Should I Wear?
For the traditional photographs you'll want to choose something classic. Be
sure that you don’t wear something that will be out of style in just a few
years. Solid colors and darker clothing and long sleeves looks best in the head
and shoulder photographs. Ladies should avoid sleeveless tops for their formal
portraits. We suggest that you wear the outfit you've chosen for the yearbook
into the studio and we will start with the more formal and posed shots and then
progress to the candid or action shots from there
For the casual photos, you can go with more contemporary clothing. It's best to
stay away from clothing extremely busy since these pictures are all about you –
not your clothing. If you're not sure, bring it and it can be discussed and
decided upon during your session.
The "super oversized" clothes which are very much in style don't photograph
well. On the other hand, clothing that may be too tight will make you look very
uncomfortable or not appear flattering to your figure in your photos.
Choose What Is Best For You!
certain color can completely change the look and “feel” of your photograph.
Choose colors of clothing that compliment you skin tone. If you have ever
received compliments when you wear a certain color, we strongly suggest you
consider it when making wardrobe selections. We have included the chart below
for some suggested colors to wear that would compliment your hair and eye color.
Choosing the right neckline is also important. If you have a slightly longer
neck, you should choose a higher neckline, such as a turtleneck. On the other
hand, if you have a shorter neck, choose a v-neck or crew. The key is to
accentuate the positive.
Hair Color is:
Eye Color is:
Suggested Complimentary Colors:
Strawberry Blonde or Auburn
Light Brown, or Green
Peach, Orange(Red toned) Light Tan, and Teal Green
Blonde & Brown (Light or Medium)
Grey, or Green
colors, soft Blues and Aquas, Rose
or Dark Brown
Burgandy, Blue, Navy, and Red
Teal, Rust Red(Orange toned), Dark (Forest) Green
Notice on the above chart that white is not included. Light-colored clothing
calls attention to itself and away from the face. You are the subject, not what
you are wearing!
If you are having your picture shot with a friend, you should choose simple
garments within the same tonal ranges. Choose clothing in the same tonal ranges
so no single member of the group stands out because the clothing is too light or
bright compared to the rest of the group.
We all love having a beautiful tan, but stay out of the sun and the tanning beds
at least a few days prior to your session. A little color is attractive, but
please don't overdo! We cannot change the redness of a sunburn with artwork.
Digital is wonderful but it is not magic.
Yourself – It is All About You!
We invite you to bring any props or accessories that might personalize you
session such as sports equipment, crafts, books, pets, uniforms, or musical
instruments. Andrews Bay Photography is also equipped to go “on-location” to
include cars, motorcycles, and other large items in your pictures.
Make sure that you have a fresh shave. A five o'clock shadow cannot be removed
through retouching. If you plan to have a haircut, try to schedule it at least
one week before your session. That way your cut won't look " brand
new." This is especially important in the summer when a fresh cut may reveal
Make sure you dress from head to toe! Bring along accessories for each outfit
such as : shoes, socks, ties, etc.
Wear your makeup as you normally would. Lip gloss adds extra sparkle to your
photographs. Facial shine is something that is very difficult to retouch, so
please bring along some translucent powder to eliminate any shine.
It is a good possibility that your hands will be in some of the photographs, so
make sure that your nails are neatly done. We can retouch fingernail polish to
correct or remove it, but that costs extra for digital retouching. It is simply
easier to make sure that you have fresh polish or clean off the old polish.
Avoid a brand new hairstyle or cut. You won't look like you! Please have your
hair ready when you arrive at the studio so only a quick touch up is necessary.