1. Exist in photos
To have beautiful photos, you first need to take the hardest step and be in the photos! Anything after that is a bonus.
2. Make it ‘you’
If your dogs are your babies, bring them along. If you go fishing in your spare time, go to the coast. If you’re from the bush, pick a country location.
3. Style it up
Pick outfits that are subtly matched, make your feel great and still reflect your usual style. You want to put your best self on display while still feeling comfortable.
4. Match the look to the location
Just as flowing dresses and linen shirts will look great on the beach, your warm jumpers are probably best suited to the Byfield forestry.
5. Add personal touches
If you are dreaming of a picnic theme at the beach because that’s how your partner proposed, tell me! It’s special little touches like these that can make all the difference to your photos.
6. Get pampered
If you aren’t confident doing it yourself, professional hair and makeup is a wonderful confidence boost and will ensure you look your best.
7. Time matters
Late in the day is best for photos, even though it can be a challenging time with kids. I can help with plenty of tactics to keep them smiling so you can focus on genuine interactions.
8. Put the extras away!
Phones, wallets, sunglasses, hats… they’re better off out of your photos (and anyone who’s been photographed by me will know this well).
9. Start with the end result in mind
Knowing where you would like to display your photos later can help with choosing a colour palette, styling theme and overall look for your photos.