Storm Ciara seems to have done its worst so surely that means Spring must be on its way!
I've been digging out images from last year and popping them up on my social media pages, because frankly i think we are all in need of some sunshine. Which got me thinking about one of my most popular sessions of the year; Bluebells.
A British phenomenon its obligatory to have photos of your children in them isn't it? And whether its a photographer that takes them or you snap away on your phone, getting the outfits right is SO important. It makes a huge difference to the final images, it gives them a harmony and makes you want them to plaster them all over your walls! (In my case anyway)
I've popped together some colour ideas below - the image is of me and my boys taken by the wonderful Lisa from "And Then She Clicked" last year.
Neutral colours work brilliantly and you can always add a pop of a more vibrant colour.
Depending on the time of day the Bluebells will appear a slightly different colour (along with the style of edit thats done in post production) so pastel colours such as pink, grey, cream and shades of blue work really well.......they also give me a huge sigh of relief when you arrive ;)
Logos and bold, busy patterns are best avoided as they tend to lead your eye away from the main subjects which are of course you guys in the photo and the gorgeous flowers.
For girls, the swishier the better.....tutus and long flowy dresses make any little girl transform in to a Princess amongst the flowers and can be layered up if the weathers chilly - which it can be at the beginning and end of the day when i carry out most shoots. A fur gilet or cardigan and a long sleeve top are great layers and can always be removed once they get warm. Warm little ones tend to enjoy the experience a lot more.
For boys, simple outfits look gorgeous - a white shirt and jeans, teamed with a pair of braces for a classic look or pop on a flat cap and t-shirt to make it more casual.
Im super lucky to have access to a private wood, meaning that nobody else will be around and i know where all the best blooms are. This does however mean that its totally wild and not the easiest under foot, the ground is uneven and there are brambles and stingers so wellies or boots are ideal, especially if you plan on having bare legs.
So, there we go! I hope thats given you some inspiration as to how you would like to style your session. Take a look what you've got in your cupboards first, i'm definitely not expecting anyone to rush out and purchase a whole new wardrobe :)
I'm holding my Bluebell sessions the first weekend of May, so if you'd like any more info drop me an email.
I'm Vicky, an outdoor photographer, of people and pets. Mainly children and families but i love to see your dogs and horses too.