This was also the first time that I tried a dark background as opposed to the usual white. Not sure which I prefer but I do really like having a change from the usual. The grey background is very much my favourite at the moment and it makes such a nice alternative to the usual white background.
I really lucked out with this group too. Although I had suggested bright colours and preferably plain clothes, it was really nice to see that planning had gone into the group photo. The girls had agreed to all wear different coloured vests and I think it makes quite a difference to the finished article. This co-ordinated effort definitely makes this my favourite group shot so far. Hopefully it will set an example for future parties to consider as well.
Having the party in our studio made such a difference in the atmosphere. For a start I was much more relaxed and comfortable. The girls had the room to move about freely and an atmosphere that really got them excited. It also enabled us to extend the party to include food which meant that while the food was being served I was able to prepare a slideshow for the girls to view at the end of the party. It was a really rewarding experience and from what I could tell, the girls loved it.
For more details about our Clique Parties please go to our website at http://www.christinalauderportraits.com/ or give us a call on 01455 611069. These are very popular amongst teenage girls. Not that I am limiting them to just girls. The 3 boys we've had at a previous party seemed to love it too. I would love the opportunity to do a boys party.