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What to wear

To a family or couple portrait session

THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING

Is to be yourself!

 

Wear something comfortable that gives you confidence. Choose clothes that speak who you are and how you present yourself. Maybe that is a chunky jumper and jeans, or maybe it is your favourite flowing dress. Just be true to yourself. A portrait session is about reflecting the real you.

Compliment colours
Stay away from MATCHY-MATCHY ENSEMBLES. wHEN OUTFITS ARE TOO SIMILAR, PHOTOS LOOK UNnATURAL AND CONTRIVED. INSTEAD, OPT FOR COLOURS AND FABRICS THAT COMPLIMENT ONE ANOTHER.

 

try and avoid current trends and heavily branded items. Go for neutral colours THAT COMPLIMENT SKIN TONES AND SCENERY- THIS WILL MAKE YOUR IMAGES APPEAR TIMELESS.
match your attire to suit the season & location
DON'T BE AFRAID TO RUG UP IF IT'S COLD. BALANCE OUT CHUNKY KNITS WITH SKINNY JEANS. PAIR A FLOWING DRESS WITH YOUR FAVOURITE JACKET. IN WARMER WEATHER – TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUNSHINE AND OPT FOR LIGHT, MOVABLE FABRICS. THEY PHOTOGRAPH BEAUTIFULLY. sTAY AWAY FROM CUTS THAT SHOW BRA STRAPS OR TAN LINES- THEY CAN RUIN A GORGEOUS PHOTO.

 

AND TRY TO DRESS FOR YOUR LOCATION. IF YOU’RE OUT ON A FARM, CONSIDER COUNTRY CHIC. IF YOU’RE IN TOWN, GO FOR SMART CASUAL. OF COURSE, IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A PARTICULAR STATEMENT, THROW CAUTION TO THE WIND AND BREAK OUT YOUR TUXEDO IN THE PADDOCK. THIS IS JUST A GUIDE AFTER ALL!

 

HAVE A FEW OPTIONS

while A MAXI DRESS OR SKIRT CAN LOOK INCREDIBLE WITH A BIT OF LIGHT AND MOTION, IF IT’S A WINDY DAY, WATCH OUT! IT IS ALWAYS A GREAT IDEA TO BRING A FEW DIFFERENT LOOKS you love TO THE SHOOT- THAT WAY IF CONDITIONS CHANGE, YOU’RE COVERED. AND having a few outfit options means that you can change looks as you go and GET A NICE VARIETY IN YOUR PHOTOS.

FLATTER

your BODY SHAPE

every body is beautiful and the right fabrics AND CUTS JUST HELP TO ACCENTUATE OUR INDIVIDUALiTY. MY FEMALE CLIENTS OFTEN ASK ME WHAT IS THE BEST LOOK FOR THEM, SO HERE ARE A FEW OF MY POINTERS FOR LOOKING YOUR BEAUTIFUL BEST ON FILM!

 

PEAR-SHAPED: SHOW OFF YOUR CURVES. A-LINE DESIGNS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD CHOICE: ANYTHING THAT FOCUSES ON CINCHING THE WAIST AND FLOWING FROM THE HIPS WILL FLATTER YOU AND LOOK SIMPLY AMAZING.

 

APPLE-SHAPED: AN A-LINE STYLE WORKS FOR YOU TOO. THE SOFT FLOW FROM THE WAIST TO THE LEGS IS ALWAYS FLATTERING. AND DON’T BE AFRAID OF TEXTURE- IT LOOKS GREAT ON FILM.

 

BUSTY: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE RIGHT NECKLINE. SCOOP AND SWEETHEART NECKLINES OFFER SUPPORT WHILE ALSO OPENING UP YOUR DÉCOLLETAGE AND HIGHLIGHTING YOUR FACE. THE RIGHT NECKLINE SHIFTS THE FOCUS TO YOUR GORGEOUS SMILE.

 

PETITE: AIM FOR CLASSIC CUTS AND BEAUTIFULLY TAILORED DESIGNS. WHEN YOU’RE SLIM, YOU MIGHT BE INCLINED TO REACH FOR A FIGURE HUGGING NUMBER TO ACCENTUATE ANY CURVES, BUT TIGHT CLOTHING CAN BE CONSTRICTIVE AND UNCOMFORTABLE WHICH WILL IMPACT YOUR PHOTOS. A BELTED a-lINE DRESS OR TAILORED BLOUSE AND JEANS WILL BE COMFORTABLE AND TIMELESSLY ELEGANT.

ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

ARE A WONDERFUL IDEA
Booking an engagement session and trialing your wedding photographer takes out all of the guess work and preempts any wedding day photoshoot nerves. You will know what you're in for so that by the time your wedding day comes around, you'll be able to do it with your eyes shut (don't actually do this)

 

Also this is a great opportunity to get your hair and makeup trial done, and see what it actually looks like in the photographs.
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