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They are starting to grow up to quickly

What can we say - 16 is magical.  Suddenly you notice your child has become a young lady or a young man.  You will see the interesting dynamics of the family with a portrait of everyone at this stage. This is definitely another opportunity for a wall portrait from this session.

The second perfect time frame for your family to be photographed.

At age four, your child's personality will be in full bloom.  Able to communicate ideas and opinions clearly.  Four year old is your gift after experiencing 
the terrific 2's and the troublesome 3's.  An excellent time to capture a family portrait to display 
proudly in your home.

The first milestone in a child's life.

At one year old your baby's personality will begin to emerge fully. You will get a glimpse of what your little one will develop into as an adolescent. Traditionally, this is the first beautiful wall image from childhood.

Choosing the right clothing for an heirloom portrait


Choosing the right clothing for an heirloom portrait requires a little investigation into the decor in the room that you want to display this image. It is not unlike choosing any beautiful piece of artwork for your home. It requires a basic knowledge of color harmony, hue and contrasting elements to create the perfect piece for your walk.

Pick the right neckline.

A well-cut V-neck can easily make you look like you’ve lost 5 pounds overnight. Choosing this lower cut will create the appearance of a nice elongating vertical line. This is especially true for large chested women, who risk looking suffocated by too-high neckline.

Become BFFs with your tailor.

A tailor is arguably your most important asset when it comes to dressing thinner. A good tailor can alter anything you own to custom fit your body because, let’s face it, we weren’t all built like Gisele Bundchen. And if we haven’t made it clear enough already, the right fit is everything. From shortening sleeves, nipping waists, hiking up hems, and even changing the fit of a winter coat, a tailor can work wonders on your wardrobe.

Try a skin-toned heel. Nothing elongates the body like a skin-colored shoe.

The similarity to your skin tone will give the illusion that your legs go on for days.

Choose the best pant cut for your body.

The Pant, which is slightly higher waisted, slim through the thighs, and boot cut elongates most body types. If you have a wider leg opening then you should wear a blouse, accented with a wide belt to continue a slimming effect.

Oversized clothes won’t make you look slimmer.

This one’s pretty simple: If you buy something that’s shaped like a tent, you’ll look like a tent (unless you cinch, see tip #3!). Instead, buy clothes that accentuate your natural curves.

Black is always in fashion

No matter what color is the trend du jour, there’s nothing quite as slimming and elongating as the color black.

A belt is a girl’s best friend.

There’s a reason why it’s called cinching. Pairing a skinny belt with

a billowy top, coat, or dress will suck in your waist, making it appear inches smaller.

Buy clothes in the right size

Sometimes, we’re not happy with the number on the tag, so we end up buying clothes that are too small. Newsflash: Every brand sizes differently, so if you’re shopping in a cheaper store, you’ll definitely be a bigger size than if you buy designer. Plus, buying a pair of jeans in a size 2 won’t actually make you look like a size 2 if they don’t fit. You’ll just end up with the dreaded muffin top. We promise, sizing up if need be will make you look a lot leaner in the end.

Dark jeans are always a good choice.

Dark jeans are always a good choice. Swap loose boxy tops for slim-cut blouses tucked into dark jeans. A well-fitting blouse and straight dark jeans will elongate your whole body.



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