What to Expect: Questions and Answers
*What is the best time to do a photo shoot? The best time to do a photo shoot is either at sunrise (yes sunrise) and an hour before sunset. This gives off a soft golden light. Also, a cloudy day is a wonderful time to do a photo shoot, because there is no harsh lighting.
What should I wear?
*Don't be to matchy match (see pics above).
*Bright colors and textured clothing is great for pictures.
*And of course the white dresses, shirts and jeans for the beach is an absolute favorite. *Think of the "look" you are trying to accomplish. You don't want to "date" your photos with the latest fad and than it goes out along with your pictures.
*Accessorizing your outfit with jewelry, etc. coordinates your outfit for a complete look. *You want to make sure the clothing fits, not too big or bulging buttons.
*Remember, keep the background in mind when picking out clothes. You don't want to blend in.
*Try to get kids to nap prior if they do.
*Wear comfy clothes that are okay to get wet, especially in beach portraits.
*Flowy fabrics are beautiful, great on the beach.
*Beach pictures are usually taken without shoes, but if we are taking pictures with shoes, please take the time to shine them up and coordinate then with the chosen outfits. *Also, even if you don't wear a lot of makeup, put a little more than normal on, it tends to fade a little on camera so we like it a little darker than usual.
*Be prepared for wind especially during beach photos.
*Bribary may be a good thing to bring - a small toy or candy so they take great photos. *Bring towels and a change of clothes for beach photos just in case someone gets wet.
Color Schemes that work well:
khaki/bright oxford shirts
khaki/white dresses and/or shirts
jeans/white dresses and/or shirts
Coral and Aqua/Turquoise is a beautiful look together
Red/White shirts with jeans