ABOUT THE SESSION Everything you wanted to know plus some
My Fashion Style sessions are not modelling portfolio shoots, or even for budding models. They are rather aimed at your average teen or adult who would like to remember this time in their lives with something more than your standard family potrait photos, grainy iphone facebook photos or worse still for the teens out there, their school photos. They are a chance to pamper yourself by having hair and even makeup done before arriving for a fun session that has a fashion look about it.
Why not! Friends are a large part of your life, so its important to remember your time together as well. I suggest that you keep it to a small group of no more than two or three. Friend sessions are lots of fun and your friends always know how to get those natural smiles from you! Your session will include group shots as well as individual shots.
My suggestion would be to first pick a theme for your portraits and then find an outfit to match.
An example for the girls would be chosing a Romantic or Feminine theme. You would then look for clothing that would fit into this theme and we would pick a location to match. Perhaps you are more of a shopaholic? Then our theme might include some photos in a street scape with your most fashionable outfit. The only limit is your imagination.
When chosing your clothing items some points to remember are, avoid tops with bold or distracting patterns and logo's on shirts, nothing dates a photo quicker. They also tend to draw the eye away from your face. Solid colours are always a better choice.
Unless you have super skinny arms you should try and avoid sleeveless tops or dresses, as these can often make your arms look heavier than they actually are.
Don't forget to accessorise! Scarves, hats, boots or shoes are all a great way to add colour and interest to the photos.
These are the images you will use to remember this special time in your life. Do you have a hobby that you would also love to remember? For example, if you are a guitarist, feel free to bring along your guitar so we can capture some images including it.
Maybe your phone or ipod says more about who you are? Bring it along for a couple of fun shots.
Girls, consider getting your hair done, and come with your make-up on. Just apply as you normally would.
If you're not into make-up yet, at the very least bring some lip gloss to give your face a more finished look for the photos
Its the day of your photos and you wake up to find your skin has had a breakout overnight! Dont panic, I remember the joys of being a teen and so all photos are retouched to remove or minimise acne.
Most single subject sessions will run for about an hour. Friend sessions may take longer
I know it is always exciting to have special photos taken and so I make sure to upload a sneak peak to my blog for you the day of the session.
Then, within the next 7 days, the remainder of the images will be edited and uploaded to an online proof gallery for you to view and share with friends. You will be able to select your favourites and order directly from the proof gallery.