Creating a perfect portrait takes a little planning. Fine portraiture captures facial expressions and mood, while clothing, accessories, and props are secondary and shouldn’t create any distractions. Careful selection of these will avoid dating your portraits.
This child is lost among the colorful clothes and toys.”
A white background will show off skin tones best when white, ivory or pastels are worn. Be sure to select props that match clothing color. While the colorful pose is a great secondary portrait for a child’s playroom, it may not be suitable for a “timeless” quality portrait.
This is a ‘timeless’ portrait…. clothing and props have been well chosen.”
With only two subjects in the portrait, it is especially important to dress in the same color(s) to capture their relationship.
A light suite
and can add weight against
a dark distracting.
The busy pattern in
With business attire a pure white shirt or blouse with a dark suit jacket will emphasize your neck rather than your face. Pastel, thin striped, or soft patterned shirt with subtle tie is preferable. You may want to bring extra clothing and accessories “just in case”, and we will help you decide if something else would coordinate better.
As a background, the outdoors is very busy. It is important to choose only one or two theme colors, with your subjects wearing shades of those colors. While blues are excellent all year, white, ivory, khaki and salmon are great against such lush green foliage. Burgundy, brown, tan, and gray are nice late in the season. Avoid all greens, as they clash with Mother Nature.
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Outdoors is one of the most beautiful and visually exciting environments for photographing people, portraying the warmth and special bond between them. Capture and preserver the love, affection and expressions that are uniquely your family.
Portraits of family members play an important role in building a family. Portraits are a gift you give yourself, your children, and generations to come. They tell the world how much you value your loved ones, and they grow more precious as time goes by.
Great family portraits are a tradition with us. We have the knowledge and experience to create a portrait that will reflect the special qualities of your family while you’re still together.
Take this opportunity to capture this time in your family’s history.
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General Fashion Tips
Avoid busy patterns and bright colors.
Light colors are best with light backgrounds and fair complexions.
Darker colors look better with deep backgrounds and dark hair or complexions.
White, ivory, khaki, or pastels are best with a white background.
Avoid wearing yellow or green as they can adversely affect skin color.
Shoes or socks should be in key.
Teens and adults should wear long sleeves to cover elbows.
Skirts should cover the knees.
A Guide To Copy And Restoration Services
Have you ever discovered an old photograph of a loved one? Perhaps it was your grandmother’s wedding portrait or a picture of your great-grandfather as a child. Chances are, the photograph was in poor condition — cracked, faded, scratched or even torn. But not for long.
We can take your treasured photographs and bring them back to life with our professional restoration and copy services. Your original photograph will be handled with tender loving care — we’ll copy it, then restore the copy — and return the original to you untouched. We’ll turn your old photographs into timeless works of art that will be enjoyed by generations to come.
Copy Services — In some cases, your original photograph may be in perfect condition — but it’s the only one you have. Take advantage of our copy service. We use the finest optics available to reproduce your original with the sharpest results anywhere. Whether you need one copy, or a thousand, each one will look as good as the original.
Restoration service — Bringing an old photograph back to life is in itself a form of art. It takes many long hours of skilled craftsmanship and love to restore your precious memories. Since some photographs may require more care and attention than others, we offer various levels of restoration services. (And remember, all restoration is done on a copy print, so there’s absolutely no damage to your original.)
Restoration service — Bringing an old photograph back to life is in itself a form of art. It takes
many long hours of skilled craftsmanship and love to restore your precious memories. Since some photographs may require more care and attention than others, we offer various levels of restoration services. (And remember, all restoration is done on a copy print, so there’s absolutely no damage to your original.)
Light Restoration. Minimal damage
to original, usually minor scratches
Medium Restoration. Moderate damage to
original, such as stains, mildew spots, more
obvious cracks and scratches.
Here are some important things to remember when selecting your clothes:
White or pastel colors are perfect for lighter backgrounds.
Casual outfits in earth tones work best for outdoor photographs.
If you wear glasses, wear them for your portrait, but have the lenses removed.
Keep your make-up natural and fresh.
A fresh shave is a must! If you have a beard or mustache, make sure it’s neatly trimmed.
Middle tones or deeper solid colors are ideal for formal portraits.
Bright colors look great with our Color Key backgrounds.
Avoid large prints or patterns that detract from your face.
Choose long sleeved shirts or sweaters rather than short-sleeved.
Plan to wear your hair in a style your comfortable with. Avoid new cuts or styles.
Top 10 Ways To Look Your Best in your Senior Portraits?
Number 10 The right clothing!
Number 9 Good hair!
Number 8 Glasses? No Problem!
Number 7 GIRLS – Make-up that works!
Number 6 GUYS – A close shave!
Number 5 Don’t get burned! – avoid over-exposure from the sun or tanning beds
Number 4 Keep jewelry to a minimum! – glare from large or flat jewelry can be a distraction and costly to fix
Number 3 Get plenty of rest before your session! – if you’re tired, it will show
Number 2 Relax and enjoy your senior portrait session! – you’ve earned it and the
Number 1 way to get your BEST Senior Portraits is . . .
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