Portrait Session Notes

Portrait photography is a collaborative effort between the subject and the photographer; we work together to depict you as your most authentic, good-looking self! 



Shooting on location brings a sense of place to your portrait.

Location ideas include your home, your place of work, or any outdoor place that has special meaning to you. It could be your town or nearby: an historic site or museum courtyard, a botanical garden, a lake or river, or an interesting gritty urban backdrop. If you have a spot in mind, snap a photo and send it to me.

For the best light, shooting outdoors is done early in the day or late in the afternoon. 



Clothing and accessory decisions help depict who you are.  You will want a business-like image for a professional portrait, so wear your best for that, bringing a change or two. 

For more casual results, you can reflect a different aspect or two of who you are (your sports or hobbies or artistic pursuits). Pick clothing that fits well and shows your silhouette to best advantage. The neckline is quite important; often a scarf is helpful. Jewelry should be simple. Don’t overlook other accessories: belts, hats, and shoes. 

Make sure clothing is in good condition, and is cleaned and ironed. Plain fabrics and neutral colors are best, so as not to distract from your face. Bring extra outfits on hangars.

If you would like help deciding about clothing, you may email a photo of what you are thinking.



Consider if you need a haircut or color ahead of time. Come with your hair styled the way you would like it to look. Please bring make-up with you in case you need a touch-up.