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tips for a photo shoot

Here are some simple suggestions on how to make the most of your Photo Sessions.   These are only guide lines to help James give you the best images possible.  However the choice is yours.  It does help to bring several changes of clothes if possible so we can help you choose.

Portraits... Yes to...

Patterns, stripes and Florals can be very distracting from the subjects and your faces.

Very bright clothing can also be distracting unless you want to stand out!  Eg.  Red dress with a Glamour Shoot is perfect!

Wear colours that go nicely together for groups of two or more.  Eg.  Blue, Grey and Black. If you have a group, try and coordinate everyone with similar and complimentary tones.

Try to choose Classic styles that wont date so your images are still fashionable in year to come.

Bring hats, hair pieces, scarves or accessories that show your personality and style and some favourite toys and accessories for the little ones.

Wrinkled clothing can potentially spoil your end result. Bring your clothing on hangers as we have a cloths horse to hang items on. 

Dress for Full Length, even if you are not planning on full length shoots.  There may be something that comes up where you need shoes.  

Definitely bring your sense of humour and expectation of having some fun

Headshots... Yes to...

Bold patterns, stripes and Florals can be very distracting from the subjects and your faces.  However, soft gentle patterns may work.  If you’re not sure, bring a few choices.

Very bright clothing can also be distracting unless you want to stand out!  Eg.  Red dress with a Glamour Shoot is perfect!  However Red can also look quite strong.  It depends on what message you are sending.  If you’re  not sure, bring a few choices.  

Wear colours that go nicely together for groups of two or more.  Eg.  Blue, Grey and Black. If you have a group, try and coordinate everyone with similar and complimentary tones.

Try to choose Classic styles that wont date so your images are always fashionable.

Wrinkled clothing can potentially spoil your end result. Bring your clothing on hangers as we have a cloths horse to hang items on. 

Definitely bring your sense of humour and expectation of having some fun.  Depending how you want to be viewed, we will make sure your look sends the appropriate message.

that thing about yourself that you don't like.....

Many people are self conscious about some things and hate photos because of it.  If there is anything you are conscious of, please don’t by shy and let James know at the beginning of the session as there are many ways to tackle this.  Eg. Your nose or double chin!  (the old favourites).  

Don’t worry about how to pose or what to do as James will give you complete direction with this and you will be having fun as well.

Ladies, if you would like optional Hair and Make Up for your session, please check with us before booking your time.  This is done on-site by my wife Tanya, and we just need to make sure she is available.  Basic hair and make up is $150.  Click here to see her work on her Instagram Page and on our Website.

I hope this gives you some ideas.  If you need some further help with designing your clothing for your shoot, please call Tanya on 0481 911 311 as she would be more than happy to help you with this.