Updated: May 2, 2021
What our you like to do with the images?
What room do you want to display the wall art it?
Then decide on a colour scheme for the clothing...
This is only a guide line, you are your own unique person and can break these guides to suite your style...
Consider where the shoot will take place and dress to suite the backdrop keeping your colour scheme in mind if the images is going on the wall, for example:
Forest & park locations - earthy and muted tones
Beach location - light colours are best but strong colours can also work
Studio - as the images will be on a pure white backdrop you can really choose any colour scheme you want, just keep in mind when selecting white the clothes will have a washout effect against the backdrop.
Family & group portraits - Co-ordinate colour schemes, try to avoid clashing
Best way is to choose 3 colours where your base colour is 60%, the another neutral is 30% and the last 10% is a colour pop
(works best for group/ family photos)
Welcome to bring a few outfits if unsure, we can decide in studio!
WHAT NOT TO WEAR
Avoid clothes with writing, busy graphics or large logos on
Avoid fine stripes or strong patterns
Avoid black tops or strong colours (can be exceptions) unless it’s the look you are going for...
Avoid matching outfits
Avoid tight or baggy clothes
Avoid short skirts if unable to sit in them (pulls up to high)
Avoid clothes that shows your undergarments, like thin strappy tops or dresses. Rather wear strapless undergarments
Shoes - looks best without on backdrop
Don't forget to remove hairbands/ scrunchies around your wrists
Nail polish that is chipped (apply fresh paint) check kids nails as well, don't forget the toes..
HAIR & MAKEUP
Keep makeup simple and natural, makeup to match natural skin tone (neckline)
Yellow based makeup shows yellow tones on skin
Avoid SPF in moisturizers, foundations and translucent powders that causes a "flashback/shine" effect
Bring a hairbrush and makeup to the studio just incase you need to fresh up
Before photo shoot session
Think about the style of image you want to receive, ask if uncertain about clothing or anything else.
We all have parts of our body that we don't love, please let me know of anything that troubles you.
I can try different techniques and angles to create photos that will make you happy.
I do edit out blemishes that you do not want e.g., acne, red blotches, dry skin, broken skin and bruises
Most bruises can be edited out, some are more difficult and time consuming than others (mostly depend on location),
so, if you are unsure of something that needs to be edited out let me know and I will look at it before the session
Hard edits can be requested at an additional cost