How to look great in photos! We have compiled a few tips of the trade to make preparing for your photo shoot a little easier. And it won't hurt next time someone whips out the iPhone for a group photo that you know how to pose!

What Should You Wear?

The selection of wardrobe for your portrait is so important! You have to feel great in what you're wearing during the shoot. Every portrait shoot includes a Pre-Shoot Planning Session to decide the color scheme, theme, look, and overall aesthetic. We are very involved with you during this phase because nothing is more frustrating than wondering if you have chosen the right outfits. Depending on the portrait session you choose, we will even shop at local boutiques to bring in new looks for you to wear.

Some Tips to Consider:

  • Darker Clothing makes you look more slender.
  • Bright colors attract attention away from the face and can be distracting.
  • White can look fresh and bright.
  • Use complementary colors.
  • Clothes should be fitted, but not too tight.
  • Accessorize your outfit.

Bring additional wardrobe options because sometimes an outfit you think might not have been a great choice ends up being perfect! It's always a good idea to have options. By bringing extra clothing and tops in particular, you can get a variety of looks in your photos, giving you more choice and a wider range of uses for your final photo collection.


  • Stay relaxed! It's so important to practice just "being" in front of the camera. The more relaxed you are, the more natural you look.
  • Every body part needs a job! We will do our best to coach you in to positions that are natural for you, and would be something you do in your day to day life.
  • Angles are your friend. Rarely will you like a photograph of yourself straight on to the camera. Pay attention to your daily movements and you will notice where you position your hands naturally, or how you cross your legs when you sit down to talk to someone.
  • Chin out and down! Eliminate a double chin :)
  • Create a space between your arm and waist
  • If it bends, bend it!
  • If you have two of something, put them on different planes or angles.
  • Put more weight on one leg.

The biggest tip (and most important) is to be yourself. Authenticity is the key and we want you to look like yourself, just with better posture.