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The Blog

Join me every month while I dive into sessions, show examples of my work in more detail and give advice to other aspiring boudoir photographers on my blog.  What can you hope to achieve reading this blog? 

An inside look into creative sessions

Each month I try to experiment with at least one session, these are discounted sessions for clients who are happy to share images and if you'd like to be considered for a creative session please do subscribe for updates. These creative sessions usually create amazingly different photographs unlike most boudoir photographers in the UK and I am always striving for a uniqueness that aligns with my clients personality and individuality. 

More in-depth full sessions 

I also show more in-depth shoots from parties, cake smashes and engagements among other on location and studio portrait sessions for those wishing to see a more in depth look at how their shoots may look and what I can achieve. 

Studio Boundaries

The blog is also where you may wish to read my studio boundaries for Boudoir sessions, these boundaries differ from studio to studio and I want to be upfront about these before you enquire incase you are looking to create images with a partner or video footage etc. 

Some tips and tricks I've picked up 

I love everything about photography, I definitely identify as a bit of a photography nerd! As I buy new kit and experiment I hope to pass on some of the lessons I learn to other photography nerds! 

What to wear for your engagement shoot!

In today's blog, I will be discussing what you should wear for couple photos, specifically engagement photos. Your choice of attire can make a huge difference to the outcome of your eventual gallery. For your wedding day you'll be wearing your beautiful dress, suit, or whatever you decide on and I'm sure that your outfit will complement any surroundings.


Today, I wanted to discuss how various patterns, textures, and colours can either blend in with or stand out in photos. The images should capture the love you share, and wearing mismatched clothes might divert attention away from you both.


  1. Consider the colour at the location of your photo shoot. For instance, if the location features white stone or cream walls, or if it's set in a barn with mahogany, dark wood, or rich colours, these elements can influence the colours you choose to wear.

  2. Consider the busyness of your location. For example, a forest has a lot of detail, with various trees, distances, shadows, and light. An overly busy outfit can be distracting in a photo. On the other hand, locations like a beach or a stone wall building provide a clean, simple backdrop where your outfits can be more extravagant and help you stand out.


Here is what I would recommend for each engagement shoot location, this list isn't exhaustive but gives an idea of colours that work within my editing style.

Beach

Neutrals

Stately Home

Gown & Suit, Shirts, Cocktail dresses

Forest

Whites, Flowy Skirts, Linens

Field

Denim. neutrals, whites

Autumn

Oranges, Browns etc

Barn

Browns, autumnal colours

City

Whites, neutrals

Home

Relaxed- jeans, pjs, natural

Bar

Jewel tones, cocktail dress, suit

Village

Denim, whites, straw and natural fibres



Using a colour wheel

I love a colour wheel, photos that you want to POP could include colour combos such as:

Yellow & Blue

Green & Red

Pink & Orange

Purple & Yellow


You're looking at the colours on the opposite sides of the colour wheel for clashing colours. If you want your photos to be calming and easy to look at then look at colours that are close together on the colour wheel.


Prints vs Block Colours

I'm not against all prints, pretty florals can be lovely as can subtle stripes however as a general rule I don't think prints work in couples photos, they can detract from the main focus (you!) and can often end up clashing with backgrounds so block colours is the safe choice.


In this photo I took in Winter 2023 Tasha's large check print works well because it's large enough not to detract from the overall image.


Examples


Couple under a tree in an embrace

In this image from my Mother's day 2024 minis you can see how the family have chosen a complimentary colour scheme.


A family in a complimentary colour scheme in a field

In this next image, both Chloe & Brendon opted for white and black that complement and creates a sophisticated chic look.


A couple in a sophisticed enaggemet shoot outfit

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