Enjoyed Little Olivia...
We love photographing Maternity and Newborn photos. Kids are so cute, bellies are cute and it shows!! Here is a sneak peak of some photos we did this past week!
We will be booking short photo session days for your children this fall with package prices comparative to the dreaded school photos. Contact us for our session dates and avoid giving your family horrible typical school photos for Christmas!
I had the honour of photographing a friend's wedding this past July long weekend. What a beautiful wedding and a beautiful bride!
I think the question that I hear most often from families about upcoming sessions is "What should we wear???"
Of course, every photographer is different, but we have some tips for working with us that will help make your photos great.
1. Look good, but not fake. Every session is different, and it is important that you stay true to what you as a person/couple/family are. Just because you see a photo online of five people wearing rainbow shirts with stars and you like the photo, this does not necessarily mean it is what you should wear. Think about what you are comfortable in (our sessions usually involved some bending, jumping, etc.), and what you feel good in.
2. Iron your clothes! There are a lot of things that photoshop can fix, but wrinkles on your body is not one of them. Be sure that you are wearing clothing that falls clean and straight. It will translate much better in your photos.
3. To match or not match? Often families like to all wear one color top, or similar outfits. This can be great, but only if it is what everyone is comfortable in. Matching outfits sometimes make for awkward feel to photos. Think of your photo like you living space. Would you use only one color for every item in your room? Probably not. Home decorating site are a great way to get color inspiration for your clothing (see: http://www.hgtv.com/decorating/how-to-choose-a-color-scheme/index.html). Don't be shy to mix and match. It will make your photos much more interesting and beautiful to look at.
4. Accessories? Now to be honest, I love the hair flowers and little things that make people look just a little bit more extraordinary than normal. I totally think it is worth the time and money to wear something in your hair or on your body that you may not normally wear. Whether it be beautiful jewelry (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lia-sophia-online-order-Charlotte-Gracie/219161958101592 is one of my favorites), or hand made flower hair clips (https://www.facebook.com/HaileysBloomingBowtique?sk=info). Taking the time to add those special touches is always worth while.
5. Plain or pattern? Personally, I prefer plain colors, or two color patterns. Normally our shoots are outdoors, so multiple patterns tend to start to make pictures look too "busy".
6. What colors? I always encourage people to avoid wearing yellow, bright green, and often (but not always) plain white. Why? Well, green and yellow tend to make most skin tones look ill in photos. Obviously there are exceptions to this, but as a broad tip, this usually is a good rule of thumb. Why not white? Simple, really: white tends to attract accidents. If there is anything to be spilled, it will inevitably land on the white shirt. Murphy's law. Also, white colors tend to show wrinkles more. If you are able to avoid wrinkles and spills, go ahead and wear white, but as a whole, I like to advise people (particularly families with small children) to avoid white.
Remember, you will be looking at these photos for the rest of your life. If you feel comfortable and gorgeous when you leave your house, this will show in the photos. Hope these tips help you decide on your photo attire. If you have any questions, let us know! We love to help plan out shoots with our clients :)