Studio II Photography & Design Beaver Dam, KY


A guide to make your portraits great!

One of life’s greatest pleasures is seeing your family together. We create togetherness. Turn moments into memories and give a gift to yourself, and generations to come, that will grow more precious as time goes by.

Family Session

  • One or two outfits, indoor or outdoor

Extended Family Group

  • One or two outfits, indoor or outdoor
  • Additional charge per individual family

In preparation for your session you have much to consider. What do you want your photographs to say about you and your family? When thinking about the style of portrait you would like, consider the personalities of your family members. What do you enjoy doing together and where will the portrait be displayed in your home? If you are a more casual family, a very traditional session may not be for you. Remember, you want this to be a memory of your family as it is today, it should be natural. Clothing for your family should be simple and in the same tonal ranges. For family portraits, it is of the utmost importance that the clothing is coordinated. Tonal harmony is the most important goal. In a portrait, no one person should stand out visually. Proper clothing selection can make the difference between a portrait that appears to be a random group and one in which the family is unified. When choosing your color scheme, think about where in your house you will be hanging your family portrait. Make sure to choose a color that will match the room, but also look good on all of your family members.

Client Prep Cheat Sheet
Dad – Have a fresh shave or trim, and try to limit bumps and redness. Make sure nails are clean and trimmed. Wash your hands. Clean up your shoes. For wardrobe, go for jeans or pants, tucked polo or dress shirt with a belt, or go casual with just a T-shirt or untucked polo, button-up short sleeve, etc. You don’t have to perfectly match the rest of the family, just wear something that coordinates.
Mom – Women know what to wear, but we suggest long or ¾ length sleeve tops, for that is most flattering. If you wear jewelry, aim for subtlety, and be aware of it twisting or turning.
Kids – Same advice as above. Again, everything does not have to match perfectly, but the children’s outfits should coordinate with the parents’. If Dad’s in a T-shirt, don’t put the kids in dress shirts, it should make sense.