If your child’s school has selected Magic By Mande to capture school portraits, rest assured that the experience will be comfortable, friendly, and fun!

DISCUSS PICTURE DAY, BUT DON'T STRESS YOUR CHILD OUT
On your child's photo day, I recommend telling them it's picture day. But 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 difficult, 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. I will have pose banners readily available and make the process as simple and as efficient as possible!

CLOTHING
Dress your child in freshly laundered, unwrinkled clothing. Layers are great! Let them be themselves and comfortable!

HAIR
Avoid getting a haircut the day before to ensure the hair has time to blend. I also suggest wearing hair down or partially down as back braids or low ponytails are often hard to see in the portraits.