The Style Guide
What to wear
One of the most common questions I get asked during the planning stages with my clients is “What should we wear?” I am more than happy to discuss your clothing choices, help you narrow down your decision or give you a direction to focus on as well as make sure that your clothing coordinates well with the locations chosen for your photo shoot!
#1 Choose your pallet first
Pick a palette of 3-4 colors. Let this be your starting place. Think in terms of tones: blue tones, earth tones, neutrals, pastels, etc. You and your fiance can express your own sense of style within the chosen color palette, and you both will coordinate beautifully.
2. # Don’t match. Coordinate.
Now this doesn’t mean you both have to 100% match with khaki pants or jeans and a white shirt and white blouse. You want to complement each other’s outfits by choosing colors that work well together. Just like this image of Lizbeth and Danny their colors compliment beautifully as earth tones.
3. Use muted colors
Muted tones look beautiful together in couple portraits. When picking patterns, choose smaller ones that won’t pull attention away from the main subjects, and only put one person in a pattern. When thinking about texture, choose different ones that will give photos some interest such as lace, corduroy, denim, and knits.
5. Fit your style to your location
Always keep your session location in mind when choosing your outfit. If your session is happening in a city setting, dress up a bit with a pair of cute heels and a fancier dress than you’d normally wear to match the bustling vibe of the city. If you’ve selected a more natural environment, choose something a bit more casual such as a maxi dress and opt for casual footwear like flat sandals or boots
6. Plan ahead
Make sure you have given yourself enough time to think about all of the details of your session. Plan ahead so that #1 you can truly think about your photos and everything you want out of the session, #2 you aren’t rushing and stressing out right before your session, and #3 if you have decided to go for a new look for your session or someone gets a bad haircut, you still have time to fix things if you need to.
Accessories give a statement of your style and theme. Beautiful silver coin statement necklaces give a boho vibe, while gemstones and diamond jewelry give a classy vibe. Even adding a brimmed hat can add variety to some of the shots. Whatever you choose make sure its you and your vibe and enhances your already amazing self.