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Session Tips


Arrive 10-15 minutes early before your appointment. Be advised that if you are late, it will cut into your session time.


Hey Cover Girl!

We advise you wear your makeup in your normal stye. Simply apply it slightly heavier than normal. Note: Avoid makeup with an SPF in it. Although it is good for your skin in the sun, the SPF tends to create a shine. You can further control shine by using a translucent powder.



Avoid changing your hairstyle or cutting your hair right before your session. Haircuts should be made at least a week before your appointment. If you color your hair, do not forget your roots! Highlights should be touched up approximately one to two weeks befor your session. Quick easy hairstyle changes during your session are OK, but make it quick or you loose camera time.


Weather Report

We are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Do not worry if it rains on your scheduled session day. We will reschedule your session or allow you to trade its value for digital effects.


Breakout Blues!

No need to fret; all of your finished portraits will be retouched so don't worry if your complexion breaks out right before your session.


Got Bronze

We warn you not to over-do the tanning bed or the sun. Your skin will have a natural luster and color if you let it rest from tanning for three days before your session.


Essential Accessories

Don't forget to accessorize! Hats, scarves, jewelry, boots, jackets, belts, and coats make stylish additions to your basic outfits. Accessories contribute to a variety of looks for your portrait collections.


Cool Stuff

Personal props help vusually define who you are. Some popular choices are: sports equipment, musical instruments, posters, pennants, teddy bears, hunting equipment, skateboards, uniforms, and collectibles. Look inside yourself to find your personal symbols, then look in your closet!



Don't spend a lot of time hunting for shoes for every outfit. We know many of your favorite shots will be concentrated on your beautiful face. Many other shots will be focused from the waist up. Shoes simply will not show in every shot.


Walk on the Wild Side

Bring something unique. We request that you assemble at least one outfit that represents your wilder side! Be cool, be colorful, be crazy, be fashionable, be fab, be fun!!!


Camera Colors

The camera dislikes stripes, plaids, and detailed prints. The camera loves solid colors and jewel tones. Black is back and it looks great on everybody. Think "creative." Think "outside the box!" We want you to bring several color choices so we can coordinate them with different backgrounds and most flattering sets.


Fashion Bulletin

Be your own fashion editor! Choose different styles, colors, and textures of clothing. Remember that your pictures can represent all seasons. Bring a range of clothing despite the actual weather. Do you want a variety of looks and background choices? Then bring an assortment of spring, summer, winter, and fall pieces.


Back Stage Bliss

On the day before your session, prepare and press your clothes. Arrange them by outfits and group them together on hangers. (Don't forget to pack the proper undergarments too!) Try on the outfits. Be critical of the way they fit. Are you pleased with each "look"? If you don't like a certain "look" in the mirror, then you won't like that "look" in a photograph either. Pack your makeup, jewelry, props, and hair preparation products. We guarantee that a little preparation will make your session stress-free and fun-filled!