Posts in guide to being photogenic
The ultimate question... What to wear?

One of the first questions people think when preparing for their photo-shoot is

What am I going to wear?

Don't worry, I'm here to help you every step of the way. At your personal in-studio consultation we'll talk about what style of photography you like; traditional, fashion inspired, feminine, dance styled, retro, loving, casual, full glam.
You name it we'll make it happen. 


Outfits are styled around the look you want...

Dance styled; bring in something with lots of fabric thats twirl worth.

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Casual; bring in jeans, singlet, summer dress or chunky knit jersey.

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Or you could see what we have in our studio wardrobe...
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Glam; cocktail dresses and full length gowns look amazing...

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3 Tips on How to Get Great Photos Together

Was the last time you had your photo taken with your loved one at your wedding? 
If you said yes you are not alone, most people (men and women) shy away from the camera to a certain extent. But you shouldn't! It is important to capture the loving relationship you have with each other. Something that makes you both look good, but that can be easier said than done. So Here are some tips to help you get great photos together...

  1. Get cosy; most cameras make things look a lot further apart than they are in real life so snuggle up. 
  2. Make sure you are at two different heights; tip toe or squat so that you are not exactly the same height as you partner, it'll make the images more interesting.
  3. Wear similar colours or tones; this will minimise the attention on your clothes and keep people looking at your beautiful smiles.
Five tips to look better in photos this Christmas

We all have that relative that is snap happy, the teen that selfies everything including you, or your family only gets together once a year and you shouldn't avoid the camera. So I want to give you a few simple steps to look better in photos this Christmas. 

1. Sit or stand at 45degrees, that is slightly side on. At all costs avoid being square on to the camera, it makes everyone look broader especially if there is a group lined up together.

2. Chin forward and down, everyone of my clients hears this from me. Push your chin towards the camera and tip it down, this action slims the neck and helps to stop the dreaded double chin. Push it forward until it feels like it'll fall off.

3. Put the food down, no-one looks flattering with a mouth-full or half a face hidden behind a wine glass. So if you are aware of someone taking a photo, wait until they have finished to make sure you don't get caught unaware.

4. Keep up with the kids, if they move fast so do you. Rule of thumb with photographing children is their age equals the number of minutes you have to capture them. 2 yr old = 2mins before they've moved onto something else and you've lost their attention.

5. Relax, remember to breath and enjoy yourself. When you are nervous in a photo it shows, so focus on enjoying the time with loved ones and the memories you are creating. One of the greatest benefits of digital cameras is not only that we can see the result instantly but the unlimited number we can take. Just keep snapping until your happy with one :)

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