for clients

what to wear

Here are some top tips to help you decide what to wear for your photoshoot.

  • It is important to co-ordinate your outfits, but avoid all wearing the exact same thing. All white can be overpowering and a bit dated. Pick two to three colours that complement each other, or wear different shades of the same colour.
  • Avoid one person wearing a different colour. All of the attention will then be drawn to them (unless that is your idea).
  • Have your location in mind when choosing your outfit. You cannot wear your bikini in the middle of the forest and don’t come to the beach in your high heels.
  • Dress comfortably. Children also tend to dislike photographs in general so make sure they at least feel comfortable in their outfit. Don’t put them in brand-new clothes that make them scratch the entire session.
  • Avoid t-shirts at all costs, especially those that are branded (Nike, Billabong etc.).
  • Don’t forget about the shoes. A fun or bold choice can help add a pop of colour to the image. However, make sure that they are at least comfortable.
  • Before the shoot, use Google and Pinterest to source some ideas.
  • Be creative with layers. Jewellery, cardigans, boots tucked into jeans, belts, scarfs, hats and any kind of texture will add interest to the final image.

bride & groom

When it comes to your big day, you just want everything to run smoothly. These handy hints have been created to ensure that you get the most from your wedding photography.

  • Make sure the room where your bridal party is getting ready doesn’t become overcrowded and cluttered. The more space the better.
  • Avoid, if possible, wearing glitter on your skin or hair. In the sunlight and when using the camera’s flash, the glitter causes a reflection and white dots will appear on your photographs. It would take months to Photoshop these dots out, so it’s best to save the shine for later.
  • Always keep a close eye on the time. Before the big day, we’ll discuss the running order in detail and make sure everything goes off without a hitch.
  • Prepare a list of family photos beforehand. Then nominate someone from the bridal party with a loud voice to help with gathering the groups.
  • Leave enough time for the newlywed’s shoot. It is these photographs that will adorn your walls and be given as gifts to your nearest and dearest. The more time you can set aside, the better the end result.
  • If you are planning any special surprises throughout the course of the day, please let me know in advance. I don’t want to miss the moment.
  • I don’t mind if guests also want to take photographs throughout the course of the day. However, they can sometimes be a little over eager and block that perfect shot. You want your invited guests to share in the day, rather than starting at their camera’s LCD screen.
  • Let me know if you have any specific requests for particular shots and I will do my best to get them. Just remember to be realistic.
  • Don’t be afraid of the camera (or me). This will result in a very natural feel to your photographs.