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PORTRAIT APPOINTMENT TIPS:
To help you with your session, we hope you take some time to read through the information below.  {You can use these tips for any session} 

WARDROBE
We have the formal garments for the yearbook and the cap & gowns. Gentlemen, please wear a white undershirt without any print.
Young Ladies, please wear a top that you can pull down off of your shoulder for the portrait in the drape. If you do not have one, we will have loaners at your appointment.
Strive for a classic, timeless look, something that will be in style now as well as 20 years from now .
For extended sessions, choose shirts with different necklines, casual or dressy. Sweaters and other garments with textures are also a good choice. Jackets can be added for a completely different look. You know what you look good in. That's your style!
Your senior portraits are only going to be as good as the combined effort of your photographer and you. You cannot expect the photographer to work a miracle and make your clothes perfect if you haven’t done your part.
NAILS & POLISH
Girls and guys should have fingernails clean and filed. Remove chipped nail polish: it will show.
Black and blue fingernail polish keep popping up as a fashion trend. Don’t wear either for your senior portraits, it’s too trendy: it’ll make your fingernails look odd and they’ll look even stranger 20 years from now . Neon polish may draw too much attention and may.
We recommend that you really stick to neutral tones, light to mid pink is a good choice.
Makeup
Oily skin, especially on your face is the enemy, oil will show up as unattractive shiny spots on your face in a photo, ( especially on your forehead).
Wear a foundation makeup that doesn’t have oil in it and if you do have oily skin, refresh your makeup with translucent powder during the session.
Face blotters work well keeping makeup intact .
Don’t use makeup with spf protection in it for your session.
Makeup “base” or foundation that contains spf protection has a reflective quality, i.e. it looks shiny in photos.
Use a fresh tube of mascara so you don’t have clumps.
Close up photos will show. Neutral eye colors, such as grays and browns are best. Avoid pastel shades and especially highly frosted shadows.  Don’t use eye shadows, lotions, blush or anything with glitter in it.
Highly frosted eyeshadow will do the same thing, it’ll show up as tiny white spots all around your eyes.
If you use lotion of any kind, especially on your face it will show up as shine. Chapped or cracked lips are going to show in your portraits.
Moisturize your lips BEFORE your session
SHAVING

Depending on the session type, poses may expose unwanted hair. Even wearing a sleeveless top, you may not like if stubble shows.
Be sure to trim any facial hair you do not want in your portrait.
HAIR

Hair spray can be used to tame flyaways on top of your head or keep hair out of the face. Don’t forget to take your ponytail holder off of your wrist. Don’t get a last minute haircut or hairstyle change. Give your hair a week or so to grow in a bit from a haircut.
SUN TANNING
Sunburns are nearly impossible to fix or retouch • Suntan lines are also tricky so you should vary your shirt sleeves and bathing suit tops when tanning to avoid lines • Don’t spray tan before a session, it will photograph orange and it will probably be blotchy, darker in the knees, elbows, hairline and other dry areas • It’s best not to over tan even if you do your tanning in the sun. There is a reason models do not tan much, untanned or lightly tanned skin looks better.
WHAT TO BRING
Have a friend or family member come along to help fix hair and outfits.
Bring props. Whatever your hobbies may be, music, science or sports. We can incorporate it into a photo. Bring your favorite music. (No profanity will be allowed, sorry).