The clothing choice is one of the most important choices for a great session! Your clothing choice should reflect you! This is your time to shine and be yourself. Why not mix it up! Take it up a notch and have some casual choices as well.
Clothing should be simple and timeless. Choose clothing that fits well, is comfortable and makes you feel good! Stay away from logos and loud prints. Our focus is on you, not the clothing! Don’t forget the shoes! Dress from head to toe! Once you have chosen your outfits, put your outfits on hangers with the accessories attached in a baggie. This keeps things organized and reduces your stress! It also reduces wrinkles, which I can’t edit!
Send me photos of your choices! This helps me plan locations and gives me a sense of your style. I’m always here to help, so feel free to call, text with any questions!
Hair and Makeup!
Another huge factor to a great session is hair and makeup! Don’t pile on the makeup because you’re having your photo taken! Wear your makeup just a little more than usual, like for an evening out! Even if you don’t usually wear makeup, a little goes a long way to even out skin and making your eyes pop! Don’t forget nail polish! Either don’t wear any, or make sure to have a fresh coat so there aren’t any chips. If you highlight or color your hair, have it done a week or two before your session.
Guys, if you need a hair cut, have it done about two weeks before your session. And please have a clean, close shave! A little moisturizer also helps with any dry skin that will show up in photos.
Pricing for all of our senior portrait sessions is based on time. Your package amount is the total of your session fee plus a required minimum credit purchase (like a gift card) that will go towards your order after your proofs are ready to view.
For example - if your session is $150 plus a prepaid minimum product credit (ie: $300), your package is a total of $450, which is all due at the time of your session.
Approximately two weeks after your session, your proofs will be ready to view. We will get together to go over your photos and decide what products/prints work best for you. When your order is placed, your print credit will be deducted from the total amount. (your pre-paid credit is like a gift card to spend on your order)
You are not required to spend any more than the amount of your credit, but if you do purchase more than the credit included in your package, balance is just due when your order is placed.
To see prices for prints and packages so you can plan how you may use your product credit, see our products page. (coming soon)