What should I wear?
Clothing items should show your style and personality, but also convey a message of professionalism to those who see your images. Solid colors are best. Stay away from busy patterns and brightly colored clothing as they will detract the viewer’s attention from you. We recommend wearing dark colors such as black, navy blue, gray, brown, dark purple, or dark green. Suits are great if they make sense with your profession. Sweaters also work well. Layers with a light-colored shirt underneath and a dark-colored jacket or sweater on top are great. U-necked or v-necked shirts are great. Avoid clothing that is uncomfortable, too tight, or too revealing. We recommend long sleeves or 3/4 length sleeves. Sleeveless and short sleeves can draw too much attention to upper arms and away from your face.
All clothing should be clean and wrinkle free. You’d be surprised how much detail the camera can capture.
What about hair and makeup?
For men, natural is best. Be sure to have your beard or mustache trimmed prior to your session and your eyebrows groomed. We can use a translucent powder to remove shine from your skin at the shoot if you’d like. For women, we highly recommend camera ready, professional hair and makeup for your shoot which you can get done at Beauty Bar & Boutique. Hair and makeup is not included in express sessions. Tell the makeup artist no shine or shimmer. https://www.
What else should I do to prepare for the shoot?
Be sure to book your session far enough in advance that you can prepare. Getting a professional facial, hair cut, hair color, and eye brow waxing about a week before the shoot can ensure that you will look your best. Do not do these things the day before your session. Be sure to eat well, drink plenty of water, and get plenty of rest leading up to the session as well. Taking proper care of your body (or not) will show in your images.
When should I arrive?
Please plan to arrive a couple minutes before your scheduled session time. This time will allow us to start your session on time, relax, check your hair, etc. without losing any time from your session.
When will I receive the images?
We will review the images in person right after the shoot to choose which images you’d like delivered. Once you choose which images you’d like, the final images are usually delivered within one week of your selections. If you have a deadline, be sure to let us know when you book your session.
How much retouching do you do?
Retouching provides the highest level of attention to detail and includes things such as reducing or removing wrinkles, blemishes, stray hairs, scars, tattoos, shiny skin, and dark circles, as requested. The key is to enhance the image without making you look fake.
What about Illness and Covid-19?
If you feel sick or have tested positive for Covid-19, please call and reschedule. As you enter and leave the studio, please use the hand sanitizer by the door. We have an air purifier machine that circulates and filters the air. We disinfect commonly touched surfaces at the end of each day. Masks are optional. The photographer, our employees, and our contractors will be happy to wear a mask during your appointment should you request us to do so.