Planning for a session



elow I have included some helpful tips on preparing for your upcoming portrait.  We will go into more detail during your included design consultation.



 Try not to go tanning or sun-bathe for 1 week prior to your portraits to avoid tan lines, burns and peeling.  Skin warmth can be attained after capture with the use of digital editing tools.  However, strange tones to skin are hard to correct.  Please error on less is more here.

For Women

Makeup can affect the way your portrait looks. Both fresh, natural makeup, or “evening” makeup photograph well. We recommend wearing just a little more foundation than you usually do and a second coat of mascara to help the eyelashes appear better in your portraits. Be sure to bring powder with you to your sessions!! Call if you have questions.

For Men

A fresh shave is a must!! If you have a beard or mustache, make sure it is trimmed to your liking and unless you’re style is to have a 5:00 shadow, do your best to be as clean cut as possible. It is nearly impossible to remove a heavy 5 O'clock shadow and retain a mans masculine skin texture.




Don’t try a new hairstyle just for your session, and have your hair cut around a week before your session is scheduled. This way, you know that your hair is the length, color and style you want for your portraits.


Don’t worry if you develop a skin problem the night before or even the morning of your photo session! Our finished portraits can be, and usually are, fully retouched to eliminate blemishes and soften harsh lines.


Braces can be removed from portraits at an extra charge. However, some orthodontists are willing to remove braces for your session if you take the time to schedule the procedure.    


Problems with glasses can lead to extra retouching. We can remove glare on glasses, but tinted lenses cannot be lightened-even with artwork. If your glasses are tinted or exceptionally thick, they can distort the way the camera photographs the eye. In this case, you should ask your optometrist for a pair of empty frames to wear for your portrait session. If you have any questions regarding your glasses or extra retouching on glasses, please contact us.

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