Preparing for your JCPenney Portraits Photography Session

Preparing for your JCPenney Portraits Photography Session

Tips for Great Photos

  • Keep clothing simple. Try to choose solid colors for your photo session.
  • Our photographer may suggest a full-length pose. Make sure you coordinate your family's clothing from head to toe.
  • Darker clothing slims. Choose shades of black, brown, blue, dark green and other jewel-toned colors.
  • Scoops or v-necks flatter shorter necks and full faces. Turtlenecks or high-necked garments flatter longer necks and slender faces.
  • Keep clothing consistent. Dress everyone in the same style. Don't mix casual and formal clothing in photos.

Coordinate Colors

  • Wear light on white. Light pastel or white clothing looks best against a light-colored or white photography backgrounds.
  • Wear dark on dark. Dark clothing looks best against darker backgrounds and creates a more formal mood.
  • Add accents. Show your style in small accents. Save stronger colors and patterns for accessories like scarves and neckties.  

Props and Backgrounds

  • Ask your photographer for advice. If you're not sure what you want in your photos, our photographers can help you choose a background that suits your needs.
  • Add in your personality. Bring your own props for a personal touch. Consider items such as baby blanket, stuffed animal, or a special toy.  Get additional prop ideas and view our prop portfolio to enhance your photos.