If your child’s school or daycare has selected Magic By Mande to capture school portraits of your little one, rest assured that the experience will be comfortable, friendly, and fun!
Be sure your child is registered to ensure they get their portraits taken!

DISCUSS PICTURE DAY, BUT DON'T STRESS YOUR CHILD OUT
There’s no need to remind your child to smile, stand up tall, or keep their eyes open. (In fact, these types of instructions often make the process worse, because the child tries to do everything perfectly instead of just being natural in front of the camera!) I will do my absolute best to get those natural, genuine smiles you crave. It helps to get your child excited about picture day and let them know Mande will be taking their photo. When I introduce myself, they can correlate and I am no longer a stranger.
*If you have special instructions, please let me know via the registration form.

CLOTHING: BRIGHT, COLORFUL, AND LAYERED
Dress your child in clothes that are comfortable, but clean and wrinkle-free. Layers are great - they photograph well! The set will be available for viewing via the poster hung at your center. Try to stay away from small patterns such as checks or tiny polka dots, as they don’t show up in photos very well. Avoid clothing with logos or other words on them. And don’t forget shoes --it’s likely that your child’s full body will be photographed as a part of the session.

DRESSING SIBLINGS
Dress your children in coordinating colors, but not in matching outfits (or even in the same patterns). Pick a color scheme you like (that flows well with the current theme) and then dress all of the children in similar colors. Some great combinations include pink, gray, and pale yellow or navy, red, and light blue.