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What to wear for a spring photography session

It’s often one of the more stressful parts of organising your photo session – choosing the wardrobe! But really it can be much easier than some might think.

My tips are:

  1. Choose comfortable clothes which represent yourselves. You want to look like you in the photos so don’t buy new stuffy, smart clothes that you would never usually wear.
  2. Avoid heavily patterned items and large slogans, these will distract attention and make your photos look more dated in the future.
  3. Try to fit each members outfit into a colour scheme. Choose 3/4 colours and then a couple of items of clothing in those colours for each person in the group. Try to avoid having everyone overly matching. Scarves and other accessories are an easy way to add a pop of colour to fit in with the colour palate.
  4. Think of the season and the colours in the background. Try to choose colours which won’t blend in to the surrounding area, you want to stand out but compliment the colours in nature.

Spring clothes colour scheme ideas

In spring you want to avoid green as there is so much of it around, but you may want to mimic the other colours you see in the flowers and grasses around. Pastels work really well and for stronger colours navy, burgundy and grey compliment the green background you will have. White always stands out well and looks fresh and clean for springtime. Additions like straw hats or ‘natural’ coloured shawls and blankets would suit these colours really nicely.

And as always I am available to chat to prior to your session about what clothes you might want to wear – I’m only a message away!

Posted in Covid-19, family photographer, Photography sessions

Re-opening and staying safe

I am very excited to say, after looking at the government’s announcements, that I am open for business and taking bookings from the 12th April!

We will still take care to be safe and follow all the necessary precautions during sessions. Clients’ safety has always been a number one concern of mine and it will continue to be. And, of course, my flexibility and availability will be useful to everyone at this time and I hope clients and I can work together to make sure we are all happy and safe.

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Gift Vouchers – the perfect gift this year

What ever the occasion, who ever the recipient, a gift voucher from Photography by Helen is the perfect present for a loved one this year. Whether for Christmas, birthday, engagement, birth or just to say ‘you’re so special’ you can give your loved one the opportunity to create and save precious memories forever.

Create your own

Gift vouchers from Photography by Helen are totally customisable; you could choose to pay for a photo session, to pay for the package for someone after they’ve had a session or you could choose any amount that suits you to contribute to their experience. I will design and word the gift certificate clearly with what is included.

Delivery of your choice

You can decide whether to receive the gift certificate electronically yourself or have it sent directly to the recipient. You could also choose to have a hard copy supplied, beautifully printed, to give to your loved one in a more tangible form (this would be for a small extra cost). I am very flexible so we can talk about what would work best for your gift.

The Details

The experience is bespoke and we can create the perfect package for you to present, we will work together to make you perfectly happy with your gift. The Terms and Conditions will always apply. Gift vouchers can not be exchanged for other services or money once created. Certificates are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, they will have an expiry date on them to be super clear. Any promotions applied when purchased will be included in the information on the certificate, other promotions are not applicable.

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3 Reasons not to let the weather put you off an outdoor photo session

An outdoor photo session is the perfect choice for whatever requirements you have – family photos, children’s portraits or personal headshots. There’s plenty of variety for backgrounds, lots of space to move around and chances to relax and have fun to create lovely, natural photos. However, you might be worried about the weather spoiling your opportunity. Here’s 3 reasons not to let that put you off:

1. We can style it out

We can easily adjust clothing and provisions to fit your needs if the weather is being tricky. If it’s cold we can add coats, blankets and woolly hats which will add really cute look to your photos. If it’s wet we can wear welly boots and use brollies for fun. If it’s sunny we can use the trees for shade, hats and water to keep cool.

2. Don’t worry about mess

I have picnic blankets with waterproof layers which will keep you dry and away from any mud. I also have some nice looking but heavy duty and great washable blankets which I always bring so you don’t need to worry about anything of yours getting too dirty. Mud streaks are often easy enough to edit out so if anyone should get a tad too messy; I can usually fix it.

3. Flexibility

If the weather is looking really grey, too wet or too cold then we can reschedule. I am very flexible and we can easily find another date which works for both of us and so rearrange your session to, hopefully, a more beautiful day. I’m a small business, and the benefit of that is that I concentrate on making my clients really happy individually and I have enough time to chat with you and book in another date as soon as possible.

So hopefully I’ve eased some of your concerns about outdoor photography. If you are interested in talking about your own session and how I can accommodate you then please to get in touch.