Couples Portrait

Prep Guide

Arrive at your scheduled time,

Ladies If you are adding styling:

Come with clean dry hair, Greasy hair will not hold curl, and there will be an extra charge if the stylists need to dry your damp hair.

Please come with a clean face, no make up applied.

And (IMPORTANT) a loose neck or button down shirt. 

If you have an idea of what you would like to aim for with hair/make up styling, you may show photos to the stylist, keep in mind sometimes certain looks are hard to achieve if you do not have the right hair length/thickness/texture. Our stylists will be sure to work to make sure they get as close as possible to what you are hoping for. Here is a link to our styling menu, if you are booked for a stylist you start off at our basic styling level which includes hair and make up.

There are a few upgrade options you are welcome to add on if you wish. You can either let me know and I will make a note or you can let them know day of, usually they will be able to facilitate. But advance notice is always best. Check out our Styling Menu.

Fellas if you are adding styling:

Come with clean dry hair, freshly cut if possible!

Ladies and Fellas, If you are not adding on styling:

Please come with your hair and make up ready to go. You may have a few minutes to do light touch ups as needed but please come mostly ready to shoot.

For Ladies:

Remove tight bracelets, hair ties from wrists, etc, anything that will leave marks on your skin before you arrive. Avoid tight bras, and tight socks, and definitely do not wear jeans.

Soft leggings or sweatpants are best to avoid marks.


You are more than welcome to pick a gown from my wardrobe if you are looking to do something more stylistic/vanity fair style. I love this for couples so it can be arranged! If you are hoping for something more relaxed (or even a little of each) be sure to bring some wardrobe options with you. I can lend my advice in advance if you want to email me photos of options.


Bring a variety of shoes to pick from but I do love shooting subjects barefoot, especially in a ball gown.

Nails and toes should either be light or dark colors, bright colors and nail art do not photograph well.

For Fellas:

I do not provide men's wardrobe, but a vintage look is easy to achieve. For a classic look: Button down shirt, slacks, brown or black shoes, and a suit jacket if wanted (but not required). If you want to do more of a laid back look, slacks and a sweater, or dark jeans and a black or white tee is a good look.

Everyone:

You should also bring remaining payment since it is due on the day of your shoot. Please bring cash or card. We can accept paypal in a pinch. If you bring cash please bring the correct change to pay for the shoot and the stylist separately.

To see photos of all the sets available please click here. Please note when you click the photos on that page, you can see some sets are labeled "basic" those sets are included in your sitting fee. Paper backgrounds in all colors are considered basic sets.

 The "deluxe" sets require more set up/prep/photoshopping than the basic sets and cost a small additional fee depending on which it is. Please let me know which sets you'd at least 3-4 days before your shoot or sooner. For modern couples I do recommend either a canvas or paper background, or we can shoot outside weather permitting, depending on the location there may be a small fee.

Looking forward to working with you!!!

NOTE: This is a home studio and I do own cats, so please, if you allergic let me know. I can not remove the problem completely before your shoot but I can at least sweep and have the cats put away before you arrive. If you are allergic you may want to take a Benadryl before coming over to avoid runny eyes and sneezes!

NOTE: I do retouch you from head to toe in editing to make sure you look perfect, I do not aim to change your size too much unless you ask for heavier editing. I do tuck bulges, smooth skin, remove scars, bumps and bruises. If there is a mark that you want to make sure remains in your final images please let me know during the shoot. 

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