What To Wear Guide - Couples & Engagement
Express your personal style.
The outfits you choose will set the mood for your photos! I encourage you to wear outfits that you will comfortable in. Wearing clothes you feel shy and awkward in will show up in your photos.
Having two outfits will help your session to have variety. I recommend one outfit on the casual side and one more dressed up! Neutral Tones are a great option to go if you are thinking about what colors to go with. Colors like black, shades of white, tan, olive, denim ( oh how I love denim) and I actually love photographing red bold pieces like rompers or dresses!
I love dresses for sessions, especially white flowy or lace ones!
Check out “Lulus.com” or “Tobi.com” some of my favorite dresses come from there!!
Let’s make sure we are comfortable
Think about the conditions and locations we are going to be shooting in and plan around it. If we are going to be hiking around the mountains, bring shoes with good grip and you won’t twist your ankles in. If we are shooting on a sandy beach, it would look weird if you’re wearing shoes. If it’s freezing cold outside, bring lots of layers and warm clothes with wool socks and boots. If it’s going to be hot, bring clothes that can breathe more so you don’t have sweaty pit stains in the photos. Be as comfortable as you can be!
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!
I love when people bring hats, sunglasses, scarves, jewelry, etc because it’s nice to pair them with different outfit options and gives more variety!
Props could be a dominos pizza picnic, a motorcycle, your animals, blankets, a truck/car, a campfire, a bouquet, a paddle board, etc. If you have props you wanna incorporate, let me know and we can make sure to incorporate them in a non-cheesy way! I do encourage you to think about things you and your significant other enjoy doing together because it will make these photos more meaningful and unique to you both!
I will mention here though that chalk-board cheesy pics aren’t my fav and not my style! ;) xoxo
All of the above applies, but for in home sessions I say the more skin showing the better! No that doesn’t mean you need to be borderline naked, I’m just saying the photos will look a lot more comfortable and intimate than if you’re in lots of heavy layers! I recommend bringing options of tank tops, shorts, sweaters, and jeans/ jean shorts to mix and match! Anything that will show some skin is perf! Finding an activity to incorporate into photos I will say “yesssss please!!” this can look like you two making morning coffee together in your favorite coffee mugs, making morning breakfast in cute pjs or tank top and bottoms, playing board or video games, jumping on the bed, pillow fight, etc.
Hair + Makeup
A lot of people ask me whether or not they should get your 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 anyways. If you want your hair and makeup done, then definitely do it, because the most important thing is that you feel confident like Beyonce 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.
Looking for a local hair + makeup artist? Megan (instagram: @meganyoubeautiful) is a great option and you can send her a text at (775) 830-3520.