Picture Day Tips

Here are a few helpful tips that can help reduce stress and make portrait day a success.

What should my child wear? Dress up or Casual?  Solids or patterns?

  • Solid colors work best with our scenic or traditional backgrounds.
  • If you choose a pattern, keep it simple, so it doesn’t become the focus of the photograph.
  • Casual clothing choices work best with a lot of our scenic backgrounds.
  • Color coordinate sibling outfits.  Watch out for clashing patterns.
  • Keep in mind the theme of the background… A suit and tie against our beach background would look a little silly!

Should I style my child’s hair?

  • Keep it simple.
  • Get haircuts about a week in advance.
  • Bows & headbands tend to slip, so make sure to use those that won’t move around much.
  • Hair producsts help, but don’t overdo it.

My child wears glasses.  Will you take them off?

  • We don’t take them off unless there is severe glare. Non glare glasses work the best.
  • We will do some with and without by request.

How can I prepare my child to smile for their picture?

  • Encourage your child to have fun on picture day.
  • Although “cheese” is what we commonly ask our children to say, it usually produces a fake “cheesy” smile.
  • Our photographers are skillful at capturing genuine smiles and expressions.

 

Keep it as pressure free as possible for them.  Picture day should be a fun experience for them.