For What to Wear -
Keep it Simple! Wear simple classic clothing that doesn't attract attention. The focus of the images to be YOU, not what you wear.
For outdoor portraits, simple, long-sleeved or short sleeved shirts in medium and dark tones are usually most effective. Denim, khaki with solid color knits photograph well. Outdoor portraits are more informal.
Items that are distracting and should be avoided are:
- bold prints
- white - although it's not an absolute No-No, keep in mind that white clothein outdoors can look "too bright" and compete with the face for attention.
Clothing below the waistline should be darker than above the waistline. Matching outfits are not needed, but clothing should compliment each piece - especially the top.
A great test for your clothing is to lay everything out on the bed - even socks and shoes. Walk into the room and see if your eye is drawn to any one item. You can be sure that the same item will probably stand out in the portrait, so you might want to consider changing that item.
Glass may or may not be worn. We will do our best to keep glare off the lenses, but it's best to either use non-reflective glasses.
All the careful work that you do in selecting your clothing will undoubtedly pay off when you see your finished portrait!
for Room Decoration:
Where your wall portrait is placed is very important when it's purpose is to create a decorative focal point in the room. Each part of the portrait design - color, style, size and frame - must work together to bring it all together for a statement.
The portrait should compliment the room's decorative theme. Be careful when selecting color themes of clothing - you want it to add to the room's decor, not detract - or stand out.