Below you will find some questions often asked (FAQ) and some questions that aren’t asked that maybe should be! (the frequently unasked question). Have a look, but if there is anything you need answering that isn’t here, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Calling the studio 781-864-3472 is always the best option. We can discuss what you envision for your session, go over options to determine the best location, date and time to get you the best images possible. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact page on this website to email us. You can also text us as a last resort.
Yes! Bringing your best friend along is a fun and memorable way to make your time even more special. If you wish to book a session together, we give a $25 discount off each session fee (not available for in-studio/mini sessions) During a session with a friend we will alternate photographing each of you as well as take a few photographs of the two of you together.
Don't make yourself crazy. The perfect outfit may already be in your closet. You should look like you! If you never wear a dress, why buy a dress for your senior portraits? Being yourself will make you feel comfortable and confident during your session.
Show your personal style, don't create a new one just for your session. I like to ensure a variety of poses, so chose outfits that are not restricting. You can never bring too many options. If you are unsure I can help you chose what will photograph well and weed out what we should leave behind.
Undergarments are important too! Try on your outfits and make sure your undergarments aren't showing through or straps aren't visible. Beware of low cut tops and spaghetti straps. Most schools will reject photographs taken in either of these.
Solid colors work great. Bold stripes, busy patterns and plaids do not photograph as well as solid colors. Stay away from tops with logos if you can. Keep it simple and coordinate your outfits as much as possible. For example: you may want to bring two different tops to wear with your favorite jeans to get a different look without changing your entire outfit. Add a scarf, hat or jean jacket to change the look of an outfit.
Make sure your clothes are ironed and free of wrinkles. Bring your clothes on hangers to your session and don't forget to bring any extras: an instrument, track shoes, football, baseball bat, jean jacket, favorite hat...
If you need a hair cut, a week before your session is best. Shave in the morning. If you have an outbreak of acne, don't worry, we ensure all of your final images are blemish free. If you are tucking in a shirt, don't forget to bring a belt. If you got new shirts for your session, try them on and make sure they fit properly. Shirts should be wrinkle free and brought to your session on hangers...Don't forget additional items to show who you are and what is important to you at this moment in time - a championship ring, letter jacket, sports jersey, instrument... Relax! Many guys are not thrilled that they have to have their picture taken, but more often than not the feedback is: "It wasn't as bad as I expected, I actually had fun". Put your best foot forward!
Read the 'What to Wear' section. Make sure all of your outfits are complete - head to toe - make sure they are wrinkle free and bring everything on hangers. If you wear make up, don't over do it! Apply your make up the same way you would any other day. Shine can be a problem, so consider bringing translucent powder. Other items to consider bringing: Lip gloss, dry chapped lips will show in your photographs. A hair brush and pocket mirror. Your hands and maybe even toes (if you are doing your session at the beach) are likely to be in some of your photographs. It is always a good idea to apply a new coat of nail polish or if you want natural looking nails, remove any chipping or old nail polish. Going to the beach and bathing in the sun before your session is not recommended. Removing tan lines from your final images costs extra in retouching charges and sunburns are very difficult to remedy.
If the weather is looking questionable, we will contact you a day in advance to discuss, but we do not make a final decision on having to reschedule until approximately 2 hours before the session. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we will reschedule your session on the first available rain date that works for you. (we hold aside a few days a month just for this purpose)