If you’re planning on having portraits taken in the bluebells this year (and you should, they are on special offer!) choosing your outfits is key to getting great results. Clothing can make or break an image, so here are a few tips to bear in mind when preparing for your session.
The bluebells give a strong pop of colour, they are the showstoppers, so choosing colours that fit well will make the image cohesive. Think soft , Spring shades like dusky blues and pinks, greys and neutrals.
Navy looks great with this colour pallet, and is much more flattering than black.
Remember, we’ll be in a forest in the Spring. It’s likely to be at least a little muddy. Also, the woodland is on a slope so can be slippery, so choose sturdy footwear with a good grip. Put the children in something that you don’t mind getting muddy. Kids will be kids and will find any time patch of mud. Wellies look super cute on children, even which dressy clothes. Your feet will mostly be out of view in the images, but you can also bring some shoes to change into for when we are sitting down.
Springtime in Wales can be unpredictable. Sometimes it can be warm in the sunshine but chilly in the woods. Bring some warmer clothing to keep chills at bay.
4. Things to Avoid
Avoid clothing with big logos or patterns which can distract from the people in the image. Stay clear of very dark clothing and very bright colours. Avoid too much green as you don’t want to blend in with the forest.
6. Bonus Tip – Be Magical
The bluebells don’t have to be about traditional family portraits. It’s the perfect time for something more magical. How about fairies dancing in the flowers?
Next week I’ll be sharing some outfit inspiration from the high street for your Bluebell session (a perfectly valid
excuse reason to go shopping!).