Preparing for your shoot

Whether you are having a family photoshoot or maternity session there are a few little tips to help you be a bit better prepared

Avoid over bearing stripes, spots, patterned fabrics and logo’s...I also love accessories like hats and gloves for the chilly months of the year.

Don’t be tempted to both wear the same colour tops and kakhi bottoms for example with a little planning, you can look natural and still colour coordinated.

What does work is complimentary colors and picking colors that are flattering to your skin tone. Dress for the season as well and avoid overly low necklines. Layering is great for maternity photos so a pretty scarf or cardigan and clothes that show off your bump nicely.

 

Hair/makeup Makeup for photographs should be slightly heavier than normal. Too much makeup tends to give you that painted look, too little might not show off your features. A loose translucent powder is helpful to eliminate shine especially for oily skin. Hands are also feature a lot in maternity photos so make sure they are moisturised and looking pretty.

For outside shoots please avoid wearing trainers they are a real picture killer!

Please also bring baby wipes and tissues for shoots with children, it always amazes me just how quickly little ones can get dirty!