Senior Portrait Tips

We get the best results from a senior who is in a good mood and thinks THEY look great. Trust us on this!!  Here are a few tips....

PARENTS- PICK YOUR BATTLES


Decide on Clothing in Advance
Pick clothes ahead of time and make sure they are ironed and fit properly. Arguing over clothes the morning of your portrait, or even worse on the card ride to your appointment = a bad mood which will probably result in bad photos.

Make Sure Your Senior Thinks They Look Good
If your senior thinks they look good…you will be happy in the end. If you really can’t agree on an outfit we suggest doing the Casual (2-outfit) session. Each of you pick one outfit.


No New Haircuts/Hairstyles
This is the wrong day to try a new haircut or hairstyle. Go with something you know and like. If you have short hair, we recommend waiting at least a week after your haircut before your portrait as sometimes there will be uneven tan lines on your neckline from the haircut.




PHOTOSHOP REQUESTS ARE EXPENSIVE


Here are the most common Photoshop requests we receive each year…they are easily avoidable with a little bit of prior planning.

Stubble
Stubble can't be removed with Photoshop …if you don’t shave you are stuck with that look.

Bra Straps and Undergarments
Make sure you have the appropriate bra/undergarment for your outfit. It will be expensive to Photoshop out straps and undergarments. Look at yourself in the mirror from all sides and angles…if you can see a strap or undergarment, you will see it in the photo.

Wrinkled Clothes
We can’t digitally iron your clothes. Please make sure that your clothes are ironed and wrinkle free

Hands
Your hands might show in some photos - make sure your nails are clean and properly groomed.




SCHOOL DRESS CODE


If your school has a dress code, it probably applies to the yearbook also. Please make sure the outfit you chose would be appropriate to wear to school.





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