Appointments – Plan to arrive for your appointment 10 minutes early so you can fix those last-minute details and relax. If you are running more than 10 minutes late, we suggest rescheduling your appointment. When you come late, you are actually using up your own session time, and we cannot make up that time due to other scheduled appointments. We would rather reschedule than rush.

Clothing – Should be comfortable and a reflection of who you really are. We have seen it all…jeans, polos, dresses, gowns. A suggestion to avoid shirts with writing or too much design. They will take away the focus of your face.

Footwear – Can’t find shoes to match your outfit? Simple solution, go barefoot!

Nails – Don’t forget the small details…like nail polish. Either it’s on or off…the chipped look is not something you are going to want to see in your portraits. When in doubt of a color, you can’t go wrong with either a French manicure or a simple nude is perfect.

Jewelry – Wear jewelry that is personal to oneself. We noticed a trend of wearing jewelry given in a current relationship (aka the boyfriend necklace) and then the relationship ends. Keep jewelry personal or even a family heirloom is a nice touch.

Retouching – All retouching is done complimentary which consists of removal of acne, stray hairs, brighten teeth. It is our goal make you look your best! For extensive retouching such as the removal of braces, heavy tan lines, bra straps, tattoos, etc., this can be acquired for an additional fee. Most can be avoided by planning ahead by incorporating strapless bras or bathing suits, clothing to conceal ink, etc. The thought and care you put into your portraits will be appreciated and treasured for years to come. 

Cap-N-Gown – We suggest bringing a dress shirt and tie to wear under the cap-n-gown. Remember you are only going to see the knot of the tie so try to keep within your school colors or even a basic black works well. A white dress shirt is always a safe option. Having the tie already tied before you get to the studio is a real time saver.

Pets – If your family pet is going to be included in your portrait make sure their color of their collar and leash blend with your outfit. A trip to the groomer or a fresh bath will insure their best looks!

Most importantly, Relax and have Fun! Soak it up and enjoy the moment! – Alisha