Top tips on how to take portrait photos! – *Snigger*

History: Kelly (I.M 2) and I used to work together here. Kelly was the production editor, I was the Creative Director.
Scene: We had taken our kids to Macca’s Redlynch, Cairns. We had already been there 3 hours- Happy kids = Happy Mum’s..
Me: “Hey Kelly I need you to take some new photos of me.  “My hair has changed so much so I need an updated pic”
Kelly: Ok, then when do you want to do it?
Me: “Oh ummm.. we could do it now”?
Kelly: *Confused look* What! Here?
Me: “Yeah I will just whack some lippy on”.
Kelly: “All I have is my phone”.
Me: ”That’ll do, even if there just practice ones”.
Kelly: Ok, well sit over there, there is a chocolate wall that’ll be a good back-ground.
Me: Cool.
This was the result, how bloody HILARIOUS! we couldn’t believe it! – obviously they are low res.. But the lighting (in some) and background were perfect!
Ohhh and I would LOVE your opinion on which one is your favorite? (I have mixed up the numbers.. So not good at this technical stuff..

About the Author

Kristy Vallely is the founder and Creator of the Imperfect Mum.

Kristy believed there needed to be a place that women could go to. Where they could talk and relate. A place they could feel safe. A place they trusted. So The Imperfect Mum was born in June 2011. There was obviously such a need that when the gates 'opened' a huge flurry of women followed. Kristy has always been very passionate about women and the issues they face.

Her passion and determination has helped her carve out a career helping others and creating 'a go to place' for women from all around the world.

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11 Replies

Storme Broad

I like phto 2 !

The Imperfect Mum

Thanks Storme - That's my fav X


Photo 1 and 2 are fabulous but am leaning slightly to Photo 2 ... you look beautiful!


Photo 2!


I like them all!!! no 1 is gorgeous tho....but 5 and 2 are lovely too arrgghh cant decide! lol


I just love photo 1. It's my favourite. But in saying that I also like photo 2 as well, it looks very sophisticated :)

Francine Dismorr

As an actual publicity shot... the one labelled "Photo 2". As a fun shot... the one labelled "Photo 4". :-)


Photo 1 for sure :)

Lee Alexander

Definitely "The Thinker" pose. xx

Kelly De Vries

Ha ha ha! I only just saw this post. You are so much fun! Must do this again sometime!!!

xoxox IM2

Emily Psaila

number 2!! love the blonde by the way