Preparing for your Portrait Session


When preparing for your portrait session, think about the image that you want to portray to the world. For clothing, you can be as casual or dressy as you like. If there are two or more in your group, dress in clothes that compliment each other. You don’t have to match; but, you don’t want to clash either. For example, brown and black don’t look great together in photos but two different shades of blue do. Solid colours or fabrics with smaller patterns work well, as does fabric with interesting textures. Avoid big or busy patterns in your clothing. Above all wear clothing that you are comfortable in and reflects your personality.



Depending on your session type, you can bring different accessories, jacket, scarves, hat, footwear or even a complete change of clothes  so we can switch things up. If you have delicate footwear or high heals make sure you have comfortable shoes for walking and moving about. You can always change your shoes for the photos.

We well fed and watered. Even if you are only coming in for a quick headshot, make sure that you have had something to eat and drink. You will have more energy and be happier. If the shoot is outdoors, bring water and snacks.

If there are young children in your group, bring a toy that will interest them. Either they can interact with it, or the photographer can hold it to capture their attention. Likewise, if there are four-legged friends in the group, bring noisemakers, treats, toys or anything else that will help to capture their attention or send their focus where we want it to be. It is also best to have a handler if horses are involved.