Ladies

Personal Hygiene:

1) Makeup: Be sure you wear makeup (even if you don’t normally). You can swing by the makeup counter at a mall or local salon to have it done beforehand. They can make it look very natural, but be sure you like the way you look before you leave. Eyes are critical, so be sure you where mascara, and have straight eyeliner, and no pale lipsticks! Avoid make up with sparkles and glitter, they show up as unflattering white spots in the photographs. We have a makeup artist and hair stylist that works with us, so if you would like to have her apply your makeup and/or style your hair, let us know!

2) Hair: Don’t change your hairstyle or cut your hair just before your session. A slight trim and normal styling by your stylist is fine. You need to remember that we want you to look like yourself, only enhanced. Let your hair be natural, clean and well groomed.

3) Eyebrows: Well groomed are a must.

4) Nails: We recommend that you get and mani/pedi before your session. Both your hands and feet will be showing in photos, so make them look their best, too!

5) Blemishes: It happens, and we will retouch. So don’t worry about it.

6) Tanning: Avoid spray tanning or self tanning lotions, as they can be streaky and can make your skin color look unnatural. Tan lines are not attractive in portraits. Avoid getting sunburns!

7) Eyeglasses: If you wear glasses, we recommend you go to your local eyeglass store and have them take the glass out of your frames for the session or ask to borrow a pair of frames in a similar style for the session. We want to be able to see your eyes and nothing is worse than the glare that can occur when wearing glasses. If you choose to leave the glasses in your frames for the session, additional charges will apply to digitally remove the glare caused by your glasses.

Clothing:

1) Bring a variety of clothes. Some casual (jeans and shirts), some formal (prom dresses), some high fashion and sundresses. This will give you the best variety in your photos.

2) Darker clothes minimize body size.

3) Don’t forget to bring the proper undergarments to go with each outfit you bring. There is nothing worse than having a red bra and a white top or pink underwear with a white skirt! Flesh undergarments are usually best. If you bring a sleeveless top or strapless dress, be sure to bring the appropriate bra that goes with it. Tucking in your bra straps doesn’t tend to work and it shows in the photographs.

4) Accessories! Bring your accessories that you wear with each outfit (necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, hats, scarves, shoes, etc.), but don’t go overboard. Sometimes less is more!

5) Shoes! If they are part of the outfit, bring them. Especially it says who you are!

6) Plan each outfit from head to toe. Think about layers (jackets, coats, hoodies, etc.). Some shots will be close up and some will be full length. Try to have as much variety with each outfit as possible.

7) Group your outfits together on HANGERS. Do NOT bring clothes in a suitcase or shopping bag. They’ll be wrinkled and it will show in the pictures. We recommend putting your accessories in plastic bags and hanging them on the hanger with the outfit. This will allow you to easily find all your pieces and change into your outfits quickly.

Things you should bring:

1) Anything that shows your personality. If it represents who you are and your personality BRING IT! If you like to shop… bring lots of shopping bags. If you are into shoes…bring your shoes. If you are in sports...bring your uniform and any gear. If you play the guitar…bring it!

2) Bring a comb or brush, hairspray, hair clips or other accessories. 3) Touch ups: Be sure to bring at least lipstick and powder to your session.

Gentlemen

Personal Hygiene:

1) Hair: Don’t change your hairstyle or cut your hair just before your session.

2) Facial Hair: Make sure you are clean-shaven/well trimmed.

3) Blemishes: It happens, and we will retouch. So don’t worry about it.

4) Nails: Get a manicure/pedicure before your session, if possible. Your hands will be in the photos and possibly your feet. It’s not just for the girls! We don’t want your hands and feet looking totally gross in your photographs.

5) Tanning: Avoid spray tanning or self tanning lotions, as they can be streaky and can make your skin color look unnatural. Tan lines are not attractive in portraits. Avoid getting sunburns!

6) Eyeglasses: If you wear glasses, we recommend you go to your local eyeglass store and have them take the glass out of your frames for the session or ask to borrow a pair of frames in a similar style for the session. We want to be able to see your eyes and nothing is worse than the glare that can occur when wearing glasses. If you choose to leave the glasses in your frames for the session, additional charges will apply to digitally remove the glare caused by your glasses.

Clothing:

1) Bring a variety of clothes. Some casual (jeans and t-shirts), some formal (suits, button-up long sleeved formal shirts), some stylin’ clothes (dressier than jeans and t-shirts, such as cargo pants and nicer shirts). This will give you the best variety in your photos.

2) Darker clothes minimize body size.

3) Make sure your underwear won’t show over the waist of your pants. It may be in style now, but you don’t want to remember the underwear you wore that day 20 years from now!

4) Be sure to bring dark t-shirts to wear under dark shirts and white to wear under light shirts.

5) Bring matching shoes to go with each outfit. We shoot from head to toe, so don’t bring one pair of tennis shoes to wear with a suit!

6) Plan each outfit from head to toe. Think about layers (jackets, coats, hoodies, etc.). Some shots will be close up and some will be full length. Try to have as much variety with each outfit as possible.

7) Group your outfits together on HANGERS. Do NOT bring clothes in a suitcase or shopping bag. They’ll be wrinkled and it will show in the pictures. We recommend putting your accessories (belts, socks, ties, etc.) in plastic bags and hanging them on the hanger with the outfit. This will allow you to easily find all your pieces and change into your outfits quickly.

Things you should bring:

1) Bring things that you might want in your photos such as sporting equipment, uniform(s), musical instruments, skateboard, hats, etc.


Testimonials

Maddie Cox

Maddie rocked her session!

“The Tyler R. Brown Photography Company is nothing short of amazing! My senior pictures were everything I could have ever wanted and beyond! Working with their team was such an amazing experience all around! When I first started to choose my locations they were so helpful in throwing in suggestions of places with such character that I had never heard of.

That’s one of the many amazing parts of being a Senior Model Rep, you get to travel around the DFW area and view so many wonderful places with such character that are so unique that you would have never even thought of visiting. Tyler R. Brown captured my senior year memories in pictures that will last a lifetime. My hair and makeup looked so on fleek, I didn’t even know my hair could look as good as it did, and I can’t forget my eyebrows and eyeshadow, just perfect!

For my personal session we drove to a beautiful privately owned farm property by the name of Luscombe Farms and besides the fact that my makeup was melting off in the scorching hot sun, my pictures turned out simply stunning. Macy and I together came up with cute, creative, and some country poses to do to get that country yet chic look. From sitting inside of a truck to cruising through sunflowers, it all felt like an adventure!

On a separate note, being a Senior Model Rep for their team was such a great once in a lifetime opportunity. As a rep I was able to do separate shoots that had creative themes and met some people that I now call some of my closest besties. The photo shoots were set up to be in groups which allowed me to hop out of my comfort zone and meet other people that attend different high schools, in Frisco and even outside of Frisco.

If it wasn’t for doing Tyler R. Brown photography I wouldn’t have gotten the chance to meet the amounts of friends that I did. For example, several of the girls loved coffee so we got the chance to go to Downtown McKinney and shoot as the coffee shop, Filtered which was so much fun just making memories and sipping coffee all while taking fabulous photos. The environment in the studio was overall welcoming and so much fun, the crew really knows how to make you laugh and catch that funky side on camera.

I would highly recommend taking all your portraits with them; my friends, family, and I will definitely be back to take more.”

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Natori Brown

Heritage senior, Natori Brown, had a blast during her studio session.

"I would recommend Tyler R. Brown photography to anyone and everyone! They did such an amazing job on my senior pictures. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. They were so much fun to shoot with. If I ever need my pictures taken for anything in the future, there's no doubt in my mind where I will be going...TYLER for the win!" - Natori Brown

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