careful of baggy clothes that might make you look larger than
you are. If you think you have large arms, be careful of sleeveless
styles, they can make your arms look fuller.
bring appropriate foundation wear for each outfit. Flesh
colored is the best you can
for. Also, if you need a strapless, bring one. Tucking
the straps down usually shows and looks bad. With today's
you might want to carefully select these pieces so they
do not give unsightly lines.
& Toe Nails
SHOW! If they have the paint all chipped off, it will show. Many
casual shots are done barefoot, so don't forget about those toes!
Avoid real bright colors. Natural or basic works best. We don't want
to draw attention to your neon orange toenails. And they may look
really bad with your next outfit!
if mom gets her nice shot, she is much cooler on letting
you get what you want! Bring the right shoes for the outfits. Docs
or sandals photograph much better than big, bright tennis shoes.
Bring a dark t-shirt to wear under dark shirts. A white t-shirt triangle
under a dark shirt sticks out like a sore thumb, so bring black or
large, bold brand names or words on clothing. Already, a few big
names from just a few years ago, you would not be caught dead wearing
now. No need to make your portraits advertising billboards for a
make sure you are clean shaven. Retouching stubble costs extra and
still does not look as good as a clean shave. Got a goatee
that mom hates, but you love? Do your casual shots first with it
on, then bring a razor and go to the restroom and shave it
off for mom's formals. Everyone is happy that way!