Dress as if you are dining at a fine restaurant. Black is always in style. It looks classic and timeless. Dark colors tend to make you look slimmer. Long sleeves are more flattering. But short sleeves are ok.
A few dark color reccomendations:
Black, royal blue, burgundy and hunter green are all optimal color pallets. Ladies can wear a scarf for a splash of color. Don't forget dress head to toe, including shoes and socks.
Lay everything out the night before the session to save on stress and time. Plan on arriving at least 15 mins early. Change at the studio when you arrive. Especially if you are bringing young children.
Men always look great in tuxedos or dark suits. If you plan on wearing a tie, be sure to bring a jacket as it photographs much better. However, if you choose not to wear a tie, a dark jacket with an open neck shirt or turtleneck is a great choice.
Women can wear formal gowns or dresses - we recommend dresses that fall below the knee – or long pants, which are more flattering than shorts. Avoid busy patterns, stripes, mixing dark and light colors, and clothing with words, logos or pictures.
When you select an outfit for a family portrait, be sure to think of how it will coordinate with other family members. Dress for the portraits, not what is your favorite color. Even if your favorite color is green, it will not photograph well next to your daughter’s favorite pink dress or your son’s blue and white sweater. A better way to go is to pick a color scheme, and keep it consistent through each family member’s outfit.
The camera sees what you see. Dress head to toe. If you plan on bare feet make sure all toenails are trimmed and clean. Don't forget about the nail polish! Chipped polish will show.
Don't do it the day before. Plan your salon appointment for a week prior to your portrait session. Select a style that allows both eyes to be seen.
Men should be freshly shaven. An hour prior to your session is optimal.
Props can add storytelling to any portrait, as long as they are part of your lifestyle.
PETS are welcome in our studio. Prior notice is REQUIRED before including the family pet in your portrait.
As with classical, simple is best. Nothing too busy, such as stripes or polka dots. Khakis are always a nice choice for outdoor Spring/Summer portraits. Fashion styles come and go. We want your portrait to look timeless. In a portrait the most important part if your face and eyes, not your clothing.