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.