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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!

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How to book a photo session with Helen

1. Take a look through my website, at the What I Offer and the Pricing Information pages in particular.

2. Message me on facebook, via my website or email. Let me know what kind of session you are interested in and ask any questions you have. I am really happy to chat through things with you.

3. Decide on a date, time and location. This will often include some back and forth between us to find something which will suit us both best. I am usually available and most flexible during weekends and school holidays. I will often encourage you to consider sessions later in the afternoon to catch the golden light before the sunset but this is only a suggestion. I have children so I totally understand you will know when a good time of day for them is. It’s great if you have a location in mind but I have some lovely ones I can suggest too, I can also advise on or investigate locations as some places may charge to have photography sessions on their grounds.

4. I will send over a Booking Form which includes my T&Cs this is when we confirm all the details and you pay your session fee.

5. I am available during all the time leading up to your session to discuss specifics and ideas, props and outfits etc.

6. Enjoy your photo session!

Contact me here!

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All about Photography by Helen

Family Photographer in Leicestershire

I’m so excited to welcome you to my website, I hope you enjoy looking around. I have loved photography for a long time and have been blessed to be able to share what I love with other people.

I live in North West Leicestershire with my husband and children. I spend a lot of my time on school runs, listening to reading books and removing stains and at the weekend I get to be creative with my camera – I love it all!

I love to take natural, touching portraits of families, little ones, couples and individuals who would like to capture memories to treasure. The outdoors is my favourite backdrop, especially as it allows us to have so much fun!

If you’d like to know more about booking your own session then please do Contact Me.

Helen