here are some do's and dont's
DO: Keep it simple
Stick to Solid colours. Earth tones will never go out of style. Stray away from vibrant and neon colours, and stay away from patterns they have a TENdANCY to ‘buzz’ on camera. Look for earth tones such as rich browns, beige, creams, greys, navy’s with pops of jewel tones such as burgundy, muted army green, mustard and deep plum.
DONT: Wear Logos or match
Your sessions should be a reflection of you and your personality. Logos will create a distraction that will take away from the emotion and connection in your photos. Also, remember those 90’s all denim or white family photos? Let’s not do that. Different tones, textures and hairstyles adds a great element to your session!
DO: Keep it relaxed and natural.
Natural. Natural. Natural. “Less is more” never goes out of style. Now, I’m not saying don’t get your hair and make-up done. What I am saying is enhance and frame your already beautiful features. Why? A beautiful dark and heavy smokey eye can make the appearance of racoon eyes.
Your hair should flatter and compliment the session location. Unless you’ve booked a high fashion editorial session, slicked back hair ie. slicked high ponytails, will not photograph nicely.
DO: Coordinate a colour pallette
Knowing your colour pallette and vibe is so important. Ensuring your outfits compliment each other's is crucial. Again, Look for earth tones such as rich browns, beige, creams, greys, navy’s with pops of jewel tones such as burgundy, muted army green, mustard and deep plum. adding a pop of denim and floral print works too.
DONT: Wing it
Preparation is key, especially when it comes to your outfits. Otherwise you’ll be scrambling the day of and being stressed is never fun. “Where focus goes energy flows”