What to bring
Although there is no limit to the number of outfit changes, it would serve no purpose to bring more outfits than the number of poses you plan to purchase. For example, if you were planning on purchasing package D ( a four pose package ), I would ask that you bring no more than four outfits, although 2-3 may be more than sufficient.
My suggestions on styles and colors:
For the yearbook picture, it is usually best to wear a dressier style, something less trendy and more classic.
I also suggest that you bring a variety of colors to wear. For example, even if your favorite color is blue, don’t bring four blue outfits. With more colors, a wider variety of backgrounds can be used, giving each picture a different look.
Darker colors and earth tones work especially well for outdoor portraits.
Remember that these are merely suggestions. The ultimate decision is yours.
I always encourage seniors to bring props. Portraits taken with items that tell about your individual hobbies and interests personalize your pictures. For example, if you are into football, you could bring your jerseys, jacket, football, helmet, and anything else that is related to the sport. If you have won trophies and metals for your sport or hobby, bring those along with your gear. If you play music, you could bring your instrument. If you are not sure about whether or not to bring something, keep in mind that we don’t have to use it, but at least we will have the option.
Everyone has a different idea of how they want their senior portrait to look. It is very important to let me know what you have in mind before your session, so we can plan your session accordingly.
A few of the popular places for outdoor portraits in St. Clairsville include the covered bridge (near OUE), Barkcamp, various places in town, on or around Main Street. Oglebay Park also has many beautiful locations for senior portraits.
Retouching (teeth whitening, blemish removal, stray hair removal, etc.) is
included in the price of any picture except a proof. Proofs are only cropped
and color corrected. You can make any picture in your package black and white for no extra charge.