You are a multifaceted being.
How do you want to feel and look on your photographs?
One day, your loved ones will look for photographs of you.
How do you want to be remembered?
this is your chance to shine.

What you bring IS VERY IMPORTANT your shoot.
Here are some tips for you.

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Bring 5 - 6 Outfits

With the chance to wear several different outfits, you can aim for a variety of styles.
Try to bring outfits that are unique in color and/or mood.
While this guide showcases dresses & lingerie only, feel free to bring your favourite jeans, a lovely blouse.

  • Something Light and ethereal
    Bring something in a light shade of blush, nude, cream or white.

  • Something Dark and smokey
    Black, Navy, or Charcoal will all work well.

  • Something Sexy
    You can be an understated sexy in a backless formal gown,
    or a more overt sexy in beautiful lingerie.

  • Something Epic
    For me, this would be a fairytale-worthy ball gown.
    For you it might be a killer red dress or amazing black negligee.

This photo shoot is the perfect opportunity to dress like a princess or movie star,
and a great excuse to go shopping.
You might even rent, borrow, or custom make your dream outfit.
Whatever you choose to bring should be your own fantasy ensemble.

I do have a small collection at the studio which you can use, but we have different shapes and forms.
Best is to go through your wardrobe, if you want help from a pro, Sophie of Stylemixer is your gal.
Then you can be sure your photoshoot will be a success.


Think texture

Sumptuous textures like lace, chiffon, bead-work, or embroidery lend a rich, tactile element to your photos.
Avoid high-contrast patterns or prints, which are distracting. Logos or graphics are definite “don’ts.”

Fit Your Form

Fitted clothing that shows your shape works best for photographs. This applies to any body type.
Outfits should hug your curves, especially along your top half.
(Loose, flowing skirts are fabulous as long as your bodice or top is snug.)
Skip that billowy, blouson top, or anything with dolman or batwing sleeves.
While they might be flattering in person, they will not be slimming in camera.

Consider Necklines

Mixing up necklines will add variety to your shots, so try not to bring all of one style.
I love to see your collar bone and shoulders, so off-the-shoulder and sweetheart are my favorite necklines.
Whatever you choose, try to make it more interesting than the basic crew neck.


Consider the underwear you’ll need for each outfit. Certain looks call for a strapless bra or nude thong.
Black bras look best under dark clothing, and nude bras are always better than white.
Shapewear is awesome for concealing any wobbly bits.
Corsets are great for boudoir photos. You can find all kinds of styles here.

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
— Coco Chanel