Session tips

Be yourselves sessions tips


Here's a few hints that will help you to get ready for your session.

Remember one thing. It's all about you two enjoying each-other's company. This is what I want to capture.

  • Wear comfortable clothes: You'll look the way you feel and I want you to feel good and confident.
  • Wear things that are 'you': Wear your favourite clothes, favourite colours and accessories and coordinate them.
  • Simplify: Less is more.
  • Dress for season and location: Unless this is the plan - wear clothes that fit the place and surrounding of the shoot.
  • Pick colours that compliment you: If you have light skin, white clothing can wash out your complexion in photographs. Have you got big blue eyes? How about blue accent and complimentary colours?
  • Accessorize: Bring a small bag with an extra hat, scarf, glasses or a jumper - anything that is easily carried and changed.
  • Make-up: If you're wearing any - classic and simple. Make sure it's freshly applied. We'll have a quick make - up check mid session to make sure everything looks the way it should.
  • Colours: Cheat a little by coordinating colours. This website is a great tool for picking colours that go very well together.
  • This is for those who want to take it to the next level:  3 ways to dress for your body type: "The key is to know your proportions, and use fashion to accentuate your best features--and hide everything else!" There is a section for men as well.

 

What NOT to wear:

  • Too trendy: Trendy look today will be out of fashion in a year. 
  • Anything glaring, fluorescent, with big logo's, emblems, patterns and writing:  They all would become the centre-piece of every photo and make it really hard to focus on you.
  • Pure white or pure black. Pure white is too bright and doesn't photograph well. Go light instead of white and dark instead of black.
  • Too casual, baggy, poorly fitted. Self explanatory really :)

Personal items?

  • Yes :)  Do you go cycling together? Well, you can bring your bicycles. Go on picnics? Let's have a picnic than. Love reading together? Bring your favourite books. Collect wine? Bring a bottle. He plays guitar - bring a guitar :) Cool looking cars or motorcycles? Definitely. Just let me know in advance.