Our most important objective is a beautiful, sensitive portrait, which shows the relationship and personality of each person in the portrait. For this reason, keep the clothing subtle and don’t dress anyone in an outfit that is not an expression of their personality, or that they do not want to wear. We want to avoid having any one person “jump” out of the portrait because they are dressed in a lighter or brighter outfit than everyone else. Work for balance, harmony, and color coordination. If you have any questions at all, please call us.
Try to coordinate colors in complementary or similar shades. A nice effect can be created by having most of the group in one shade and a few in accent colors. Think of a sofa that is decorated with throw pillows in accent colors.
Solid colors only. Stay away from bold patterns, stripes, plaids, etc. After all we want to see you, not the clothes. You help to create the mood of the portrait with the style of clothing selected - from blue jeans to tuxedo.
Some poses will be full length so we ask that you dress all the way down to the shoes.
We suggest white or light pastel clothing, light shoes or when outdoors bare feet are appropriate. Casual clothing is suggested outdoors because many of the poses are sitting or lying in the sand. Everyone should be in the same family of colors so that they blend with each other.
We want to cover as much skin as possible. We prefer long sleeve shirts and long pants or skirts. The skin of arms and legs is distracting in a fine portrait.
Do not use pure red. Red is the strongest color and draws more attention than any other color.
We suggest middle to dark tone clothing, dark shoes are appropriate. Casual clothing is suggested outdoors because many of the poses are sitting or lying in the grass. Long sleeves are preferable with darker clothing. Bare arms are uncomplimentary in photographs. Deep cool colors will make you look thinner and llight colors make you look heavier. Everyone should be in the same family of colors so that they blend with each other.