IN SCHOOL PORTRAITS
School portraits are traditional keepsakes that mark the passage of time and chronicle family histories. From individual shots to class portraits, the emotional and historic value is evident across the generations:
School portraits are a time-honored way of reaching out to family and friends. Before ordering a portrait package, make a list of the people who should receive these treasured keepsakes.
School portraits have a variety of forms and functions today. With a dash of inspiration, they're perfect for scrapbooking, home and office décor, crafts, gifts and more.
Wondering how to dress for Portrait Day?
|Choose solid colors or simple patterns that complement the portrait’s background|
|Medium to dark shades create a timeless look|
|Soft shades enhance lighter backgrounds|
|Avoid shirts with slogans as photo cropping can cut words in half|
|Long-sleeved shirts are best since short sleeves can be distracting and sleeveless tops can look too casual|
|Select small accessories that do not detract, such as simple earrings, pins and necklaces|
Getting a great picture is easy and fun. Just remind your kids to think about a few basics ahead of time.
|Check your hair and shirt collar at camera time|
|Refresh makeup for a flawless portrait (for older teens)|
|Practice your smile|
|Remember good posture|
|Wear your best colors|
|Relax and smile at the camera as if it’s your best friend|
|Be yourself and have fun|
Plan for a portrait to remember by:
|Scheduling a haircut two weeks before Portrait Day|
||Sending hair and makeup supplies to school with your child for quick touch-ups (for older teens)|
||Limiting exposure to the sun a few days before Portrait Day|
||Making sure nails are trimmed and clean as hands may show in portrait|