What to wear Part Two

This is part Two of my 'What to wear section' - as this is the MOST asked question
There are some general rules to follow :
{1} Avoid LOUD patterns,  HUGE logo's, characters ( eg Thomas the tank engine etc! OOH pet hate! sorry)These can date the photo and also detract from the main subject...YOU! 
If you must wear your fav pattern top then keep it simple with some jeans or something similar.
{2} Colours certainly don't have to be matchy matchy just look good together, a purposeful clash is always a funky choice.
{3} In group & family sessions - stick to one style.  Formal, Casual or Contemporary and dress for the same season! 
{4} Layers and textures are my all time fav. These can add depth and interest to your picture.
{5} Add accessories, scarves, necklaces, hats -especially in lifestyle photos. They can add a subtle interest.
{6} Denim, denim denim ....classic and timeless!!!
(unless you wear a double denim or what I like to call it a denim suit! ( lol not a good look).
If in doubt wear your fav jeans or denim skirt, teamed with a nice top and accessories is defo a winning combo! 
{7} Don't try to push your kids into something they hate ,...it will show through in your photos!
{8} Above all wear clothes that you feel comfortable in,  you look good in, clothes that make you feel fab and confident!

{9} oops nearly forgot please don't wear large expanses of WHITE. It can 'blow out' in photos and is hard to photograph especially on a bright sunny day! Hence i wont do weddings arghhhh !

{10} Now is NOT the time to try out a new hair do or new make up! keep your hair and makeup as you would normally have it - so you look like you ! 

{11} keep nails, hands and feet clean - u never know they may make an appearance in the photos ! especially in the warmer summer months. 

{12} For younger children, remember to get naps and snacks in before the shoot to ensure a happy child!  I am great with kids but even I can be a moody mare when I am hungry or tired!

If you are still unsure, call me or even email me a photo of what you want to wear! 

Most important rule ....RELAX & ENJOY! 

Below are some story board ideas I have put together for you, to give you an idea of what I think looks good together. 
Its not for you to go out and have to buy a whole new wardrobe ( unless you need an excuse!)  
As you will notice some of the shops that the clothes are from are only in the USA - But below are shops in the UK where I think you can get the perfect outfit from! Boden/Gap/Zara/ H&M