Shine On Picture Day

6-11 Grade

We’ll give you the perfect background and personalize your prints for the most important photo of the year.


Picture Day Tips

Everyone can use some pointers to help shine in front of the camera. Show up ready for picture day with these tips.


  • Plan your outfit in advance to ensure that it’s clean and wrinkle-free on picture day.
  • Consider your background color and choose clothing that compliments it.
  • Wear sleeves to keep the focus on your face, not your arms.
  • Opt for solid colors or small, simple patterns that pop against colorful backgrounds.
  • Avoid loud patterns, slogans or logos. Be you, not a brand.
  • Avoid green. (Our green screen will turn your green shirt white in post-production).
  • Choose colors that complement your eye color and skin tone. For example, if you’re a redhead with fair skin, blue will really bounce. If you have brown eyes, bring them out with a brown sweater.


  • Don’t make any drastic changes to your hair’s style or color the week of picture day. (Trims are okay a day or two in advance.)
  • Style your hair so it’s out of your face—your yearbook photo is about you, not your ’do.


  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before picture day to look fresh and free of dark circles. Blemishes are no big deal – our fancy retouching artists can brush them away.
  • It may be tempting to tan, but you’re better off au natural. Sunless tanning can look orange under our lights and nobody wants a sunburn.


  • There is no facial expression in the world more stunning than a natural smile.
  • Don’t be afraid to practice your smile a few times in front of the mirror, and remember to show your teeth, since closed lips can look awkward.
  • If you’re feeling nervous in front of the camera, try thinking of something funny or happy and let it show in your face.

“I chose to work with Cady after a tumultuous relationship with another photography company. We always struggled with the big and small details. After making the BEST decision in partnering with Cady, things have been so much better for our school and our yearbook. We chose to work with Cady because of the professionalism, the quality of pictures, and overall, the exceptional customer service.”

LaGrange High School