What to wear at your session.
Like fine furniture and automobiles, portraits should be purchased with considerable forethought. The very word "Portrait" comes from Latin roots that means "to draw forth," so a portrait should be more than a mere record of your face. It should reflect your character and personality. Character, not youth, is always the hallmark of a photogenic face. Please bring portraits or snapshots of yourself that you may or may not like so we can discuss them with you.
SUGGESTIONS FOR BETTER PORTRAITS
Bring a change of clothes just in case, we may advise you which will be best for your portrait. Especially bring your favorite clothing that fits best. Your portrait will be more enduring if your choice of clothing is less likely to go out of style soon.
Recommendations Things to Avoid
Simple lines Outfits showing tan lines
Darks with Medium colored clothes Short sleeves for men
Medium with Light colored clothes Cluttered look
Soft Pastels Bright Stripes
Solid Colors preferred Bold Patterns
Dark Shoes & Hosiery Mixing light colors with dark colors
Subdued patterns Sleeveless (OK for children)
"V" necklines Puff short sleeves (OK for children)
Scarves Ruffles (OK for children)
Casual to Dress Clothing "Fad" clothing styles
No High necklines Trendy make-up
Long sleeves for men or women Large earrings
Pastel or neutral nail color New hairdo or hair cut
Family clothes color coordinated – everyone does not have to ware the same color
Winter colors are in the dark to medium colors (remember black is not considered a color). You can mix grays, hunter greens, burgundy, browns colors together; or you can go to the blue, purples, a blue red tones. Fall colors would be on the order or orange reds, burnt oranges, rich browns. Summer colors are in the light to medium colors (remember white is considered the absence of color and not recommended). Here is where you can use your pastel colors or tan tones. Where you are having your portrait taken, and where you plan to display it, should have the final say on what colors you choose. Call anytime if you have questions.