Hints and Tips - Verve Portraits

Preparing For Your Verve Shoot

We’re so excited to welcome you to the studio for
your Verve Experience!

We want you to get the most out of your time with us, so we’ve developed this guide to help you prepare for your forthcoming photoshoot. A little bit of preparation ahead of the photoshoot can make a huge difference to the end results.

Once you arrive at the studio, it will be your time to relax and just be present with your family. Your photographer will ensure you have an incredible time together in a very relaxed yet fun-filled photoshoot.

What To Expect

We have created a short 6 minute film that contains everything you need to ensure you feel 100% prepared for your photoshoot with us. We’re pretty sure it will answer any burning questions you have about your Verve Experience.

What To Wear

We know planning your clothing for your session can be a little daunting, so we have made an easy to follow guide for your session styling.

Outfits

We suggest you arrive in your favourite outfit and bring along a few optional items to allow for variety in the session. This could be another full outfit or just a few extra items such as another top, jeans or skirt.

Makeup

There is no need to do anything special for the shoot, after all we want this to be a true reflection of you. Come to the studio with your makeup and hair styled in the way you feel most comfortable. And trust us, we have fantastic lighting to make you look fabulous!

What Else To Bring

We love it when our guests bring along items to incorporate their own style into their shoot. Any favourite items such as hats, scarves, fave sneakers, boots, jackets and jewellery all allow our photographers to truly personalise the imagery as well as capture your unique style.

Our luxurious studios are styled with linen bedding and neutral tones however if you would like to add a touch of your “home colour palette’ to the imagery, we welcome you to bring along any throws, cushions, or blankets from your home.

Colours to wear...

Classic Monochrome

Design a classic and timeless look to artwork with a Monochromatic look to suit any period home. Create contrast by layering textures with monochromatic tones.

Charcoal
Linen
Light Greys
Pure Whites

Newborn

Grey onesie, adult knitted scarf to add texture

Motherhood

Oversized white shirts, turtleneck jumper, chunky knits, neutral linen, fitted or loose dresses

Younger Kids

Classic fitted knits, linen shirts, black or white pants, white flowy dresses, kid’s blazers

Fatherhood

Classic black turtleneck, black or white pants, fitted charcoal t-shirt, blazer

Older Kids

Oversized shirts, turtlenecks, jumper, chunky knits, suit blazer, fitted or loose dresses

mother and daughter photoshoot

Light & Neutral

This perfect blend of light and neutral tones brings a fresh and bright look to your imagery. This popular look works very well with any Scandinavian or neutral interior

Linen
Clay
Oatmeal
Dusty Greys

Newborn

Dusty warm onesies, adult knitted scarf with warm natural tones

Motherhood

Dusty neutral tones, oversized
knits, baggy linen, soft whites

Younger Kids

Knitted overalls, soft linens,
chunky knits, light pants or dresses

Fatherhood

Neutral linen shirts, light Cino’s, black pants

Older Kids

Dusty warm tones, oversized knits, baggy linen pants, linen
shirts, floaty dresses

Classic White & Denim

Our Photographer like nothing more than getting creative with this 90’s retro look of Denim’s and classic whites. Make sure you accessorise with the
kids Converse’s or Vans, hats and sunglasses.

Washed Denim
Converse shoes
Classic T-shirt

Newborn

Dusty grey or black onesie,
mini converse

Motherhood

Double denim, high waisted
denim jeans, classic fitted t-shirt, linen shirt

Younger Kids

Overalls with white t-shirts or
shirtless, denim jackets, denim jeans, tutu, vans, converse

Fatherhood

Denim jacket, denim jeans,
classic white or black t-shirt

Older Kids

Denim jackets, oversize t-shirts, acid wash denim jeans, vans, converse

sibling photography

Neutral with a Pop of Colour

Eco luxe and btanical sesign has been an exciting new look this year. We have an increase in families wanting to tie the colours in their artwork with their natural colours at home.

Olive                  Cinnamon
Pine                   Dusty Sands
Sage                  Warm Linen
Oatmeal
Linen

Newborn

Oatmeal onesies , chunky knitted earthy scarfs

Motherhood

Oatmeal or dark green tones, chunky knits, natural linens

Younger Kids

Knitted overalls, natural linens, chunky green or oatmeal knits, chinos, flowy dresses.

Fatherhood

Neutral linen shirt, dark pants

Older Kids

Dusty warm tones, chunky knits, baggy linens, linen shirts

Traditional

Celebrate your culture with traditional outfits. The vibrant colours can be enhanced further by shooting against a dark background.

We recommend you arrive ready in them as we know a bit more preparation time is sometimes needed.

Rich Colours
Bold Prints

Newborn

Onesies in warm tones, neutral or warm toned saree

Motherhood

Traditional bold prints & colours, traditional saree dashiki, kitenge, hanfu or outfits.

Younger Kids

Traditional bold prints & colours, traditional saree dashiki, kitenge, hanfu or outfits.

Fatherhood

Traditional bold prints & colours, traditional saree dashiki, kitenge, hanfu or outfits.

Older Kids

Traditional bold prints & colours, traditional saree dashiki, kitenge, hanfu or outfits.

Chunky Knits / Wintery Look

Super comfortable and flattering all at the same time. This classic look works across all session types at Verve and is a firm favourite of our photographers and design team

Our favourite styling of the month

Newborn

Dusty warm onesies, adult knitted scarf with warm natural tones

Motherhood

Dusty neutral tones, oversized
knits, baggy linen, soft whites

Younger Kids

Knitted overalls, soft linens,
chunky knits, light pants or dresses

Fatherhood

Neutral linen shirts, light Cino’s, black pants

Older Kids

Dusty warm tones, oversized knits, baggy linen pants, linen
shirts, floaty dresses

Black and white young girl photography
mum and kids photoshoot

Stylised

Super comfortable and flattering all at the same time. This classic look works across all session types at Verve and is a firm favourite of our photographers and design team

Our favourite styling of the month

Newborn

Dusty warm onesies, adult knitted scarf with warm natural tones

Motherhood

Dusty neutral tones, oversized
knits, baggy linen, soft whites

Younger Kids

Knitted overalls, soft linens,
chunky knits, light pants or dresses

Fatherhood

Neutral linen shirts, light Cino’s, black pants

Older Kids

Dusty warm tones, oversized knits, baggy linen pants, linen
shirts, floaty dresses

Black and white young girl photography
mum and kids photoshoot
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Classic Monochrome

Design a classic and timeless look to artwork with a Monochromatic look to suit any period home. Create contrast by layering textures with monochromatic tones.

Charcoal
Linen
Light Greys
Pure Whites


Newborn

Grey onesie, adult knitted scarf to add texture

Younger Kids

Classic fitted knits, linen shirts, black or white pants, white flowy dresses, kid’s blazers

Older Kids

Oversized shirts, turtlenecks, jumper, chunky knits, suit blazer, fitted or loose dresses

Motherhood

Oversized white shirts, turtleneck jumper, chunky knits, neutral linen, fitted or loose dresses

Fatherhood

Classic black turtleneck, black or white pants, fitted charcoal t-shirt, blazer

Light & Neutral

This perfect blend of light and neutral tones brings a fresh and bright look to your imagery. This popular look works very well with any Scandinavian or neutral interior

Linen
Clay
Oatmeal
Dusty Greys


Newborn

Dusty warm onesies, adult knitted scarf with warm natural tones

Younger Kids

Knitted overalls, soft linens, chunky knits, light pants or dresses

Older Kids

Dusty warm tones, oversized knits, baggy linen pants, linen shirts, floaty dresses

Motherhood

Dusty neutral tones, oversized knits, baggy linen, soft whites

Fatherhood

Neutral linen shirts, light Cino’s, black pants

Classic White & Denim

Our Photographer like nothing more than getting creative with this 90’s retro look of Denim’s and classic whites. Make sure you accessorise with the kids Converse’s or Vans, hats and sunglasses.

Washed Denim
Converse shoes
Classic T-shirt


Newborn

Dusty grey or black onesie, mini converse

Younger Kids

Overalls with white t-shirts or shirtless, denim jackets, denim jeans, tutu, vans, converse

Older Kids

Denim jackets, oversize t-shirts, acid wash denim jeans, vans, converse

Motherhood

Double denim, high waisted denim jeans, classic fitted t-shirt, linen shirt

Fatherhood

Denim jacket, denim jeans, classic white or black t-shirt

Neutral with a Pop of Colour

Eco luxe and btanical sesign has been an exciting new look this year. We have an increase in families wanting to tie the colours in their artwork with their natural colours at home.

Olive                  Cinnamon
Pine                   Dusty Sands
Sage                  Warm Linen
Oatmeal
Linen


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Newborn

Oatmeal onesies , chunky knitted earthy scarfs

Younger Kids

Knitted overalls, natural linens, chunky green or oatmeal knits, chinos, flowy dresses.

Older Kids

Dusty warm tones, chunky knits, baggy linens, linen shirts

Motherhood

Oatmeal or dark green tones, chunky knits, natural linens

Fatherhood

Neutral linen shirt, dark pants

Traditional

Celebrate your culture with traditional outfits. The vibrant colours can be enhanced further by shooting against a dark background. We recommend you arrive ready in them as we know a bit more preparation time is sometimes needed.

Rich Colours
Bold Prints


Newborn

Onesies in warm tones, neutral or warm toned saree

Younger Kids

Traditional bold prints & colours, traditional saree dashiki, kitenge, hanfu or outfits.

Older Kids

Traditional bold prints & colours, traditional saree dashiki, kitenge, hanfu or outfits.

Motherhood

Traditional bold prints & colours, traditional saree dashiki, kitenge, hanfu or outfits.

Fatherhood

Traditional bold prints & colours, traditional saree dashiki, kitenge, hanfu or outfits.

Chunky Knits / Wintery Look

Super comfortable and flattering all at the same time. This classic look works across all session types at Verve and is a firm favourite of our photographers and design team

Our favourite styling of the month

Newborn

Dusty warm onesies, adult knitted scarf with warm natural tones

Younger Kids

Knitted overalls, soft linens, chunky knits, light pants or dresses

Older Kids

Dusty warm tones, oversized knits, baggy linen pants, linen shirts, floaty dresses

Motherhood

Dusty neutral tones, oversized knits, baggy linen, soft whites

Fatherhood

Neutral linen shirts, light Cino’s, black pants

Stylised

Super comfortable and flattering all at the same time. This classic look works across all session types at Verve and is a firm favourite of our photographers and design team

Our favourite styling of the month

Newborn

Dusty warm onesies, adult knitted scarf with warm natural tones

Younger Kids

Knitted overalls, soft linens, chunky knits, light pants or dresses

Older Kids

Dusty warm tones, oversized knits, baggy linen pants, linen shirts, floaty dresses

Motherhood

Dusty neutral tones, oversized knits, baggy linen, soft whites

Fatherhood

Neutral linen shirts, light Cino’s, black pants

Customising your shoot

We love to get creative so if you have a special hobby or passion and would like to incororate it into the shoot please bring these things into the session.

Behind the scenes studio image

Arrival At The Studio

Our studio team will be awaiting your arrival and ready to welcome your family to the studio and provide a truly memorable experience for you all. Your task is to just get everyone there on the above date and we will do everything from this point!

Please aim to arrive 15 mins ahead of time so you don’t feel rushed and you can settle in with refreshments before the session. Parking is provided for your convenience and details can be accessed here..

After Your Shoot

BOOKING YOUR SECOND APPOINTMENT

Following your shoot, our team of Editors and Retouchers will prepare your images ready to be viewed which will take place back at the studio approximately 3-5 days after your photoshoot.

Please have a think about what day would work best for you and bring your calendars so you can book this in after your photoshoot.

Get Inspired

Check out our online gallery and Instagram for even more inspiration for your session.

Enquiries About Your Photoshoot

If you have any further questions regarding preparing for your shoot or you would simply love to chat through some ideas for your photoshoot, please contact our in-house stylist on [email protected] or call (03) 7065 8388.

Need To Reschedule?

Please note all reschedules need to be made online via our the link in your confirmation email.

Your fully-refundable holding deposit secures your session time in our studios. Verve understands that sometimes schedules need to change. Your original Photography Session may be rescheduled once without penalty, provided you give at least 24 hours-notice. This is because we normally cannot refill session appointments at the last minute due to people needing time to plan for their Verve experience.

Sessions can only be rescheduled online using the unique link in your confirmation email.

Please be aware that you will forfeit your session deposit if you:
-Reschedule your session more than once
-Cancel your session without first rescheduling a new session
-Don’t provide 24 hours-notice of the changed session
-Don’t turn up to a scheduled session

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