Clothing Suggestions for Girls

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Below we have prepared some suggestions for you. Please print it out and read it over to make sure you are prepared for your session.

ARRIVE EARLY

Please arrive 15 minute prior to your session to give us time to check you in and for you to do any final touch ups.

CLOTHING

Solid outfits photograph best, AVOID STRIPES AND PLAID!! Bring a variety of colors, even if your favorite color is purple. Earth tones and denim work best for outdoor photos. Stay away from clothing with wording, this only distracts from you. Outfits with your School name or logo are fine. Different styles of clothing gives us more options, all of the same style gets boring. Bring something dressy, something dressy but fun and some of your every day stuff. Mom and grandma will like it that you wore the dressy stuff and we will do the fun stuff for you!

Choose clothing that is flattering to you. Sleeveless outfits tend to show more of your arms and shorts show more of your legs, so keep that in mind when you are picking outfits.

Changing fast means we will have more time to create great photos for you. If you are not sure of what outfits will work, then bring a couple extras and the photographer will help you decide what will work best with our backgrounds.

We shoot a variety of poses with each outfit, from Head Shots to Full Length, so plan your outfits from head to toe! Also keep in mind that light outfits photograph better on lighter backgrounds and darker outfits work better on dark backgrounds. If you like the Black & White Glamour photos, black outfits work best for this.

To make it easier for the photographer to see what goes with what, group your outfits together ON HANGARS. You don’t want to just throw your clothes in a laundry basket because they will look like you pulled them out of a laundry basket and you will wonder why they look wrinkled! So iron all of your outfits before coming in.

MAKEUP

You should wear your makeup just a little heavier than you normally would. Use fresh mascara because you don’t want it to clump your eyelashes together. Do Not use any make up with sparkles in it, this will only make little white spots all over your face and you don’t want that. If your skin is shinny then make sure you bring some powder with you to help tone it down. Retouching is included in the price of the final portraits, so don't worry about those blemishes. Putting a little cover-up on them will help tone them down.

HAIR

Do not cut your hair right before your session. It is best if you have it cut a couple of weeks before so that it has time to grow out and look natural. Also don’t do any drastic style change before your session. Bring your curling iron and straightner with you and any other hair stuff you may need. We do not have brushes or combs on hand, so pack those too! Everyone likes his or her hair differently, so let the photographer know how you like it to look.

JEWELRY

Jewelry and accessories (Hats and Etc.) are great, but keep it simple. The photos are of you not all of your BLING! Bring different stuff for each outfit; just make sure you know what you want to go with which outfit.

PROPS

Bring it! If you play sports, bring your sports uniforms and equipment. If you are in the band, bring your musical instrument. What ever you may do…bring it if you wish. If you have a sweet ride, we can photograph that too, but we will have to go to the park for that. Let us know in advance if you are bringing something, so we schedule enough time.

GLASSES

Check with your optometrist to see if they will loan you a similar pair without the lens…because glass will glare.

SUNBURN/TANNING

If you are going to Tan before your session, do it far enough out that you don’t look like a lobster because peeling skin will not photograph well. Also vary your swimsuit top or use a tanning bed to minimize the tan lines.

PETS

We love PETS! They are part of your family so don’t forget about them. It is usually best if you can have someone bring them and then take them home, because most of the time it is a traumatic experience for them and they just want to go home.

Follow these simple suggestions and you will love your photos even more!

Click here for a MAP to our studio. We are located across from the Kwik Shop at 84th and Cedardale Road, Papillion. (1 Block North of the intersection of 84th and Highway 370) Studio Phone # 991-4413

Clothing Suggestions for Guys

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Below we have prepared some suggestions for you. Please print it out and read it over to make sure you are prepared for your session.

ARRIVE EARLY

Please arrive 15 minute prior to your session to give us time to check you in and for you to do any final touch ups.

CLOTHING

Solid outfits photograph best, AVOID STRIPES AND PLAID!! Bring a variety of colors, even if your favorite color is blue. Earth tones and denim work best for outdoor photo. Stay away from clothing with wording, this only distracts from you. Outfits with your School name or logo are fine. Different styles of clothing gives us more options, all of the same style gets boring. Bring something dressy, something dressy but fun and some of your every day stuff. Mom and grandma will like it that you wore the dressy stuff and we will do the fun stuff for you!

Bring a t-shirt for both dark outfits and for light outfits. Make sure the T-Shirts you choose for undershirts do not have writing or designs on them because it will show through.

Changing fast means we will have more time to create great photos for you. If you are not sure of what outfits will work, then bring a couple extra and the photographer will help you decide what will work best with our backgrounds.

We shoot a variety of poses with each outfit, from Head Shots to Full Length, so plan your outfits from head to toe! Also keep in mind that light outfits photograph better on lighter backgrounds and darker outfits work better on dark backgrounds.

To make it easier for the photographer to see what goes with what, group your outfits together ON HANGARS. You don’t want to just throw your clothes in a laundry basket because they will look like you pulled them out of a laundry basket and you will wonder why they look wrinkled! So iron all of your outfits before coming in.

SHAVING & COMPLEXION

A fresh shave always photographs better then a 5 o’clock shadow so make sure you shave before you come to your appointment. If your skin is shinny then make sure you bring some powder with you to help tone it down. Retouching is included in the price of the final portraits, so don't worry about those blemishes. Putting a little cover-up on them will help tone them down.

HAIR

Do not cut your hair right before your session. It is best if you have it cut a couple of weeks before so that it has time to grow out and look natural. Also don’t do any drastic style change before your session. We do not have brushes or combs on hand, so bring your with you! Everyone likes his or her hair differently, so let the photographer know how you like it to look.

PROPS

Bring it! If you play sports, bring your sports uniforms and equipment. If you are in the band, bring your musical instrument. What ever you may do…bring it if you wish. If you have a sweet ride, we can photograph that too, but we will have to go to the park for that. Let us know in advance if you are bringing something, so we schedule enough time.

GLASSES

Check with your optometrist to see if they will loan you a similar pair without the lens…because glass will glare.

SUNBURN/TANNING

If you are going to Tan before your session, do it far enough out that you don’t look sunburned because peeling skin will not photograph well.

PETS

We love PETS! They are part of your family so don’t forget about them. It is usually best if you can have someone bring them and then take them home, because most of the time it is a traumatic experience for them and they just want to go home.

FRIENDS & PARENTS

Friends or family are always welcome. They can help you with getting ready and you can also have a couple of photos taken with them if you would like. But if they make you nervous, we may ask them to wait in the lobby.

WEATHER FOR OUTDOOR PORTRAITS

We live in Nebraska, the weather changes daily and if it does rain the day of your session, don’t worry, we will still do your indoors and reschedule the outdoors. If it is just cloudy, no problem because the clouds are our friends, they actually HELP!

TATTOOS, SCARS and BRACES

If you have a Tattoo that your mom doesn’t know about yet and you want to keep it that way, then just let the photographer know. We can touch up scars or moles so if you want them removed or softened let us know when you order your portraits. If you have braces, the photographer will take some with them showing and some without them showing. We can retouch them out; there is an additional charge for this service.

Follow these simple suggestions and you will love your photos even more!

Click here for a MAP to our studio. We are located across from the Kwik Shop at 84th and Cedardale Road, Papillion. (1 Block North of the intersection of 84th and Highway 370) Studio Phone # 991-4413