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Making the Most of Your Portrait Session

Memorable portraits take careful planning, and the clothing you choose is very important to your portrait's success. These guidelines will help you to make important decisions about your portrait.

Tips on Clothing Style and Accessories

Couples or groups should choose simple garments within the same tonal ranges so that no single member of the family stands out because the clothing is too light or bright as compared to the rest of the Group.

• Very simple garments always photograph the best.

• Light colors are appropriate against a white or pastel background or with a dark background when an interpretive portrait study is planned. The same goes for darker clothing, as it goes best with dark backgrounds.

• Turtle necks or V-neck are flattering provided than neither is exaggerated in style. Avoid very wide or particularly deep V-neck garments, as well as bulky cowl neck sweaters that completely hide the neck.

• Long sleeves are recommended as bare arms call attention to themselves and will overpower the face.

• If feet are to show in the portrait, make certain that shoes and stockings are in keeping with the visual intent of the portrait.

• Men should have their hair cut about one week before the portrait session. Women should be photographed whenever they are happiest with their hair in relation to the time it is styled.

If you have any other questions regarding your session, feel free to call and talk to one of our portrait consultants

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