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        What to wear guide

        Couple photo session at sunset in Deia
        So here is the low down...

        I know it can feel daunting to pick what to wear for photos. Here are a few guidelines I’ve put together so you can be sure that you’ll look great and feel comfortable, while still making sure the images are focused on you, not what you’re wearing. Full disclaimer, I not a stylist! I love fashion but I’m a self confessed rock chick and 80% of my wardrobe is black! This is just what I’ve found to work best from trial and error from past shoots, they’re only guidelines, not rules! You can show up wearing bin bags if you really wanted to. – Ultimately, I want you to look like yourselves. Don’t feel like if you don’t follow these guidelines that your photos are not going to be beautiful. The most important thing to me is that you feel and look like yourselves, how you normally dress, so you can be as comfortable as possible!

        Here’s a few guidelines to help if you’re feeling lost about what to wear

        A lot of people try to go shopping for new clothes for the shoot beforehand but I actually recommend not going down that route. Bring stuff you normally wear, stuff that’s already in your closet that you love and feel yourselves in. An old band t shirt and ripped jeans? Perfect. A lot of my couples will go shopping for “nicer” looking clothes which is totally fine, but sometimes they regret not just wearing they feel like themselves in. Who cares if you look back at the photos in 20 years and laugh about what you’re wearing? As long as they represent what you guys are like right now, that’s all that matters. Plus, guys are usually not all that excited about putting on a collared, ironed shirt with smart shoes if they’re used to wearing tshirts and jeans every day. I promise they’ll be way more happy to be at the shoot if you don’t force an outfit he thinks isn’t his style.

        I always recommend to bring options. I can pick from the options you bring for you to change into for each location we shoot at . This way I can make sure the outfits compliment the environment so that the focus is on you, not on any distractions, which yes, can be your outfits. All you have to do is make sure you bring stuff that you feel like a million dollars in that we can pick and pull from! – Don’t bring your whole closet though. Also, just know that depending on where we are shooting, you’ll most likely be changing in the back of the car on the side of the road. If you aren’t comfortable with that, that’s totally fine and you can just bring one outfit! You can always text me a few photos of the outfit you have in mind and we can pick it out together beforehand.

        Couple sitting outside a house with blue shutters in sant elm mallorca
        Make sure it makes sense

        Think about the conditions and locations we are going to be shooting in and plan around it. If we are shooting on a sandy beach, it would look weird if you’re wearing shoes (ps heels are almost always a bad idea in most scenarios, unless you’re amazingly good at walking in them haha). If we are going to be wandering around a little village, wear something you are comfortable in that fits your outfit. If it’s going to be hot, bring clothes that can breathe more so you don’t have sweaty stains in the photos. Be as comfortable as you can be!

        MOVEMENT

        Like I said, make sure that the materials you wear will keep you comfortable during the shoot not only for temperatures but also for being able to move around in. If you're in brand new jeans that are still stiff and tight, you might be distracted during the shoot trying to make sure everything stays in place as well as lets you sit and run and move around in. I recommend bringing clothes that are "broken in" so that you'll be as comfortable as possible. I also love when people bring clothing or accessories that can show movement by catching wind, because it adds energy to the photos and looks gorgeous!
        Yay for wind!
        Yay for wind!

        MOVEMENT

        Like I said, make sure that the materials you wear will keep you comfortable during the shoot not only for temperatures but also for being able to move around in. If you're in brand new jeans that are still stiff and tight, you might be distracted during the shoot trying to make sure everything stays in place as well as lets you sit and run and move around in. I recommend bringing clothes that are "broken in" so that you'll be as comfortable as possible. I also love when people bring clothing or accessories that can show movement by catching wind, because it adds energy to the photos and looks freaking gorgeous!
        Fer and Irene Deia Wedding 0218

        Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

        Hair and Make-up

        A lot of people ask me whether or not they should get hair and makeup done by a pro. My answer is always “whatever will make you feel best, do that.” I absolutely don’t think it’s necessary whatsoever, because in my personal opinion, I would rather look like MYSELF rather than a super glammed up version of myself; especially because I wear pretty minimal makeup. But, if you want your hair and makeup done, then definitely do it, because the most important thing is that you feel confident, always. If you’re getting hair and makeup done, I recommend you schedule to be done at least an hour before you have to leave for the shoot so you aren’t late.

        Raphaella family shoot Formentor 0061_web
        That's all!

        If you have anymore questions, don’t hesitate to let me know! If you’re still unsure about what to wear feel free to send me a photo or two of what you’re thinking, or we can create a little Pinterest board together! But overall, just wear what you’re comfortable in and feel like you in. A pair of Vans you’ve had since school? Great. A sweater you wore for basically a month straight? Awesome. A hat that you know your mom hates? Perfect. You do you, and I promise the photos will turn out amazing. x