Preparing for your day
For your portrait shoot, we recommend that you bring 3 different outfits of clothing to change into. Experience has taught us this works well and lets us create options. Your paying for the session so why not make the most of it. We recommend something formal such as evening dress something Smart casual and jeans and a nice top.
The number one rule is; you have to love the item of clothing. If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you won’t photograph well while wearing it.
We always get asked what clothing colours work best, We find plain pastel colours and black or white items always work well, and they tend not to date, but it can depend on your personal preference, but you must feel good wearing it, so I suggest selecting a wide variety of colours and styles. everything from t-shirts, off the shoulder tops, sweaters and light jackets can work. We recommend staying away from bold patterns, and high fashion items as these will at some point go out of fashion and will date your images.
Ladies, please don’t forget about items you may need such as the appropriate underwear for the item, such as a strapless bra if you have an off the shoulder top.
For portraits flowing feminine dresses enable us to get beautiful romantic portraits, so include these items if you have them as well as the more casual look. so if you find yourself questioning whether or not something will work then please ask or just bring it with you.
After you have booked your session with us we can send you a Pinterest board if you would like us to, with essential items and ideas on, for your shoot along with a PDF with information on things to do and not to do leading up to your shoot.
Makeup for your session is highly recommended for all women. Our Make-up artists know what works in front of the camera, whilst at the same time advising you which way to go with your makeup. They are also sympathetic and will listen to your own preferences. They do this on a daily basis and the makeup is applied specifically to fit with the lighting setups we use. We prefer to keep it natural looking but it is entirely up to you. Please let us know if you have any allergies as soon as possible.
With hair, everyone is different. As a rule, we would recommend using our stylist if your hair is longer than shoulder length.
if you intend to have a spray tan, we would recommend doing so around a week before your photo shoot. This gives it time to settle and will look more realistic in your images, than one which has been done the day before your shoot. if you do spray tan have it done professionally if it's not even the camera will spot it.
Remember any accessories that you have such as hair clips, jewellery, hats and scarves,
It's not required and I usually don't recommend makeup on men. but if you wear makeup and would like us to do it please let us know in advance.
If you're getting a haircut, please do so at least 3 days before your shoot, as it tends to look better in pictures when it’s had time to settle.
If you have any questions we are here to advise so please call us on 01463 811379 or Email us