STUDIO CLASSICS SESSIONS - This is likely to be the finest portrait you'll ever own so you'll want to look your best! We recommend smart casual to dressy or even formal attire. Darker, mostly solid outfits are best, as this will help us focus attention on the faces. We want the clothing to be beautiful, timeless, classic and elegant but ultimately the portrait is about the faces, expressions and relationships. The clothing should all blend together without looking like a family "uniform". We also recommend you don't dress in "seasonal" clothing.
MEN - Wear long sleeve, solid color dress shirts layered with a dark solid colored sweater or a subtle blazer for a great look! For a more formal look a handsome business suit in black, dark charcoal or navy blue will work. If your desire is for a truly formal portrait, we highly recommend an elegant black tuxedo.
LADIES - Classic and timeless wins the day! Whether you're going for a smart casual look with a solid dark blazer over dressy jeans, a classic solid color sweater set, a semi-formal look with your favorite little black dress or a more formal and elegant look with a beautiful floor length gown. Remember, the focus should still be on your faces and expressions.
YOUNG GIRLS - Avoid trendy, busy clothing at all costs! The same basic rules that apply to mom also apply to daughters. Simple, classic and timeless will help us to focus on their beautiful little faces. For more formal portraits, dark or jewel tone solid dresses work best. For younger girls under 5, creme or off white can also work. We also have some gorgeous dresses that may work for your younger daughters - make sure to ask us about these. We often choose to work with toddlers and very young children barefoot
YOUNG BOYS - The same rules that apply to dad work very well for young men and boys.
RELATIONSHIP PORTRAITS - For best results we highly recommend solid black clothing. This can be a black dress shirt layered with a black sweater. Mom should be a touch more feminine in a black sweater or black blouse with long sleeves and a lovely neckline. Children in various versions of the same outfits. Dark, solid. We also have some clothing selections available that may work for you.
ARTIST VISION PAINTINGS - We will work closely with you to coordinate the most flattering outfits for your painting. Generally, the same rules apply for this as the Studio Classics Sessions.
PLEASE CALL JAMIE AT 330-864-3664 WITH ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE BEST CLOTHING FOR YOUR PORTRAITS!