Preparing for Your Portrait
Remember the objective of this portrait…a beautiful, sensitive portrait, which shows the relationship and personalities of each person in the portrait.
Keep the clothing subtle – but be careful not to dress anyone in an outfit that is not an expression of their personality, or that they don’t feel comfortable wearing. What you want to avoid is having any one person “jump” out of the portrait because he or she is dressed in a lighter or brighter outfit than everyone else. Work for balance, harmony and color coordination. When you bring your clothing in Mr. Joubert will personally assist you in any way possible. Don’t worry about anything, your complete portrait will be superb because of this careful planning. If you have any questions, Mr. Joubert will assist you in any way possible.
When you discuss the upcoming photographic session with your children, do not instruct them to “smile” or “do exactly as Mr. Joubert says,” etc. Simply let them know how excited you are about the photography, and leave everything to Mr. Joubert.
One of he key to the success and beauty of Mr. Joubert’s work is his ability to help you feel at ease during the photographic session – so don’t worry about anything – all of you will have a great time!
If there is anyone in your family who is particularly worried about photographs, or has a particular problem, be sure to let Mr. Joubert know in private before the photographic session. There are countless techniques and special methods that he can use to minimize these problems, so be sure to bring up anything you wish to discuss! The secret to success is communication, Mr. Joubert is here to help you, and his only objective is to create an outstanding portrait which you will treasure forever!