your sleeve lengths and bring at least one shirt with long sleeves. Please also bring a black shirt or dress of some kind. Be sure to match socks and shoe colors to your outfits because your feet will show in some of your poses. Here are a few suggestions for the types of clothes you should bring:
Athletic jerseys, dance uniforms, club t-shirts, school jackets, etc.
Show off your unique personality with something flirty, funky, or wild.
Your favorite thing to wear on a normal day.
A timeless look that won't make you cringe in 20 years.
Break out your formal gowns and suits for another moment in the spotlight. Guys: you can borrow our tux jackets, just bring black pants, black socks, and black shoes to match.
Props and Personal Items
Items that just say "YOU" add personality to your portraits and make them more special. What are your hobbies? What are your passions? What has kept you busy the last 4 years in school? Consider these ideas:
Music: Bring anything from a flute to a guitar, or a keyboard to a full drum set.
Sports: Bring a football, golf club, fishing pole, or surf board.
Hobbies: Bring your artwork, shopping bags, favorite books, or motorcycle gear.
Clubs: Bring your club t-shirt, chess board, Anime stuff, or camera.
School: Bring your awards, trophies, plaques, and sashes.
Don' forget to bring a couple of your favorite CDs to listen to during your session!
***Guns (except paintball guns), firearms, and weapons are NOT permitted!
Some of our longer personality sessions allow you to bring your car, truck, or motorcycle. Keep in mind that your vehicle doesn't have to be spotless to look good. small dirt spots won't show in the finished portrait. However, do clean the tires and make the black look dark, as this will be visible. Classic cars or motorcycles make incredible props if you have one or can borrow one.
Some of our longer personality sessions also allow you to bring your pet. Please keep these guidelines in mind:
Pets must be on a leash at all times!
Cats can be temperamental and are best photographed in the studio. Please use a carrier to transport your cat.
Dogs can be photographed indoors or out. We suggest giving your dog a bath the day before your session. Dogs can be temperamental, so please inform your photographer if your dog is approachable. Having treats with you will help to keep your dog's attention.
Exotic animals are totally your responsibility. Make certain they are caged at all times, except when restrained for the photograph, and please inform us of their temperament.