Informal Poses And Special Styles Tell The World Who You Are!
Informal portraits invite much more variety in clothing color and style. Girls can choose a favorite casual outfit, dress, prom dress, shorts, jeans outfit—the clothes you really enjoy. Guys can go formal or casual as well: Anything from a suit to the clothes you live in every day, including a school or other jacket. Bring along extra outfits, and we will help you choose!
Black is a good choice for black-and-white portraits or for a dramatic look in color. Seniors who like our “white-on-white” portraits should bring a white or very pale pastel outfit.
Hair: Don’t try a new hairstyle just for your session; have it cut about a week before your appointment.
Skin Problems: Don’t worry if you develop a skin problem. Our finished portraits are fully retouched to eliminate blemishes and soften hard lines.
Tattoos: Visible tattoos are part of you, so it’s entirely your decision if you want a tattoo to show in your portrait. There is an extra retouching charge to remove a tattoo or piercing.
Facial Scars: If you have a visible scar, please let us know whether you want to have it retouched or softened.
Glasses: Problems with glasses can lead to extra retouching charges. We can remove normal 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 plain glass frames to wear for your portrait session. If you have any questions regarding your glasses or extra retouching charges for unusual lenses, please contact us.
Braces: Braces can be removed with artwork at an extra charge. However, some dentists are willing to remove braces for your session if you take the time to schedule the procedure.
Tanning: Removing tan or sunburn lines will incur additional retouching charges.
For Girls: Makeup can affect the way your portrait looks. Fresh, natural makeup as well as “evening” makeup photograph well. Call if you have questions.
For Guys: Retouching or removing facial hair is never a good idea; it incurs extra charges and often facial areas cannot be retouched attractively. So make sure your beard (or lack of it) is exactly the way you want to appear in the photograph.