FOR THE GIRLS
Hair styling should be appropriate to the clothing
new hairstyles or having your hair cut or permed the
week before your
appointment to allow your hair to adjust to the change.
If you would like to
change your hairstyle during your session, this can
add a little more variety to
your photographs. It should, however, be a simple change
that can be done quickly.
makeup for photographs should be as you normally
wear it. Too much makeup tends to give you that "painted"
look; too little
might not show off your features. A loose translucent
powder is helpful to
eliminate shine especially for oily skin. Since most
portraits concentrate on the
eyes, great care should be taken to make them perfect.
Avoid using excessively
bright colors, and mascara should be neat and without
We suggest you bring a variety of clothing to your
recommend a traditional dress outfit for your formal
and then a selection of
casual outfits that best show your personality. Darker
solids usually work best
for your formal portrait. Off-the-shoulder dresses
are nice, but avoid tan lines.
White or pastels usually are best for light backgrounds.
Basic primary colors as
well as black and white are great for casuals. Denim
nicely. Remember that the clothing should be flattering
but not overpowering.
things to avoid: Strips, bold patterns and prints that
distract, bright floral
(pastels are okay), clothing with wording on it, and
neon colors. Often the
best policy is to bring extras, and we will help you
decide when you get here.