So you’ve booked your experience (at our studios in the heart of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter or at our satellite studio based at Curborough Countryside Centre in Lichfield!) and you know you want some stunning shots… But what next? Outfits, ideas on colour, what size of wall art and what are you going to do with your digital collection afterwards?
Don’t panic! We’ve put together ten top tips to make sure you get the most from your shoot – some straight from our clients to you!
- If having a group shoot (ie. there is more than one of you!) make sure you’ve had a quick chat with each other about the types of outfits and styles you are going to wear… Choose whether your shoot is going to scream elegance with tuxedo’s and ball dresses or whether an informal look is more for you and your family (jeans and smart top, for example).
- When planning an outfit stay away from bold patterns and logo’s as these can date your images very quickly. Again, if having a group shoot, it may be worth deciding on a colour pallet to ensure that your uncle doesn’t wear a green shirt whilst your daughter has opted for a purple dress – they will clash!
- Here’s one from Victoria on FB:
Have a look at our pinterest by clicking here or have a sneaky peek at our latest studio shots by checking out our FB page: Derby and Lichfield.
- When you book in for your shoot we will ask you if you know what you’re wanting to create whilst in the studio… shelf portraits, albums or wall art for example. If it’s wall art have a quick measure of the area you are planning to put the imagery so we know what sizes we have to play with… Also have a think about the finish you want for your imagery: black and white, sepia, colour… If you’d like aluminium is gloss or a matt finish going to suit your home better… If you’d like wall art are you wanting framed or unframed – we know this is a lot to think about but if you have an idea in mind our team of experts can work with you to make sure that your imagery is presented perfectly for you.
- If bringing pets and/or children make sure you have toys and treats ready! The toys can be used as props in your imagery and the treats can be stored until the end of the session so they get a reward for being good in the studio.
- Here’s one from Corrie on FB:
- When choosing outfits, make sure you bring a good variety especially if you have a makeover based experience… Three little black dresses may look pretty but there’s only so much we can do with similar colours and styles. Think about a variety of lengths if bringing dresses, formal VS informal so you’re able to add variety to your portfolio and don’t forget to accessorise with jewellery and heels for example.
- If having a Boudoir Experience then killer heels, chunky jewellery and sexy lingerie/dressing gown is an absolute must! However, don’t forget to add personality… we’ve had favourite football strips brought in as well as his crisp white shirt or even a police woman with her belt (including handcuffs!). Remember these photographs are about representing who you are!
- We know this is probably an obvious one but make sure all of your decision makers are at your viewing… We same day view the majority of our shoots (maternity and pets can be an exception to this)
- And we’re going to leave the last tip to Suzanne: