I love it when my couples wear colour to their engagement sessions. Even a little bit of colour in your outfit can give the images a lift. Don’t you love Jess’ blue shoes?!
2) You don’t have to match.
I remember when I was little, Mum would make us all wear matching outfits (white tee’s and jeans anyone?) for family photos. Obviously you wont be as extreme as this…but when you do decide to mix patterns, like Erin & Will (above), just make sure that you are wearing a combination of large scale patterns and small scale patterns. Emily Henderson explains pattern mixing waay better than I can. She’s talking about pillows on couches, but it’s the same deal. You want to be effortlessly coordinated (but not too coordinated!).
3) Consider a manicure.
I will most likely be taking photographs on that gorgeous rock on your left hand, so it’s a great excuse for a manicure!
4) Decide on what sort of look (casual/dressy etc.) you want to go for in advance.
Lot of my couples have an outfit change in between our shoot, which is great! It’s a good way to vary your images, to have a mix of dressy and casual. Always go with what you are most comfortable with, but turn it up a notch! You want to feel confident and fabulous on your shoot and not be worrying about your outfit at all, so wear something you love, not something you don’t normally wear and will end up feel awkward in.
5) Consider wearing heels or wedges.
I am guilty of having a closet full of heels, and sadly many of them don’t see the light of day! I am always more comfortable in flats, but even if you don’t normally wear heels you might want to consider wearing them for part of the shoot as not only do they make your legs look amazing, it’s a great excuse to get them out if you don’t normally wear them! Just make sure you bring flats to wear for walking between locations.
Lastly, here are a few things to AVOID!
-Don’t wear anything with bold writing, or big noticeable logos. Your photos are about you, not your clothes.
-Try to wear things that are relatively classic, you don’t want to look back at your photos and cringe! Avoid overly ‘trendy’ fashion, like this.
That’s it! I hope these tips have helped you when choosing what to wear for photographs! I know it can be daunting, but the most important thing is to feel comfortable, beautiful and relaxed. Your photographs will reflect it! xx
(ps – to see the full blog post from the shoots above, just click the image x)
This past winter, I wanted to challenge myself photographically. I wanted to photograph couples in real life situations, simple everyday things like snuggling on the couch or buying fruit at a farmers market. I was so excited to spend some more time with the lovely Will and Erin, who’s wedding I photographed in November last year. We met at the Gleadell Street Farmers Market in Fitzroy on a beautifully hot Saturday morning, and I just photographed things as they happened. It definitely pushed me outside my comfort zone and I loved the energy and colour of the outdoor market. There is beauty in the everyday, sometimes you just need to pause and notice it. xx
I had so much fun with this gorgeous couple, I’m so excited for their wedding in November at Leonda by the Yarra! Caroline was in the bridal party of one of the very first weddings I ever shot in Melbourne, so it was lovely to see her again! I was blessed to capture a few memories in this stage of their relationship, at a park just accross the road from where they live. xx