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clothing and makeup

clothing suggestions

 

do:

  • have everyone wear complementary color
  • think about where the portrait will hang in your home; your clothes should be complementary to that décor
  • consider the background of where the photo session will take place; your clothes should be complementary to the location
  • try on all clothes for fit and appearance (nothing too tight or too loose)
  • wear comfortable and familiar clothes
  • choose a classic look for your clothing
  • accessorize outfits with appropriate pieces (e.g. jewelry, scarves)
  • base your clothing selection around one person’s outfit (if mom is wearing a colorful outfit, everyone else can wear clothing that is complementary to her outfit)

 

do not:

  • wear matching outfits
  • wear athletic or brightly colored shoes
  • wear trendy clothing (it will date your portrait in years to come)
  • wear transition lenses
  • wear plaid or complicated patterns
  • wear short sleeves
  • wear holiday colors, even if for a holiday photo

 

 

makeup tips

do:

  • moisturize skin
  • apply primer before foundation
  • use liquid foundation
  • set makeup with a translucent, matte powder
  • use brown/black eyeliner on the lash line
  • use two coats of waterproof, black mascara
  • use blush that is the shade of your cheeks after laughing (apply to the apples of your cheeks; apply a bit heavier than usual)
  • use a natural look lipstick, something that will enhance the natural tone of your lips

 

do not:

  • use mineral makeup
  • use shimmer or glitter eye makeup
  • use anything to trendy or dark on the eyes
  • apply eyeliner to inner rim (it will make your eyes look smaller)