Dressing for Portrait Success:

A few tips to help make you Senior photos great

1. Keep clothing simple.

2. Try to choose solid colors or small patterns for your portraits.

3. Avoid large, bold patterns such as plaids and stripes.

4. Remember, bright colors also draw attention away from your face.

5. Avoid short sleeves and tank tops, exposed arms will take attention away from your face. Long sleeves will draw attention away from your arms and helps bring the focus back to your face.

6. I may suggest a full-length pose. Make sure you coordinate portrait clothing from head to toe. Darker clothing slims. Choose shades of black, brown, blue, dark green and other jewel-toned colors. Light tones tend to emphasize body size. Scoops or v-necks flatter shorter necks and full faces. Turtlenecks or high-necked garments flatter longer necks and slender faces. Keep clothing consistent.

7. Don't mix casual and formal clothing in portraits. Coordinate Colors Wear light on white. Light pastel or white clothing looks best against a light-colored or white portrait background. Wear dark on dark. Dark clothing looks best against darker backgrounds and creates a more formal mood in portraits. Don't mix light and dark colors in portraits.

8. Show your style in small accents. Save stronger colors and patterns for accessories like scarves and neckties.

9. Props and Backgrounds, Add in your personality. Being location based your own props for a personal touch should be readily available. Consider items such as, sports equipment, uniform, Musical instrument, umbrella  or your favorite chair, really almost anything will work.

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