the hardest part about having a family portrait made?
For most families, just getting everyone together is the biggest challenge. With today's busy schedules coordination around jobs, schools, meetings, and other activities can be a real problem. Not to mention the added difficulty when some members need to travel from other cities!
So, when you finallly DO get it all together, it makes sense to do everything you can to have the best portrait possible. Fortunately, a little bit of planning can go a long way towards insuring that your efforts will reward you with a portrait that will increase in personal value in the years to come. Here are some of our best Hints & Tips for having a successful family portrait.
bold stripes, flowery designs, busy patterns and loud color
As for clothing choices, we usually recommend all white.
Simple, plain outfits photograph best. Our aim is to
produce a timeless, beautiful portrait of you and your
family. The best way to begin is with simplicity! Our
most successful portraits have been produced with white
clothing. A combination of white and khaki or white and
blue jeans, for something a little more casual, is also
popular. Soft pastels will also work well when properly
coordinated. Bright colors can be used for more of a
fashion statement. Just make sure they are complementary.
It is best to stay away from designs, prints and patterns.
Work for balance, harmony and color coordination.
If your wear glasses and plan to wear them for your
portrait session, we highly recommend that you have your
optician temporarily remove the lenses or borrow a pair
of empty frames. Not only do glasses catch reflections
but they can also distort the face line. Glass glare can
be retouched out at an additional expense.
For the Guys...A fresh shave is a must! If you have a
beard or mustache, make sure it is neatly trimmed.