I'm SO excited to be working with you!
This little guide is just to say a warm hello and give you some more information about what our experience together will be like.
We’re going to take photos, but what will it actually be like?
We’re going to find a balance between gentle posing you so you look beautiful (I promise you will!) and letting things unfold naturally so we capture things authentically. All you need to do is to show up, be yourselves & show your favourite people some love.
OUTDOOR SESSIONS: Prepare for a little wander around our location! I'll be on the hunt for the best light & views so we might need to do a little bit of walking. You may want to wear comfy shoes & pack a nicer pair to change into for photos particularly if our chosen location is quite hilly. (Unless your comfy shoes go with your outfit, then no need to worry)
AT HOME SESSIONS: We’ll want as much light inside as possible for the prettiest results, so pull up blinds and open those curtains. I love to have the option of shooting in multiple rooms - so anything you don’t want photographed can be stored away for the shoot. But please don't worry about having the "perfect" tidy home. I'll move anything distracting out of backgrounds.
AFTER THE SESSION: Once the film has been developed & scanned, all images are carefully hand edited & delivered within 2 weeks of your session, via a private online gallery. You can then select your favourite images to download included in your session fee. Additional digital files and prints can be ordered through your gallery.
What to Wear
Texture and clothes that move are the camera’s best friend (think linen, loose cotton, knitwear, flowy dresses, etc.)
Don’t be afraid of print and colour, but opt for smaller prints rather than larger prints.
Babies (1 year and under) look best in a simple short sleeved vest, dungarees/overalls or just a nappy cover/shorts (let's see those thigh rolls!!) Separates often end up getting bunched up when you hold little ones.
Avoid anything with words/logos
When in doubt - keep things simple - pick out neutral/earthy tones that compliment each other.
Feel free to send me photos of outfit options if you need help deciding.
You definitely don't need to buy anything new for your shoot, but if you want to treat yourself - my favorite sources for clothes for portrait sessions: Zara, Mango & ASOS
If there's anything I can help you with in the run up to the day, just give me a shout! I'll see you very soon!