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How to Best Prepare for a Portrait Photo Shoot

I always tell people the oul cheesy “bring your smile”, clichéd yes, but somewhere in that ridiculous statement there is a home truth. It’s all about being yourself, don’t try to be a superstar if you’re not, don’t force a smile if you don’t feel like smiling.

If it’s a family shoot it is so easy to bunch you guys together and get the giggles going. Remember to keep attires simple so no one stands out from the crowd if it is a large group shot. Otherwise come as you are and let us find that hidden gem. If you want to stylise your photo shoot then we can put our heads together and decide what is best for you to bring or for us to organise.

If we are shooting babies we advise bringing out blankets, hats, toys outfits or anything you feel is an integral part of baby’s life. If we are shooting toddlers we advise to either let us photo them playing naturally where they normally do or in the great outdoors where they can run and use their energy. If you wish to shoot toddlers on a studio setting we advise bringing all those things that toddler plays with for two minutes and then move on. Everything from books to favourite teddy and even on to the garage or kitchen set, puzzles, hats and glasses.

If you want to get a simple lifestyle portrait or profile picture taken for yourself or someone close to you check out our “Thinking outside the box” photo shoot. If we are missing anything please send us an e mail with your ideas and thoughts.
Stay warm folks.

Stephen

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