What to wear…I know that for me, this can be a challenging question on a day-to-day basis, but particularly challenging when considering what to wear for photos. Especially for us ladies, its easy to start overthinking things and then ending up spending entirely too much money on the ‘perfect’ outfit (sorry, boys, we do try to stay out of trouble!). I’m going to share with you my top three tips for selecting clothing for your upcoming shoot.
SIMPLE IS BEST. The best piece of advice I can give you for your session is to pick clothing that is comfortable and not fussy. When you have to think about adjusting your clothes or fluffing your top to be ‘just right’ it’s really easy to end up looking uncomfortable and stiff in your photographs. Your $20 Marshall’s shirt that you wear all the time is likely to be the most flattering when compared to a $200 dress that you just bought and are unsure of how it looks on you. Wear clothes that you feel comfortable and confident in and you can’t go wrong!
DON’T OVER COORDINATE. I’m all for matching colors guys, but don’t over do it. Pick complementing colors and have one person wear patterns while the other person wears a solid color. You want to have some variety in your outfits so you don’t look too matchy-matchy.
DO YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP. Or, have it done professionally. Your hair and makeup make a big difference in your images and I want to make sure you love the final product. A professional will likely put more makeup on you than what you would have done yourself, but don’t worry, it will photograph well. Make sure you feel confident about the way you look, but trust that a little more makeup won’t look overdone in your images. Many of my brides will tell you that working with my personal stylist for their engagement sessions was amazing and totally worth paying to have their hair and makeup done for their shoot. (Rule + Grace offer styling for sessions and my good friend Bethany of All Aglow Beauty also does an incredible job for hair and makeup.)
If you still have questions, feel free to email me! I’m happy to help!