Jess in our FAYE Short
Our children create the most instagram-worthy moments every day! If only we had a professional photographer to follow us around every day + capture them, right??
When we saw her feed we knew that we needed to ask her how she documented her memories with her adorable kids! Not only are her kids the cutest, but her babies seem to love being in front of the camera. #instagrammodels in the making!
We reached out to Jess and asked her to give us a few tips on capturing those swoon-worthy moments.
"I’ve been into photography for fun ever since I was a pre-teen, I was always that person who took a camera everywhere to everything (even when it was still film!). I’m no expert by any means but over the years I have honed in on my photography style, so here are some basic guidelines I use for my photos:
Start with a neutral or nature-al background/base. A plain wall, neutral sheets/blankets, nature scenes work as a great base so as not to take away from subject(s) of the photo. If I have a bolder backdrop I’ll balance it out with more subdued outfits/accessories. I also use a preset that desaturates bright colours which makes for more neutral/serene feel to my photos.
Layer in some cute accessories/decor. whether it be a sweet outfit, cute toys, greenery, home decor items or the perfect hat ;)
Lighting in everything. Soft natural light is always best.
Let the moments happen. I’ve let go of the expectation that I’ll get both kids looking straight at the camera with the picture perfect smile, so usually I just let them do what they’ll do and snap away - I think this results in a more organic looking photos and sweet memories of them together. On occasions where I want their attention, pretending their favourite stuffy is taking the picture or using a noisy toy works well for us. Now I turn up the shutter speed (or press down the shutter button on your cell phone) and keep taking photos one of them inevitably runs away!
When you hit a creative block... I have a saved folder on Instagram and a Pinterest board for when Im feeling uninspired. I’ll try to put my own spin on a picture and since kids are, well, kids you’ll come up with something different but beautiful in its own way.
Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at email@example.com.