Advice Prior to Your Portrait Session
We are delighted you have booked your portrait session with us.
To make your experience even more special we have enclosed some important information. Please check your time and date and read the helpful information below regarding clothing, props etc. We look forward to seeing you at your session and creating some stunning portraits of you and your family.
General Clothing Advice
Solid colours work best, please avoid large patterns or stripes. Darker colours make you look more slender. Shoes tend to look overpowering in portraits so many of our sessions are photographed barefoot. (Remember to paint your toenails) Bring multiple outfits (formal and casual) that express who you are. Do not wear large distracting accessories, small accessories will complement the face better and will not date. Keep clothing consistant by dressing everyone in the same style. Please do not mix casual and formal clothing in the portraits. It is best to go for two or three colours that complement each other, it's much more pleasing to the eyes and looks great in a finished wall portrait. Light clothing or pastels look best against a light background and darker colours against a darker background.
Newborns are best photographed in the first 2 weeks from birth. We have lots of newborn props for your little ones, but if you have anything special, blankets, toys etc, we encourage you to bring them along to the session. If you are intending to be in the photographs please wear something light in colour.
Please do not get the children too excited about the session, in our experience it is better to play it down. No practicing smiles please, let's keep it 'real' Please bring along any toys or hobbbies the children have as it adds to the personalisation of the session
Please wear appropriate clothing for the season. You can dress in a more casual manner for location portraits, it is natural to be wearing jeans and boots in a woodland environment. Please do not worry about the weather, we are experienced in shooting in less than perfect conditions, we will make sure the images look like they are taken in perfect weather!
Smiles are not the order of the day with our 'Midnight' portraits. Black clothing is required for this style of image. Avoid logos and patterns on the clothing and even although the images are mainly 1/2 length and head and shoulders, please also wear black on the bottom half. Long sleeves are more appropriate as all the viewers attention is directed to the face.
Remember if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Julie and the Team