Here are some suggestions for successful portraits at Images for Life Studio.
Bring several changes of clothes, so the photographer may advise you which will be best for your portrait. Especially bring your favorite clothing that fits best. Your portrait will be more enduring if your choice of clothing is less likely to go out of style soon.
Light-colored clothes with light backgrounds
Dark shoes and hosiery when wearing darker clothing and dark backgrounds
"V" necklines or high necklines
Casual or dress clothing
Long sleeves for men or women
Family clothes color coordinated
Pastel or neutral nail color
Week-old haircuts are best
Guys freshly shaven
Things to Avoid
Outfits showing tan lines
Sleeveless clothes (OK for children)
Puff short sleeves (OK for children)
Ruffles (OK for children)
"Fad" clothing styles that will go out of style the following year.