Prepping for Your Curtis Experience

It takes some serious thought and preparation to get the most out of your photo shoot, but don't worry, we've got your back! Here are some helpful tips to get you started. And as always, you can call the studio (or email) if you have any other questions or concerns!

Watch the Clock

  • You should plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early for your photo session. 
  • Being dressed in your first outfit means you're ready (and so are we), which of
    course means we can get the most out of our time together. 

Choosing the right Clothing

  • Even though you may like your shirt with "Old Navy" on the front, the words can be a bit distracting in a photo. We want the focus to be primarily on YOU. Avoid any garments with name brands on them.
  • When preparing your clothes, try to bring a variety of clothing choices (color, dress, casual) so that you have multiple options to choose from. 
  • The night before, try on your clothes and see how they fit. Do you like what you see? Make sure everything is ironed and ready to be photographed. Wrinkles will show. When transporting, use hangers instead of a backpack so that you do not create any creases. 

Fab Hair

  • You might want to schedule cutting your hair for at least a week prior to your appointment, so that you can look your best. Also avoid drastic color changes, this takes the shine out of your hair. 

  • Use hairspray to settle any frizzy hairs.

  • We want you to look your best, but we also want you to look like YOU! We encourage styling your hair - but don't change so much that you don't recognize yourself. We want you to love your portrait forever.

Complicated Complexion

  • We retouch blemishes, so don't worry about breakouts. 
  • Avoid make up with an SPF in it. This tends to create a shine on your skin and will not be as flattering as other make ups. 
  • Look natural - again, we don't want you to change so much that you don't look like yourself.


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