ADVICE ON PREPARATION

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CLOTHING

  • Keep things simple in terms of colours and patterns – avoid multi coloured or heavily patterned items which can distract the eye
  • For more formal portraits consider a plain shirt or something with a collar
  • For more contemporary portraits consider a simple white or black tee shirt
  • Bring a couple of changes
  • Longer sleeves tend to suit adults
  • Classic beats fashionable every time

MAKE-UP

  • Normal make-up if fine – do not put on extra or apply heavier than usual
  • Please bring some make-up with you for touch-ups during the shoot
  • We can book a make-up artist for you – additional charge applies

HAIR

  • Your normal hairstyle will be fine. If however, you decide to get a haircut give it a week to settle in
  • Always bring a hairbrush

SPECIFIC ADVICE FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

  • Avoid giving advance warning to your kids – children may get very excited or alternatively very apprehensive
  • Book a time of day that suits the child – this will enhance the process
  • If the child has a favourite toy feel free to bring it along

SPECIFIC ADVICE FOR BABIES AND NEWBORNS

  • Pick a time after a nap – when energy levels are best
  • Please avoid sessions within a week on any inoculations
  • If the child has a favourite toy feel free to bring it along
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