I get asked 'What should we wear?' all the time. So I thought that I would do a little blog with my tips for dressing for your photos!
Where are your photographs going to be displayed?
You want your photos to work on the walls, so bear in mind that your colour choice for clothes will be displayed next to your wall colour, try to aim for complimenting colours - not matching!
Pick three colours (one being a neutral) and put together outfits with those colours only. More than three colours can seem a bit busy. For example: navy blue (dark wash blue jeans), light gray, and mustard yellow.
Neutrals include black, white, gray, khaki, etc.
Think coordinating, not matching.
Use your brightest colours as accessories. You don’t want the brightest colours detracting from the most important part of the picture: the PEOPLE! This goes for patterns too - too much pattern will be distracting to the eye.
A good rule is for parents to be more neutral and the kids to be in brighter colours
When choosing your colours, try to stick to warm OR cool tones- this helps with planning for displaying your images, if you living room is warm, go for warm tones. I have some handy colour palettes for you:
But my biggest tip?
Wear something you feel comfortable in!
It is important you feel comfortable in your clothes for the shoot, it will show if you are pulling at your top, or trying to hide!
There are lots of examples on Pinterest, it is a great place to get some inspiration!
If you have any questions or want to get in touch about your family photo shoot, drop me a message via this link.
I love spending time crafting, making something new. Generally speaking, when I am making it is for a shoot - an idea I have. A photograph I want to create. I do, however, work to your ideas too, something a little more personal to a family.
A seaside theme for a seaside living family, for this cake smash the family came to me from the south coast, origami boats, hand cut waves and starfish were definitely in order!
Lots of circles being stuck for this lovely little lady, and a DIY canopy!
I have so many pairs of scissors, in various states of blunt! Blue and stars was what the parents wanted for this one. I still find silver glitter in random areas in my dining room!
This little surfer dude was just so cute! I still have the surf boards I made especially!
This is one I am still working on. It isn't specifically for one client, but I am loving it, and it has progress on to....
...this! I am still tweaking the idea, how I want it to look, making it just so! So more flowers are being made, different paper, sizes, colours.
I will be doing a casting for a young lady to come and help me in creating this image I have in my head, keep your eyes out!
I will also be doing a boy theme too - anything you would like to see?
See what I have been up to recently!