What to wear for your Photoshoot

What to wear for your Photoshoot

Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

What to wear for your Photoshoot

Studio Photoshoot – Clothing Ideas

18th October 2017

Many factors are important when creating the perfect photograph. Lighting, posing, facial expressions and clothing all play an important part. If one element is off balance the result can be that the final image doesn’t look right. Your photographer will work with you to ensure that most of these factors are set to create the perfect family portrait, however clothing is something you will need to consider in advance of your photoshoot. Whether it is a family portrait, photos of the children or a maternity photoshoot what you wear is an important factor, so below are some top tips from me to help you plan your outfits.

Slice of Life Photography - Beach sunset photoshoot with sisters, Stamford Photographer
  1. Co-ordinate Outfits

It is important to ensure that what each person participating in the photoshoot blends together well.  This doesn’t mean everyone should wear exactly the same colours and tones but it does mean that you should complement one another.

  1. Simplicity is best

Photographers want to emphasis your faces and emotion and wearing plain clothing helps to avoid distractions within the photographs.Logo’s and patterns can draw attention away from you and your family.

Slice of Life Photography - Sweet little boy sitting on log, Lincoln photographer

3. Be Timeless

Try to avoid wearing clothing that represents the latest fashion. Timeless clothing such as jeans, or a classic style will still look good displayed in your home in years to come.

4. Dress for the time of year

This is particularly important if you have opted for an outdoor photoshoot. You want your images to make sense so consider where you are having your photos taken and dress appropriately for the location and time of year.

Slice of Life Photography - outdoor photoshoot in hay bales, Boston Photographer

5. Use accessories to show your personalities

It is important that the portraits created show your personalities and style, so use simple accessories to do this without over powering the finished look. A pretty hair bow, soft scarf or funky shoes can all bring out your personality without distracting from the co-ordinated look.

Slice of Life Photography - Beautiful mummy to be, maternity photographer Peterborough

Fine art portrait Spalding photographer6. Wear layers and textures

Wearing textures and layers can add depth and interest to a photograph whilst maintaining the co-ordinated colours. Linen, Lace, and cord can complement one another whilst helping to separate individuals.

7. Shoes matter

Don’t forget to think about your footwear. If you are in the studio it maybe that your photographer will ask you to go barefoot but for outdoor photoshoots your footwear can make or break an outfit.

Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Portrait Spalding Photographer

8. Be comfortable

This is especially important for young children. You don’t want them in an outfit that they don’t like or find irritating. The likely outcome is they will be fidgety and tugging at their clothes during their photoshoot.

9. Don’t forget hair and make-up

Your make-up should be subtle and natural and compliment your chosen clothing. It is important that your hairstyle is representative of you, but it is also helpful to try and avoid your hair falling across your face to avoid distracting shadows and hair falling into the eyes.

Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Portrait of 2 Brothers, Boston photographer

10. Consider your home decor

This may sound like a strange thing to consider but you want your pictures to compliment your home, particularly if you are planning on displaying a wonderful piece of large wall art.

I hope that you have found this helpful in planning the perfect outfit for your photoshoot. Your photographer will be the perfect person to chat to about styling ideas if you want further advice. At my photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire I have a range of outfits for many photo shoot styles so it is always worth asking as it maybe that outfits can be provided for all or some members of the family.

Marie

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    Slice of Life Photography

    Specialising in Baby Photoshoots, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fairy Photography.

    The purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

    Address

    Whaplode
    Spalding
    Lincolnshire
    United Kingdom

    Telephone

    07545 778016

    School Holiday Activities in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire

    School Holiday Activities in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire

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    School Holiday activities in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire

    26th May 2017

    What to do with children during the School Holidays in and around Lincolnshire

    It looks like we are in for a scorching hot half term this May so I thought it might be helpful to share some of the local attractions to help keep the kids entertained in the heat. With the help of suggestions from some of my wonderful clients here are a selection of the local attractions you could visit.

    1) Wells-Next-The-Sea – This is one of my favourite sea side resorts locally. Just along from Hunstanton it is a beautiful sea side town with a lovely beach, colourful beach huts, a fun train ride and is great for some crab fishing fun.

    2) Lincolnshire wildlife park – One of the largest animal sanctuaries in the UK, it is home to Parrots, Tigers, Reptiles and many more. I know my children love watching animals in action so this is one that is definitely on my list to visit.

    3) Barnwell Country Park – Home to 37 acres of lakes, riverbanks and meadows as well as a woodland adventure play area and Hobbit garden for toddlers. There is plenty of space for family picnics or even a BBQ.

    4) Fineshades woods – Fineshades has trails for all ages and abilities to enjoy. You can walk or hire bikes and enjoy the cycle routes or even go on a Gruffalo Hunt.

    5) Rand Farm Park – There are many working or tourist farms within the area but Rand Farm Park is a favourite with my children. It has a great balance of indoor play, outdoor attractions and hands on animal experiences.

    6) Ferry Meadows Country Park – Ferry Meadows is where many of my own childhood memories were made and is somewhere I visit regularly with my own children. There are a range of play areas for children, boat and train rides, walks around the lakes and plenty of open fields to kick a ball or throw a frisbee. There are also lots of picnic areas and BBQ spots that make for a great family picnic. Ferry Meadows also has a water sports centre where older kids can try a spot of wind surfing and canoeing. They often run activities during school holidays so it’s worth checking out their website for more info.

    7) Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary – Who doesn’t love a donkey? Home to lots of rescued donkeys who can live out their days in comfort, Radcliffe is free to visit.

    8) Stanwick Lakes – Take your swimmers and towels if you chose to visit Stanwick Lakes as it has a fantastic water play area that will definitely help keep the kids entertained and cool. They often run activities in the school holidays like pond dipping so check out their website to see what’s on.

    9) Bourne outdoor swimming pool – This wonderful heated outdoor pool opens its doors for the season on 27th May and in my experience, is one of the cleanest and quietest outdoor pools in the area. It is maintained by volunteers and is always a welcoming place to visit.

    10) Rutland water – Rutland water has so many things going on that you could probably fill the whole week at just this one location. Water sports, bike rides, man-made beach, water obstacle course, nature reserve, outdoor adventure centre, boat rides and so much more.

    I hope that you have found this article helpful and that you have a great May Half term. Are you planning on visiting anywhere different this holidays? Why not share your top places to visit in the comments for others to share or let me know what you think if you visit any of my recommendations.

    Enjoy the sunshine everyone and long may it continue.

    Marie

    Keywords: advice for mums, family days out in lincolnshire, school holiday

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      Slice of Life Photography

      Specialising in Baby Photoshoots, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fairy Photography.

      The purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

      Address

      Whaplode
      Spalding
      Lincolnshire
      United Kingdom

      Telephone

      07545 778016

      Award Winning Wedding and Newborn Photographer

      Award Winning Wedding and Newborn Photographer

      Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

      Award Winning Wedding and Newborn Photographer

      2nd November 2016

      Since starting my photography business just over 3 years ago I have become more and more determined to better myself and develop my skills. Not only do I have a thirst for learning but it is important to me that your wedding photos and baby pictures are of the highest possible standard. Working from my purpose-built garden Studio in Market Deeping, just outside Peterborough has allowed me to offer Newborn, Children and Family Photography in a relaxed and homely environment which in turn leads to more natural, relaxed photographs.

      I attend regular training to learn new areas or build on the skills I already have and continually read and research new things. 2016 has seen me train with some of the world’s top photographers. In April, I spent 2 intense days with Kelly from Little Pieces Photography by Kelly Brown who has won photographer of the year many times in Australia. This training really helped me home in my posing and styling for Newborn Photography. In May, I spent a fantastic day finally learning an area of photography that I had longed to develop. Fran from Fran Stephenson Photography showed me the skills needed to create stunning Fairy Photos and last Sujata from But Natural Photography share her secrets for amazing outdoor portraits, something that I can apply to my wedding photography as well as outdoor family photography. In 2017 I am spending a whole week in Lake district learning lots more techniques and I cannot wait to get stuck in.

      Along with this training I am a member of 2 professional bodies. The Guild of Photographers and BANPAS (Baby and Newborn Photography Association). Being a part of these allows me to tap into many learning resources and liaise with like-minded people which again helps me grow. Part of the resources within BANPAS are tutorials and learning material to ensure the safe posing and care of Newborns during their baby photoshoot.

      The Guild of Photographers run a monthly Image of the Month Award programme. Each month members enter images of their choice and these are judged against competition criteria. We are then able to seek feedback and advice on our images after awards have been released. This feedback is extremely valuable as it allows us to evaluate our work and gain advise on how we can improve and develop. Since joining the Guild I have entered several images and have been delighted to have received 9 Bronze Awards. Bronze Awards are only awarded to images of a strong standard in this national competion (something to be proud of). My target for 2017 is to grow further and work on receiving some Silver Awards.

      Thank you for stopping by and reading my ramblings. Here are my 9 award winning Images.

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        Slice of Life Photography

        Specialising in Baby Photoshoots, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fairy Photography.

        The purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

        Address

        Whaplode
        Spalding
        Lincolnshire
        United Kingdom

        Telephone

        07545 778016