preparation

My goal is making photos and memories you will love forever.

To do this there are a few things I want you to consider as you are planning what to wear and how to look:

  • Wear solid colored clothing so that all the faces stand out yet still blend together. Avoid large stripes or prints.
  • Choose tones that are more subtle and soft so that you are the subject and not your clothes. Avoid bright colors (especially reds, oranges, and yellows) which might not be the most flattering for larger body types.
  • Choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light) so that one doesn’t look bigger than the other.  White top with dark pants will make your top look bigger, and vice versa.
  • Choose 1-3 colors for your group portrait focussing on similar tones that blend together and have everyone fit within that color palette. For example: dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones.  OR tan, a lighter olive green, and denims – all lighter, softer tones.  This will allow us to focus on the subjects first. Wedding group photos flow perfectly as they are wearing the same colors drawing attention to the people.
  • Choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow as your arms represent more area than your face, and will draw attention. Sleeves also make your arms look smaller.
  • Choose long pants for men/ladies or a skirt below the knee for ladies so legs don’t detract from your composition. Also, you will be able to sit and bend without showing too much leg.
  • Choose dark socks and footwear as white always becomes the focal point of the picture.
  • Keep jewelry simple and minimalistic as too much draws attention from your face.
  • Do your hair matching your outfit – no fancy up-dos with jeans, no pony tails with evening gowns, etc. Your portrait will be timeless and represent who you are, not just what you look like.
  • If getting a haircut or new hairdo make your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to your portrait session. Fresh hair cuts rarely look their best the same or next day. Ladies need time to practice working it, men need it to grow out just a little. Allow some time to live with your new look before your portrait session.

If you have any questions or concerns, DONT HESITATE TO ASK.  I want to make sure you have a great experience and enjoy your pictures for years to come.

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