Simple, plain, timeless outfits photograph the best, as
they are not distracting. Our aim is to produce a timeless, beautiful
portrait for you, and the best way to begin is to remember one
word ...SIMPLICITY! Your clothes should be plain and simple,
not loud or busy. Always have adults in short or preferably long
sleeves, never sleeveless. This is one time your favorite outfit
may not be the best outfit to be photographed in. Remember nothing
dates a photograph faster than trendy clothing.
One of our favorite subjects. Please remember they are
babies and dress them that way. We suggest plain, simple outfits
without big collars or ruffles that get in the babys face.
Bare feet are best, as shoes and socks often make the feet look
too large. As we say, bare feet, chubby legs and arms are
what a baby is all about! Bring at least one extra outfit
in case of an accident. A favorite toy is also helpful along
with a bottle in case the baby is fussy.
We have many great props to use with children or bring
one of your own. The possibilities are endless. Consider a favorite
stuffed animal or wooden toys. Plastic toys in bright colors
tend to overwhelm the child in the photograph. The prop should
enhance the child, not overpower them. Please make sure to let
us know in advance if you have any props or poses that are a
favorite. Play outfits are best for children as activity centered
portraits are so natural. Denim is always good for boys or girls.
If you would like to have a fancy-dressed up portrait,
please also consider a fun photograph as they are usually the
most treasured and depict the real child. Always
keep in mind, you want your childs face to be the focal
point of the portrait, not the clothing they are wearing.
Make up: Eye shadow should be applied lightly and with
care, the central focus of the interest in the portrait are the
eyes. Neutral shades of gray or brown work best to enhance they
eyes. Some blues or greens reflect the lights and make the eyes
look unnatural in photographs. Also be careful with concealer
under the eyes. A too light shade will give you the appearance
of "Raccoon Eyes. Apply two coats of mascara on both
upper and lower lashes. Wear your other make up as usual. Please
bring your make up with you in case any minor modifications are
Be sure to shave just prior to your appointment as there
is no way to hide five oclock shadow in color
If you wear glasses ask your optician to supply you with
a pair of empty frames for the day of your appointment. Not only
do glasses catch light reflections, but they can also distort
the face line in some portraits because of the lenses. Photo-gray
glasses are a big problem because the studio lights can cause
them to darken. Contact lenses are no problem.