Ideas on what to wear:

Wall portraits reflect your personality and who you are. So it is important to choose a style that will fit in your home.

It is our aim to create beautiful portraits that you will always cherish. In order to do so we need your help.

Please take a moment to review the following tips and don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.

We are more than happy to discuss your requirements and find what is most



Clothing can really affect the look of a portrait – so it is worth spending time to get it right. Also if you are investing in a wall portrait consider the room where it will go and what colour clothing will complement and co-ordinate with the room’s scheme.




contemporary portrait Plain clothing such as denim, cotton and linen tend to work best in portraits . White is not ideal (unless with jeans!)  – aim for light earthy tones such as cream, beige or pastels.   Large logos or highly patterned/striped/checked clothes are best avoided as this detracts from the faces and can date the image very quickly.




traditional portraitBlack or dark coloured clothes are generally more suited to a dark studio background when you want to create a more emotive and traditional feeling.





For family groups try to keep style of clothes similar (i.e. either all casual or all formal – it is important to be colour co-odinated).





traditional portraitKeep jewellery, hair slides etc to a minimum or they may detract from the overall impact of your portraits.





Choose props that say something about the people in the portrait.  They should simply help tell the story.





Stay calm and plan ahead. Your child, no matter how young, will sense your anxiety and it will affect them during the session.

Don’t dress young children until you arrive at the studio.


  • We do have some fairy dresses and vintage style clothing for children to wear – depending on age.  Please ask!