"Your face is the main reason you are having a photograph created."
Your clothing color choices will set the mood for your portrait. If you are having a couple or a family portrait created and you have a variety of different plaids, stripes, polka dots, floral patterns and a multitude of colors, your faces
(which, again, is the reason why you are being photographed in the first place)
will be secondary.
Keep the clothing simple (plain)…no patterns, prints, plaids or stripes!
EXCEPTION to this rule: If you are planning a “Themed” portrait.
(e.g. Christmas patterns, Kilts, Wisconsin or Green Bay Packer gear, etc).
If you are planning a large family group, which includes several different families, may we suggest that you put each family in a color of their own.
Long sleeves photograph the best.
Short sleeves or sleeveless automatically add weight to your arms...even if you are THIN!
For a casual look, we suggest wearing “pants”…such as jeans or khakis. AVOID wearing short skirts and shorts…you may be sitting on the floor or ground…this is especially important for “little girls”.
We suggest that everyone in the portrait be dress “alike” or similar.
This eliminates “anyone standing out from the rest”.
If you wear glasses, PLEASE visit your optometrist to obtain a pair of frames without lenses.
(Even Non Reflective lenses “glare”!)
Dress from head to toe…don’t forget about your shoes, belts, and matching socks. If wearing jeans, “tennis shoes” are ok…however, brown shoes (loafers or boots) are better.
If you plan on wearing sandals, have your "nails" painted.
Hands will possibly show, so pamper yourself and have a manicure also!
Full Length Portraits May Be Created
Avoid BRIGHT colors…such as Orange, Lime green, Neon Green, Neon Yellow and some Reds.
Select a MAXIMUM of THREE colors. E.g Burgundy T-shirts under a denim shirt with khaki pants.
Select a “Theme” E.g Dressy with Tuxes; Suits & Ties; Casual, wearing jeans.
Backgrounds are selected by Studio One. If you have a particular “look” you wish (eg Christmas Background) please let us know, we want to design YOUR portraits the way you want them to be!
Bring those special props along!
Please ask about bringing house pets! House pets are always welcome. If you wish to be photographed with a larger animal, such as your horse or prize winning cow, let us know!
Colors that photograph the BEST:
Blues (denim, navy, royal blue, teal, baby blue)
Browns (tan, dark brown, medium brown, khaki)
Earth Tones (burgundy, rust, pale yellow, forest green)
Black (especially for pants)
Other (pink, purple, salmon, periwinkle, emerald green
Please call us for more suggestions or to have a clothing consultation.
We are here to help you achieve that “perfect” look.