What to Wear?

"What on earth should we wear!?" Don't worry I am here to guide you and help you get the most out of your session with me.

  Please keep in mind that this is just a guide, at the end of the day this is your shoot and I want to capture your families style and personalities just as .

As you start to plan your portrait session, there is one rule to keep in mind: Compliment and coordinate, but do not get too matchy. It’s as simple as that. You can choose to do neutrals with a few pops of colour or opt for a softer palette that has different ranges in within the same tones and shades.

I suggest starting with one member of the family and going from there. If you have a fun patterned outfit that you would like to use, try to limit it to one person. Having just one person in a pattern will allow their outfit to pop and still coordinate with everyone else. Multiple patterns can look too busy and limiting them will prevent competing with each other. If you’re having trouble choosing, I recommend laying out each option together and taking a photo. This is a great way to see how it will all look together and even get a second opinion from your friends… or me!


DO: Arrange your outfits ahead of time. Laying them out on a bed or the floor is a great idea. Don’t forget to include accessories.

DO: Make sure that you dress for your location! Heels just won't cut it in the peak district!

DON’T: Get too matchy with

co- ordinating outfits.

DON’T: Get a spray tan as they always photograph more orange than you intend.


Ladies: Use this as an opportunity to treat yourself to a blow-out and professional makeup before the session. Don’t forget that makeup should look natural, but be a bit heavier than normal. 


Gentlemen: Try to avoid getting a haircut or a hot shave on the day of a session. These can cause skin redness and irritation Planning these appointments a day or two out will give you the best results.