HI MY LOVELIES!
HERE ARE A FEW TIPS & IDEAS FOR YOUR COUPLES PHOTOSHOOT
Make sure your outfit choices are comfortable, but look good (we will be doing a little bit of walking).
Try not to wear to many complicated patterns or prints, and its a good idea to avoid big logos, and football shirts, I'm afraid are a no no!
Accessorise if you like! Adding colourful scarves, headbands, hats, can add a bit of flare to the images.
Try and coordinate/compliment your colours a little with each other. Some couples co-ordinate completely...i.e. all black tops/jeans or all white for summer shoots but it's up to you and what you feel comfortable with. Subtle tones and plain colours work best with maybe the odd burst of a colourful accessory.
Try and match your styles as a couple. i.e. you are both dressed either casual or smart or alternative or grungy or whatever you like, but be similar!
If the weather is looking either a bit wet or cold please take a jacket just in case. We will be wandering around for an hour or so outside though, so make sure you have enough layers and are warm enough, if it's winter.
If it's a cold day...I may ask you to be brave and take your jackets off just for a few photos!
If we are on hills or forest or beach etc please try and wear practical/comfortable shoes e.g. trainers, boots. Depending on the time of year we will be doing some walking and the ground may be uneven and/or muddy. (Sandles, flip flops or tom style shoes aren’t really suitable). Please let me know if you or your partner has accessibility requirements.
If you can help it don't bring any extra bags or stuff - you'll only have to lug it around and worry about it getting nicked!
Be yourselves. Be loving, be playful, be funny... Feel free to lark around if you like, smooch up with each other, hold hands, scream, laugh! Being yourself means I don’t need to ask you on the day and avoids it feeling staged or posed.
As you know I love taking natural, fun-loving photographs. I will issue you some direction but will try not to, too much. The best shots are going to be the ones where you are both oblivious to the camera, and captured in the moment connecting with each other. All you need to do is chat and interact with each other. Maintaining good eye contact with each other is a good tip. We will have somewhere you are looking at each other and smiling and only a few where you are looking at the camera! Most of the photos I will NOT have you looking at the camera. My aim is really to capture you as a couple hanging out, being affectionate and to create some lovely real authentic moments.
Relax, enjoy, my style of photography, have fun, snuggle up, and maintain good eye contact with each other. Try not to look down! I’ll give you a few instructions (but not many), feel free to go off-piste! Try and forget I’m there even! I’ve also go a few silly little games and banter to help you relax even more and to get some lovely expressions. Please feel free to go with the flow and enjoy yourselves. This is your time together away from life….Enjoy it whilst I take beautiful photos of you!
Your couples photoshoot session will last about an hour or so. I'm a pretty relaxed person and will have my range of photos I know I will want to capture. We'll basically go for a little wander, stop at a few different places for photos. If you up for trying a few different things please sing out or if you have any ideas yourselves please let me know too - try and let me know in advance though and we'll try and fit these in.
That's about it folks! Remember we are here to have fun and create memories. See you at the shoot! If you have any questions or concerns about anything please do get in touch.