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Portrait Tips & FAQs

Not sure what to wear or bring? We're here to help make sure your senior portrait session goes great!

Let's make sure you're looking and feeling your best!

  • What to Wear & What to Bring?
    Clothing: Each studio will provide a black drape or tuxedo required for your yearbook portrait. We will have a variety of sizes available. A few schools require a regular suit jacket and tie; if this is the case, our studios have fewer choices and it is best to bring your own. We do have many neckties to lend you. Your shirt must be able to button at the neck. Your session choice will determine how many other outfits you will need to bring. Clothing should be ironed and ready to go. Choose outfits you are comfortable in and try to avoid stripes, plaid, T-shirts with large logos, or anything that can become a distraction, bring a mix of casual and dressy attires for a nice variety. Graduation Cap and Gown and your school tassel are provided to be photographed in. Makeup: Your make-up should look natural and not overdone. Allow it to represent your everyday look. Hair: Your hairstyle must be something you are happy with. Avoid getting a haircut or new style close to your appointment date to ensure it is exactly how you want it. Any hair changes during or in-between the sessions should be quick and simple so you have as much camera time as possible. Your hairstyle should not cover your eyes. Nails: If you paint your nails, make sure they are not chipped, your nails will show in your portraits. Stay away from wild colors as they can become a distraction from you and may not work with the all your outfits especially Cap and Gown portraits. ​ Tan lines will show: Tan evenly, and avoid the sun at least two days before your portrait session. Props: We do have sports balls, some hats and a few other props. To assure you get exactly what makes you happy please bring props with you. (Props are used mainly in our Platinum sessions). * Don’t forget your class ring!
  • What forms of payment are accepted?
    Fox Mar accepts all major credit cards, cash, and checks. For your portraits, we have many payment plan options.
  • How do I make an appointment?
    Go on our website and choose Seniors, then Sessions. You can review the session types and be guided to the session selector to book your appointment. You may call us on our appointment hotline at 1-866-227-5406. Appointments are booked 7 to 10 days in advance only. If the date you desire is not yet available, please check back as the date approaches. You can also view our appointment book directly at this link.
  • Is a Deposit/Preview Credit required?
    Leaving a preview credit is optional. However, if you would like to view your previews outside of one of our studio locations (including online), Fox-Mar requires a Preview Credit of $30.00 at the time of your photography session. This credit is to ensure the protection of our intellectual property and copyright. The previews are copywritten material and remain the property of Fox-Mar. The $30.00 credit will be automatically applied toward ANY senior portrait order you place in studio or on our shopping cart, and you may keep the printed previews. The preview credit is also refundable. If you decide not to place a portrait order, you may return the previews to any Fox-Mar retail studio or customer service center for a refund of the $30.00 (This must be done within 30 days of the receipt of your previews). If you do not wish to leave a preview credit, no previews will be printed. The "same-day preview" option will not be available. You may return to the studio 10 days after your session to review your images, select a yearbook pose, and place an order.
  • Do you supply clothes for the session?
    Fox Mar will supply a cap and gown in your school color, also the black drape for the ladies' yearbook pose. For the gentlemen, a navy blue sports jacket is available for the yearbook pose. It is encouraged for gentlemen to bring their own dark jacket and tie if available for an exact fit. A tuxedo we will be provided for the schools that require one.
  • Can I take pictures with my parents or a friend?
    Fox Mar encourages you to take advantage of this opportunity for studio portraits with your parents! There is a minimal fee of $20.00 to include one or both parents. You are welcome to invite a friend to be photographed along with you; there is a small $20.00 fee for this.
  • How long do you keep pictures?
    Fox Mar will have your senior images for the entire school year in our system. Previous years maybe ordered with an additional retrieval fee. New for our seniors we offer 5 years of storage at Fortress Photo Vault for fee of $30.
  • Can I bring my own props?
    Yes, Fox-Mar encourages you to bring your own props to personalize your portraits. Props such as musical instruments, sports equipment and other memorabilia that relate to your high school years complement your portraits nicely. Be sure to book a Platinum session with the photographer.
  • Do you have payment plans?
    Your senior portraits will not be processed until paid in full. Payment plans are available although it will delay your portraits. Please speak to your studio sales representative for details.
  • How long before my pictures are ready?
    Fox Mar portrait packages take approximately 4 to 8 weeks to process from the date the balance is paid in full. Larger portraits and special items may require more time.
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