*Color is best!!! Stick to jewel tones and primary colors. Blue, red, dark pink, yellow, purple, etc.
*Bring solid shirts as well as some Pattern choices. Just be sure patterns are not too busy and distracting. If bringing stripes choose thicker stripes. Pin stripes dance on camera.
*Pastels are rarely a good choice. It just doesn’t pop on camera.
*Clothes need to fit well. That usually means buying one size below the size you would normally buy.
A pair of skinny jeans
Several shirts and different styles that fit well.
Layers such as a jean jacket, cardigan, hoodie
A pair of cute shoes such as converse , vans or cute tennis shoes.
Babies bring a couple onesie choices. We will take some photos with just the onesie on and no shoes.
Often I hear parents say they don’t have anything without print or words on it If this is you, you will need to go out and buy things. Just keep the tags on new clothes and you can return things after the shoot!
Recommended shopping places...
https://www.primary.com/ This is am awesome site for finding clothes that are perfect for the camera!
https://oldnavy.gap.com/ Can never go wrong with Old Navy.
and of course. AMAZON!
Commercial look – Warm and approachable, lighter and brighter colors. Usually a smile
I love Jewel tones! Dark pink, purple, turqoise, blues, etc.
Avoid pastels unless you know they are amazing on you.
Theatrical look– Darker, richer colors that emphasize your face.
Think burgundy, olive green, forest green, eggplant, navy blue
Do your HOMEWORK!!! Watch the shows you want to be on and see what they are wearing.
BRING SEVERAL CLOTHING OPTIONS INCLUDING DIFFERENT COLORS AND STYLES.
When deciding what to bring think about the stories you want to tell in your photo and bring clothes that will help convey them. Are you the sweet kid, girl next door, goofy side kick, nerd, or bully, etc.?
Keep in mind, unless we are doing photos for print work, most shots will be from the waste up, so focus the variety on your top half . The goal is to get 4 or 5 different looks. There is no such thing as too many options—layers, short sleeve, long sleeve, v-neck, round neck, sweater, button down, etc; mix up your style and you’ll have even more great photos to choose from.
As far as the bottom half one to three pairs of pants, jeans or shorts will do the trick.
MAKE SURE CLOTHES FIT PROPERLY.
***For kids I suggest wearing a size smaller than what you usually buy for your child. It should fit nicely more on the smaller size than bigger size!
BE COMFORTABLE AND ABLE TO MOVE
Be prepared to move around, squat, sit on your knees, etc. Don’t let your clothes hinder your personality. If you are too worried about a wardrobe malfunction you won’t be able to relax, have fun and snag that perfect picture.
COME CAMERA READY
That means we should be able to get you in front of the camera with very little touch up the minute you walk in the door. You’re hair and makeup should be done when you arrive.
COME WITH CLEAN HAIR
Sounds silly to have to say this, but yes greasy hair does not often look the best in photos.
DON’T TRY TO BE SOMEONE ELSE. MAKE UP SHOULD LOOK NATURAL
Wear your hair the way you would usually wear it. Same goes for makeup. You need to be able to recreate the look in your photos when you go on an audition, so don’t go over board with makeup you’ll never be able to replicate. Of course we can touch you up if we need to.
KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 10, COME CLEAN FACE, ABSOLUTELY NO MAKEUP!
The goal is to make you look younger!
Please bring a foundation, mascara, and lip balm in case we need a little. But do not put it on until I give you the okay. Stay away from sparkles.
IF YOU HAVE BRACES…
Stick to natural color rubber bands. Trust me, I know colorful rubber bands make having braces a little more fun, but they will draw focus away from your natural beauty on camera.
IF YOU WEAR GLASSES…
Of course bring them! But keep in mind they can sometimes give the camera trouble. That being said if you have the ability to pop out the lenses safely we might ask you to do that. Another great option is to bring an old pair of glasses that you feel more comfortable popping the lenses on.
LET ME KNOW IF YOUR AGENCY HAS ANY SPECIAL REQUESTS...
Some agencies need very specific shots outside of the standard tight headshot. Please make sure you let me know before we start shooting what those are. For example a full body shot head to toe or profile photo. I want to make sure you get everything you need so your agency is happy!