We know how to make your portraits great!

We’re as excited about your session as you are! We truly appreciate you choosing Mojo Studios to provide you with beautiful portraits…we won’t let you down. These suggestions come from experience…trust us! When in doubt, please don’t hesitate to call us…that’s what we’re here for. Here’s everything you need to know to have a fantastic session…

 

SOLID COLORS USUALLY WORK BEST

Stripes and strong patterns are often distracting.  Work with solid, complimentary tones and be consistent with everyone involved.  This will require advanced planning!

 

MAKE SURE ALL OF YOUR CLOTHES LOOK GREAT FROM HEAD TO TOE

Some of your images may be full-length so make sure clothes are ironed and shoes are clean.  Short shorts and skirts don’t photograph as well as they look in person.  Avoid sleeveless/tank tops and spaghetti straps – the camera can add weight…who wants that??

 

TO CUT OR NOT TO CUT…

There is no such thing as a ‘trim’ right before a session.  Schedule haircuts about two weeks prior (same goes for color and highlights!)

 

HANDS ARE OFTEN IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS

Make sure your hands are clean (no writing on them!).  Ladies, make sure your nails are ready.  C’mon…who couldn’t use an excuse for a manicure?  No need to thank us.

 

IF YOU SHAVE, SHAVE

That goes for faces and legs!  We can’t retouch stubble.

  

KEEP THE MAKE-UP AND JEWELRY NATURAL

If you wear make-up, don’t do anything unusual for your portraits.  Make-up and jewelry should be kept as you normally wear it.

 

WEATHER

Lighting plays a paramount role in our portraiture.  If you have scheduled a ‘location’ session, we insist that you be flexible.  Sometimes it’s not raining but it’s just too overcast to provide us with the quality of light we want for your session.  Our goal is to provide you with the best portraits possible; this may necessitate rescheduling if weather conditions are not perfect.

 

SESSION ETTIQUETTE

Please arrive for your session ten minutes early.  Payment of your session fee is due when you book your appointment.

 

RESCHEDULE

We have reserved your session time especially for you.  If you are unable to keep your appointment, kindly provide us at least 24 hours notice so we can notify the next person on our waiting list.  Example of a good reason to reschedule: your child is sick/contagious.  A good rule of thumb: if your child has stayed home from school, you should reschedule their session.  If they don’t feel good, chances are they won’t look good.  We often encounter scheduling conflicts with kids’ sports activities.  We understand that sometimes practices are changed without a lot of notice.  Please communicate with your child so you can give us as much notice as possible if you need to change your appointment.

 

PROJECTION APPOINTMENTS

We cannot stress enough how important it is to be prepared for your projection appointment.  This is your time to view and purchase the images you have spent so much time planning for.  All decision-makers should be present, so please schedule this appointment at a time that is convenient for everyone involved.  Look around your home so you have an idea of where you would like to hang your finished portraits.  Bring us measurements of possible walls, couches, and fireplaces.  Digital photos are also encouraged!  Please note: This appointment may take up to 2 hours…small children do not enjoy this time!

 

If you have any more questions before your session, please don’t hesitate to contact us!