You want to wear clothes that could be passed off as Vintage ( 40′s / 50′s) - have a look in the Gallery section of our website for inspiration. Most of the images that we will be taking will be head and neck shots so if you don’t have a dress suitable, then an open neck blouse or roll neck jumper, or even a strappy sundress would look good. There are quite a few Vintage Clothes shops around although you may find something that looks good in a local Charity Shop. There are also a number of Vintage Inspired Designers around – both in Manchester and closer to saddleworth. One of our favourites is Limb – the Vanity Project based in Woodend Mill in Mossley. Within Vintage you may also want to theme it further : Land-girls, evening wear, 1930′s but the more narrow you make the theme the more difficult it may be for some to play along.
We have a variety of scarves, furs and necklaces that you may borrow. Please bring any dress gloves, scarves, handbags, furs, hats etc of your own if you think they’ll be suitable. We’ve had a lady turn up with a Vintage Camera in the past, she was a photographer.
Full length images may also be taken so if you have suitable shoes please bring them. Usually high heels fit this bill. There is a changing room in the studio.
Please can you also bring a hairbrush/comb.
During the session you will have make-up applied by Lisa and, depending on how many there are of you, a visiting make-up artist, and photographs taken by Jude. If you’d prefer to style your own hair before you come please do – ringlets often look great and Lisa will style with flowers, bows, scarves etc.
It takes Lisa approximately 30-40 mins with each lady, we try to keep you entertained with Parlour games, but you’re welcome to bring any games or entertainment of your own, please talk to me at the beginning of the session if this is the case, thanks.
Any questions please either contact Jude ( 07759 599134) or Lisa ( 07771 553535) – we’ll return calls if you leave a voicemail.
Looking forward to seeing you.