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Tips for Senior Portraits

Be Prepared

Keep in mind, this is your Senior Image and you want to be your very best.

Here are a few tips to help you out!

We would like to suggest some overall ideas for both guys and girls:

Get plenty of sleep the night before.

Be as natural as possible, avoiding sunburns and tans. These cannot be corrected naturally.

Don’t try out a brand new hairstyle, make-up or hair color. We don’t want you to be surprised!

Glass glare can appear on certain styles of lenses and cannot be corrected without additional fees, so check with your optometrist about removing lenses for your image creation session.

Remember your image is in color, so wear something complimentary to your skin tone unless a dress code is required. We suggest staying away from white, as it will make you appear more pale than tan in photographs.

Girls: Some helpful tips would include:

Make-up: make sure the tone of your make-up matches your skin tone. Often times, foundations can be too pink or too yellow and change the appearance of your face while not matching the tone of the skin on your neck. Apply your make-up in the correct lighting, where the brightness will show any difference that can occur. If you are wearing the drape (V-neckline) make sure that your foundation is blended all the way onto your neck, evenly so as not to create a line.

If you are wearing the V-neck drape, please bring in a strapless top to be worn underneath it. A nice necklace such as pearls, compliment the simple black v-neck nicely.

Sunburns or tans: If you have tan lines on your shoulders, we do not suggest wearing a top that exposes the lines. There is an additional artwork fee to correct tan lines.

Sleeve length is important to cover unsightly arm flaws. Long sleeved tops are much more complimentary to a person in a portrait.

Color- the color of your clothing should be medium to darker toned and simple in design. Looking at a portrait, you want someone to compliment you, not your clothes. Lighter colors tend to make you look paler and detract from you.

Accessories are important! Don’t forget your favorite jewelry, cheer uniform and props or sports paraphernalia to go with those personality images.

If you’re not sure what to wear, bring your clothes in. Our staff can help you select the best choices to create your image.

Guys: Some helpful tips would include:

Check on your school’s Dress Code. If you have a need for a jacket, the Studio has a few selected sizes for you to borrow. Please bring your own shirt and tie, especially for your cap and gown images.

Clothes should fit you properly. We cannot tailor clothes in portraits. There is a charge to retake your images if your clothes do not fit properly.

Make sure your clothes are neat and pressed. Wrinkles cannot be removed without additional custom artwork fees.

Please be clean shaved, ‘five o’clock’ shadow cannot be removed correctly in finished portraits. Most often there is too much retouching and it will look like make-up has been applied.

Don’t forget your personality; bring that sports uniform, varsity jacket or special interest clothing along with all the props to create your unique image.

By following these few guidelines you should be assured of a more pleasing and natural photographs.

If you would like to know more about how we can help with your school portraits. Give us a call!
Contact Details:
827 South Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 714-647-7608