Let the location and your personalities inspire your session wardrobe as well as some of these easy-to-personalize style tips!
COLORS ARE KEY
Be bold! Primary colors are great for those who want photos with pops of color. Primary colors, such as shades of blue, green, yellow, red, and orange are essential to making a statement and separating you from the background. Get creative and add these colors through accessories, such as a necklace, belt, hat, scarf, or shoes. And if your shoes are for looks only, I highly recommend bringing along an extra pair of flats to make our walk more enjoyable.
Go all natural! I personally love colors inspired by nature (blush, browns, greens, whites). Natural colors are the foundation of what makes you visually connected to your environment and it plays a huge part in my photography. It also allows the focal point to be the emotion vs. you as the subject.
I SEE A PATTERN
Coordinate, don’t match. You can do this through utilizing the primary colors I mentioned above. For instance, a light blue chambray shirt on him and a rusty orange dress with a navy cardigan on her. Add black with a black hat on her and grey skinny jeans on him. Using the same colors, but in different shades and tones is the easiest way to coordinate.
loose and flowy dresses are lovely and can show movement in a photograph as well as keeping you comfortable. Guys can still get away with jeans just by adding a layer with their shirt, like a cardigan or a jacket.
SO MANY OPTIONS
Many couples tend to balance out their session with both formal attire and a more casual wardrobe. If you are going for a wardrobe change, I always recommend starting your session with a formal look.
For a casual look, try leggings or skinny jeans paired with a lightly patterned shirt or one that makes more of a statement. Guys can unlayer or go with long sleeve shirt in a primary color with the sleeves rolled up. Play around and have fun with it. Allow this opportunity to be the excuse you need to buy something you’ve been dying to get.
WHAT TO AVOID
Avoid baggy button down shirts, light denim, polos, tennis shoes and sneakers, and logo shirts. Also, try to avoid any clothing that may show unintended bra straps, tags, or semi-transparent clothes that could reveal undergarments.
MAKE THE MOST OF IT
I highly recommend scheduling your make up trials for the same day as the shoot. The confidence booster does wonders for making you feel confident in front of the camera. Don’t hesitate to go heavier on the eyes. The camera loves to draw attention to the subtle details that make your beauty stand out. Afterwards, plan a date night of the choice of your soon-to-be husband. It’s a great way to balance out the evening, because let’s be honest—we want him to look forward to evening as well.
I fully trust your judgment and appreciate the styles that make us individually unique. So please be the best versions of yourselves! I encourage you to bring along an extra outfit and plenty of accessories to compliment your attire.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with and I look forward to photographing you both!
Need a visual? I’ve also created a fun and colorful board to help you get inspired.