CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITURE FOR FAMILIES & individuals

PORTRAIT OPTIONS & INVESTMENT

FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS

Session fee $125 studio; $150 on location

Prints & products begin @$95

Our average family customer spends between $600 and $800, with some spend quite a bit more and some less

Pets

We photograph pets through our Springs Pet Portraits division.

LOCATION:

Studio

South edge of Downtown-815 S. Sierra Madre, 2nd floor, walkup; parking in lot. Directions: 1-25 to Cimarron Exit, east to first light (Sierra Madre) south 4 blocks, on left (inside BamPaws Stay & Play, 2nd floor).

MAP

Spacious camera area (left) and Sales area (right)

WHAT TO WEAR: TIPS TO LOOK YOUR BEST IN ANY PORTRAIT

 What Colors Are Best?

    Solid mid-range colors work best. Black and darker colors recede and slim. White dominates and can make people look larger in the photograph. Go with the background. In studio we use mostly darker browns and gray drops. If outdoors choose more earth tone colors. Colors should go well together but everyone does not have to match. Avoid bright colors that dominate as well as patterns that will look “busy.”

For black and white portraits choose dark tones of grays, browns, greens or navy, black and maroon.

Go Long

   Long sleeves and long pants are usually the best choice. Remember it’s your face you want viewers to see. Short sleeves, bare shoulders and spaghetti straps can make you look heavier. Of course there are always exceptions, especially if you are thinner and well toned.

  Knees & Feet

    Knees and even feet can show when seated so women should  keep this in mind if they are not wearing pants. White shoes call attention to your feet and flip flops look too casual. However, bare feet are a good choice for casual portraits inside as well as outdoors.

  Hair

 Women usually will style their hair. Men and children should wait a week or more from the time of a haircut. Beards and mustaches should be neat and trimmed.

CONTEMPORARY FAMILY PORTRAITS

For our contemporary color portraits we always suggest coordinating your colors as a family. Not always necessarily matching, although that isn't always bad either as with the two brothers to the right. But simply selecting clothing with colors that would look good if worn all by one person in the family. Having your portrait taken outdoors, we suggest either earth tones (depending on the season of course) or colors that work with your environment.

CLASSIC BLACK AND WHITE

For black and white all black is not a necessity. In fact we often prefer that at least one or two persons wear a darker solid color that is not black such as gray, maroon, navy blue and the like. This helps to keep the subjects from blending into the background.

Rest assured that we will assist you with planning your portrait especially with your wardrobe. Have any questions about clothing options for portraits? Email or call us @ (719) 475-0160.