The Wood Shop
A few tips to help you get the most out of your photo session
- Time -
- Arrive on time or
even early to your scheduled appointment. The initial time
of your appointment is set based on a variety of conditions
such as sunset, traffic, location, etc. Should something
unforeseen arise we can always reschedule. I do not
want to run out of time during your session.
Guys: Let a new
hair cut grow out for at least a week before your pictures
and allow time for any white tan lines to disappear. Also,
take the time to get a close shave, we don't want a heavy 5
o'clock shadow in your images unless that is the look you
want. Guys, make sure your fingernails are nicely trimmed
- Girls: If you
plan on coloring your hair or getting a new style, allow at
least a week or two to get used to the style. Girls, pamper
yourself with a manicure and pedicure the day before.
- Girls bring your
make-up, hair spray, brush and comb. Make sure that your
face make-up is blended into your neck so that when you look
in the mirror your neck is not too white. Also check to see
if you have tan lines that will show with the
different outfits you are going to wear. Bring chap-stick
or lip gloss to keep your lips moist.
- Bring the
traditional items for the school, Mom & Dad, and the Funky
fun attire, unique or relaxed for your shots. Watch out for
busy patterns, prints and colors. Have your clothes and
accessories ready the night before your shoot. Choose
clothes that reflect your style and the changing
seasons. Hangers not bags! Make sure they are clean and free
of wrinkles. We can discuss how many outfit changes allowed
or suggestions for outfits. For each outfit, put your
accessories in a zip lock bag and attach it to the hanger.
If you don't know what to ware bring them all and I'll help
- Bring something
that reflects your personality, talents or hobbies, such as
musical instruments, sports equipment, awards, etc. Having
your picture taken with what you enjoy will create unique
portraits. Remember, I am an on-location photographer, I
will go to your house or favorite spot.
and Stuff -
- Hats, musical
instruments, scarves, sports gear, cellular phones, laptops,
- Big Stuff - Drums,
other large instruments, motorcycle
- Really Big Stuff
like Vehicles - We need some room here, Let's plan it...
- If you wear
glasses, bring an extra pair of frames without
lenses. Some Optometrists will allow you to borrow a pair of
frames for your Senior Pictures.
- Sun Glasses...
Pets - You will need a handler for times when the
pet is not in the image with you.
- All of our
work has minor retouching so you will look your very best.
make-up to hide blemishes. It will be easier for us to
retouch your prints if you keep a more natural look.
If you have any special retouching
request please let us know. Otherwise moles, scars or
birthmarks will be as photographed. Let us know if you
want them removed. Stray hairs, clothes corrections can be
done as well but may incur additional charges. Please make
your requests during the ordering process.
- Bring a friend,
they can assist in the session, but to many can create
- Shots with friends
or family - let me know so I can plan for the additional
- Rain, fog and
wind...all can be a disaster for an outdoor photo session,
we just have to reschedule the session. If the weather looks
questionable, call before the session.
Sleep, Sleep! -
- Make sure you get a
good nights sleep before your photo session so that you will
look fresh and won't have bags under your eyes. Beauty
Sleep is not a myth...
Most of all RELAX and HAVE FUN!!!