Our church is developing a new pictorial directory, and we want our members and active participants to be featured in it. Every family who participates in photography/viewing will receive a complimentary 8×10 professional portrait, one printed directory, smart phone app access, and online directory access. All appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis, with appointments being scheduled on the following dates:






Members and participants who would like to participate in the directory will find a scheduling link or phone number in the E-Vision, in the church bulletin, and on the FBC Griffin app. You are also welcome to call the church office for scheduling information. If you are signing up online, you will not have to enter a username or password, but you will need to enter your first and last name, the number of people in your group, a phone number, and an email address. (If you do not use email, you may use dfox@theportraitcafe.com as a default email.) Be sure to click “proceed” and then click “make appointment” to finalize your appointment. You should receive a confirmation number, a reminder email (if applicable), and a reminder phone call.

If you find that you need help scheduling, rescheduling, or cancelling your appointment, then please call the church office for further information. The appointment scheduler online will close one week prior to photography, which means that online appointments will close on July 31.

Preparing your family for your portrait

Please allow 1 hour total for your portrait session and selection of your directory pose. Please be on time, and check in with the Host/Hostess. They will direct you to your photography location.


Stay away from green patterns or busy patterns, such as stripes, polka dots, or any solid green clothing. Solid colors such as red, blue, orange, brown, purple, or other colors produce better contrasting photos. Choose a color theme that unifies the look of your family. Long sleeves are better for adults and focus attention on the face. Short sleeves are better for kids and infants. Wrinkled clothing does not photograph well.


Avoid haircuts within 48 hours of your portrait session.  It is best to have any hair changes done 2 weeks prior.  Try to avoid hairstyles with large or small uplifting curls which may let our “green screen background” show through the hair.


Apply make-up as you normally would for an evening out. Pay special attention to your eyes. (This is the focal point in a portrait). An extra coat of mascara can help bring out your eyes. Bring lipstick and powder for touch ups. ChapStick works well for guys. (It keeps lips from looking dry and cracked). The Portrait Cafe offers retouching to help with any complexion issues (scars, blemishes, facial lines, etc.) and can also whiten teeth.

Glasses & Accessories:

If you wear glasses normally, please feel free to wear them in your portrait. Our photographers are trained to minimize any glare, and this way we photograph the “real you”. Avoid large distracting accessories. Smaller jewelry items compliment your face.


If you wear nail polish, it is best to wear neutral colors so that they will match with what you are wearing.

Posing For Your Images:

If you have any special requests, please let us know. We encourage you to have fun during your portrait session. Let the photographer work with the children to bring out their natural smiles.