Families and Children
I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, and I love to photograph my clients in the same way. Kids in suits and fancy dresses really aren’t my style. If in doubt, jeans always look great, whatever the colour. Hats are cool too, they make great props for both boys and girls. Or you could jazz things up with striped leggings, coloured tights and a sparkly tutu. Dress-ups are always fun!
Being outside is a very important part of my work. I love to see kids enjoying the natural world – throwing leaves in the air, splashing in puddles, playing in the mud. So leave your stilettos and stockings at home. All you’ll need is a sense of adventure (and some spare clothes for the kids).
Block colours are best for group photos, but avoid putting everyone in the same colour, including all black or all white. This can look very formal, and is perhaps more suited to a studio environment. I would also steer away from clashing stripes, prints, spots and logos.
Maternity and Newborns
Maternity can range from bright, bold and fun, to vintage-inspired, to a little more daring. How daring is totally up to you! Flowing dresses and skirts look great, so do jeans unbuttoned at the waist, and jackets and shirts that can be left open to reveal your bump. After all, this is a celebration of you and your beautiful belly!
Your new bub looks best in simple outfits, singlets or nothing at all. I love wrapping bubs in beautiful blankets, quilts and Nana’s homemade love. I have a couple of gorgeous goodies I always bring along, but bring out those lovely new wraps, swaddles, hats and nappy covers – they will make your photo session much more personal.